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GE optometrist is Hall of Famer, motorist showers flowers

Optometrist’s optometrist eyes daffodils

Grand Glen Ellen congratulations to Glen Ellen neighbor and friend Dr. Darrell Carter. He was recently elected to the Optometry Hall of Fame at the University of California.

Darrell’s sweetie, Mary Kate, shared the news with me, all the while laughing about how tough it was to find the proper outfit for such an elegant affair in the Bay Area. The reception, award ceremony, and dinner were held at the University Club at the very top of Memorial Stadium with towering glass walls featuring views of the gleaming sunset across the bay.

Mary Kate said, “I knew what I should wear, I just didn’t want to get out of my usual Glen Ellen outfit of New Balance tennies and blue jeans.”

No doubt, she found the right fashion to proudly accompany Darrell to the event. He was an optometry professor at UC for 35 years, and then continued to teach part time. Highly respected among his colleagues, Darrell’s specialty was treating eye diseases with pharmaceuticals. He did innovative work in this field, later sharing his findings with his many students.


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