Associate Professor / Director of Faculty Affairs / Director of Residency
Dr. Richard Trevino joined the faculty of the Rosenberg School of Optometry in August 2010, less than 2 years after the school opened. Dr Trevino teaches in the Optometry and Pathology of the Posterior Segment courses. He serves as Director of Residency Programs and Chief of the Ocular Health Service.
In 2014 RSO launched a Glaucoma Center of Excellence under the direction of Dr Trevino, funded, in part, by a grant from Capital One, to provide glaucoma care, research and education. The grant enables the clinic to care for indigent patients who otherwise would be unable to afford treatment of their glaucoma. The Glaucoma Center of Excellence is conducting groundbreaking glaucoma research, with scientific presentations being delivered at the 2014 American Academy of Ophthalmology and American Academy of Optometry meetings.
Dr Trevino has published papers in scholarly journals, delivered podium presentations, and displayed posters at professional meetings. He has involved RSO students in all of his research activities. Two external research grant applications were filed in 2014, and one was awarded. To help foster interest in scholarship among the students, residents, and faculty of RSO, Dr Trevino initiated a monthly journal club in 2012 where current research papers in optometry, ophthalmology and vision science are discussed.
His students have recognized Dr Trevino for excellence in teaching by awarding him a Distinguished Teacher Award in 2014. They have also honored him with a Best Lecturer Award in 2013 and a Favorite Teacher award in 2012. Dr Trevino is extremely gratified that his passion for teaching has been rewarded with these honors. But his greatest reward is to see his students develop into clinicians and colleagues.