Robert Null, M.D.

Dr. Robert Null is a board certified ophthalmologist at Discover Vision Centers, specializing in ophthalmology, glaucoma treatment and cataract surgery.

Dr. Null obtained dual undergraduate degrees at the University of Iowa with Highest Honors receiving a B.S. in Applied Physics and a B.A. in Biochemistry. He earned his Medical Degree from University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine.

After medical school, Dr. Null transitioned to a residency at Unity Point Health in Des Moines, Iowa. Furthering his training and expertise, he also completed an ophthalmology residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center where he became Chief Resident. Post residency, Dr. Null pursued a prestigious fellowship in glaucoma treatment at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center where he focused on elements of complex anterior segment surgery.

Dr. Null speaks regularly at industry meetings presenting research and sharing knowledge with fellow ophthalmologists.


  • Fellowship in Glaucoma – University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Residency in Ophthalmology – University of Kansas Medical Center
  • Transitional Residency – Unity Point Health
  • Doctorate – University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
  • Bachelor of Science, Applied Physics: Medicine – University of Iowa
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biochemistry – University of Iowa


  • Outstanding Clinical Fellow
  • Alan Riley Resident of the Year Award
  • Chief Resident
  • Outstanding Presentation in Eye Research
  • Ernest R. Johnson Memorial Prize, awarded for the highest GPA among spring graduates
  • James A. Van Allen Award, outstanding graduating seniors
  • Shoemaker-Strickler Memorial Scholarship, outstanding incoming freshman
  • Presidential Scholarship, top 50 students within the incoming class
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