Notable Alumnus


Brian Armitage, OD, MS
Class of 1981

As a 1981 OD and 1983 MS graduate, I have been truly blessed professionally and personally all these years since I graduated from Ohio State. Professionally, I have had the opportunity to work in the contact lens industry and private practice. I was employed by Vistakon for over 16 years as a member of their Research and Development team. I contributed to many ACUVUE brands that are on the market today. After leaving Vistakon, I purchased a private practice that I owned for 10 years. I was able to grow the practice into a very profitable business that I sold in January 2014. My proudest accomplishment was establishing a specialty contact lens practice where I enjoyed numerous referrals from my colleagues and MDs for scleral contact lenses. I now spend my time back in research conducting contact lens studies for the major contact lens manufacturers. The best part of my life has been family. My wife, Ann, is a beautiful, smart, funny, and supportive spouse (to be a successful business owner your spouse must be supportive!!). I am very proud of my son, Alex, a 2010 Ohio State alumnus and 2013 University of Akron Law School graduate. He has the skills to become whatever he chooses.



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