WADE E. MORRISON
Founder / CEO
Wade Morrison began his career in advertising and design in 1990. He was quickly recognized for his talent and ability to conceptualize large-scale advertising campaigns in the automotive, high tech and hospitality industries. He rose to Creative Director and was responsible for executing regional advertising campaigns for 13 different markets with combined advertising budgets of over $23,000,000. He was responsible for creating strategic advertising campaigns, cultivating established brands, and executing direct response consumer marketing campaigns for local, regional and national clients including Burger King, Double Tree Hotels, Chevrolet, Buick & Cadillac.
In early 1998, Wade’s wife who was severely nearsighted had LASIK surgery, and he quickly realized the impact of this life changing procedure and the potential growth opportunity of the budding refractive industry. He saw an opportunity to apply the discipline and strategy from a traditional advertising agency to grow a medical practice. Wade is credited as being one of the early pioneers of direct to consumer advertising & marketing for LASIK. He quickly realized the national impact LASIK would have on consumer marketing and shortly thereafter launched the Ophthalmology specific marketing & consulting firm currently known today as Eyemax.
Eyemax offers Ophthalmologists the expertise of a marketing agency combined with the consulting, staff training and complete understanding of Ophthalmology the practice needs. Today, Eyemax is the largest, dedicated consulting, marketing and staff training firm serving private Ophthalmology practices across the country. They serve a national client base and are highly regarded for creating, implementing and monitoring highly effective growth plans for elective procedures like LASIK, Premium Cataract Surgery, Dry Eye, Plastics as well as General Eye Care services.
- Over 18 years’ experience in Ophthalmology marketing, consulting & staff training
- Credited as pioneer in direct to consumer marketing for refractive surgery
- Executed large scale refractive marketing campaigns in major markets
- Managed large scale media buys with annual budgets of 7 million dollars+
- Created corporate marketing programs for the laser manufacturer VISX
- Created and sold Doctor Direct patient education company
- Experience in most major markets & with high volume practices
- Worked with over 150 Ophthalmology practices nationwide
- Eyemax has planned, created and executed over $100 million worth of consumer advertising on behalf of its clients to promote LASIK, Premium Cataract Surgery, Dry Eye, Cosmetic & General Eye Care Services