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Dr. Dowdell received his Doctor of Optometry (OD) from Indiana University School of Optometry.  He completed his bachelor’s degree in microbiology at Indiana University in Bloomington. Prior to joining Eyesight Associate he served as Chief of Optometry Services at Robins Hospital and Chief of Occupational Vision for Robins Air Force Base. After leaving the base he worked in the WalMart Vision Center practicing in Warner Robins and Dublin, Georgia. Dr. Dowdell also practiced in Elkhart and Lafayette, Indiana.

Dr. Dowdell enjoys seeing patients of all ages and loves the smile of a child who first receives glasses and notices all of the things he or she has been missing, such as the leaves in the trees, stars in the night sky, the moon, or writings and drawings on white boards at school. He also shares the joy of patients who regain good vision from treatments our surgeons have given them.

Dr. Dowdell believes the precious gift of vision from God is based on His Light; for without light we have no vision, just darkness. He is honored to help patients use their vision to the best of their abilities. “Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your father which is in heaven,” Matthew 5:16.

His professional associations include the American Optometric Association and Georgia Optometric Association. He currently specializes in family eye care and contact lens fittings.

Dr. Dowdell is accepting new patients in our Fort Valley office.