Richard A. Lewis, MD is the former director of glaucoma at the University of California, Davis. In addition to his busy clinical practice located in Sacramento, California, Dr. Lewis is actively involved in clinical research in national and international trials for glaucoma therapy as well as the Journal of Glaucoma, Video Journal of Ophthalmology, and Ocular Surgery News. He is the co-founder of Sacramento’s Capital City Surgery Center and Sacramento Eye Consultants.
Dr. Lewis attended the University of California, Berkeley as an undergraduate and received his doctorate in medicine from Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago in 1978. His ophthalmology training included a residency at the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of California, Davis, and a fellowship in glaucoma at the University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology in Iowa City. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology and the National Board of Medical Examiners. He is past President of the American Glaucoma Society and past President of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons.
Dr. Lewis has published over ninety articles and book chapters focusing on glaucoma, ophthalmic surgery, and ophthalmic pharmacology in The Archives of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology, and The American Journal of Ophthalmology. He is a co-author of the book, Curbsides in Glaucoma. He teaches and lectures extensively on glaucoma and cataract surgery. He has received the American Academy of Ophthalmology Honor and Senior Honor Awards for his contributions in teaching and leadership and for initiating the AAO Subspecialty Day meeting. A native of San Francisco, Dr. Lewis lives in Sacramento with his wife; the couple has two grown children.