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Raymond Applegate, OD, PhD

Contact information: 

505 J. Davis Armistead Bldg

Houston, Texas 77204-2020

(713)743.1791 (office)

(713)743.2053 (fax)



Dr. Applegate is the second of four children born to K. Edwin Applegate and Elizabeth Dilts Applegate in Bloomington, Indiana in 1949.  He attended Indiana University from Kindergarten through his Bachelor of Arts (1971), Doctor of Optometry (1975) and his Master of Science in Physiological Optics (1976).  He practiced optometry in Galesburg, Illinois before continuing his graduate education in Physiological Optics at the University of California, Berkeley where he received his Ph.D. (1983).

 Dr. Applegate joined the University of Texas Health Science Center faculty in 1988 from the School of Optometry University of Missouri – St. Louis where he served as an assistant professor of optometry. He rose through the faculty ranks quickly to become a tenured professor of ophthalmology in 1993.  In 2002 Dr. Applegate accepted the College of Optometry, at the University of Houston’s offer to become the first Borish Chair in Optometry. He has served as a feature editor of Journal of the Optical Society of  America –A, Applied Optics, and Optometry and Vision Science on several occasions.  Dr. Applegate has served on the editorial board of the journal of Optometry and Visual Science and currently serves on editorial board of the Journal of Refractive Surgery, the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and Clinical and Experimental Optometry. He is a cofounder of the International Congress on Wavefront Sensing and Aberration-Free Refraction Correction, is widely published in leading journals, consultant, and international lecturer whose NIH funded research interests center on the optics of the eye and early ocular disease detection, treatment, and prevention.



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Last modified: 04/24/09