NVISION Eye CenterJohn R. Samples, M.D.
Dr. John R. Samples is a glaucoma specialist who joined Olympia Eye Clinic in 2015. He received his undergraduate degrees in psychology and biology from Stanford University, his Master’s degree in neurobiology from Stanford University, and his medical degree from the University of California, San Diego, with his thesis being done at the Salk Institute in La Jolla.
His residency training included neurology and ophthalmology at the Mayo Clinic, where he was chief resident in ophthalmology. He continued his education with fellowship training in Cornea and External Disease and in Glaucoma.
Dr. Samples was a professor of Ophthalmology at the Oregon Health and Sciences University and Casey Eye Institute. He also served as the Director of Glaucoma for 10 years. He has been active in the ophthalmology professional and academic community for over 20 years, and has written eight books on various aspects of glaucoma. In addition to lecturing throughout the United States, he has published over one hundred and fifty peer-reviewed articles. He is actively involved in the design and trial of several new glaucoma lasers and therapies and has a number of patents of new glaucoma devices.
B.A. - Psychology and Biology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA.
M.S. - Neurobiology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA.
Doctorate of Medicine - University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, CA.
License & Board Certification
American Board of Ophthalmology
National Board of Medical Examiners
Oregon State License
Washington State License
Internship - University of California San Diego Medical Center
Residency - Mayo Clinic - Neurology & Ophthalmology
Fellowship - Oregon Health & Science University, Glaucoma
Fellowship - Sharp Cabrillo Hospital, Cornea
Clinical Professor, Washington State University Floyd Elon School of Medicine
Director, Western Glaucoma Foundation
Founder, Trabecular Meshwork Study Club
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American College of Legal Medicine
American Glaucoma Society
Cornea Society, Senior Member with thesis
International Society of Experimental Eye Research
International Ocular Circulation Society
Ocular Microbiology and Immunology Group
Society of Heed Fellow
Washington Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons