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William Westley Somers, American optometric educator, environmental vision consultant, visual training specialist. Diplomate in optometry National Board Examiners Optometry. Named Optometry Professor Year, Indiana University Student Optometric Association, 1980; fellowship, American Optometric Foundation, 1973-1974, Research grant, Indiana University, 1977.


Somers, William Westley was born on October 19, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of George William and Norma Jean (West) Somers.


Bachelor of Science, Ohio State University, 1969. OD, Ohio State University, 1971. Doctor of Philosophy, Ohio State University, 1977.


Graduate teaching associate Ohio State University College Optometry, Columbus, 1971—1976. Assistant professor Indiana University School Optometry, Bloomington, since 1977. Consultant Visual Display Terminal Hazards, Indiana Bell Telephone Сompany, Bloomington, 1983, Canada Captioning Development Agency, Montreal, Quebec, 1984, Environmental and Occupational Vision - VDT Safety, St. Louis, 1984, Development Training Center, Bloomington, 1983—1984.


Every person was created for a purpose, and God has a plan and will for every individual.


Christian discipleship is a commitment to work for social and political change of the community you live in.


Christians should promote healthy marriages, raising loving children, and in getting along with everyone around them—including their enemies.


Alternate member Indiana Governor's Commission Handicapped, Indianapolis, 1980. Consultant Brown County Community School Corporation, Nashville, 1982. Member Monroe County Amateur Radio Emergency Systems and SKYWARN, Bloomington, 1982—1984.

Member of Beta Sigma Kappa, Stonebelt Optometric Society, Indiana Optometric Association, American Academy Optometry, American Optometric Association.


  • Other Interests

    Flying, amateur radio, astronomy, softball, skiing.