CURRICULUM VITAE

 

NAME:                                   Randall Kean Thomas

 

ADDRESS:                            Educators in Primary Eye Care, L.L.C.

                                                6017 Havencrest Court

                                                Concord, North Carolina 28027

 

TELEPHONE:                      704-792-6021

 

FAX:                                      704-792-1647

 

E-MAIL:                                thomasepec@carolina.rr.com

 

EDUCATION:                      O.D., Doctor of Optometry

                                                Pennsylvania College of Optometry  

                                                1200 West Godfrey Avenue

        Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19141                                                 

                                                 May, 1981

 

                                                M.P.H., Master of Public Health

                                                Department of Health Administration

                                                School of Public Health

                                                University of North Carolina 27514

                                                May, 1976

 

                                                B.S., Bachelor of Science

                                                Appalachian State University

                                                Boone, North Carolina 28607

                                                     Major:  Biology

                                                     Minors:  Psychology, Chemistry & Education

                                                May, 1973

 

                                                A.S., Associate in Science

                                                Western Piedmont Community College

                                                Morganton, North Carolina 28655

                                                May, 1970
CERTIFICATION:

 

            Successfully completed the National Board Examination in Optometry. 

                  April, 1981.  Successfully completed the International Association

                  of Boards of Examiners in Optometry examination on “Treatment

                  and Management of Ocular Disease”.  May, 1986.

 

            Licensed by the State Board of Examiners in Optometry in North Carolina,

                  September, 1981; Oklahoma, August, 1983; Tennessee, July, 1988.

 

EMPLOYMENT/PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

 

            Group practice of optometry and ophthalmology, Concord, North Carolina

                  -- June, 1993 to present.

 

             Private practice of optometry, Thomasville, North Carolina -- March, 1990

                  to June, 1993.

 

             Group practice of optometry, Fayetteville, North Carolina -- June, 1988 to

                  March, 1990.

 

              Private practice of optometry and associate practice with ophthalmology.

                  Tulsa, Oklahoma -- August, 1984 to May, 1988.

 

             Clinical Optometrist, Bolling Air Force Base Medical Clinic, Washington,

                  District of Columbia -- July, 1981 to July 1984.

 

             Consultant, Appalachian District Health Department, Boone, North

                  Carolina, 28607 -- Summer, 1978

                       Request:  To develop guidelines for the delivery of primary health care

                                 services by area health departments, and participate in departmental

                                 administrative activities.

 

             Research Assistant, Department of Dental Ecology, School of Dentistry,

                  University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina -- July,

                  1976 to July, 1977.

 

             Policy Analyst, Department of Health, Education and Welfare:  Medical

                  Services Administration, Division of Program Planning and Evaluation,

                  Washington, District of Columbia -- Summer, 1975.

 

             High School Biology Teacher, Anson County Board of Education,

                  Wadesboro, North Carolina -- August, 1973 to June, 1974.
 HONORS: 

 

                  Awarded “Glaucoma Educator of the Year” by the American Academy                                   of Optometry, 1997.

 

                  Granted Fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry, 1984.

 

                  Appointed as a member of the Adjunct Faculty, Pennsylvania College of

                        Optometry, 1988 through 2003; Pacific University College of Optometry

                        1993 through 2003; State University of New York College of Optometry,

                        1993 through 2003.

 

                  Awarded the William C. Ezell Award “For the Best Article Based on a

                        Lecture given at the Southern Congress of Optometry”, 1984.

 

                  Selected by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry as a

                        consultant in constructing questions in ocular disease and ocular

                        pharmacology for the National Board Examination, 1985.

 

                  Recipient of the Optometric Recognition Award in Continuing Education

                        by the American Optometric Association, 1985.

 

                  Appointed as a Regional Consultant to the Council on Clinical Optometric

                        Care of the American Optometric Association, 1986 through 1998.

 

                  Selected “Outstanding Young Men of America”, U.S. Jaycees, 1983.

 

                  Appointed as a member of the Hospital and Nursing Home Practice

                        Committee of the American Optometric Association, 1983 through

                        1993.

 

                  Air Force Commendation Medal Recipient for Meritorious Service, 1984.

 

                  Appointed as Captain, Biomedical Science Corps, United States Air

                        Force, 1981 through 1984.

 

                  Elected into the Gold Key Optometric Service Honor Society, 1981.

 

                  Selected to serve as a member of the Student Optometric Service to

                        Haiti (S.O.S.H.) Team, 1981.

                 

                  Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities,

                        Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, 1973.

 

 

 

CONCURRENT EDUCATION TRAINING:

                  Externship Training:

 

                        Fourth Professional year, Pennsylvania College of Optometry,

                            Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1980 to 1981.                        

 

                                    Private Practice of Steven Greenberg, M.D., Moshe Adler, M.D.,

                                    and Bruce Pierson, O.D., Brookville General Hospital,

                                    Brookville, Pennsylvania.

 

                                    Alaska Native Medical Center, Anchorage, Alaska, Yukon-

                                    Kuskokwim Delta Public Health Service Hospital, Bethel,

                                    Alaska.

 

                                    W.W. Hastings Indian Health Service Hospital, Tahlequah,

                                    Oklahoma, Lesley L. Walls, M.D. served as preceptor.

                 

                  Internship Training:

 

                        Second Professional Year, School of Public Health, University of

                            North Carolina, 1976.

                                    Health Committee of the House of Representatives, North

                                    Carolina General Assembly, Raleigh, North Carolina. This

                                    Study was taken entirely on location at the State

                                    Legislature Building.  While an intern, I sat with the

                                    Committee and participated in most of the affairs of the

                                    Committee.

 

POST-GRADUATE PROFESSIONAL SHORT COURSE:

 

                        Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Course in Ophthalmic Pathology

                            for Ophthalmologists, Washington, District of Columbia, 1982.

 

CONSULTATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL LECTURESHIPS:

 

These lectures are all related to ocular pharmacology, ocular differential

 diagnosis, and medical management of eye diseases.

 

                                    Lectured at over 400 continuing medical education conferences                                                throughout the world.

 

                                    Cabarrus Family Medicine Residency; “Red Eye Differential                                                     Diagnosis and Management”, Northeast Medical Center, Concord,                                           North Carolina, 1997.

 

                                    Ocular Pharmacology Consultant, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of                                              North Carolina, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, 1995-                                      2000.

 

Professional Publications:                “Pharmaceutical Agents Commonly Used

(Co-Authored with                            To Treat Afflictions of the Eye and Adnexa”,

Ron Melton, O.D., F.A.A.O.                        Southern Journal of Optometry, June, 1984.

Charlotte, N.C.                                 

                                                            “Pharmaceutical Agents Commonly Used to

                                                            Treat Ocular Inflammations of the Eye and

                                                            Adnexa”, Southern Journal of Optometry,

                                                            October, 1984.

 

                                                            “Pharmaceutical Agents Commonly Used to

                                                            Treat Infections/Inflammations of the Eye”,

                                                            Southern Journal of Optometry, October, 1984.

 

                                                            “How to Manage Viral Conjunctivitis”,

                                                            Optometric Management, June, 1991.

 

                                                            “Antiviral Drugs and Pharmacology” and

“Conjunctival and Corneal Foreign Body Removal”, Chapters in Clinical Optometric Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Editor: B.E. Onofrey, J.B. Lippincott

                                                            Company, 1991.

 

                                                            “Medical Management of Anterior Uveitis” and

“Grand Rounds Management of Corneal Abrasions”, Chapters in Optometry Clinics -Anterior Segment Disease Update, Editor: J.G. Classe’, Appleton and Lange, 1991.

 

                                                            “Dry Eye Syndrome and the Optometrist: Diagnosis

                                                            and Treatment”, Publication from Roundtable

                                                            Discussion, Allergan, 1991.

 

                                                            “Use of Clinical Laboratory Testing in the Private

                                                            Practice of Optometry”, Chapter in Optometry

                                                            Clinics - Clinical Laboratory Testing, Editor:

                                                            J.G. Classe’, Appleton and Lange, 1992.

 

                                                            “The Practical Guide to Therapeutic Drugs”,

                                                            Optometric Management, May, 1992.

 

 

                                                            “A Review of Common Ophthalmic Antibacterial

                                                            and Corticosteroid - Antibacterial Combination

                                                            Drugs”, Chapter in Optometry Clinics - Ocular                                                                     Pharmacology Update, Editor: J.G. Classe,

                                                            Appleton and Lange, 1992.

 

                                                            “OD Dialogues: Ocular Surface Disease and Dry

                                                            Eye Syndrome”, Publication from Roundtable                                                                      Discussion, Allergan, 1992.

 

                                                            “Pharmacology Questions”, Supplement to

                                                            Optometric Management, January, 1993.

 

                                                            “Does This Patient Have Glaucoma? Factors to

                                                            Consider in Diagnosis and Management”, Eye

                                                            Quest Magazine, January/February, 1993.

 

                                                            “When White and Quiet Turns Red and Angry-

                                                            How to Relieve Contact Lens - Induced

                                                            Inflammation”, Review of Optometry, April, 1993.

 

“2nd Annual Practical Guide to Therapeutic Drugs”, Optometric Management, May, 1993.

 

                                                            “Understanding Blepharitis”, Optometry Today,

                                                            June, 1993.

 

                                                            “Take the Worry Out of Managing Uveitis”,

                                                            Optometric Management, June, 1993.

 

                                                            “Treatment of Blepharitis”, Optometry Today,

                                                            July/August, 1993.

 

                                                            “Pupillary Dilation: A View From the Trenches”,

Guest Editorial, Journal of the American Optometric Association, September, 1993.

 

                                                            “3rd Annual Practical Guide to Therapeutic Drugs”,

                                                            Optometric Management, May 1994.

 

                                                            “Put Patient’s Interests First When Diagnosing

                                                            Disease”, Optometry Today, May 1994.

                                                            “A practical Look at Clinical Dry Eye”, Optometry

                                                            Today, May, 1994.

 

 

                                                            “4th Annual Practical Guide to Therapeutic Drugs”,

                                                            Optometric Management, May, 1995.

 

                                                            “Oral Medicines in Primary Eye Care”, Eye Quest

                                                            Magazine, July/August, 1995.

 

                                                            “Fluoroquinolones: A First-Line Treatment”,                                                                         Primary Care Optometry News, September, 1995.

 

                                                            “Understanding Today’s Glaucoma Medications”,

                                                            Chapter in “Take charge of Glaucoma

                                                            Management”, Supplement To Review of                                                                              Optometry, September, 1995.

                                                           

                                                            “The Power of Prescribing”, Optometry Today -                                                                   Eye Drug Update, October, 1995.

 

                                                            “Nonspecific Conjunctivitis”, Optometry Today,

                                                            October, 1995.

 

                                                            “Open-Angle Glaucoma”, Optometry Today,

                                                            October, 1995.

 

                                                            “The 1996 Clinical Guide to Ophthalmic Drugs”,

                                                            Review of Optometry, May, 1996.

 

                                                            Clinical Management of the Anterior Segment,

                                                            Optometry Today, August, 1996.

 

                                                            “Clinical Grand Rounds on the World Wide Web”,

                                                            Pacific University College of Optometry Center

                                                            For Distributed Learning, and Optometry Today,

                                                            August, 1996.

 

“Clinical Management of the Anterior Segment, Part II”, Optometry Today, September, 1996.

 

                                                            “New Alpha-2 Agonist Offers Another Medical

                                                            Alternative to Treat Glaucoma”, Primary Care                                                                       Optometry News, November, 1996.
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

 

                  American Optometric Association

 

                  American Academy of Optometry

 

                  North Carolina State Optometric Society

 

                  Life Member of Alumni Association, School of Public Health, University

                      of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.