logo logo

Joseph Reuben Fears

Joseph Reuben Fears, American optician. License optician, Kentucky, Florida. Fellow Contact Lens Society of America (President award 1969), National Association Opticians; member Opticians Association American, Society Dispensing Opticians Kentucky (president 1968-1969, Appreciation award 1969).

Background

  • Fears, Joseph Reuben was born on April 15, 1937 in Louisville. Son of Joseph R. and Ocie Grace (Carr) Fears.

  • Education

    • Student, University Cincinnati, 1957.

    Career

    • Manager Optical Corporation American, Louisville, 1958-1979. Director education Salvatori Ophthalmics, Sarasota, Florida, 1979-1982, director regulatory affairs, 1982-1984. Education program specialist Syntex Opthalmics, Inc., Phoenix, 1984-1985.

      Vice president Springer-Fears Optician, Inc., Louisville, since 1985. Clinical instructor University Tennessee, 1972-1974, University Louisville, 1974-1979. Guest instructor Baylor College Medicine, Houston, 1980-1985, University Kentucky, 1981-1986.

      Lecturer National Contact Lens Examiners.

    Major achievements

    • License optician, Kentucky, Florida.

    Works

    • Contributor articles on contact lens to professional publications.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    Fellow Contact Lens Society of America (President award 1969), National Association Opticians. Member Opticians Association American, Society Dispensing Opticians Kentucky (president 1968-1969, Appreciation award 1969).

    Personality

    Interests

    Painting equine portraits, horseback riding, fishing.

    Connections

    • Married Sandra Kay Sanford, August 1959 (divorced July 1968). 1 child, Lynne C.; married Judy Carol Higdon, January 18, 1969. Children: Jennifer L., Julie C., Joseph H.
    • father: Joseph R. Fears
    • mother: Ocie Grace (Carr) Fears
    • spouses: Sandra Kay Sanford
    • Judy Carol Higdon
    • children: Lynne C. Fears
    • Jennifer L. Fears
    • Julie C. Fears
    • Joseph H. Fears
    See on larger map
    Born April 15, 1937
    Nationality