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Gerald Eugene Lowther

Gerald Eugene Lowther, American optometry educator. Fellow: American Academy Optometry; member: American Optometric Association.


  • Lowther, Gerald Eugene was born on September 16, 1943 in Lancaster, Ohio, United States. Son of Richard Eugene and Mary Alice (Barr) Lowther.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Ohio State University, 1966. OD, Ohio State University, 1967. Master of Science, Ohio State University, 1969.

      Doctor of Philosophy, Ohio State University, 1972.


    • Private practice, Newark, 1967—1969. Assistant professor Ohio State University, Columbus, 1972—1975, associate professor, optometry, 1975—1977. Professor optometry Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan, since 1977.


    • Contact Lenses: Procedures and Techniques, 2e
    • This practical book covers the basics of contact lens terminology, care, solutions, fitting principles, patient education, and the management of aftercare problems for rigid and soft contact lenses.
    • Author: Contact Lens Correction, 1977, Contact Lens Procedures, 1983. Editor: International Contact Lens Clinic Journal, since 1979.


    Fellow: American Academy Optometry. Member: American Optometric Association.



    Skiing, sailing, travel.


    • Married Andrya Gene Huffman, December 26, 1965. Children: Karen, Dan.
    • father: Richard Eugene Lowther
    • mother: Mary Alice (Barr) Lowther
    • spouse: Andrya Gene Huffman
    • children: Karen Lowther
    • Dan Lowther
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    Born September 16, 1943
    (age 74)