Dr. Hitchmoth is a professor, lecturer and educator. She is Fellow of the Academy and the Retina Society and is board-certified. She served as the Chief of Optometry, Director of Residency, VA New England health systems, and teleretinal imaging expert during her tenure serving our nations veterans. She is the owner and operator of a private-practice that has been recognized as a macular degeneration center of excellence. She has been a key influencer in public policy and legislation regarding access to eye and health care and has served in leadership roles in the American Optometric Association while also successfully leading national education campaigns for new product and service launches in the ophthalmic imaging, pharmaceutical, and integrative medicine arenas.