Faculty Directory

Clifford W. Brooks

Professor, Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Clifford W. Brooks

Optometry, IUB
OP 509
800 East Atwater Avenue Bloomington,IN 47405

812-855-1298
brooks@indiana.edu

Education
  • O.D.
Courses Taught
  • V 521 Optics I: Geometric and Visual Optics
  • V 523 Optics II: Geometric and Visual Optics
  • V 631 Optics III: Ophthalmic and Advanced Clinical Optics
  • V 632 Optics IV: Optics of Ophthalmic and Contact Lens
Biography

Dr. Brooks is a professor of optometry and Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Before coming to Indiana University, Dr. Brooks practiced optometry in southern Indiana. He then spent two years as guest lecturer at the Höheren Fachschule für Augenoptik in Cologne, Germany, where he taught refraction and contact lenses.

Dr. Brooks teaches in the areas of geometric and ophthalmic optics. He is probably best known for his book, System for Ophthalmic Dispensing, which is co-authored with Dr. Irvin Borish. Dr. Brooks has written other books, including Essentials of Ophthalmic Lens Finishing and Understanding Lens Surfacing. He is founder and president of FCO International (the Fellowship of Christian Optometrists) with chapters in schools and colleges of optometry throughout the United States.

Publications
  • System for Ophthalmic Dispensing, 3rd Edition, C.W. Brooks and I.M. Borish, Butterworth/Heinemann, Elsevier, St. Louis, MO, 2007, 665 pages.  Corrections sheet found here.
  • System for Ophthalmic Dispensing, 2nd Edition, C.W. Brooks and I.M. Borish, Butterworth/Heinemann, Boston, MA, August 1996, 583 pages.
  • System for Ophthalmic Dispensing, C.W. Brooks and I.M. Borish, Butterworth/Heinemann, Stoneham, MA, March 1979, 475 pages.
  • Professional Dispensing for Opticianry, 1st and 2nd Editions, C.W. Brooks and I.M. Borish, Butterworth/Heinemann, Boston, MA, 1979 and 1996. (Note: This book was a special issue of System for Ophthalmic Dispensing that was published under separate title for the Optician's Association of America. It also included "Test Specifications & Technical Guidelines for the Dispensing Optician & Contact Lens Fitter.")
  • Professional Dispensing for Opticianry, 1st and 2nd Editions, C.W. Brooks and I.M. Borish, Butterworth/Heinemann, Boston, MA, 1979 and 1996. (Note: This book was a special issue of System for Ophthalmic Dispensing that was published under separate title for the Optician's Association of America. It also included "Test Specifications & Technical Guidelines for the Dispensing Optician & Contact Lens Fitter.")
  • Essentials for Ophthalmic Lens Work, C.W. Brooks, Butterworth/Heinemann, Stoneham, MA, 1983, 267 pages.
  • Understanding Lens Surfacing, C.W. Brooks, Butterworth/Heinemann, Stoneham, MA, 1992, 436 pages.
  • Lens Surfacing Handbook, C.W. Brooks, Butterworth/Heinemann, Stoneham, MA, 1992, 144 pages.
  • Understanding Lens Surfacing Laboratory Exercises, Brooks, Clifford W., Butterworth/Heinemann, Newton, MA, 1995, 128 pp.