Optometry and optometric advancement have been central to the career of Steve Eyler ’70. While at SHS he served on Student Council, his class Executive Committee and as class vice president. He also represented SHS at Buckeye Boys State, was named to the All-NOL second team in basketball (co-captained the basketball team) and lettered in baseball. After graduating Steve went to The Ohio State University where he earned two degrees – bachelor’s and doctor of optometry in 1977. While at Ohio State he was one of the first two students selected to participate in a new clinical extern program at a Veterans Administration Hospital.
During a nationally recognized career in optometric advancement he was a leader in sports related therapeutic optometry for football, soccer and basketball. He has been a member and president of numerous national professional organizations, has written often for professional publications, and has served frequently as a guest lecturer.
Today Steve is president of a nine-doctor, three-location practice in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Says a fellow alum, “Steve was a great friend in high school and has remained one for over forty years. I feel honored to nominate him for the Hall of Distinction.”
Nominator: Tom Armstrong ’70.