Notable Alumnus

Steven H. Eyler, OD
Class of 1977

Dr. Steve Eyler is a proud member of the leadership-laden Class of 1977 and played on the infamous Episcotisters intramural basketball team, which claimed the Ohio State Grad-Championship. That Finals is remembered for classmate and point guard Dr. Joe Barr actually passing the ball to Dr. Eyler three times in that game, a record.

Dr. Eyler is the senior and founding partner of University Eye Associates, an eight-doctor, full-scope, primary care practice in North Carolina (NC). He is the team optometrist for UNC-Charlotte and Davidson College and has served as the emergency eye care provider for numerous NCAA Championship events. Dr. Eyler has served as President of the following: the National Board of Examiners in Optometry, the Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry (ARBO), the North Carolina State Board of Examiners in Optometry, the North Carolina State Optometric Society, University City Rotary, and the Charlotte Basketball Committee. He has served on the American Academy of Optometry's Admittance Committee for the last 11 years and has lectured on leadership at the Academy's Annual Meeting the last five years. Dr. Eyler's honors include: the University City Rotary Distinguished Service Award (1994), the ARBO Distinguished Service Award (1999), the inaugural NC State Optometric Society Dr. Robinson Clinical Excellence Award (2002), the NC State Optometric Society Dr. Costabile OD of the Year Award (2005), and the American Optometric Student Association Founders Award (2009).

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