Elena García Rubio, (Madrid 1971), attended her first congress of optometry and contact lenses at age 16, there she discovered her future and graduated from Optometry School in Madrid (1994), completed a Master degree in Optometry, Contact Lenses and Vision Therapy at the Centro de Optometría Internacional in Madrid (1995). Completed her optometry education in US in summer courses at Pacific University in Oregon (1996) and practices in the offices of Dr. Robert Sanet in San Diego and Dr. Donald Getz in Los Angeles (1998 and 1999). Recently completed a Master degree in Visual Rehabilitation at the University of Valladolid (2020), and became BCLA Fellow.
In 1997 she was one of the founders of Opening Eyes Spain, subsidiary of the Health Program of Special Olympics, a non-profit program that offers visual health care for people with special intellectual needs. Since 2005, Dr Rubio is Director of the Instituto Nacional de Optometría (INOP) in Madrid. She has specialized in pediatric optometry, pediatric contact lenses and myopia control; working on myopia control with Ortho-k since 1996 and with soft contact lenses since 2013.
Dr Elena advises several contact lenses manufactures in the innovation of products and collaborates in education programs for optometrist on managing myopia and how to communicate with parents and children. She is committed to create social awareness of the importance to manage myopia evolution in children.