Roy Ebihara, OD – Class of 1963 – Notable Alumnus

Roy EbiharaRoy U. Ebihara, OD FAAO is a past recipient of the Ohio Optometric Association’s Warren G. and Ruth P. Morris Optometrist of the Year Award in 1993. He has many memberships and affiliations like Past President of the Lorain County Optometric Society, Past President and life member of the Ohio State Optometry Alumni Association, Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (VOSH), and a Fellow in the American Academy of Optometry. His professional service includes: VOSH Eye Care Missions in Honduras, School Vision Consultant for Lorain County, Founder of the OOA Contact Lens Committee and a presenter of the OOA’s RealEyes program. Dr. Ebihara retired from practice in 1992 and is currently a consultant for the Cleveland Clinic. His community and civic activities include Oberlin NAACP, Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club, Salvation Army, Metro Parks and guest lectures at University of Akron, Lorain County Community College, and Grand Valley State University.

Dr. Ebihara has always felt that, as a healthcare provider, there is a need to provide humanitarian service beyond the office door. Once he retired, he provided eyecare at the County Free Clinic and joined Ohio VOSH in eye care mission to remote areas. Doing those meaningful things have allowed Dr. Ebihara to put together a satisfying closure to his professional career without regrets.