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Plaza Vision Center

Practice Statement

Dr. Newman attended the University of Houston College of Optometry (UHCO). In 1985, He completed his Optometric Externship at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC and completed the Ocular Surgical Anatomy Course at the Bethesda Naval Hospital. Also, in 1985, while a fourth-year optometry student, Dr. Newman worked with William Lipsky, MD to develop new visual flight regulations for the space shuttle program by prescribing the first contact lenses to go into outer space. Dr. Newman received his Doctor of Optometry Degree in 1986.

During his education, Dr. Newman received several awards. He received the UHCO Faculty Awards in Contact Lenses and Ocular Pathology in 1986. He was also the UHCO recipient of the Barnes Hind Ave Custos Oculi Award for “Outstanding Achievement for Contact Lens Studies.”

In 1990, Dr. Newman became a Fellow in the American Academy of Optometry (AAO). In 1993, Dr. Newman received his Diploma in the Section on Cornea, Contact Lenses, and Refractive Technologies from the AAO. Becoming a Diplomate in the Academy demonstrates that one is an expert in their discipline. Dr. Newman is one of 146 Diplomates in the Section on Cornea, Contact Lenses, and Refractive Technologies world-wide, and only one-of-six currently practicing in Texas.

Dr. Newman has received the “Young Optometrist of the Year” and the “Optometrist of the Year” awards from the Texas Optometric Association (TOA). In 2006, Dr. Newman received the TOA “Humanitarian Award” for coordinating eye care services in Dallas for the victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

In 2007, the Review of Optometry named Dr. Newman one of the “Private Practice Leaders” in their list of “Contact Lens Pioneers.”

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600 N. Pearl St.
Dallas, TX 75201