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Jill M. Saxon, OD
Prior to joining Bausch + Lomb, Dr. Saxon was in group private practice in Randolph, NJ. She received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the State University of New York College of Optometry. She began her career as a lieutenant in the United States Navy and worked at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. Dr. Saxon is a member of the Armed Forces Optometric Society, the New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians, and the American Optometric Association.
Women, leadership, and optometry
Over the past several decades, the profession of optometry has experienced a gender shift, which research shows is expected to continue. The most recent industry report estimates the female-to-male ratio among practicing optometrists is projected to grow to 52 percent female and 48 percent male by 20221—an increase from 2 percent female and 98 percent male in the 1960s.