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Dr. Bryan Williams

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I’ve lived in North Dallas the majority of my life. I’ve been a First Eye Care patient since I was in second grade, my parents have been patients since the late 80s. I previously worked as a technician at both FEC Dallas & Park Forest.

I’m an avid sports fan, especially for anything Texas Tech, Kansas City Chiefs, Dallas Stars, Texas Rangers. In my free time I like to spend time with my friends and family, watch sports, and try different TX breweries.

Education

University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry—Birmingham, AL

  • Cornea and Contact Lens Resident, 2018-2019

University of Houston College of Optometry—Houston, TX

  • Doctor of Optometry, May 2018

Texas Tech University—Lubbock, TX

  • Bachelor of Science in Biology and minor in Chemistry, May 2014

Work Experience

Cornea and Contact Lens Resident, June 2018 – July 2019

University of Birmingham at Alabama School of Optometry

  • 54-week residency program specializing in the cornea and contact lenses

Clinical Research Experience

University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry

  • Research Assistant, August 2018 – present
    • Patient recruitment and screening for study involving keratoconics

University of Houston College of Optometry

    • Research Assistant, November 2017 – May 2018
      • Investigate scleral contact lens wear on corneal physiology
        • Assist with subject recruitment, lens fitting, data analysis

Publications & Presentations

Residents Day – Our Most Interesting Cases. 1-hour COPE approved CE Lecture. (2019).

Management of a Patient with a Traumatic Cataract and Irregular Pupil with the Use of a Prosthetic Tinted Lens. Southeastern Conference of Optometry Poster. (2019).

UABSO Evening of Education Presentation. Panel Participant for a 2-hour COPE Approved CE Lecture. (2019).

Prosthetic Tinted Lens Use to Manage Symptoms Secondary to a Traumatic Eye Injury. Global Specialty Lens Symposium Poster. (2019).

Rapid Fire with the Residents. Global Specialty Lens Symposium Presentation. (2019).

Ocular Surface Topography Guided Scleral Lens Fitting Compared to Diagnostic Lens Fitting. 1 Hour COPE Approve CE Lecture. (2019).

Management of Corneal Hydrops. Resident Case Conference. (2018).

Management of a Pediatric Stevens-Johnson Syndrome Patient with a Scleral Lens. Academy of Optometry Poster Presentation. (2018).

Success with Specialty Contact Lenses. Young Leaders of Optometry Presentation. (2018).

Artificial Tear Selection in Dry Eye. UHCO Presentation. (2018).

Grand Rounds and New Developments in Thyroid Eye Disease. UHCO Presentation. (2018).

Doctor in Focus: Sheila Morrison, OD, MS (2018). www.OptometryStudents.com.

Contract Negotiation for Dummies (2018). www.OptometryStudents.com.

Surviving A Spanish-Speaking Only Eye Exam as a Non-Spanish Speaker (2017). www.OptometryStudents.com.

A Weekend at The Capitol: Texas Optometric Association (TOA) Conference Recap (2017). www.OptometryStudents.com.

Awards and Honors

University of Houston College of Optometry

  • Golden Key Society Inductee
  • Primary Care Clinical Excellence Award for Class of 2018
  • UHCO Office of Optometry Relations Student Volunteer of the Year Award
  • Elmer H. Eger Memorial Student Travel Fellowship Grant
  • CooperVision Contact Lens Patient Retention Award (1st in Daily Disposables prescribed)
  • CooperVision Contact Lens Patient Retention Award (1st in Annual Supplies sold)
  • Letter of Clinical Excellence
    • Fall 2016
  • Student Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry

Organizational Memberships & Activities

Miscellaneous

  • Executive Journalist, www.OptometryStudents.com, December 2016 – May 2018
  • Member, Student Optometric Leadership Network (SOLutioN), July 2016 – May 2018
  • Member, Young Leaders in Optometry, October 2017 – present

University of Houston College of Optometry

  • UHCO Class of 2018 Representative, January 2018 – May 2018
  • Student Optometric Practice Management Association (SOPMA)
    • Member, August 2014 – May 2018
    • Vice-President, March 2016 – March 2017
  • UHCO American Optometric Student Association (AOSA)
    • Member, August 2014 – May 2018
    • Executive Board Member, March 2015 – March 2017