Gloria Sefton is an attorney with over 35 years of diverse professional experience in the ophthalmic and life sciences industry. She held the position of Chief Legal Officer at AcuFocus, Inc., an ophthalmic medical device company, prior to its merger with Bausch + Lomb in early 2023. Before obtaining her law degree, Gloria held positions in R&D, clinical research, and project management with eye care companies including Allergan, Chiron Vision (acquired by Bausch + Lomb), and IntraLase (acquired by Abbott – now Johnson & Johnson Vision). Gloria holds a juris doctor (summa cum laude) from Whittier Law School in Costa Mesa, CA, and bachelor’s degrees (magna cum laude) in Chemistry and Biology from California State University, Northridge.
Gloria is married and the proud mom of two optometrists. In addition to her involvement in eye care, Gloria is passionate about the environment and currently sits on the board of Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks, an Orange County non-profit conservation organization. A long time supporter of the AECP, her personal interests also include tennis, hiking, and skiing.