Dr. Paul Chous


Dr. Paul Chous completed his undergraduate education at Brown University and UC Irvine, and then received his Masters and Doctorate of Optometry degrees with highest honors from UC Berkeley.

Paul has a private practice specializing in diabetes eye care and education in Tacoma, WA, USA. Dr. Chous won the American Diabetes Association’s Distinguished Public Service Award in 1998.

He is the author of Diabetic Eye Disease: Lessons From a Diabetic Eye Doctor (Fairwood Press, Seattle, 2003), which was included in the “Top 12 Diabetes Books” by Diabetes Update magazine in 2004.

He is a feature writer for the web sites dLife – Your Diabetes Life (http://www.dLife.com) and Diabetes In Control (http://www.diabetesincontrol.com), an ophthalmic consultant to Children With Diabetes (http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.org), editorial advisor to Review of Optometry and Optometry Times, Section Editor of the Kestrel Diabetes Sourcebook, Optometric representative to the National Diabetes Education Program (http://www.ndep.nih.gov), Primary Investigator for the Diabetes Visual Function Supplement Study (DiVFuSS), and an adjunct instructor at NOVA Southeastern University College of Optometry in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Dr. Chous has authored more than eighty articles on diabetes and diabetic eye disease, and frequently lectures on these topics both in the US and internationally.