Donnie R. Franklin, BCO, BADO

Clinical Focus

Education/Professional Development

  • Board Approved Diplomat Ocularist, 1999
  • Board Certified Ocularist (National Examining Board of Ocularists), 1999
  • Allied Health Professional – Cook Childrens Hospital, 2006-2023
  • Allied Health Professional -Texas Tech Health and Science Center, 2006-2024
  • Ft. Worth Eye Prosthetics Inc. (Board Certified Ocularist/President), 2006-2024
  • Presenter- American Society of Ocularists Conference, 2008
  • Board of Directors (American Society of Ocularists), 2013-2015
  • Presenter – American Academy of Ophthalmology Joint Scientific Session, 2014
  • Board of Trustees (International Academy of Ocularistry), 2015-current
  • Secretary of Treasurer (International Academy of Ocularistry), 2016-2024


As a Board Certified Ocularist the certification is good for 6 years. Every 6 years Ocularists are required to obtain 300 CE credits and re-register. Donnie R. Franklin has been Board Certified for the past 25 years and will register in 2025.


Career Experience

Apprentice Ocularist 

  • Five-year program through the American Society of Ocularists, 1994-1999
  • Dallas Eye Prosthetics– Board Certified Ocularist, 1993-2006
  • Satellite Offices, 1993-2024                                                                                         

    Abilene, Texas – every 5 weeks
    Amarillo, Texas – every 7 weeks
    Lubbock, Texas – every month
    Midland, Texas – every 7 weeks

For Appointments

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