Mark Bullimore

Mark  Bullimore
Dean & Professor
Southern California College of Optometry
Joined us in 2017
MCOptom, Aston University
PhD, Aston University
714.449.7473 • Fax 714.992.7809

Dr. Bullimore received his optometry degree and a PhD in vision science from Aston University in Birmingham, England. He was a Professor at The Ohio State University College of Optometry for 15 years and taught geometric optics and ophthalmic optics. Previously, he spent 8 years at the University of California at Berkeley and is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Houston College of Optometry.

His research interests include myopia, low vision, presbyopia, and refractive surgery. He received grants from the National Eye Institute to study adult myopia progression and several training grants supporting optometry students in a summer internship program. Dr. Bullimore has over 90 peer-reviewed publications.

Dr. Bullimore has been recognized by the American Academy of Optometry with the Garland Clay Award in 1995 and the Eminent Service Award in 2004. In 2012, he was inducted into the National Academies of Practice.

He is former President and Development Director of the American Optometric Foundation, a philanthropic organization devoted to the advancement of optometric education and research. He is Associate Editor of Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics and the former Editor of Optometry and Vision Science.

He served a four-year term on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Ophthalmic Devices Panel and is a consultant for a number of ophthalmic, surgical, and pharmaceutical companies. His company, Ridgevue Publishing, produces interactive educational materials for the iPad.