Stead Family Department of Pediatrics

Richard J. Olson, MD


Director, Medical Education, Dept of Ophthalmology
Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Contact Information

Primary Office: 11290-G PFP
Iowa City, IA 52242
Primary Office Phone: 319-356-0382

Web: Dr. Olson's Video Profile


BA, Music; Minors in Chemistry and English, Brigham Young University
MD, University of Utah

Internship, Medicine/Ophthalmology, University of Utah
Residency, Ophthalmology, University of Iowa
Fellowship, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, The University of Iowa

Licensure and Certifications

Utah Medical License , State of Utah
State of Iowa Medical License , Iowa Board of Medical Examiners
ABO Certification, American Board of Ophthalmology
NBME Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners

Selected Publications

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Longmuir S, Mathews K, Longmuir R, Joshi V, Olson R, Abramoff M.  Retinal arterial but not venous tortuosity correlates with facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy severity.  J AAPOS.  2010 June. 14(3):240-3.

Longmuir S, Gilbertson A, Pfeifer W, Olson R.  Pediatric ophthalmology attire: should we wear a white coat?.  Insight.  2010. 35(4):11-3.

Bhola R, Keech R, Olson R, Petersen D.  Long-term outcome of pediatric aphakic glaucoma.  J AAPOS.  2006 June. 10(3):243-8.

Taylor D, Bray B, Staggers N, Olson R.  User-centered development of a Web-based preschool vision screening tool.  AMIA Annu Symp Proc.  2003. 

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