Dr. Glenn Steele
Dr. Glen Steele, a Professor of Pediatric Optometry at the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, places a special emphasis on the vision care needs of the infant and child. Following graduation from SCO, he completed a fellowship at the prestigious Gesell Institute of Child Development. A past president of both the College of Optometrists in Vision Development and the Optometric Extension Program Foundation, and past chair of the American Optometric Association InfantSEE:registered: Committee, he is also a member of the Continuing Education Committee for SECO International. Dr. Steele holds fellowship in the College of Optometrists in Vision Development and the American Academy of Optometry and has been inducted into the National Academies of Practice.
He has served the AOA, SECO International, COVD and the OEPF in many capacities. He has lectured extensively throughout the US and internationally in the area of vision development and care in the infant and young child. He has presented oral and poster presentations at a number of multi-disciplinary meetings.
Dr. Steele has been selected as Tennessee’s Optometrist of the Year, one of Optometric Management’s Top Ten Optometrists of the Decade, and the G.N. Getman Award from the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. He was awarded Southern College of Optometry’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001. He has been a Behavioral Scholar in Residence at the New England College of Optometry. Dr. Steele also received Prevent Blindness Tennessee’s Lifetime of Service Award, the John Streff award from Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association, and the Armand Bastien Award for International Accomplishments in 2010 and the Skeffington Alexander Award in 2014 from the International Congress of Behavioral Optometry. In 2011, he was awarded the William Feinbloom Award from the American Academy of Optometry. He has been presented the Visionary Award by the Tennessee Public Health Association and the Distinguished Service Award from the American Public Health Association Vision Care Section in 2018.
The Fors/Steele Developmental Vision Endowed Scholarship has been established jointly in his name along with the late L. Allen Fors, O.D. at the Southern College of Optometry.