Dr. Schamerloh joined the practice of Doctors C. William Trubey, Sandra Jones Hullinger and Dawn Gutwein Kazmierzak in 1993. He provides adult and pediatric eye care, advanced contact lens fitting, manages ocular conditions such as glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, and provides low vision rehabilitation services.
Dr. Schamerloh served several years as adjunct faculty with the Indiana University School of Optometry at the Indianapolis Eye Care Center. He also served as a consultant in the VA Northern Indiana Health Care System, both at the Marion and Fort Wayne campuses.
Dr. Richard Schamerloh is a 1992 graduate of the Indiana University School of Optometry following his undergraduate degree in Biology at Indiana University, Bloomington.
He was a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Fraternity, and served as an associate instructor in both ocular physiology and histology at the optometry school. He graduated with honors, and was the recipient of the 1992 Fison’s Award for Clinical Excellence.
He completed a hospital-based post-graduate residency in ocular disease and vision rehabilitation at the Westside Veterans Administration Medical Center (Chicago) and the Hines VAMC.
In 1992 Dr. Schamerloh earned the distinction of Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO). He is also board certified by the American Board of Certification in Medical Optometry.
Locally, Dr. Schamerloh has assisted in providing free screenings in area elementary schools and health fairs. He is also a provider for InfantSee, a program that provides free eye examinations for infants six months to one year of age. He also participates in Vision USA, a program that provides eye care and eye wear to low income Hoosiers.
Internationally, Dr. Schamerloh has participated in numerous eye care missions to Comayagua, Honduras, following the footsteps of his predecessor, Dr. C. William Trubey.
Dr. Schamerloh served as President of the Indiana Optometric Association (2009-2010). He has also served as President of the Northeast Indiana Optometric Society, and Northeast Trustee of the Indiana Optometric Associations. He remains involved with the state association as an advisor on issues pertaining to healthcare reform.
Dr. Schamerloh has been an Examiner and Section Chief for the National Board of Optometry at numerous sites throughout the country.
Professional memberships and affiliations include the American Optometric Association, Indiana Optometric Association, the Northeast Indiana Optometric Society, and the Indiana Chapter of the American Academy of Optometry.
With his wife, Sara, also an optometrist (on staff at the Fort Wayne VA Medical Center), they enjoy travel, music, IU sports, Colts football, genealogy, gardening and landscaping.