In memoriam: Dr. Victor Buck, Dr. Fred Burnett

June 12, 2014

The American Board of Optometry is saddened to learn of the recent passing of two of its Diplomates, Victor Buck OD of El Paso, Texas, and Fred Burnett OD of Jackson, Tenn.

Dr. Buck, of the Cataract and Glaucoma Center in El Paso, passed away in March of this year.  He earned a doctorate from the Pacific University College of Optometry in Oregon, then relocated to Texas to practice.  His professional interests included glaucoma research for pharmaceutical companies.  Dr. Buck was an active volunteer and participant in Boy Scout organizations, in his youth and as an adult.

Dr. Burnett passed away in the fall of 2013.  He received a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling from the University of Florida, then earned his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis.  He served with a number of boards and associations in support of the profession, and shared a Jackson, Tenn., practice with his wife, Charlene Burnett OD.

The American Board of Optometry extends its sincere condolences to Dr. Buck’s and Dr. Burnett’s families and friends.

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