UIW Professor Honored as National Leading Health Care Practitioner

April 12, 2019

Dr. William L. Miller Inducted as Distinguished Fellow

San Antonio – Dr. William L. Miller, professor at the University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry (UIWRSO), was recently inducted into the National Academies of Practice as a Distinguished Fellow during their recent meeting in Washington, D.C. The National Academies of Practice recognizes and honors the contributions of the nation’s leading health care practitioners through its constituent academies.

“Gaining the status of Fellowship in the National Academies of Practice is recognition of all the contributions a person has made over many years and their commitment to improving health care by addressing issues in an interdisciplinary way,” says Dr. Timothy Wingert, dean of the Rosenberg School of Optometry.

Dr. Miller received his bachelor’s degree in pre-dentistry from the University of Dayton. He then earned his O.D., a combined M.S./Fellowship in Cornea and Contact Lens and PhD in Physiological Optics at The Ohio State University. He is licensed in the state of Texas with full scope privileges. Dr. Miller is a diplomate in the American Board of Optometry. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, a member of the American Optometric Association and International Contact Lens Educators. He is on the editorial board of the Eye and Contact Lens Journal and served as a contributing column editor for Contact Lens Spectrum journal for 16 years. He is also a Board member for the Ocular Surface Society of Optometry.

A member of the UIWRSO faculty since May of 2015, Dr. Miller’s area of teaching includes contact lenses, anterior segment pathology, lasers and refractive surgery. These are areas of interest in his research as well, publishing a recent paper in Contact Lens and Anterior Eye (British Contact Lens Association) in February 2019. Dr. Miller has also received the J Davis Armistead Teaching Award and Teaching Excellence Award both from the University of Houston. He was also named the Texas Optometry Association’s Educator of the Year in 2017.

“This achievement sets an excellent example for students and faculty in how a health care practitioner contributes to the improvement of their profession and the care of their patients,” says Dr. Wingert. The UIW Rosenberg School of Optometry is one of only 21 optometry schools in the United States.


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