Optometry through Bubba’s eyes

March 22, 2023
What Glen “Bubba” Steele, O.D., has seen in his long career—and what he hopes to see in optometry’s future.

Across 53 years of service at Southern College of Optometry (SCO), Glen Steele, O.D., has not only seen a lot, but also has contributed a lot to the profession of optometry.

The doctor affectionately known as “Bubba” has taught more than 6,000 optometry students and has become a lifelong champion for pediatric vision and vision therapy. Although he announced his retirement in 2022, Dr. Steele still enthusiastically lectures and actively serves optometry.

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