Simone Stad is a Senior Manager of Professional Affairs at Alcon Management, and has over 35 years of experience in her field. Located in the Netherlands, she is skilled in Clinical Research, Customer Service, Ophthalmology, Strategic alliances, and Contact Lenses and Optometry.
Simone holds a Master of Science in Optometry from City University, London, UK, and was in the Fellowship of the BCLA. Some of her experience includes, but is not limited to the role of Educational Director at The Optical Foundation, Specsavers International Professional Advancement Manager Northern Europe, Head of Professional Advancement in the Netherlands for Specsavers International BV, Manager of Eyescan Ophthalmology Clinic, and many other roles that led to the experience and leadership she offers today.
Simone loves what she does, and says at first it was all about contact lenses and when the multifocal options became so much better, she focused on those lenses. Her focus was always to support the needs of her patients, and multifocal lenses is such a rewarding product for her, and also makes many of her patients happy in their day-to-day life. Gradually, her focus went more toward dry eye as that has such an impact on people’s quality of life. They learned that the majority of people experience some form of dry eye, and this was later confirmed by the TFOS DEWS 2 study.
In her day-to-day work, she focuses on the dry eye business and as Alcon is a worldwide company, and they serve many people. Simone works with a group of dedicated people, which makes her enthusiastic to be a part of such a great company. She says it is very rewarding to be able to focus on helping many people to enhance their quality of life as dry eye has such profound influence, and also loves her work with the Optical Foundation.
Looking ahead, she plans to continue to develop herself professionally while continuing to grow within Alcon. The key to her success throughout her career has been hard work and passion. Simone looks forward to connecting with likeminded professionals and expanding her network.
Worldwide Association of Female Professionals Member, Simone Stad, can be found on the Association Directory, where she is looking forward to networking with you.