Dr. Alan Paul Chous, OD completed his undergraduate education at Brown and UC Irvine, and then received his Masters and Doctorate of Optometry degrees from UC Berkeley. Paul has a private practice specializing in diabetes eye care and education in Tacoma, WA. He is the author of Diabetic Eye Disease: Lessons From a Diabetic Eye Doctor, which was included in the “Top 12 Diabetes Books” by Diabetes Update magazine in 2004. He is editorial advisor to Review of Optometry and Optometry Times, an AOA representative to the National Diabetes Education Program, a Primary Investigator for the Diabetes Visual Function Supplement Study (DiVFuSS) and an adjunct instructor at NOVA Southeastern University College of Optometry. Dr. Chous has been a paid consultant to, on advisory boards of, or has spoken on behalf of the following: Bausch & Lomb, Diabetes In Control, Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, Kestret Diabetes Source, Optos, Regeneron, Risk Medical Solutions, VSP, ZeaVision and ZEISS Medical Technology.