J. James Thimons, OD, FAAO

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Jim Thimons

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Dr. Thimons is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Optometry. He completed his hospital residency at the Chillicothe, VA Medical Center in 1979 and then served as Chief, Optometry Service until 1985. He then accepted the position of Center Director at Omni Eye Services, Fairfax, Virginia. He served in that role until 1989, when he became Chairman, Department of Clinical Sciences at the State University of New York.

While at SUNY, he developed The Glaucoma Institute, a clinical research center, and served as its first Director. In 1998, he accepted the position of Executive Director of TLC and served in that role until 2002 when he co-founded Ophthalmic Consultants of Connecticut, a multidisciplinary referral practice providing secondary and tertiary level care.

Dr. Thimons has received numerous awards for his service to the profession and has over 200 hundred publications regarding Glaucoma, Dry Eye, and Cornea & External Disease. He is a nationally and internationally acclaimed Speaker and Educator and an acknowledged leader in ophthalmic clinical education. He serves in academic appointments at several universities in the US and has been a clinical investigator in over 20 NIH, NEI, and Post Release Clinical Trials.

In 1999 he was awarded Optometry’s Top Educator and was selected as one of the Top Ten Clinicians of the decade. In 2002 he founded the National Glaucoma Society, an NFP with Executive offices in Andover, Massachusetts, that provides educational and clinical development services to primary care clinicians worldwide in the area of glaucoma management. In 2005 he was inducted into the Optometry Hall of Fame and recently served as President of the Connecticut Association of Optometrists. Dr. Thimons was selected as the Top Eye Doctor in Fairfield County in 2013.

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Family History, Ethnic Background and Age All Drive Increased Glaucoma Risk

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Family History, Ethnic Background and Age All Drive Increased Glaucoma Risk

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Are you more at risk for glaucoma than you realize? Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of preventable blindness in the world. Most surprisingly, of the estimated three million Americans who suffer from Glaucoma, more than 50% are not even aware they have it!Despite a lack of noticeable symptoms, there are several important risk […]

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Are you more at risk for glaucoma than you realize? Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of preventable blindness in the world. Most surprisingly, of the estimated three million Americans who suffer from Glaucoma, more than 50% are not even aware they have it! Despite a lack of noticeable symptoms, there are several important […]

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Many people suffer from chronic, recurrent eye pain and blurry vision caused by advanced Dry Eye Disease and other ocular surface conditions that cause inflammation. In many instances, treatments such as drops, ointments, and prescription drugs provide temporary relief, but fail to provide lasting, long-term recovery patients need. One leading-edge treatment option for these patients […]

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Dr. O’Dell recognized with Theia Award from Women in Optometry in the Innovation Category for her pioneering work in medical Optometry Each year, national publication Women in Optometry selects female leaders in the eye care field to honor with its Theia Awards. This year, Dr. Leslie O’Dell, FAAO, Medical Director for MOA – Shrewsbury was […]

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Dr. O’Dell recognized with Theia Award from Women in Optometry in the Innovation Category for her pioneering work in medical Optometry Each year, national publication Women in Optometry selects female leaders in the eye care field to honor with its Theia Awards. This year, Dr. Leslie O’Dell, FAAO, Medical Director for MOA – Shrewsbury was […]

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