“I started working with Rick Potvin in 2013, in the early days of femtolaser assisted cataract surgery (FLACS). I was interested in the analysis of my refractive results, endothelial cell lost and CDE production following FLACS versus standard phacoemulsification. He helped me prepare that information in an organized, trustful and efficient way that helped me make many presentations in different meetings and publish a book chapter. Since then we have worked together on other projects and have co-authored a published paper. He is very professional and enthusiastic in his work; gives ideas, presents options and is a big help in getting a paper ready for publication. I recommend Rick as a great scientific advisor and collaborator.”
Arnaldo Espaillat, M.D.
Instituto Espaillat Cabral
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
“In 2014, I proposed to Rick that he might be able to help me with a project which involved the utilization of what I thought were the best available preoperative technologies for determining the sphere, cylinder and orientation of toric IOLs. He was one of the few people I knew who had the knowledge and energy to take this on. I explained that it would involve a significant amount of work including vector analysis and theoretical back calculations to compare the relative contributions of those technologies with others which we might have used. He was at first intrigued and enthusiastic and then he became a tireless data analyzer and research collaborator. He was a terrific co-author and enjoyed the give and take required to create a good scientifically relevant report. I learned a lot, the paper was published, and we both had a great experience together.”
Jim Davison, MD
Wolfe Eye Clinic, Marshalltown, Iowa, USA
“I was introduced to Rick in 2011 while working on a study initiated by Haag-Streit and Warren Hill. Together, we reached our recruitment goal in record time, and had an article published only 8 months after starting the project. Since then, Rick has acted as my main scientific advisor, helping out with everything from protocols and practical set-up to analyses and publication. So far, we have finished 3 projects and have 4 more running at present. Without Rick’s help, I would have been lost in the many practical issues of clinical studies, with no hope to initiate or complete those I wanted to perform. I am deeply grateful for all the help he provides to my clinic and I am looking forward to extending and deepening our professional and personal relationship in the future.”
Kjell Gunnar Gundersen, MD, PhD
Privatsykehuset Haugesund, Norway
“Dr. Potvin is an invaluable resource to the ophthalmic community. His knowledge of every aspect of intraocular lenses allows him to perform an in-depth and insightful analysis of complicated data as well as generate world class clinical papers that are frequently cited in the ophthalmic literature. He has overseen the development of many important projects with some of the best-known ophthalmic surgeons. For physicians looking to generate a rock solid publication-ready paper, with confidence that it will quickly be placed in the literature, I highly recommend the services of Rick Potvin.”
Warren E. Hill, MD, FACS
“As an extremely busy surgeon, it becomes quite difficult to maintain my clinical duties and find the time needed to design and complete a meaningful study. Rick Potvin has been instrumental in helping me with the detailed work needed to construct a well run study, analyze the results and prepare a manuscript. Without Rick’s help, these important studies may never have been completed or published.”
Robert J. Cionni, MD
The Eye Institute of Utah
“As with any medical practice, monitoring performance and especially clinical outcomes is a vital task, but also a major undertaking when employing the appropriate statistical methods to reach valid and reliable conclusions. Most practices simply do not have the necessary statistical skills or analytical talent to perform this internally, so we turned to Rick Potvin, O.D. who provided solid analysis on our data in a quick and meaningful way. His information was useful immediately and allowed us to make adjustments to improve our clinical outcomes to meet and exceed national benchmark levels. His recommendations proved to be valuable and accurate, so we plan to continue our association with him for these efforts.”
Daniel D. Chambers
Key-Whitman Eye Center
“In private practice, it can sometimes be difficult to find the time to analyze the data in a meaningful, unbiased way, yet it is so important in improving outcomes for our patients. By providing unbiased, detailed clinical studies, with extremely fast analysis and reporting, Rick Potvin, O.D. enables us to review outcomes and make adjustments to provide better patient care. Patients and staff found him extremely professional and pleasant. It is wonderful to have someone like Dr. Potvin in the ophthalmic community.”
Maria C. Scott, M.D.
Chesapeake Eye Care & Laser Center, P.C.
“I have had the pleasure to work with Rick while he was at Alcon and since he has started his new company. Rick is an extremely talented in analyzing data and assisting in scientific publications. Rick has assisted and added to my interest in wound construction and its effect on surgically induced astigmatism. Rick has allowed me to continue working as a busy surgeon and still contribute to my profession.”
Paul Ernest, MD
TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers, Jackson, MI