Dr. Aylward is a 1985 graduate of the New England College of Optometry. He completed a residency in ocular disease at the Brockton VA Medical Center in 1986 under the directorship of Dr. Barry M. Fisch. Following his residency, he joined the staff of the Lebanon VA Medical Center in Lebanon, PA. He returned to Massachusetts in 1993 to become the Chief of Optometry at the VA Outpatient Clinic in Worcester, MA. More recently, Dr. Aylward joined the Boston VA Healthcare System where he is currently an attending optometrist at the Brockton and West Roxbury campuses. He has been involved in the clinical education of both students and residents for over 25 years.
Dr. Aylward is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at NECO and has lectured regularly on the topics of retinal vascular disease and fluorescence angiography. He is currently the instructor for Special Topics in Ocular Disease and Advanced Clinical Care I and II.
Dr. Aylward is a Fellow in the American Academy of Optometry and a member of the National Association of VA Optometrists. He is a remote examiner for the National Board of Optometry’s Part III exam and a member of the Board’s Clinical Skills Committee.