Dr. Kelechi Mezu-Nnabue

Dr. Kelechi R. Mezu-Nnabue
(OD in Optometry, M.S., M.P.H., Dr.PH)


August 2002- December 2004
Doctor of Public Health: Morgan State University
Dissertation: “Association between Treatment Modalities and Quality of Life in African Americans with Primary Open Angle Glaucoma”

August 2000 -May 2002
Masters in Public Health, Morgan State University,
Thesis : “Integrating a Health Education Curriculum into an After-School Program in Baltimore City, Maryland.”

Aug 1999 -Aug 2000
M.S in Clinical Optometry, Pennsylvania College of Optometry,
Thesis: A Comparative Assessment of the Accuracy of C/D Estimation Using Topographic Scanners versus Digital Imaging Technique.”

Jan 1992 -Aug 1998
Doctor of Optometry

Abia State University School of Optometry Uturu, Nigeria (ABSU)

September, 1992-1998
Graduated Magna Cum Laude, 1998 Best Graduating Student, School of Optometry, Abia State University, Uturu, Abia State, (ABSU) Nigeria.

Jan 1985 – Sept 1991
Senior School Certificate Honors
Federal Government Girls’ College Owerri, Nigeria


Fall/Winter 2002-Present
Fellow, World Council of Optometry
Clinical Examiner, National Board of Examiners in Optometry.

Feb 2001
Abstract Reviewer, Epidemiology section, American Public health Association.
Licensed to practice Optometry, State of Maryland, USA
(TPA Certification)

Dec. 2000
Passed Parts 1, II, III and TMOD, National Board of Examiners in Optometry (USA)

October 1999-Present
Certification – Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

August 1998
Licensed to practice Optometry in Nigeria, West Africa.


October, 2002-present
Consultative Optometrist/ Clinical Examiner, National Board of Examiners in Optometry.

November 2004- present
Medical Director, Aqua Vision Care, Pikesville MD

October, 2002- present.
Independent Optometrist,
Mezu Eye Care, White Marsh MD

July 2001-Present
Optometrist, Lens crafters, Glenburnie, MD

Fall 2002

Visiting Professor/Fellow of the World Council of Optometry
Federal University of Benin, College of Optometry, Benin, Nigeria. Designed and delivered series of lectures on topics such as the role of the optometrist in public health, epidemiology of ocular disease in public health practice and ocular effects of sexually transmitted diseases.

November 2001-Present
Research/Clinical Optometrist:
Delivered several lectures on public health implications and practice in the eye care arena. Studies and lectures have been presented to conference participants at the 2001/2002 American Public Health association conferences and the American Academy of Optometry conferences.

Jun 2000 – Aug 2000
Fellowship in Low Vision, Spring Field Hospital, Moore Eye Foundation, PA
Duties as a clinical examiner and consultative optometrist include primary eye care optometry,

  • Treatment and management of ocular pathologies, prescription and dispensing of drugs and ocular aids; Pre & Post-operative care of cataract, lasik and glaucoma patients. Assistance in ocular surgeries e.g. pterygium, cataract, and glaucoma.
  • Administration of ocular first aid including foreign body removal; Refraction, Spectacle and Contact lens examination and dispensing.
  • Vision Training, detection and management of low vision cases; patient education and counseling, Engaged in active technical and patient oriented research.
  • Ensured proper protocol regarding drug administration and disease treatment as deemed appropriate.

Public Health Experience

August 2003 – Present
Research Associate/Study co-investigator, University of Maryland

August 2000 – Present
Research Assistant, Morgan State University, Maryland

Aug 2001-Dec 2001
Teaching Assistant, Biological Basis of Public Health, Morgan State University

May 2001-Aug 2001
Community Health Education Specialist, Healthy Teen and Young Adult Center, Baltimore City Health Department, MD

Jan 2001-May 2001
Teaching Assistant, Environmental Health Sciences, Morgan State Univ. MD

Aug 2000-Dec 2000
Research Assistant, Tobacco Cessation Program, Morgan State Univ. MD

Responsibilities as a Public Health Practitioner includes;

  • Design and implementation of public health programs.
  • Evaluation research, formative and summative program evaluation,
  • Curriculum development, grant writing/application, health policy proposals/review.