Dr. Brown chosen as president of the Ohio Optometric Association


SALEM — A local optometrist is serving area patients and Ohio residents in a new capacity while continuing to provide services at her Salem office.

Dr. Rebecca Brown was selected as the president of the Ohio Optometric Association at the internationally recognized East West Eye Conference.

“It really is a great honor to serve my profession and the many people receiving our vision services in this manner,” said Dr. Brown. “It is a blessing to be able to help people in our community every day, but it is very meaningful to be able to influence and help legislators understand issues important to saving vision.”

Dr. Brown has also served in the Ohio Optometric Association as a zone governor, trustee and several officer positions. She was selected to her new role by a unanimous vote.

In April, Dr. Brown will be leading dozens of Ohio optometrists to the Ohio Statehouse for a day of advocacy. They will be helping state legislators learn the best ways to help Ohioans preserve and maintain their vision.

Dr. Brown has practiced optometry locally for 13 years and completed a residency with the Veterans Administration.

She received her doctorate from the Southern College of Optometry and a bachelor’s of science from John Carroll University. She is a graduate of Salem High School.

For her profession, Dr. Brown volunteers for InfantSEE, Vision USA, and Realeyes Save Our Sight Classroom Initiative.

The mission of the Ohio Optometric Association is “to promote high quality optometric care for the residents of Ohio, and advance the profession of optometry, serve as an advocate for patients and members, and serve as the principle resource for public health information regarding the eyes and vision.”

Dr. Brown practices at Essential Vision Care in Salem and resides locally with her husband and two sons.

She is an active member of the Salem Junior Mothers Club, Kiwanis Club of Salem, and the Dustin Huffman Memorial Scholarship Board.

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