Dr. David Cartwright is a native of Nashville, TN. He received his undergraduate degree at Washington University in St. Louis where he also worked in the Infectious Diseases Division of the Washington University School of Medicine. Following his four years in St. Louis, Dr. Cartwright served as a Peace Corps Volunteer near Mt. Kilimanjaro in Oloitokitok, Kenya. There he assisted local farmers and families in water tank building projects, tree nursery management and built the region’s first biogas digester, which converts cow manure to a sustainable energy source for heating and cooking.
Upon his return to the U.S., Dr. Cartwright worked in the non-profit sector for several years with the Wildlife Conservation Society headquartered at New York City’s Bronx Zoo before attending the State University of New York (SUNY) College of Optometry. Dr. Cartwright completed his residency training in ocular disease at the Veterans Affairs Hudson Valley Healthcare System in Montrose, NY and was appointed as an Assistant Clinical Professor with SUNY College of Optometry. Following residency training, Dr. Cartwright worked in a cataract surgery and contact lens practice for three years in Bridgeport/Fairfield, CT before joining Ophthalmic Consultants of Connecticut.
Dr. Cartwright has written for optometrystudents.com, has presented posters at the Armed Forces Optometric Society and has lectured at the SUNY College of Optometry. He is a member of the American Academy of Optometry, the American Optometric Association, the Armed Forces Optometric Society, the New York State Optometric Association and the Connecticut Association of Optometrists.