George J. McArdle, O.D.,is the founder, president and CEO of Lenticular Research Group, LLC. Dr. McArdle has been a practicing clinician and medical entrepreneur in the ophthalmic industry for more than 35 years. He was educated at Loyola University and Illinois College of Optometry, and in 1986, he founded TRLI Optics in Naperville, Illinois, which has grown into one of the Chicago area’s premier private practices. Dr. McArdle is a member of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) and is on the Advisory Board of TLC Laser Centers. Dr. McArdle originally conceived the LRG solution concept and has enlisted the involvement and support of many preeminent ophthalmic industry experts, including those identified in this document.
Rebecca Zoltoski, Ph.D., leads the research team at LRG and is one of the world’s leading experts in lens physiology and function. Dr. Zoltoski is an associate Professor of Biological Sciences at the Illinois College of Optometry. She was mentored by Jerome Kuszak, Ph. D, one of the world’s leading crystalline lens researchers. Dr. Zoltoski has collaborated with Dr. Kuszak in publishing several papers on the structure of the lens. She has also published relating to the growth rate of the lens. She has been at the forefront in quantifiably demonstrating the differences in lens structure as a function of development, growth and aging.
Randy McDonald, vice-president and facilities manager brings extensive business experience to the LRG team. Mr. McDonald is the founder of The Magnum Group, Inc. a business development company. He has distinct talent and understanding in moving start-ups to commercial enterprises.