Richard E. Meetz

Clinical Professor, Associate Dean for Fiscal Affairs

OP 513


  • O.D.–1976 (Indiana University)
  • M.S.–1988 (University of Michigan)
Courses Taught

V 550 Clinical Science I

V 551 Clinical Science II

V 574 Introduction to Epidemiology & Optometric Research

V 644 Ocular Disease I

V 748 Principles and Methods of Physical Assessment and Medicine


Dr. Richard Meetz is a clinical professor at the Indiana University School of Optometry. He received his postdoctoral training in clinical research design and statistical analysis from the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan. From 1976 to 1994 he served as the director of Screening and Evaluative Services, where he directed the School of Optometry's mobile clinics in a statewide program, bringing eye care to thousands of children each year. During those years he testified before the state legislature, advised revisions in the school health laws, and wrote the procedure manual for vision testing of children for the Indiana Department of Education. Dr. Meetz‘s wide range of clinical expertise includes 24 years concurrently in private practice. He has been drawn upon by other University departments and institutions to lecture such as the IU Medical Sciences Program and the School of Education. He also is an adjunct professor for the optometry program in Bangkok, Thailand.

Dr. Meetz has served the National Board of Examiners in Optometry (NBEO) first as a senior examiner, PAM item writer, and seven years as a chief examiner. He currently is one of the NBEO’s NCCTO remote graders. Dr. Meetz is board certified in medical optometry by the American Board of Certification in Medical Optometry (ABCMO). He is an active member of the Indiana Optometric Association (IOA), the American Optometric Association (AOA), American Public Health Association (APHA), and he is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO). He is the recipient of 12 teaching awards, including the 2010 Michael G. Harris Award for Excellence in Optometric Education from the American Academy of Optometry.

  • Meetz R.E., Harris, T.A.  “The Optometrist’s Role in the Management of Hypertensive Crises”, JAOA, February 2011, Vol 82. No 2 p108-116
  • Marshall E.C., Meetz R.E., Garner L. “Assessing the vision Readiness of Indiana school children – an analysis of P.L. 140-1986”. Indiana Journal of Optometry 2010; 13(1/2):1-7
  • Marshall E.C., Meetz R.E. & Harmon L., “Through Our Children’s Eyes; The Vision Status of Indiana School Children”, JAOA, February 2010, Vol 81. No 2 p
  • Pinakin G., Newcomb R.D., Kirstein E.M,. Malinovsky V.E., Madonna R.J., Meetz R.E., “Measuring accurate IOPs: Does correction factor help or hurt”, Clinical Ophthalmology, June 2010, Vol 2010:4 pages 611-616
  • Meetz R.E. "IOA School Screening Guidelines 3rd Ed", Chairman & Editor, School Screening Guidelines Task Force, Indiana Optometric Association, August 2000
  • Roberts D.K., Chaglasian M.A., Meetz R.E., "Iris Transillumination Defects in the Pigment Dispersion Syndrome as Detected with Infrared Videography: A Comparison Between a Group Of Blacks and A Group of Non-blacks", Optometry and Vision Science Vol. 76, No.8, 1999, PP 544-549
  • Roberts D.K., Meetz R.E., Chaglasian M.A., “The Inheritance of the Pigment Dispersion Syndrome in Blacks" Journal of Glaucoma, Vol. 8:250-256, No.4, 1999
  • American Academy of Optometry (AAO) Continuing Education Courses, ‘Moving the Bull’s-eye: An Update on Plaquenil & the Eye’, Peabody T and Meetz RE, October 27, 2012, Phoenix AZ, COPE
  • COMP SIG ASCO Educators meeting “Assessing and Grading Clinical Procedures: Evaluating Case Histories and the Entrance Tests”, Meetz, RE, American Academy of Optometry, October 18, 2011, Boston MA
  • American Academy of Optometry Press Conference, ‘The Kentucky Report: Educational Impact of Mandatory Preschool Eye Exams’, Meetz, RE, American Academy of Optometry annual meeting, October 2009, Orlando, Florida
  • IUSO Continuing Education Courses, ‘Optometric Head Cases: Assessment of Head Trauma, Brain Injury and Vertigo’, Meetz, RE, August 16, 2009, Bloomington IN, COPE
  • IUSO Continuing Education Courses, ‘911: Systemic Office Emergencies’, Meetz, RE, August 16, 2009, Bloomington, Indiana, COPE
  • IUSO Continuing Education Courses, Lunch & Learn Seminar: ‘Laboratory Testing: Adenoviral Conjunctivitis’, Meetz, RE and Tonekaboni, K, December 17, 2007, Bloomington, Indiana, COPE
  • Indiana Optometric Association (IOA) Fall Seminar, ‘Anterior Uveitis and Laboratory Testing’, Meetz, RE, October 5, 2006, Bloomington, Indiana, COPE
  • American Academy of Optometry Glaucoma Grand Rounds, “Glaucomatous-like Visual Defects in a Patient with Segmental Optic Nerve Hypoplasia”, Malinovsky, V and Meetz, RE, American Academy of Optometry annual meeting, December 2004, Tampa, Florida
  • IUSO Continuing Education Programs, ‘Ocular Dermatology’ Meetz, RE, August 8, 2004, Bloomington, Indiana, COPE
  • Bangkok Optometric Association, ‘Infrared Videography of the Human Iris and Pigment Dispersion Syndrome’, Meetz, RE, Ramkhamhaeng University, August 2004, Bangkok, Thailand
  • ASCO Clinic Directors SIG, “Challenging Interns: how to identify these students before admission!” Candy, R, Meetz, RE, and Handlos, G., IUMU, October 2003, Bloomington, IN
  • IUSO Continuing Education Programs, ‘Laboratory Testing in Eye Care’, Meetz, RE, August 9, 2003, Bloomington, IN, COPE 

Areas: epidemiology, evidence-based health care, glaucoma, optometric education, public health, and school vision.