Doug Rett is the Chief of Optometry for VA Boston, and a clinical faculty member at four different optometry schools. The optometry section at VA Boston has one of the oldest and largest optometric residency programs in the country, and spans four campuses. He has seen patients at VA Boston since his residency there in 2005. Dr. Rett is the Director of VA Tele Eyecare for all of New England. He is responsible for running the current sites participating in VA Telehealth, and adding new sites at various clinics around New England.
Dr. Rett is proud to be on the ABCMO Board. He knows the importance of board certification in optometry; his experience guiding new programs, teaching new residents and working with a large faculty body help in guiding ABCMO as it grows its reach nationally.
Doug has written and lectured extensively during his career. He has given COPE approved lectures to audiences at national meetings, different state associations and local optometry audiences. He is the author or co-author of over twenty posters or papers published in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Rett writes regularly in Primary Care Optometry News and is on their Editorial Board. His primary interest is ocular disease and expanding the role of technology in eyecare.
Dr. Rett received his optometric doctorate from the New England College of Optometry. A native of Michigan, he received his BS from the University of Michigan and travels back home as often as he can. He volunteers annually to give homeless veterans eye exams and travels to local colleges to talk to pre-optometry clubs. He used to be a pretty decent basketball player and now enjoys bird-watching and photography.