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Eye Surgeon Turned Entrepreneur Creates an Eye Specific Beauty Line

As a board-certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Anika Goodwin is an expert in eye reconstructive surgery. She has performed 10,000 eye procedures during the span of her 15-year career and is the CEO of EYEmergencyMD, an ocular telehealth company committed to improving access to eye physicians and ending preventable blindness. To add to her impressive repertoire of innovation and problem-solving, Dr. Goodwin has personified what it means to be a culturally competent physician. Marrying her passions of medicine and beauty, the oculoplastic reconstructive surgeon created OpulenceMD Beauty, a lash company dedicated to providing stylish yet healthy lash extensions. “I’m a bit of a creative,” she told Black Enterprise , “and I honestly believe that was one of the things that led me to love ophthalmology. I enjoy beautifying. My specialty of ophthalmology is called oculoplastic reconstructive surgery and so I focus on making the eyes the eyelids, and the facial structures that support the eyes,...

Devin Crudup

Jun 1, 2020