Profiles in Excellence

The Man with Kaleidoscope Eyes

John Lennon’s optometrist looks back at his most famous patient. Strange days, indeed.

Working in a Coal Mine

The worst day I’ve ever had as an optometrist is a thousand times better than the best day I ever had in the coal mines.

Eye to Eye with Dr. Oliver Sacks

His new book explores sensory loss and abilities found—including his own loss of vision to eye cancer.

Age Deying Career Makover

In her 30s Edie Bowman grounded her hot air balloon career and decided to pursue a new profession: optometry

The Academic Who Lives by Lombardi

From volunteering to teaching, Linda Casser commits her life to excellence.

The Long and Winding Road Private Practice

After a diverse career, Dr. Patricia Keech finally goes solo.

Going for The Goals

This hard-working doctor sets her sights high, but still keeps her feet on the ground.

Kicking in The Doors of Prejudice

Dr. Paula Newsome is now putting up doors in a $2 million practice in downtown Charlotte, N.C.

Upcoming Events

December 9-10, 2022

West Coast Optometric Glaucoma Symposium
Location: Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
Program Co-chairs: Murray Fingeret, OD, and Robert N. Weinreb, MD
Up to 12 LIVE COPE Credits (approval pending)

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December 10-11, 2022

Retina Update 2022
Location: Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
Program Co-chairs: Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, and Steven Ferrucci, OD
Up to 11 LIVE COPE Credits (approval pending)

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