William D. Townsend, OD, FAAO

Lively, friendly and outgoing, with a fun sense of humor, Bill Townsend puts patients at ease immediately. He is a nationally and internationally known speaker and optometric educator on a wide range of topics, including dry eye, allergies, and ocular disease. The University of Houston, College of Optometry awarded Bill the Alumnus of the Year Award for 2015. In addition to this honor, he will be giving the commencement address for this year's graduating class. He also writes for several optometric journals and has co-authored a textbook on retinal anatomy and disease. Bill was born and raised in Texas, and has lived and practiced in Canyon, Texas since 1979. He enjoys bicycling, sailing, and traveling. He is active in his church and is involved with the jail ministry. He and his wife, Janet, also an optometrist, have two married daughters, Erin and Jessica.

1974 West Texas State University, Canyon, TX
1977 University of Houston, Houston, TX

University of Houston, College of Optometry, Houston, TX

Optometric Practice
1979 Private practice, Canyon, TX
1989 to 2000 Consultant VAMC, Amarillo, TX
1994 to Present Adjunct Professor, University of Houston, College of Optometry, Houston, TX
1996 Private practice, Hereford, TX

Awards and Societies
2009 William D. Pittman Award, Texas Optometric Association
President, Ocular Surface Society of Optometry

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2700 Paramount Blvd.
Amarillo, TX 79109
806 355 9536
1801 4th Ave.
Canyon, TX 79015
806 655 7748
224 E. 7th St.
Dumas, TX 79029
806 935 7773
517 N 25 Mile Ave.
Hereford, TX 79045
806 364 3030


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