What drives us

 

For many, vision ranks above all else in a survey of what you'd most hate to lose. EYEmergencyMD was created to make it easy, fast, and affordable to see a top notch eye doctor 24/7 from anywhere.

 

What kept us up at night

The need

When you need to see a doc online for things like the flu, a cough, fever, or nausea, you’ve got tons of quality options. When it comes to your eyes, you need a specialist. Eyes are delicate organs, and what looks like pink eye to someone who isn’t trained in ophthalmology could prove to be a more complex issue.

 

The solution

EYEmergencyMD is where you go when your eyes are at stake. That’s all we do, and we do it well. We’ve removed the brick and mortar barriers that prevent access to acute eye care when and where you need it.

 

When it feels this good, you know you're on to something great. We've crafted the best solution in eye care for patients & providers.


Leadership

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Anika Goodwin, MD, FACS

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co-Founder & ceo

Anika was a little girl who grew up believing she could fix anything with a roll of tape, who then matured into a woman who still believes she can fix anything, just with a little more than a roll of tape. This is what led her to medicine and ultimately to be a surgeon. She is a lover of people with a servants heart. This is what drives her to look for solutions to the problems that affect more than just the patients in her direct care. She seeks to impact healthcare in a more global sense. EMD is that calling. Now is her time!

When the idea for EMD came to me, I immediately knew that this would be my passion! From those tucked away in rural areas, to those left behind in foreign nations, to the insured and uninsured alike, I created EMD to change the nature of acute eye care delivery and access, one visit at a time.

 
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Marc Vinson, MBA

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co-Founder & president

Marc was born and raised in a small town with a population less than 3,000. With nothing more than grit, determination, and a "'no' is not an option" type attitude, he's traveled, lived, and conducted business in 19 countries; run a successful company for 13 years; and advised hundreds of entrepreneurs. His joy is breathing life into new entrepreneurs’ dreams by partnering to found, establish, and scale ventures.

I’m the guy who commercializes a great idea. With each new addition to my portfolio, my passion is materializing ideas into full fledged business, hammering out these key questions: (1) how do we deliver it with consistent quality, (2) how do we scale it, and (3) how do we get paid for it? When I first heard Anika’s idea for EMD, I knew this would be a concept that I’d love to quarterback into the major leagues.

 

Meet the clinical team

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Dr. Anika Goodwin
CEO & Head of Medicine

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Dr. Kenya Williams
Ophthalmologist

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Dr. Charlotte Akor
Ophthalmologist

 

EYEmergencyMD is committed to quality eye care everywhere. That's why we license our clinicians across all 50 states.

 
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Medical advisory board

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Dr. Kurt Heitman
Medical Advisor
Ophthalmologist

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Chanda Littleton
Coding/Billing Specialist
Independent

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Pankaj S. Raval
Legal Advisor
Carbon Law Group

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Vikas Srinath
Investment Advisor
Carbon Law Group