His expertise has been acknowledged and highlighted through participation in the following trade publications: Optical Business Podcast News, ABB Profit Advisor, Vision Care Product News and Vision West Opticenter Magazine....
He believes in keeping abreast of optical trends and sharing his knowledge with the optical community writ large. Perry enjoys the challenges of communicating to the public through his awareness of social media marketing. In fact, Perry got his feet wet with email marketing at age 15 when he publicized his CurbMasters startup business of painting addresses on curbs of neighborhood houses. The local homeowners association slapped his hands for using the neighborhood directory email list for marketing purposes—but at the same time were giving him kudos for his enterprising efforts.
While working on a B.S. in Environmental Studies at the University of Kansas, Perry took on an opticianry job at a local practice. That’s when the optical bug bit. Soon he was giving the practice advice on how to be more efficient. Recently, Perry traveled to scenic areas like Iceland and toured Europe to broaden his style, culture and business perspectives. Since 2014, Perry has been the manager of his Dad’s Brill Eye Center practice in Mission, KS. Never have a millennial and baby boomer combination worked so well together. Perry has enjoyed the challenges and enlightenment that everyday practice brings. A positive mindset and hustle drives Perry every day to exceed personal and business goals.
Raymond J. Brill, OD, MBA, FAAO, FOAA
Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Make the good better And the better best....
Dr. Brill often says that if we knew how hard everything would be in our lives, we would not attempt half of what we’ve done. And, so with ignorance being bliss, Dr. Brill envisioned a from-scratch private practice in 1983.The site was a Main Street type location to be named Brill Eye Center in the suburb of Mission, KS—a first-tier suburb just 10 minutes outside of the core of Kansas City, MO.
Fast forward 36 years and the ups and downs of practicing in the trenches, his main slogan and philosophy of practice still holds true: “We Put the ‘I Care’ Back in Eye Care.” Dr. Brill also uses the moniker “We always have what’s new!” in describing his early-adopter attitude towards new technology to help provide better eye care delivered with greater efficiency. While many practices focus their knowledge and expertise on one niche, Dr. Brill has diversified his practice to excel in a wide menu of services and products including: Advanced dry eye technology, specialty contact lenses, luxury and tech eyewear, and a preventive approach to myopia progression, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetes and more. His patients enjoy his jocular personality and ability to diagnose and solve problems with compassion.
Dr. Brill graduated cum laude from Illinois College of Optometry with BSVS and OD degrees after completing undergraduate studies at Northern Illinois University. He received a scholarship from the Illinois Optometric Association and a U.S. Army Health Professions Scholarship. While undergoing his professional training, Dr. Brill served four years in the U.S. Army doing military and medical training while on active duty in hospitals at Ft. Jackson, SC, Ft. Bragg, NC, and Ft. Sam Houston in San Antonio, TX. Dr. Brill served as the Division Optometrist at Ft. Riley, KS for four years, leaving the service with the rank of Captain. He spent a year working in a prominent pediatric ophthalmology practice doing infant exams, fitting aphakic contact lenses under anesthesia, and some low vision work.
In 2010, Dr. Brill earned an Executive MBA degree with Top Honors from the Bloch School of Management in Kansas City with an emphasis in innovation and entrepreneurship. He was appointed to the Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Business fraternity. Dr. Brill has earned professional Fellowship designations with the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO) and the American Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control (FOAA) and achieved the status of Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry in 2011. He prides himself on being an active community member and having served leadership roles in the local Chamber of Commerce and Mayor’s special committees. Currently, in addition to seeing patients everyday, Dr. Brill enjoys being an industry consultant and lecturing on various topics to local and national audiences.
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