The DigitalVision Optimizer

The DVS Team: Founders

Keith P. Thompson, MD

DVS is led by CEO Keith Thompson, MD, an internationally recognized refractive surgeon, ophthalmologist and VC-backed serial entrepreneur who helped introduce laser eye surgery technology in the US market. Dr. Thompson envisioned a new technology platform for improving the quality and performance of eyesight-correcting methods and he led technologists from Harvard, MIT, and Georgia Tech in developing the VisionOptimizer system. In 2004, Dr. Thompson founded DigitalVision Systems and in 2009 began allocating the majority of his time to DVS to manage the development of the DVO for commercial production.
Prior to founding DVS in 2004, he founded and led a successful startup laser vision correction center funded by Noro-Moseley Partners, an Atlanta-based venture capital firm. From 1991-2004, Dr. Thompson served as a Professor of Ophthalmology at Emory University School of Medicine. He has specific expertise in physiological optics and was a lead US Investigator in the development of excimer laser PRK and LASIK surgery that gained FDA approval in 1995. Dr. Thompson completed his undergraduate studies at Texas A&M, his Doctorate in Medicine from Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, and his Ophthalmology Residency at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami.

Jose R. Garcia

Prior to co-founding DVS in 2004, from 2001 to 2004, he served as Director of Technology for InView, where he led the research and development group that developed the InterWave technology. From 2000 to 2001, Mr. Garcia was the Director of Engineering at NoticeNow, a unified messaging provider, where he led the technology group implementing one of the first extensible markup language (“XML”) web services development based on an application service provider (“ASP”) model. From 1993 to 2000, Mr. Garcia served as Applications Development Manager at Construction Systems Associates, a software and services provider for facility management systems, where he was responsible for principal technical and engineering oversight on multi-million dollar customized development projects. From 1985 to 1992, he worked at The Urban Institute, a health care think tank, where he led a team charged with data analysis and managing statistical review for chronic kidney disease research. Mr. Garcia earned BS degrees in Electrical Engineering and Biology from George Washington University.

The DVS Team: Advisory Board

Keith P. Thompson MD, Chairman

Co-Fournder, CEO, DVS
Serial Entrepreneur
Texas A&M

Reade Fahs

CEO, First Tuesday
Lenscrafters Executive

P. Lang Lowrey

CEO, Verta Group
CEO, Konica Minolta
CEO, Anacomp, Inc
Georgia Tech

Blake Patton

Tech Square Ventures
CEO iKobo
Georgia Tech

Jeff Volling

VP AEA Investors
Credit Suisse

The DVS Team: Management

Keith P Thompson MD, CEO

Co-Fournder, Chrm, DVS
Serial Entrepreneur
Texas A&M

Jose R Garcia, CTO

Co-Founder, DVS
Serial Entrepreneur
Dir. Engr., NoticeNow
VP Engr., CSA
George Washington

T. Daniel Brannan

Partner, Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP
Mercer University Law
Georgia State

David Roberts

Sr. Optical Engineer, DVS
Senior Research Scientist,
BS, MS, Georgia Tech