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Founded in August of 1999, Tracey Technologies is a technology leader in the field of “Wavefront Aberrometry.” Wavefront Aberrometry is the dynamic measurement of the focusing power of the human eye, and the Tracey iTrace measures this by inputting parallel light beams into the pupil and measuring the location of each beam reflected from the retina. The Tracey iTrace Visual Function Analyzer offers a faster, more precise and objective method for measuring numerous aspects of visual function, including the refraction of the human eye.

Team Management

Tracey Technologies' management team is made up of industry veterans all of whom collectively propel Tracey Technologies to drive the wavefront aberrometry field. Operating with a team-based approach, every employee at Tracey contributes to the success of the company and every customer can have input on future product development.

Our Team

Joe S. Wakil, MD

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Wakil has over 30 years experience in the medical products industry. In 1983, he co-founded Corazonix Corporation, a cardiovascular instrument manufacturer concentrating in the ultrasound and electrophysiology product areas. Corazonix eventually licensed technologies to AH Robins, Hewlett Packard and Arrhythmia Research Technologies. In 1986, Dr. Wakil founded EyeSys Technologies, Inc., a "leading edge" technology development company in the eye care field. EyeSys has grown to a $10 million operation and is largely credited with establishing the field of corneal topography. EyeSys sells its products through an extensive worldwide distribution network covering 80 countries with over 3,500 ophthalmologists and optometrists as customers. Dr. Wakil has held various positions with EyeSys, including Chief Executive Officer, and is currently Chairman of the Board of EyeSys. As an internationally recognized educator in his field, Dr. Wakil has lectured extensively throughout the world. His formal education includes a B.S. Degree in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University, a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from Rice University, and a Medical Degree from Baylor College of Medicine (1990).

Ray Sievert

Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Mr. Sievert brings to Tracey over 35 years experience in ophthalmic sales and sales management. Sievert began his career in the ophthalmic industry as a territory sales representative with Barnes Hind Hydrocurve in 1983 where he began a long association with the contact lens and solution innovator. This position led to Regional Manager and Sales Director roles where he eventually managed over $40 Million in sales to national distributors and retail chains. Sievert joined EyeSys Technologies, the innovator in corneal topography, as head of sales for North America. After EyeSys was acquired, Sievert moved on to become the Vice President of National Accounts for Akorn, a generic pharmaceutical manufacturer in the ophthalmic industry. While at Akorn, Sievert created a period of dramatic sales growth driving a 500% sales increase in just over three years. After that success, Sievert, as Vice President of Trade Sales, helped commercialize the entrance of Santen, Inc. into the US market by seeding the branded ophthalmic pharmaceuticals into all major wholesalers. Just prior to joining Tracey, Sievert has been head of sales of HUB Pharmaceuticals, an innovative diagnostic and in-office-use pharmaceutical company. At Tracey, Sievert has lectured around the world to Ophthalmologists on the benefits of the iTrace device and is seen as a subject matter expert on Aberropia and Ray Tracing.

Ioannis G. Pallikaris, MD, PhD

Director of Clinical Affairs

Dr. Pallikaris is a world renowned practicing refractive surgeon and clinician. Dr. Pallikaris has served as the Dean of the School of Ophthalmology at the University of Crete, Greece, is the founder & Director of the Vardinoyannion Eye Institute of Crete,and is viewed by many as the "father of LASIK Surgery", being one of the first to perform the procedure and coin the phrase Laser Assisted In-Situ Keratomiliesis (LASIK). Dr. Pallikaris brings to the company over 40 years of clinical, research and development, and hands on medical experience necessary to developing advanced refractive technologies that are both efficacious and practical. Dr. Pallikaris is also a co-inventor of the company's point-by-point ray tracing technology.