Dr. John S. Whorff, OD, earned the degree of Doctor of Optometry from the oldest optometry school in the country, the New England College of Optometry in Boston, Massachusetts. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from California State University, Stanislaus and earned his Ph.D. in Zoology in 1992 from Texas A&M University. At his lab in the Biology Department at College Station, he obtained significant funding from Mobil Oil and the state of Texas to develop imaging software and published several academic papers.
Before starting his lab, Dr. Whorff was recognized for his excellence in teaching by the Biology Department at Texas A&M where he taught in the Freshman Biology Honors Program. He has been a member of both the American Optometric and the Texas Optometric Society for over 26 years. He was elected to full membership of the Sigma Xi Research Society after successful publication of his first two academic papers.
Dr. Whorff is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO) and a Diplomat of the American Board of Optometry. He is certified as an Optometric Glaucoma Specialist by the Texas Optometry Board. He treats a wide range of conditions, but has a special interest in glaucoma and diabetes. He often speaks on various eye care topics, especially diabetic support groups. Dr. Whorff is currently working on a paper on the reduction of intraocular inflammation during immunotherapy for cancer. His most recent publications are the following:
Whorff, J. 2020. Transient myopic shift and other sequelae in response to adverse reaction to sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim. Optometry and Vision Science, 97(8):549-554.
Whorff, J. 2022. Treatment of severe neuroretinitis and other sequelae associated with cat scratch disease. Optometry and Vision Science, 99(8): 662-669.
Bachelor of Science degree from California State University
Doctor of Optometry degree from the New England College of Optometry
Doctor of Philosophy degree from Texas A&M Department of Biology
American Academy of Optometry
American Board of Optometry
American Optometric Association
Texas Optometric Society
Texas Optometry Board