AMY GALLANT SULLIVAN : 20 Years in the Eye World
Two decades of entrenchment in the ocular surface space culminate in the formation of Boston-based biobeauty startup ÈSSIRI Labs, the creators of ÈYES ARE THE STORY Optocosmetics. Founder Amy Gallant Sullivan wields her leadership role at the Tearfilm & Ocular Surface Society (TFOS)—a global initiative dedicated to the cross-pollination of biotech, life sciences and technology—to embark on an eye health revolution.
Amy grew up steeped in science, medicine and the discussion of dry eye. Her father, Dr. David A. Sullivan, is a world-renowned PhD scientist whose life's research focuses on sex, hormones and the eye, and particularly how this triad relates to Dry Eye Disease. During 'shoptalk' with her dad—a conversation she vividly recalls fifteen years ago in Paris' Place Saint Michel—Amy had an 'aha' moment and dove into researching the correlation between cosmetics and dry eye.
Today she continues this mission with campaigns aimed at educating women of the dangers of toxic beauty. In 2016, she founded Dry Eye Diva, a profession-bridging eyecare collab educating clinicians and patients. When not lobbying the U.S. Congress on Dry Eye Disease, Amy illuminates global audiences on an array of eye wellness topics. Prior to launching TFOS, Amy worked in international banking and e-commerce, honing her business and branding acumen, while developing global messaging platforms for Europe, Asia-Pacific & the Americas. In 2012, she co-founded the Italian & International Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums, a non-profit that promotes art-access with multi-sensory exhibits for the blind and visually impaired. Amy currently splits her time between Boston and London.
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