David Lewerenz, O.D.
Chair of AOA VRS
Graduated from University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry in 1977,
Residency in low vision and geriatrics 2003
AOA member for 40 years
Associate professor and chief of Low Vision Services at Northeastern State University
Oklahoma College of Optometry
Founded and chaired Oklahoma Vision Rehabilitation Special Interest Group
Vice chair of the Low Vision Section of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO)
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Jason Clopton, O.D.
Chair-Elect of AOA VRS
AOA member for more than 20 years
College of Optometrists in Visual Development Board of Directors 2008-2010
Tennessee Young OD of the Year 2002
Center director, Center of Vision Development in Cookeville, Tenn.
Co-author of two chapters in "Visual Diagnosis & Treatment of the Patient with Special Needs"
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Bhavani Iyer, O.D.
Vice Chair, AOA VRS
Graduated from Michigan College of Optometry in 1997
Director, Center for Visual Rehabilitation,Cizik
Eye ClinicAssistant professor, University of Texas Medical School at Houston
Director, Lyndon B. Johnson County Clinic, Low vision services, Harris Health System
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John Rundquist, O.D.
Secretary, AOA VRS
Graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry in 1996
Residency in low vision and hospital based optometry Eastern Blind Rehabilitation Center West Haven CT VA Hospical in 1997
AOA Member for 19 years
Executive and Clinical Director of the Western New York Center for the Visually Impaired in Buffalo, NY
Past President of the Western New York Society of OptometristsLow Vision Diplomate in the American Academy of Optometry
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Gary Asano, O.D.
Member-at-Large, AOA VRS
Clinical assistant professor of the Southern California College of Optometry
Low vision rehabilitation optometric staff at The Center for the Partially Sighted since 1981
Preceptor for the SCCO low vision residency program at the Center and coordinator for the SCCO low vision intern program
Private practice in Torrance from 1980-2006Organizer of nearly 50-member Low Vision Rehabilitation Section of the California Optometric Association in 2010, and is the immediate past chair
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Carl Garbus, O.D.
Member-at-Large, AOA VRS
Graduated from the Southern California College of Optometry in 1980AOA member for 35 years
President of the LA County Optometric Society in 1993
President of the Neuro Optometric Rehabilitation Association 2010-2014
Holds hospital privileges at three rehabilitation hospitals in So. California (Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital and Long Beach Memorial Care Hospital) Current Past President NORA 2015
Consultant to the rehabilitation groups, Centre For Neuro Skills in Bakersfieldand in Encino, CA
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Brenda Heinke Montecalvo, O.D.
Immediate past chair of AOA VRS
Graduated from Pacific University College of Optometry in 1985
AOA member for more than 30 yearsPrivate practice in Beavercreek, Ohio
Past president of NORAPresident of Ohio Optometric Association
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