Dr. Rude is the clinical Director of NVISION Fullerton. In addition to overseeing the daily clinical operations of NVISION Fullerton, Dr. Rude is committed to helping the staff develop and maintain a network of affiliated optometrists in the community who provide pre-operative and post-operative care to patients undergoing laser vision correction.
Before joining NVISION Laser Eye Centers, Dr. Rude worked as Refractive Surgery Clinical Adjunct Professor at Southern California College of Optometry (SCCO). While at SCCO his emphasis was in co-management of laser vision correction (LASIK) with extensive research and lectures to his credit in the field of refractive surgery.
Dr. Rude earned his Doctorate of Optometry from Illinois College of Optometry (ICO). While at ICO, Dr. Rude worked with prominent surgeons from the University of Illinois, Chicago in clinical rotations at West Side VA. His emphasis there was on ocular disease and co-management of surgical cases. While at Surgeons and Eye Consultants, Omega Group; Dr. Rude developed an interest in refractive surgery. He received the Southwest Contact Lens Society Scholarship for Excellence in cornea and contact lens services. He received his undergraduate degree in biological sciences from the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Rude was a recipient of the Southwest Contact Lens Society Scholarship for excellence in cornea and contact lens services.
He is a member of American Optometric Association, California Optometric Association and International Society of Refractive Surgery.
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