2016-2017 Vision Rehab Comittee

Jason Clopton

Jason Clopton, O.D.

Chair-Elect of AOA VRC

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"

Contact Dr. Clopton at drclopton@drclopton.com

Bhavani Iyer

Bhavani Iyer, O.D.

Vice Chair, AOA VRC

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

Contact Dr. Iyer at bhavaniiyer@cizikeye.org ; bhavaniiyerod@gmail.com

John Rundquist

John Rundquist, O.D.

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

Contact Dr. Rundquist at jrundquirst@wnycvi.com

John Rundquist

Gary Asano, O.D.


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

Contact Dr. Asano at g.asano@verizon.net.

Carl Garbus, OD

Carl Garbus, O.D.

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

Contact Dr. Garbus at cgarbusod@gmail.com

 David Lewerenz

David Lewerenz, O.D.

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)