Larry J. Alexander, O.D., is a 1971 graduate of the Indiana University School of Optometry. After graduation, Larry served in the U.S. Navy and then practiced in North Carolina for two years. In 1975, he joined the faculty at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry, where, as a full professor, he taught ocular disease, participated in private practice, served as chief of the ocular disease service, served in many administrative capacities, and performed clinical research in glaucoma, diabetes, hypertension, and dry eye. Dr. Alexander has also volunteered with the American Optometric Association.
Dr. Alexander now serves as Clinic Administrator and is a Consultative Medical Optometrist at the John-Kenyon Eye Center. He continues to contribute to optometric literature and still enjoys presenting continuing education courses and lectures throughout the world. His newest book, Primary Care of the Posterior Segment (2003), serves as the ocular disease textbook in the majority of schools of optometry in the United States, Canada, and English-speaking countries throughout the world. In 2004, Dr. Alexander joined the Dean's Advisory Committee of the Indiana University School of Optometry.