Dr. Ronald L. Hopping is a Therapeutic Optometrist and an Optometric Glaucoma Specialist. He is an honor graduate of Southern California College of Optometry, Kenyon College in Ohio and received the Honorary Degree Doctor of Ocular Science from the Southern College of Optometry. He also obtained his Masters in Public Health from the University of Texas. Dr. Hopping is a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry. His specialty is contact lenses and adult vision correction and eye health. His excellence in contact lens skills was recognized by the American Academy of Optometry when he was awarded the distinction of Diplomate in Cornea and Contact Lenses, one of five in Texas and 135 in the world. Dr. Hopping is a past president of the Texas Optometric Association and has been a member of the American Optometric Association since 1974. In June of 2012 Dr. Hopping assumed the presidency of the American Optometric Association. He served as the association’s 91st president after his father served as the 50th president. They are the first father/son presidents in the history of the AOA. He has served on many national committees in the areas of legislation, contact lenses, sports vision, communications and practice management. Since 1980, Dr. Ronald Hopping has been a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. Additionally, he is nationally recognized as one of 100 Distinguished Practitioners in the National Academy of Practitioners for Optometry.