Kurt Moody, OD FAAO, FBCLA
Cornea and Contact Lens Diplomate
Kurt has been employed by Johnson and Johnson Vision Care Inc. in Jacksonville, FL in the Research & Development division since 2005. He graduated from Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania in 1979 with a BS in Biology and then received his Doctorate in Optometry from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1983. After graduation Dr. Moody became affiliated with the Pugliese Eye Associates which eventually became Eye Care Specialists of North East Pennsylvania; one of the largest MD/OD practices in Pennsylvania where he practiced for 22 years and was the Director of Optometric Services. This practice was the first fully licensed free standing ambulatory surgical center in Pennsylvania. During this time he became both a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a Diplomate in the Cornea and Contact Lens Section of the same Academy. As a key member of this large practice Dr Moody became very involved in clinical research, he had authored multiple papers, spoke nationally on contact lenses, was a key opinion leader for multiple contact lens companies and was privileged to be one of the first Optometrists in the US to participate in a phase 3 topical antibiotic clinical trial. While in practice he held the office of President of the North-East Pennsylvania Optometric Society was OD of the Year and was appointed by the Governor of Pennsylvania to the State Board of Optometry.
Dr. Moody accepted the position of Principal Research Optometrist with JJVC in 2005 and became the lead clinician for a project which resulted in 1-Day Acuvue TruEye. In 2007 Dr Moody became the Associate Director of New Product Claims where he was responsible for claims generation and substantiation of all new and existing product claims, his most notable work was the Neophyte study for 1-Day Acuvue TruEye. In 2010 he was promoted to Director of Design in R&D, responsible for the product development of astigmatic, presbyopic, eye enhancement and myopia control products. During this time 1-Day Acuvue Moist for Astigmatism was launched. In 2013 he became the Global Platform Director for Presbyopia within R&D and led the R&D team that developed 1-Day Acuvue MOIST® Multifocal. Dr Moody along with his team were recipients of the prestigious Johnson Medal in November 2016 for their work in bringing 1-Day Acuvue MOIST® to market. In 2015 Dr Moody became the Director of Clinical New Product Development within R&D.
Dr Moody is a Board Member of Vision is Priceless in Jacksonville and the Alumni Association of Salus University in Philadelphia. He and his wife Georgia have 3 children – Kaitlyn, Indianapolis, Kelsey Moody, OD, Salus University Philadelphia and Jacob Jacksonville.