O.D., 1991, Southern California College of Optometry
Glaucoma, 2011, State Board of Optometry
Faculty member Western University College of Optometry, 2009-present
Faculty member Southern California College of Optometry, 1991-2009
Private optometry practice, 1991-1994
Western University of Health Sciences Eye Care Institute, Pomona, CA
18 years as course coordinator for the ophthalmic optics curriculum at SCCO.
Optical Science II: Mechanical and Introductory Ophthalmic Optics, College of Optometry
Optical Science IV: Ophthalmic Optics, College of Optometry
Optical Science VII: Principles of Optical Dispensing and Management , College of Optometry
Practice Management III: How to Make a Living as an Optometrist, College of Optometry
A student’s learning environment should foster active engagement of clinically relevant material to maximize learning and retention.
Computers and Vision
Ophthalmic Lens and Coating
Eye Care Institute Clerkship Excellence in Clinical Teaching, 2013-2014
Clerkship Clinical Education Preceptor of the Year, 2012-2013
Excellence in Clinical Education, 2011-2012
Teaching Heroes Award from the Class of 2014, Honors Day 2011
American Optometric Association (AOA)
California Optometric Association (COA)
Inland Empire Optometric Society (IEOS)
Member, Executive Committee
Member, Student Performance Committee
Lee, RJ, Lenses for Occupational Use - They're Not Your Father's Flat Tops, California Optometry, March/April 2010.
Lee RJ, Moffett L, Ruckman R. The Effect of Interpupillary Measurement on the Clinical Determination of Horizontal Phorias Using the von Graefe Method. Optom and Vis Sci 2005;82:E-abstract 055434.
Kleinstein RN, Jones LA, Hullett S, Kwon S, Lee RJ, Friedman NE, Manny RE, Mutti DO, Yu JA, Zadnik K, and the CLEERE Study Group. Refractive error and ethnicity in children.Archives of Ophthalmology. 121, August 2003.
Lee RJ, Castleton K., Green N., The Effect of Off Optical Center Viewing on Visual Acuity Through Aspheric Trivex and Aspheric Polycarbonate Lenses, (Abstract) Optom and Vis Sci(Suppl) 2003: 80:60
Kleinstein RN, Jones LA, Hullett S, Kwon S, Lee RJ, Manny RE, Mutti DO, Shin JA, Zadnik K, the CLEERE Study Group. (1999) Prevalence of myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism in children from four ethnic groups - the CLEERE Study. Optom Vis Sci (Suppl) 76:219.
Kleinstein RN, Jones LA, Hullett S, Kwon S, Lee RJ, Manny RE, Mutti DO, Shin JA, Zadnik K, the CLEERE Study Group. (2000) Prevalence of myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism in children from four ethnic groups - the CLEERE Study. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 41 (suppl) S299
Dr. Lee received his Doctor of Optometry degree in 1991 from the Southern California College of Optometry. He practiced in a private practice setting and began his academic career as a faculty member at SCCO for 18 years. While at SCCO he was the coordinator for the ophthalmic optics curriculum and an attending clinical faculty in the primary care and low vision services. Dr. Lee joined the faculty at Western University College of Optometry in 1999 and teaches ophthalmic optics and supervises interns at the Eye Care Center. His research interests include the effects of computers on vision, ophthalmic lens and coating clinical trials and practice management relating to dispensing and optical management.