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First Appt: 2007Academic Background:1984; O.D.; The Ohio State University1980; B.S.; Purdue UniversityBiography:After receiving his O.D., Dr. Fuller practiced in a hospital-based setting as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy from 1984 to 1987. He first joined the faculty at the Southern College of Optometry in 1987, holding clinical assignments in the Ocular Disease and Primary Care Clinics. His didactic assignments included anterior segment eye disease, trauma, and clinical urgencies and emergencies. After he left SCO, Dr. Fuller owned and operated one of the area's most successful multi-site solo practices serving thousands of patients each year. The practice emphasized ocular disease and specialty contact lens care. Since returning to the SCO faculty in 2007, his clinical assignments include Adult Primary Care, Advanced Care and Ocular Disease and Contact Lens Services. Dr. Fuller is Chief of Cornea & Contact Lens Services in The Eye Center.Dr. Fuller has authored several publications in the profession's most prestigious journals, lectured nationally in the area of ocular disease and participated in numerous FDA clinical trials developing contact lenses and solutions. He is a member of Alcon's national speakers’ bureau lecturing on developments in silicone hydrogel materials.Dr. Fuller has served as Chair of the Faculty, Ex-officio Representative to the Board of Trustees, Chair of the Curriculum Committee, President of the West Tennessee Optometric Society, member of the Board of Directors for the Tennessee Optometric Association, Acting-chief of the Brannon-McCulloch Eye Clinic, member of the Presidential-Faculty Relations Committee, Chair of the Advisory Board for Southern Eye Associates (a surgical referral practice) for 12 years and Assistant Chief Examiner for the National Board of Examiners in Optometry. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, a member of the American Optometric Association, the Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians, and the West Tennessee Optometric Physician's Society.