Why we’re here

5 years ago while ski racing, I soared through the air after launching off a 100ft jump, but, as with my luck, it all went downhill from there. While crashing back down to earth, I suffered from a concussion which ruined the vision in my right eye. Though, it wasn't until years later that I learned about a different neurally-related condition which affects vision, amblyopia. Spurred on by our connection to the problem, Luminopia was born. From there, after our freshman year, my brilliant co-founder and I withdrew from Harvard's class of 2019 to focus on turning years of lab-based amblyopia research into a life-changing therapeutic product. The times ahead flew past in a blur, and together, we cannot wait to see where the combination of healthcare and emerging technologies may take us in the future!

Dean TraversCEO, Luminopia

The Luminopia Team

It is thanks to the support of the talented, passionate team listed below, as well as countless others, that we’ve landed where we are today.

Zachary Barryte

Software Engineer

Zachary Barryte

Software Engineer


Zach is an artist, programmer, and storyteller, who's super glad to be part of Luminopia! Before joining, Zach taught VR game dev and made comedic video games, sometimes involving screws. Zach enjoys writing and theatre, sometimes involving fire.

Tristan Dwyer

User Experience Lead

Tristan Dwyer

Head of User Experience


Tristan has spent his career marrying creativity, design, and technology, to create engaging interactive experiences for products and marketing. Extremely passionate about all things AR/VR, his two preschoolers, and unfinished home improvement projects.

Ronald Hong

Software Engineer

Ronald Hong

Software Engineer


Ron is distributed, IOT, secured by the blockchain, and VR-ready. He loves his coffee, can’t resist pastries, and has been dubbed the resident foodie thanks to his eventually consistent HA stomach. He hails from Seattle and is an outdoor enthusiast and competitive ultimate frisbee player.

Ketan Mehta

Engineering Lead

Ketan Mehta

Lead Software Engineer


Driven to empower patients and physicians. Previously worked on solutions for infant incubators, MRI software, CT diagnostic software and titration mobile apps for diabetics. As a technical leader, he sets up processes, teams, and leads them towards fun & success.

Pauline Nuth

Digital Health Strategist

Pauline Nuth

Digital Health Strategist


Pauline is passionate about helping individuals and populations achieve optimal health and well-being. She’s thrilled to utilize her multidisciplinary background in public health, biology, and economics to strategize and build value in healthcare and technology. Pauline enjoys dabbling in rock climbing, playing tennis, and singing amazingly terrible karaoke.

Stephen Pittman

Product Lead

Stephen Pittman

Head of Product


Stephen has led advanced innovation, product and program teams at companies large and small with a focus on medical devices in ophthalmology, orthopedic surgery, neurology, pulmonary & sleep medicine, and digital health. Stephen enjoys disrupting the status quo to... Release the Kraken.

Behnam Satarboroujeni

Software Engineer

Behnam Satarboroujeni

Software Engineer


Behnam believes in combination of art and technology and that's what he has been to. He is fulfilling his passion pushing technology while doing research in field of computer vision and human-computer interaction. Behnam enjoys photography and consuming art films ranging from Tarkovsky's Stalker to Tarr’s Werckmeister Harmonies.

Endri Angjeli

Clinical Lead

Endri Angjeli

Clinical Lead


Endri has a curiosity about how things work. He has dedicated his career to understanding how technology can be applied to assess and assist the human body. This curiosity extends beyond the workplace, where he learns about the natural world through beeping, fishing, urban farming and raising his little daughter. There is always something interesting happening around every tree, under every rock, and between any two sets of ears.

Dean Travers

Co-Founder and Chief Exective Officer

Dean Travers

Co-Founder and Chief Exective Officer


Dean is a distinguished professional ski racer who left the mountains behind, as well as Harvard, to co-found Luminopia. With the help of bottomless cups of English breakfast tea, he has endless enthusiasm for unraveling complex challenges, bringing together unrivaled teams, and creating clinically meaningful and high-tech therapeutic products.

Scott Xiao

Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer

Scott Xiao

Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer


Scott is a scientist at heart with knowledge and interests ranging from organic syntheses to human-computer interfaces to abnormal visual development. He believes that science paired with technological innovation is exponentially more powerful than science alone, and he co-founded Luminopia to use the intersection of the two fields to change lives.

Our Scientific Advisors

We’re extremely fortunate to have the guidance and support of leading pediatric ophthalmologists and neuroscientists in our mission to revolutionize amblyopia treatment.

Peter J. McDonnell, MD

Director of The Wilmer Eye Institute; Professor of Ophthalmology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; President of NAEVR/AEVR Board of Directors

David G. Hunter, MD, PhD

Ophthalmologist-in-Chief and Chair of Ophthalmology at Boston Children’s Hospital;Professor and Vice Chair of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School; Elected Trustee of Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

Marguerite McDonald, MD, FACS

Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at New York University Langone Medical Center; Associate of Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island; Performed America’s first laser vision correction surgery

Mark Bear, PhD

Professor of Neuroscience at MIT’s Picower Institute; World-leader in research on neural substrates of amblyopia; Renowned Author of “Neuroscience, Exploring the Brain”

Gil Binenbaum, MD, MSCE

Richard Shafritz Endowed Chair in Pediatric Ophthalmology Research at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Perelman School of Medicine

Collaborating Institutions

We're proud to work closely with several of the top hospitals and research institutions in the world to develop our technology and improve the lives of patients in need.