Alton A. Williams, O.D., F.A.A.O. – Optometrist in Wilmington, Delaware
Dr. Alton A. Williams was educated in the Wilmington, DE public school system, where he graduated from P.S. DuPont High School as a scholar/athlete. After attending the University of Delaware, Dr. Williams matriculated to the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO), where he graduated with both the Bachelor of Science and the Doctor of Optometry degrees. He is a Fellow of both the American Academy of Optometry and the Gesell Institute of Child Development in New Haven, Connecticut.
In 1974, Dr. Williams became Delaware’s first African-American optometrist. He has been in private practice for over forty years. Dr. Williams has lectured internationally and taught clinical techniques to students at PCO and to doctors in the field across the country.
Dr. Williams has received numerous awards. In 1986 he was named the State of Delaware’s Small Businessman of the Year and has been honored by the Delaware Optometric Association as the Optometrist of the Year, an award given only a few times in the history of the organization.
In 2004 Dr. Williams was named one of the 100 most influential African-Americans in Delaware. In 2009 Dr. Williams received the 45th Annual NAACP’s President’s Award for community service. March of 2012, Dr. Williams was honored by the National Education Sorority, Phi Delta Kappa-Rho Chapter for exemplary community service. Dr. Williams’ greatest accomplishment has been giving his life to the Lord in November, 1992.
Dr. Williams is married to the former Bonita Byrd (Wilmington H.S., 1968). They have two sons, Alton Damion and Hunter Matthew.
Dr. Williams welcomes new patients. To schedule an appointment for a complete eye exam, please contact our practice at (302) 993-1300 or schedule an appointment online.