Dr. Tan is Co-Founder and Director of Business Development of nthalmic Technologies. Prior to this, he was Business Development Director at Brien Holden Vision Institute and CEO of Brien Holden Vision Institute in China from 2014 to mid-2019. He has held an academic position as Associate Programme Director of the University of Manchester’s Optometry Programme in Singapore, Honorary Lecturer, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester (2009 to 2014), and had worked in different management and commercial positions in CIBA Vision/Novartis, Ocular Sciences and CooperVision for Greater China and Asia-Pacific.
He is currently the President of Asia Optometric Congress, treasurer of Singapore Optometric Association, lifetime member of Association of Malaysian Optometrists, Professional Advisor of Korean Optometric Association, professional committee of China Optometric and Optical Association, member of Editorial Board of ‘Clinical and Experimental Optometry’, visiting Professor at Management and Science University in Malaysia. He was appointed as Adjunct Associate Professor at School of Optometry, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (2009 to 2015) and the committee member of World Council of Optometry for Asia-Pacific for the Legislation, Regulatory and Standard Committee from 2009 to 2011.
His main interests are contact lenses, optometric management and business aspects of optometry particularly the trend and evolution of optical industry in Asia.