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Neil A. Pence

Senior Lecturer, Associate Dean for Clinical and Patient Care Services

Neil A. Pence



  • OD–(Indiana University)
Courses Taught

V755 Clinical Assessment I

V752 Advanced Contact Lenses

V756 Clinical Assessment II

V758 Business Aspects of Optometry

Also provides clinical teaching in the Cornea and Contact Lens Service


Dr. Neil A. Pence has been a member of the faculty since 1979. He currently serves as the Associate Dean for Clinical and Patient Care Services, overseeing all activity in the IUSO clinics and patient care services.

Dr. Pence has lectured internationally in the area of contact lenses and corneal and anterior segment disorders. He has also written and lectured on practice management topics. He currently serves on the editorial board of the Contact Lens Spectrum journal, writing the Materials and Design Column. He has served as the Chair of the Association of Contact Lens Educators, and been a past Executive Board Member of the International Association of Contact Lens Educators.

Dr. Pence has maintained a private practice in Columbus, Indiana since graduating from IUSO. He also has served as an advisor and consultant for numerous of companies and groups within the contact lens industry.

Dr. Pence is the founding faculty advisor for the Private Practice Club at IUSO, and for the Gold Key Honorary at IUSO, which recognizes outstanding student leadership.