Darryl Meister Family Fund

$13,885 of $50k goal

Raised by 103 people in 25 months
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Vanessa Hodges   OLATHE, KS
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of Darryl Meister, ABOM, a longtime ZEISS employee, a leading authority on ophthalmic optics, and a beloved figure in the optical industry.

Darryl was largely self-educated in the field of optics, and was one of the youngest opticians ever to earn the ABO’s Master certification. He joined the company in 1996 in the Technical Services department, eventually becoming technical marketing manager.  He held multiple patents on ophthalmic lens designs.

Darryl was devoted to the optical industry and generous in sharing his time and expertise.  With Dr. James Sheedy he wrote “Introduction to Ophthalmic Optics,” which continues to be used in optometry and opticianry schools. He was a key contributor to many important industry initiatives, including the VCA's Lens Description Standard and ANSI's Z80.1 Standards. His articles have been published in magazines such as Optical World, Clinical and Experimental Optometry, LensTalk, and Refractive Eyecare Management. He lectured for organizations such as the Opticians Association of America, the Meredith Morgan Symposium at the UC Berkeley School of Optometry, and the Contact Lens Society of Ophthalmologists. He was a frequent contributor to OptiBoard.com, and was never too busy to answer questions from his industry colleagues.

His passing leaves a great gap in our industry and our hearts.

Darryl is survived by his children, Korey and Samantha; his sister and brothers, Monica Netter, Chris Meister, and Derrick Meister, his father, Darryl E. Meister, and by countless colleagues and friends in the industry that meant so much to him.

This fund has been setup on behalf of his children Korey and Samantha to assist them by alleviating some of the financial burden of continuing their College Education.
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$13,885 of $50k goal

Raised by 103 people in 25 months
Created July 22, 2014
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Vanessa Hodges     OLATHE, KS
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Anonymous
19 months ago
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Jose Ramirez
22 months ago
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Stephen Shanbaum
23 months ago
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Judith Canty
23 months ago
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Robert Shanbaum
23 months ago

An inestimable loss.

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Michael Walach
23 months ago

The greatness of man is measured by the void he leaves behind; Darryl has left a vast void. I am grateful and feel privileged that our life path has crossed. Thank you Darryl, I miss you. Michael Walach

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23 months ago
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