Reynolds files for AOA trustee

June 7, 2012

William T. Reynolds, O.D., has filed for election to the AOA Board. Dr. Reynolds has a long history of service to optometry on the state, regional and national levels. His dedication to the profession resulted in him twice being awarded the Kentucky Optometric Association (KOA) OD of the Year, in 1998 and 2011. He was also a three-time winner of the KOA President’s Award and was instrumental in passing the Children’s School Entrance Eye Exam Law in 2000 and the Better Access to Quality Eye Care bill in 2011.

Dr. Reynolds has been active in the KOA for more than 20 years. During his tenure he has held many positions, including Congress chair, treasurer, Education Committee chair, and PAC chair. He served as president of the KOA in 2001-2002.

He has also chaired the Kentucky Optometric Medicaid Technical Advisory Committee and served as president of the Kentucky Vision Project (VISION USA). He was legislative chair for the KOA and was heavily involved in legislative issues concerning children’s vision, access and scope expansion. He is currently vice president of the Kentucky Board of Optometric Examiners and Legislative Keyperson to state legislators as well as U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler and Kentucky Gov. Steven Beshear.

Dr. Reynolds has served as a trustee on the SECO board and was a volunteer on the Congress Committee.

On the federal level, Dr. Reynolds has worked with several states across the country lobbying for universal school entrance eye exams for children. He served on the AOA Pediatrics and Binocular Vision Committee and spoke at the AOA’s School Readiness Summit. He serves on the AOA State Government Relations Center Executive Committee and has assisted states in legislative strategies, building grassroots networks, establishing effective keyperson systems, and political budgeting.

Dr. Reynolds is an adjunct faculty member at Southern College of Optometry and Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University.

Dr. Reynolds has been clinical director for Kentucky Special Olympics Opening Eyes program and the clinical co-director of the St. Pius X Vision Clinic in Kingston, Jamaica.

Dr. Reynolds, his wife Ann, and their sons Will and Patrick live in Richmond, Ky. He is president and chief executive officer of Eye Care Center Optometrists PSC. He has been heavily involved in civic and community activities.

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