James Thimons, OD, FAAO
Co-Founder and Medical Director, Ophthalmic Consultants of Connecticut
Founder, National Glaucoma Society
Dr. James Thimons is nationally and internationally acclaimed speaker and educator. He has received numerous awards for his service and has over 200 publications in glaucoma, cornea and external disease, dry eye, refractive surgery, and new technologies.
Dr. Thimons is a 1978 graduate of Ohio State University College of Optometry. He completed his hospital residency at the Chillicothe, VA Medical Center and served as Chief, Optometry Service until 1985. He was the Center Director at Omni Eye Services in Fairfax, Virginia, and then became Chairman, Department of Clinical Sciences at the State University of New York. While at SUNY, Dr. Thimons developed The Glaucoma Institute, a clinical research center, and served as its first Director. In 2002, he co-founded Ophthalmic Consultants of Connecticut.
Dr. Thimons was awarded Optometry’s Top Educator in 1999 and was selected as one of the Top Ten Clinicians of the decade. In 2002, he founded the National Glaucoma Society which provides educational and clinical development services to primary care clinicians worldwide. He was inducted into the Optometry Hall of Fame in 2005 and was named on Newsweek’s America’s Best Eye Doctors list in 2002.