Layman announces candidacy for trustee

May 22, 2012

Robert Layman, O.D., of Toledo, Ohio, and 2006 AOA Optometrist of the Year, announced his candidacy for the AOA Board of Trustees.

Dr. Layman is a member of the AOA Membership Development Committee. He served as moderator of the AOA Presidents’ Countil form 2001 to 2011.

Dr. Layman is the optometric liaison to the Northwest Ohio Regional Extension Center/Health Information Partnership. He is a member of the Ohio Optometric Association (OOA) Electronic Health Records Task Force. He presents Ohio’s Realeyes Classroom Initiative curriculum to classrooms in schools in his community; Realeyes advocates for the importance of a lifetime of eye and vision care. He is Keyperson for U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur. He chaired the EastWest Eye Conference from 2009-11. He is a past president of the OOA and has received the Ohio Optometrist of the Year, Young Optometrist of the Year, and Outstanding Senior Student awards.

Dr. Layman chaired the Diabetes Project Team, Optometric Executives Project Team, Membership & Information Services Group Executive Committee, Non-Dues Income Committee, and Assistance to Graduates Project Team.

He has been a member of the AOA Clinical Care Group Executive Committee, Glaucoma Project Team, Communications Technology Project Team, Student Membership Project Team, Membership Development Committee, Program Planning Committee for the AOA Board of Trustees, New Practitioners Practice Management Advisory Committee, Optometric Executive’s Project Team, and the Resolutions Committee for the 1995 AOA Congress. He is a charter member of the AOA Contact Lens Section and has been a participant in the AOA Leadership Institute.

Dr. Layman is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Optometry and has served on the alumni board of Epsilon Psi Epsilon Fraternity and on the board of trustees of The OSU Optometry Alumni & Friends. He was class president, American Optometric Student Association chapter president, and served on the Dean’s Advisory Council.

Dr. Layman is past president of the Toledo Jaycees, Kiwanis Club of West Toledo, and the Downtown Toledo Business Network International chapter. He is a vision consultant for the University of Toledo athletic department, assistant scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 87, and serves on the YMCA Board of Managers. He has been a volunteer with the Mildred Bayer Homeless Clinic of Toledo, instructor at Owens Technical College of Toledo, and on the board of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. He is a long-distance runner and raised funds for the Prevent Blindness Disney Marathon in 2001.

Dr. Layman is an owner of Pinnacle Eye Group in Toledo, Ohio, and Lambertville, Mich. He and his wife Barb have four children, Robbie, age 22, Kristi, age 20, Molly, age 16, and Andrew, age 14.

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