William D. Townsend, OD, FAAO 2018-04-25T20:07:50+00:00

Dr. William D. Townsend, OD, FAAO

Dr. William D. Townsend, OD, FAAO

Dr. William D. Townsend, OD, FAAO

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About Dr. Townsend

Lively, friendly and outgoing, with a fun sense of humor, Bill Townsend puts patients at ease immediately. He is a nationally and internationally known speaker and optometric educator on a wide range of topics, including dry eye, allergies, and ocular disease. The University of Houston, College of Optometry awarded Bill the Alumnus of the Year Award for 2015. In addition to this honor, he will be giving the commencement address for this year’s graduating class. He also writes for several optometric journals and has co-authored a textbook on retinal anatomy and disease. Bill was born and raised in Texas, and has lived and practiced in Canyon, Texas since 1979. He enjoys bicycling, sailing, and traveling. He is active in his church and is involved with the jail ministry. He and his wife, Janet, also an optometrist, have two married daughters, Erin and Jessica.

Undergraduate
1974 West Texas State University, Canyon, TX
1977 University of Houston, Houston, TX
Optometry
University of Houston, College of Optometry, Houston, TX
Optometry Practice
1979 Private practice, Canyon, TX
. 1989-2000 Consultant VAMC, Amarillo, TX
. 1994-Present Adjunct Professor, University of Houston, College of Optometry. 1996 Private practice, Hereford, TX
Awards and Societies
2009 William D. Pittman Award, Texas Optometric Association
President, Ocular Surface Society of Optometry

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