Education

2006 - 2009 Master of Science in Vision Science and Business New England College of Optometry (USA), Pacific University (USA) + Hochschule Aalen (Germany)
2000 - 2001 DIK 1, basic course for teaching (Didaktik) at gibb, Bern
1997 - 1999 Optometrist (Eidg. dipl. Augenoptiker), Schweizerische Höhere Fachschule für Augenoptik, SHFA Olten
1996 - 1997 Precourse at the higher professional school for ophthalmic opticians SHFA, Schweizerische Höhere Fachschule für Augenoptik, Olten
1991 - 1995 Apprenticeship Opthalmic Optician Delta Optik, Thun

Working Experience as M.Sc.

since 2016 Member of the Executive Board and Board of Directors, eyeness ag, Bern
2010 / 2011 Introducing new contact lens designs in a privat practice East London, Southafrica
since 2009 Head of the contact lens Department, eyeness ag, Bern

Working Experience as eidg. dipl. Augenoptiker

2000 - 2008 Optometrist and contact lens specialist, Kontaktlinsenstudio bärtschi, Bern
1999 - 2000 Optometrist and contact lens specialist, Saulnier Optik, Bern

Professional Activities

since 2015 Chair of the admittance committee (International 5B) of the American Academy of Optometry
2012 - 2015 Vice Chair of the admittance committee (International 5B) of the American Academy of Optometry
since 2010 Adjunct faculty member FHNW Optometry (B.Sc. Thesis), Olten
2009 - 2012 Adjunct faculty member (M.Sc. contact lens modul), Hochschule Aalen, Deutschland
2009 - 2012 Member of the admittance committee (International) of the American Academy of Optometry
since 2008 Adjunct faculty member, The New England College of Optometry, Boston, USA
2007 - 2017 Adjunct faculty member Vision Care Institut (TVCI), Prague,
since 2003 Owner of wysscom, Wynigen, Switzerland
2000 - 2004 Lecturer for biology, pathology and physiology of the human eye, contact lenses and eye glas technology at the school for ophthalmic opticians
2000 - 2005 Member of the professional comittee for optometry at the school for ophthalmic opticians in Bern
2000 - 2005 Examiner at the swiss federal examinations leading to Optometrists

Research and Development

since 2000 clinical studies for:
- RAYOONNOVA (since 2018)
- HAAG STREIT Diagnostics (since 2015)
- TISSOT Medical (since 2014)
- COOPER VISION (since 2011
)- GELFLEX, Australia (2010-2013)
- BAUSCH&LOMB (since 2010)
- AMO (2010)
- GALIFA Kontaktlinsen (2007-2008)
- ALCON Ophthalmics (since 2006)
- BOSTON Polymer Technology (since 2004)
- JOHNSON & JOHNSON Medical (since 2003)
- FALCO Kontaktlinsen, Switzerland (since 2000)

Membership in professional associations

Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO)
Swiss Academy of Ophthalmology (SAOO)
Schweizerischer Berufsverband für Augenoptik und Optometrie (SBAO)

Awards

2009 Continuing Education Award, SBAO
1999 Alcon Award for the best exame in Pathology
1995 Tribute-letter to the exame of the apprenticeship with 5.4