Dr. Gregory M. Schultz received his undergraduate degree from Ursinus College in Pennsylvania majoring in biology. He then attended the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, graduating Cum Laude in 1993. He subsequently completed his residency in ocular disease and surgical co-management at OMNI Eye Services in Iselin, NJ where his training involved extensive experience in the management of most all complex ocular disease and visual system disorders.
Dr. Schultz has received advanced training in all subspecialty areas of ophthalmology including pre and post-operative care of cataract, glaucoma, cornea and refractive surgery, neuro-ophthalmology, medical-surgical retina, and oculoplastics. Dr. Schultz has 20 years of experience in the secondary and tertiary eye care arena and has limited his practice to consultative work and seeing patients on referral from his optometric colleagues and medical specialists.
He began his career with Omni Eye Services, staying on after his residency and worked with the company for six years as a consultative specialist to 300 optometrists and other medical specialists. During that time Dr. Schultz was involved with student externship training and residency training in the ocular disease and surgical co-management residency program. He was also instrumental in developing new offices and referral networks in Manhatten, New York, and Parsippany, NJ. He was then recruited for his expertise to Memphis, TN for a position with a much larger medical and surgical company with offices all across the US.
He was the Center Director of Vision America Memphis from 2000-2004, where he was director of all patient care services. During that time he was also the Director of the residency program in ocular disease and surgical co-management, as well as student programs at the clinic. He has served as adjunct faculty on eight different colleges of Optometry including Pennsylvania College of Optometry, SUNY College of Optometry, UAB School of Optometry, University of Waterloo College of Optometry, New England College of Optometry, UC Berkley College of Optometry, Houston University College of Optometry and Southern College of Optometry.
He was Clinical Director of Virginia Eye Consultants, a practice specializing in corneal disease, cataract and refractive surgery from 2004-2006. There he served as a consultant to a network of over 100 optometrists. Dr. Schultz was heavily involved in clinical/pharmaceutical research while in this position. He was a sub-investigator in thirteen clinical pharmaceutical studies and was the primary investigator in a dry eye study for an over the counter product that became FDA approved and released as Optive (Allergan). Before purchasing the Eye Center of Virginia, his last position was with Advanced Vision Institute where he was responsible for the Hampton branch of their optometric referral center. There Dr. Schultz worked closely with the Virginia Oncology Associates and gained extensive exposure to neuro-ophthalmic diseases and experience in dealing with tumors and how cancer affects the eye, orbit, and the visual system.
Dr. Schultz has lectured extensively nationwide on a variety of topics relating to ocular disease management and surgical co-management. He has been a speaker for various pharmaceutical companies including Inspire, Allergan, Alcon, B & L, and AMO.
His special interests lie in the fields of pharmacology, glaucoma, cornea and external disease, neuro-ophthalmology, and medical retina. He is a fellow in the Academy of Optometry, Ocular disease section and an American Board of Optometry Diplomat.
He resides in Williamsburg with his wife Tess and their dog, Cosmo.