Larry Alexander, OD FAAO (1947 - 2016)


My heart is broken hearing of Larry's passing. Anyone who knew Larry was a better person for it. Last week Larry asked me to remove EyeLessons in its entirety so I reluctantly took it down. He also told me I could do with it whatever I want with it, so I'm putting it back up so others can enjoy Larry's style of education for a little longer.  EyeLessons was a labor of love, and I was constantly amazed at the content output by one of Optometry's leading educators.

Larry, I will miss you. It was an honor working with you and calling you a friend.

-Adam Parker, OD
(the guy behind the scenes of EyeLessons)

posted April 18, 2016

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Eye Doctors Are Stranded On A Sandbar Dictated By Our Examination Paradigm

Eye Doctors Are Stranded On A Sandbar Dictated By Our Examination Paradigm

When I started in Optometry in 1971 we were stranded on a sandbar. It was either the 21-point examination or the graphical analysis method. We tested and tried to put the results into some variation of an equation to come up with an answer for the patient. When we were learning the examination techniques, it seemed sort of silly and it really did not transfer well to my first position as a Navy optometrist. Then we evolved further to develop the problem-based examination that didn’t ever really catch on. We really never left the sandbar with problem-based and we continue to be stranded.

Wednesday, 03 April 2013 Written by Larry J Alexander OD FAAO Posted in Philosophy/Editorials

Optic Nerve Glaucoma or Not?

Optic Nerve Glaucoma or Not?

54 yo

  - routine eye evaluation

  - knows doctors were concerned about her eyes years ago and had ordered ct and      mri all of which were “normal”

  - best corrected va od 20/20 os 20/20

  - cct 533, 537

  - iop 17 well defined inferior vf defects