Dr. Richer is chief of optometry at the Department of Veterans' Affairs in North Chicago, Ill. He is the principal investigator of the Veterans Lutein Antioxidant Supplementation Trial (LAST), the first U.S. randomized, double masked, placebo controlled, clinical trial of lutein and visual function. He is associate professor of Family & Preventive Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science, and is an associate professor of optometry at the Illinois College of Optometry and at the University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry.
Dr. Steven Newman is a board-certified optometric physician specializing in pediatrics and the treatment and management of ocular diseases. Dr. Newman is a certified nutritional advisor and holds a Doctor of Optometry degree and a bachelor’s degree in Vision Science from Nova Southeastern University in South Florida. He presently practices in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
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