Douglas R. Cox, O.D.

Dr. Douglas R. CoxDr. Cox has been in the private practice of Optometry, in Beachwood, for the past 34 years. He was active in The Shaker Heights Rotary Club for over 20 years. He and his wife, Kathryn, have been married for over 30 years and have 2 daughters, one a nurse and the other a T.V. producer. He has extensive experience in eye examination, treatment of eye disease, surgical co-management, and the “difficult to fit” contact lens patient. In his spare time, he enjoys motorcycles and is an NSCA class AA sporting clays shooter.


  • Eastern Kentucky University
    Richmond, Kentucky 1974
  • The Ohio State University College of Optometry
    Columbus, Ohio 1978


  • Island Ophthalmology Seminar – 1993
    Contact Lens Update
    Ophthalmic Surgery Co-management
  • Optimax – 1997, C.O.A. -1997 and 1998, Toledo Lasik
    Center – 1998
    Corneal Topography for the Optometric Practice
  • C.O.A. – 1997
    A New Standard in Lens Hygiene
  • C.O.A. – 2009, Vision Source – 2010
    Vision Demands and Optics for the Shooting Sports
  • C.O.A. – 2010 Clinical Case Presentations

Professional Societies

  • The American Optometric Association –
    1980 to present
  • The Ohio Optometric Association – 1980 to present
  • The Cleveland Optometric Association – 1980 to present
    Zone Governor 2002-2003
  • Member of the O.O.A. Quality Assurance Committee – 1997-2000
  • National Board of Optometric Examiners- 1999-2011
    Clinical Skills Examiner

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