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Robert Douglas Newcomb, American Optometrist, optician ( hlth: hlth. service, Educated)optometrist, clinician, educator. award 1980), American Public; award 1982), National Assn; award 1997).


Newcomb, Robert Douglas was born on January 8, 1947 in Middletown, Ohio, United States. Son of Huber Charles and Betty Marie (Martz) Newcomb.


Bachelor of Science in Physiological Optics, Ohio State University, 1970. OD, Ohio State University, 1971. Master in Public Health, University Alabama Birmingham, 1975.


Chief optometry service VA Medical Center, Birmingham, Alabama, 1976-1980. Chief optometry service VA Outpatient Clinic, Columbus, Ohio, 1980-1997. Associate professor optometry, U. Alabama, Birmingham, 1976-1980.

Professor clinical optometry, chair vision service plan Ohio State University, Columbus, 1997^. Consultant National Board Examiners in Optometry, 1981-1989, Ohio State Board Optometry, Council on Optometric Education, Council on Clin.Optometric Care. Invited lecturer professional orgns. in field.

Co-editor textbook: Public Health and Community Optometry, 1980, 2nd edit., 1990;contributor articles in field. in, Ohio, 1960^.


Fellow American Academy Optometry (program committee 1982-1986, board directors 1986-2004). Member American Public Health Association (Outstanding Paper/Project award 1982), American Optometric Association (editorial board 1977-1983, Optometric Recognition award 1980), National Association VA Optometrists (treasurer 1976-1987, press 1976-1983), Ohio Optometric Association (chair continuing education 1992-1998, chair new technology 1995-1997, Optometrist of Year 2002), Association Military Surgeons United States (Outstanding Service and Recognition award 1997), National Academy Practice Optometry (chair 2001-2005).


  • Other Interests

    Tennis, music.


Married Pamela Kristine Yerian, June 16, 1984. 1 child, Nicholas Scott N. Student Ohio Northern.