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Terry Lee Bolen, American optometrist. Recipient Public Service aard City of El Paso, 1980, Lions International Sight Conservation and Work With the Blind award, 1989.


Bolen, Terry Lee was born on September 16, 1945 in Newark, Ohio, United States. Son of Robert Howard and Mildred Irene (Hoover) Bolen.


Bachelor of Science, Ohio University, 1968. Postgraduate, Youngstown State University, 1973. OD, Ohio State University, 1978.


Quality control inspector ITT Grinnell Corporation, Warren, Ohio, 1973, junior quality control engineer, 1974. Private practice optometry El Paso, Texas, 1978-1980, Dallas, 1980-1981, Waco, Texas, 1981-1985, Hewitt, 1983-1989. Commander United States Public Health Service, since 1989.

Board directors American Optometric Foundation, 1975-1977. National president American Optometric Student Association, 1977-1978. President El Paso Optometric Society, 1980.

Adjunct professor clinical optometry Pacific University College Optometry, Southern California College Optometry. Volunteer visual examiner, Juarez, Mexico, since 1979. Chairman advisory committee Westside Recreation Center, El Paso, 1979.


Served to lieutenant United States Navy, 1969-1972, captain United States Air National Guard, 1987-1989. Member American Optometric Association, Texas Optometric Association, North Texas Optometric Society, Armed Forces Optometric Society (board directors since 1994, secretary-treasurer 1998-1999, vice president 1999-2000, president 2001-2002), Association Military Surgeons United States (life. United States Public Health Service HSO liaison 1990-1994, education coordinator optometry section 1992), Reserve Officers Association (life.

Chapter secretary 1994-1996, senior vice president Navy Nevada 1995-1996), Retired Officers Association, Optometric Association (clinical associate Optometric Extension Program Foundation 1978-1989), Heart of Texas Optometric Society (secretary-treasurer 1984-1985, president 1987), United States Public Health Service Commissioned Officers Association (president Northern Nevada chapter 1989-1991), Lions (3d vice president, Service award 1978, 79, Hewitt president 1985, vice president West Texas Lions Eye Bank 1980, Second vice president Central Texas Lions Eye Bank 1988, Hewitt Lion of Year 1987).


Married Sandy Zimmer, January 1, 2001.