David is the only board certified ocularist in the Southeast who wears an ocular prosthesis. He received his ocularist training at the Eye Foundation Hospital/University of Alabama Medical Center at Birmingham where he was on staff for seven years, first as an ophthalmic photographer and later as ocularist.
He became an apprentice member of the American Society of Ocularists (ASO) in 1976. In 1981 he received his ASO diploma and board certification through the National Examining Board of Ocularists (NEBO).
David purchased an ocularist practice in New Orleans, Louisiana, from Louis E. Lascola in 1993. Originally located on Canal St. in New Orleans, the practice now operates as L&B Laboratories, Inc. in Metairie, LA.