Dr. Ian Bailey, Professor of Optometry and Vision Science at the University of California at Berkeley School of Optometry (UCB), is retiring this summer. Considered a “Berkeley Optometry legend,” Dr. Bailey is an international authority in the field of low vision. His contributions to vision science and low-vision rehabilitation have been recognized with such honors as the Prentice Medal from the American Academy of Optometry and the Pisart Vision Award from Lighthouse International. According to university representatives, Dr. Bailey “is beloved by generations of optometry students as an exceptional teacher, mentor and clinician,” and in addition to his teaching and research is “also an enthusiastic participant in many student events and the overall life of the school.” Originally from Australia, he joined the Berkeley faculty in 1976.
Also: Dr. Edward Revelli retired in July and has been succeeded as Clinic Director and Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs by Dr. Christina Wilmer. UCB noted that “Over the last 20 years, Dr. Revelli has done an incredible job in building our clinical programs.” Dr. Wilmer was previously a UCB Associate Clinical Professor as well as Chief of the Tang Eye Center (University Health Services), Director of Affiliated Residency Programs, and Chief Mentor of the on-campus Primary Care Residency.