#20: Eye Give a Damn about Optometry’s Community with Dr. Alan Glazier
By: Joseph Allen
November 16, 2023
Dr. Alan Glazier might be most well known as the face behind ODs on Facebook, but do you know how it all started and grew to the largest social media group for optometrists? Learn the history and challenges he faced along the way. They also discuss Dr. Glazier’s cutting-edge research into presbyopia and cataract development. Could his theories on lens pressure change the way we treat these conditions in the future? He also discusses his involvement with Optometry Giving Sight and the importance of giving back. Dr. Glazier shares his passion for finding creative solutions to unmet needs and the importance of protecting your ideas with patents. Finally, he encourages all optometrists to respect each other and how they each choose to practice.
Dr. Joseph J. Allen graduated Magna Cum Laude and Salutatorian from the Rosenburg School of Optometry in 2015 and completed his residency at the Minneapolis V.A. Medical Center.
Dr. Allen is a practicing optometrist in Minnesota and the founder of Doctor Eye Health, an educational YouTube channel with more than 750K subscribers. There he provides information about eye health, ocular disease and vision products. His videos cover a range of topics that his subscribers frequently ask about: eye floaters, glaucoma, dry eye syndrome, contact lenses, eyeglasses, and more.
Dr. Allen is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry. He is a member of the American Optometric Association, the AOA Strategic Communications Committee, and he completed the AOA leadership training in 2022. He was also awarded the Media Advocacy award from the AOA in 2021.
Dr. Allen has been featured in Ask Men and Oprah Daily and In his free time, he enjoys rock climbing, running, cooking, playing video games, hiking, and biking.