Dr. Spear completed his undergraduate education at Western Kentucky University and is a 1991 graduate of the University Of Alabama School Of Optometry at Birmingham. Additionally, Dr. Spear completed a Residency in Primary Care Optometry/Ocular Disease at Northeastern State University College of Optometry, in Tahlequah Oklahoma and a Master’s in Business Administration at Auburn University. Dr. Spear has worked in a variety of clinical and industry settings including: Senior Director, Professional Relations, Vision Group Holdings; Consulting Director, Professional Development and Program Implementation at Alcon; Assistant Professor of Optometry at Northeastern State University College of Optometry where he taught courses in laser therapy, systemic medications, and advanced therapeutic and diagnostic clinical procedures; Southeast Region Director Growth and Development Vision Source; Director of Professional Relations for Novartis Ophthalmics; Director Education and Vendor Relations Consultant, Vision Source; Center Director, Omega Health Systems; and Military Practice at Fort Benning Georgia. Currently, Dr. Spear and his wife Dr. Katie Gilbert Spear practice in a multi-location private group optometry/ophthalmology practice in the Panhandle of Florida. In addition to lecturing, writing and consulting, Dr. Spear is also a member of the Florida Board of Optometry, Commander of the 919th Special Operations Medical Squadron at Duke Field, Florida, Chairman American Academy of Optometry Exhibits Committee and an active member of The American Optometric Association and the Florida Optometric Association.