Daniel G. Fuller, OD, FAAO – Class of 1984 – Notable Alumnus

Daniel G. FullerDr. Dan Fuller graduated from Purdue University (BS‘80) and The Ohio State University, College of Optometry (OD‘84). He served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, practicing in a hospital-based setting, until 1987. He received the Navy Commendation Medal for meritorious service. In 1987 he left active duty to join the faculty at the Southern College of Optometry, teaching in the Ocular Disease Service and holding didactic and laboratory assignments. He purchased his first private practice in 1991 and a second in 2001 emphasizing specialty contact lens fits and surgical co-management. He returned as a full-time faculty to The Eye Center at the Southern College of Optometry in 2008. He is now an associate professor; Chief of the Cornea Contact Lens Service; founding Supervisor of the Cornea Contact Lens Refractive Surgery Residency; and Faculty Chair. He has numerous publications to his credit, has lectured nationally, and continues to produce original clinical research. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and Scleral Lens Educators Society. He has three daughters, Morgan, Abigail and Claire, who are his greatest accomplishments. He writes, “There is not a day that has passed in my career where I have not thought of the optometric and life lessons learned while at the college. One of the greatest lessons learned is that no skill, no knowledge, and no accomplishment holds value if you do not pay it forward in service to others. Thank you for the opportunity to share a small part of this Buckeye’s journey.”