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Furman Mason Smith, American optometrist. Diplomate National Board Optometry, licensed optometrist South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Ohio. Recipient Outstanding Clinician award, Bausch & Lomb, 1976; Bausch & Lomb fellow, 1975.


Smith, Furman Mason was born on August 19, 1949 in Columbia, South Carolina, United States. Son of J. Lewis and Aline H. (Mason) Smith.


Bachelor of Science in Biology, The Citadel, 1971. Master of Business Administration, The Citadel, 1985. OD, Southern College Optometry, 1976.


Associate Drs. Scarborough, Lopanik & Smith, Charleston, South Carolina, 1980—1981. Practice optometry Family Vision Care, Mount Pleasant, since 1981. President, since 1983.

Clinical investigator Allergan Pharmaceuticals, Irvine, California, since 1981. Secretary, board directors Southeastern Vision Service Plan, Norcross, Georgia, since 1982. Captain United States Air Force, 1976-1979.


Chairman planning board Trident United Way, Charleston, 1985. Board directors Carolina Lowcountry American Red Cross, 1985. Member of Coastal Carolina Optometric Association (president since 1984), South Carolina Optometric Association, American Optometric Association, Trident Chamber of Commerce (East Cooper steering council since 1982, chairman business dialog committee 1984, small businessperson quarter 1985), Optimist, Carolina Yacht, Rotary.


Married Elizabeth Ann Gay, August 25, 1973. Children: Matthew Mason, Parker Madison.