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UH Optometry Community Says Goodbye to Longtime Supporter Dwayne Yeager

By: Rashda Khan Posted On: 06/25/2020


Dr. Dwayne Yeager

Dr. Dwayne Yeager, a University of Houston College of Optometry (UHCO) alumnus and a beloved longtime preceptor, died June 22, 2020. He was 64.

He earned his Doctor of Optometry degree from UHCO in 1986, graduating in the top 10% of his class, and started practicing in West Monroe, Louisiana the same year. His business, Ouachita Eye Care, was a popular externship site for fourth-year optometry students.

“Dwayne was a proud University of Houston College of Optometry alumnus and—for more than ten years—an outstanding adjunct Associate Clinical Professor,” said Ralph Herring, assistant dean for professional studies and director of external education at UHCO.

“He mentored over three dozen students in their final year of clinical training. Literally every one of these students praised Dwayne’s outstanding teaching and mentorship,” Herring added. “I hope his family take comfort in how many optometry careers got off to a great start because of his passion and devotion.”

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