Èssiri Labs CEO Appeals To US Congress For Dry Eye Awareness


(WASHINGTON, DCJuly 17, 2023)— Boston-based biobeauty startup Èssiri Labs will participate in a briefing before the U.S. Congress on July 20, 2023. CEO Amy Gallant Sullivan will join a roster of medical experts to lobby for greater awareness and research funding for Dry Eye Disease.

The group will be presenting key insights from The TFOS Lifestyle Report: Impact of cosmetics on the ocular surface, a comprehensive study that addresses the usage of eye cosmetics and procedures and their impact on eye health.

“Dry Eye Awareness Month (July) is a perfect opportunity to discuss how our beauty, hygiene, and anti-aging routines impact our eye health,” said Amy Gallant Sullivan. “The TFOS Lifestyle Report on Cosmetics debunks many myths about cosmetics, and discusses how cosmetics and practices must be eye-safe.”

The Panel of Experts participating include:

David A. Sullivan, MS, PhD, FARVO, Founder TFOS, recent past Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School and Senior Scientist, Schepens Eye Research Institute

Kathy Hammitt, Vice President of Medical and Scientific Affairs at Sjögrens Foundation

Bridgitte Shen Lee, OD, FAAO, FBCLA, FEAOO, Dipl ABO, Founder, Vision Optique

Shane Swatts, OD, Founder, Eastern Virginia Eye Associates and OD Immersion

Amy Gallant Sullivan, BS, Executive Director TFOS, CEO& Founder, ESSIRI Labs

The Report may be viewed here: here.



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