William L. Brown, O.D., Ph.D.

  1. Optometrist

Departments

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English
  1. Low vision
  2. Refractive error
  1. Eye exam
  • Low vision rehabilitation and optometry
  • Refraction
  • Design performance of spectacle lenses
  • Aniseikonia
  • Optics
  1. 1978
    Post Doctoral FellowshipNational Institutes of Health
  2. 1977
    PhD - Physiological OpticsOhio State University
  3. 1976
    MS - Physiological OpticsOhio State University
  4. 1976
    FellowAmerican Optometric Foundation
  5. 1973
    ODIllinois College of Optometry
  6. 1971
    BS - Visual ScienceIllinois College of Optometry
  7. 1969
    BA - PhysicsSt. Olaf College

Certifications

  1. 2012
    Medical OptometryAmerican Board of Certification Medical Optometry

Awards and honors

  1. 1995
    Boss of the YearIndiana Paroptometric Association
  2. 1973
    ValedictorianIllinois College of Optometry
  3. 1973
    Summa Cum LaudeIllinois College of Optometry
  4. 1969
    Summa Cum LaudeSt. Olaf College

Professional memberships

  1. 2017 - present
    MemberAcademic Appointments and Promotions Committee - Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic Education Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  2. 2016 - present
    Written Exam Item WriterDiplomate Program, Low Vision Section, American Academy of Optometry
  3. 2015 - present
    Project group leader SC7 WG6 PG 10938 Optical and electro-optical low vision devicesInternational Standards Organization TC172 SC7 Ophthalmic Optics and Instruments
  4. 2013 - present
    Project group leader SC7 WG6 PG 10938 Visual acuity displaysInternational Standards Organization TC172 SC7 Ophthalmic Optics and Instruments
  5. 2009 - present
    MemberMentor Committee, Low Vision Section, American Academy of Optometry
  6. 2007 - 2011
    US Tag leader to SC7 WG10 FocimetersInternational Standards Organization TC172 SC7 Ophthalmic Optics and Instruments
  7. 2007 - 2008
    Chair - PastLow Vision Section, American Academy of Optometry
  8. 2007 - present
    ChairSC6 Ophthalmic Instruments, Z80 Committee, American National Standards Institute
  9. 2007 - present
    US Tag leader to SC7 WG6 Ophthalmic instruments and test methodsInternational Standards Organization TC172 SC7 Ophthalmic Optics and Instruments
  10. 2006 - present
    Delegate to SC7 WG3 Spectacle lensesInternational Standards Organization TC172 SC7 Ophthalmic Optics and Instruments
  11. 2005 - 2006
    ChairLow Vision Section, American Academy of Optometry
  12. 2005 - 2006
    Chair - PastDiplomate Program, Low Vision Section, American Academy of Optometry
  13. 2003 - 2004
    Vice ChairLow Vision Section, American Academy of Optometry
  14. 2003 - 2004
    ChairDiplomate Program, Low Vision Section, American Academy of Optometry
  15. 2003 - present
    MemberZ80 Committee, American National Standards Institute
  16. 2002
    Vice ChairDiplomate Program, Low Vision Section, American Academy of Optometry
  17. 2002 - present
    MemberSC6 Ophthalmic Instruments, Z80 Committee, American National Standards Institute
  18. 2001 - 2002
    SecretaryLow Vision Section, American Academy of Optometry
  19. 2001
    SecretaryDiplomate Program, Low Vision Section, American Academy of Optometry
  20. 2001 - present
    MemberCommission on Ophthalmic Standards, American Optometric Association
  21. 1999 - present
    Question WriterOptics Section, National Board of Examiners in Optometry
  22. 1999 - present
    Adjunct MemberOptics Section, National Board of Examiners in Optometry
  23. 1997 - 2000
    ChairOral Examination Committee, Low Vision Section, American Academy of Optometry
  24. 1994 - 1996
    ChairPractical Examinations Committee, Low Vision Section, American Academy of Optometry
  25. 1993 - 2001
    DeaconBethel Bible Church
  26. 1992 - 2002
    DirectorChoir, Bethel Bible Church
  27. 1992 - 2002
    Bible TeacherBethel Bible Church
  28. 1992 - 1994
    ChairCase Report Committee, Low Vision Section, American Academy of Optometry
  29. 1992 - present
    MemberCase Report Committee, Low Vision Section, American Academy of Optometry
  30. 1991 - 2002
    MemberIndiana Optometric Association
  31. 1991 - 2002
    MemberWabash Valley Optometric Society
  32. 1991 - 2002
    MemberIndiana Society of Low Vision Optometrists
  33. 1991
    ChairStudent Ethics and Professional Conduct Committee, Illinois College of Optometry
  34. 1990 - 1992
    ChairPathology Examination, Low Vision Section, American Academy of Optometry
  35. 1988 - 1991
    MemberFaculty Promotions Committee, Illinois College of Optometry
  36. 1988 - 1991
    MemberVision and Driving Advisory Committee, State of Illinois
  37. 1988 - 1990
    ChairRenewal Committee, Low Vision Section, American Academy of Optometry
  38. 1988
    MemberFaculty Relations Committee, Illinois College of Optometry
  39. 1988 - present
    DiplomateLow Vision Section, American Academy of Optometry
  40. 1986 - 1991
    AdvisorFellowship of Christian Optometrists, Illinois College of Optometry
  41. 1986 - 1991
    MemberAdmissions Committee, Illinois College of Optometry
  42. 1986 - 1991
    MemberInteragency Council for the Visually Impaired, State of Illinois
  43. 1983 - 1986
    MemberOhio Optometric Association
  44. 1982 - 1986
    MemberBuilding Committee, Ohio State University
  45. 1982 - 1984
    PresidentOptometric Educators, Inc., Ohio State University
  46. 1981 - 1983
    CoordinatorUnited Way, Ohio State University
  47. 1981 - 1982
    Secretary/TreasurerOptometric Educators, Inc., Ohio State University
  48. 1981
    MemberMini-White House Conference on Aging and Vision
  49. 1980 - 1986
    ConsultantVision Center of Central Ohio
  50. 1980
    MemberCommittee to Recommend Changes in National Board Outlines for Theoretical and Physical Optics, Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry
  51. 1979 - 1986
    MemberOptometric Educators, Inc., Ohio State University
  52. 1979 - 1981
    MemberCommittee to Survey Curricula and Develop a Model Curriculum in Rehabilitative Optometry, Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry
  53. 1978 - 1986
    MemberClinic Committee, Ohio State University
  54.  
    FellowAmerican Academy of Optometry
  55.  
    MemberPhi Beta Kappa Honor Society
  56.  
    MemberBeta Sigma Kappa
  57.  
    MemberChoir, Orchestra, First Baptist Church, Rochester
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