Richard Rex practiced optometry in San Diego for 13 years prior to his death in an airplane crash at age 42 in 1989. He was a member of SDCOS and specialized in contact lenses at Kaiser Permanente.
In 1991, Dr. Rex’s friends, family, and colleagues established the Richard Rex Memorial Fund in his honor. This fund is used to assist patients in need to obtain eyeglasses, contact lenses or low vision aids from optometrists that have donated their exam time. Children are given high priority, as are patients needing contact lenses for medical purposes. Optometrists may apply for payment of a maximum of $100 to cover material costs for such patients. If you wish to contribute to this fund, please make your check payable to the Dr. Richard Rex Memorial Fund C/O SDCOS 11835 Carmel Mountain Rd Suite 1304-211 San Diego, CA 92128.
If you have a question about this fund or would like to request an application, please contact the society office at 619-663-8439 (ONE-VIEW). All contributions are tax-deductible.