James Hunter, OD
Assistant Executive Director (Vice-President)
After education and training at the University of Illinois, Indiana University and Case Western Reserve , Dr. Hunter became a full time Assistant Professor and Clinic Director at the Indiana University School of Optometry. Following ten years in that capacity and establishing the School’s ocular therapeutics curriculum, in 1987 he left Indiana University to establish and become managing partner of Eye Specialists of Indiana – a high volume, by referral only, optometric medical and surgical referral center.
Because of a desire to return to optometric education , in 2012 Dr. Hunter left his practice and surgery center to return to IUSO where he is now Professor and has established the School’s “Ophthalic Laser and Minor Surgical Procedures Course “. He teaches the laser portion of that course and teaches the School’s post op cataract portion of the IUSO curriculum.
Dr. Hunter became a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry in 1979, a full physician member of the ASCRS in 1995 and is board certified by the ABCMO. He has been a constant member of multiple NBEO committees and councils since 1979, currently serving as one of the six members of the initial NBEO “Laser and Surgical Procedures Examination Committee”. He has been on the Indiana Optometry Board since 2004 , is Indiana’s ARBO representative and served on ARBO’s initial Continuing Competency Committee.