|Member of the Board of Directors
David Chute joined the RestoringVision Board of Directors in 2007.
David is President of i2C Ventures, LLC, a company he founded in 2003 that consults with, commercializes, and invests in early stage proprietary consumer product companies. He is also Co-founder, equity owner, and General Manager of ThinOptics, a company that is developing patented small format readers that fit on the back of smart phones or in a pocket or purse. David has provided extensive consulting to eyewear and sunglass companies and for early stage startups commercializing patented technologies such as digital refraction diagnostic equipment (to potentially replace the phoropter), 3D Virtual Try-On software (to evaluate eyewear in office and at home), and variable power optical frames and lenses (to substitute for progressive lenses). David has also served as the President and CEO of several startups including Switch Vision magnetic interchangeable lenses, Sunfocals slidable reader lenses used on sunglasses, safety eyewear, and computer glasses. He is also a Co-founder and partner in SunBird, LLC, which licenses certain rights to clip-on sunglass technology.
In addition to the RestoringVision Board, David serves on the Board of Directors of Digital Vision Systems, Ditto.com, Spy+ Optic, and VisionSpring.
He holds a B.A. degree in Economics from University of California, Davis, an M.Sc. degree from the London School of Economics, and an M.B.A. degree from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.