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Alan Tomio Nakanishi

Alan Tomio Nakanishi, American optometrist. Recipient Daughters of the American Revolution medal of honor, 1966.

Background

  • Nakanishi, Alan Tomio was born on November 2, 1948 in Walnut Creek, California, United States.

  • Education

    • Associate of Arts, University California, 1969. Bachelor of Science in Physiological Optics, 1971. OD with honors, 1973.

    Career

    • Private practice, Walnut Creek, from 1973. Clinical instructor University California Berkeley School Optometry, from 1985. Member Japanese American Citizens League, from 1975, M.H. DeYoung Museum Society, from 1978, Nirvana Foundation, from 1978.

      Board advisors Lions Eye Foundation, 1978. Board directors O'Hara Handicap Awareness Foundation, 1978, director public information, 78. Board directors Mount Diablo Aquarium Society, 1980—1981, vice president, 1980.

    Membership

    Member of American Red Cross (instructor since 1978), Kajukembo Association American, San Francisco Underwater Photographic Society, United States Table Tennis Association, American Juggling Association, Federation American Scientists, Council Sports Vision, International Contact Lens Clinic, Pacific Coast Association Magicians, California Optometric Political Action Committee, California Public Vision League, Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce, Better Vision Institute, National Association Professionals, American Optometric Foundation, University California Alumni Association, International Orthokeratology Section, National Eye Research Foundation, Alameda Contra Costa Counties Optometric Society (bulletin editor 1977-1980, director since 1978, chairman department public information 1979-1980, program director since 1982, president since 1985), Bay Area Optometric Association (seminar chairman since 1978, director since 1979), California Optometric Association (chairman communications division 1984, chairman resolutions committee 1984), American Optometric Association (Recognition award 1980-1982), Royal Hawaiian Adventure Club, Young Magicians Club, Diablo Valley Lions Club (director 1976-1980, bulletin editor 1977-1978, chairman sight conservation since 1978, president since 1985).

    Connections

    • Married Rea Ginochio Nakanishi. Children: Chanel, Tiana.
    • spouse: Rea Ginochio Nakanishi
    • children: Chanel Nakanishi
    • Tiana Nakanishi
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    Died December 4, 2002
    (aged 54)
    Nationality

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