Gregory Nixon

Assoc Dean Clinical Services

Contact Information

Postal address: 
338 W 10th Ave Room A316 Starling Loving Hall Columbus, OH 43210

Biographical narrative

Gregory J. Nixon received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa in 1991 prior to his Doctor of Optometry degree from The Ohio State University College of Optometry in 1996. After graduation, he joined the auxiliary faculty at his optometry alma mater where he has held numerous clinical, teaching, and administrative assignments. Currently, he holds the position of Associate Professor of Clinical Optometry and teaches courses in clinical ocular pharmacology and the management of glaucoma. In addition, he serves as the college Extern Coordinator for the Ocular Disease, Advanced Practice, and Primary Care externship programs and directs the rotation assignments of 4th year students to 65 extern sites in 14 different states. Dr. Nixon’s teaching accomplishments have resulted in him being named the Outstanding Clinical Instructor of the Year Award in 1998, the Herbert G. Mote Award winner in 2008 for excellence in optometric teaching, and the AOSA Faculty Member of the Year Award in 2009.

Dr. Nixon is a partner at Professional VisionCare in Westerville and Johnstown, OH where he is recognized for his work with advanced contact lens fitting and ocular disease management. He served as the clinical columns editor for Contact Lens Spectrum from 2008-2009 and continues to be a regular contributing columnist. Dr. Nixon is an active member of the Ohio Optometric Association where he is co-chair of the legislative committee and member of the EastWest Eye Conference Education committee. His work on behalf of the organization has earned him recognition as an OOA Special Merit Award winner in 1999, 2005 and 2006 and as the Ohio Optometric Association Young O.D. of the Year in 2000. He has served as a trustee of the Central Ohio Optometric Association, a member of the Association of Optometric Contact Lens Educators, and as a Co-Investigator for the Collaborative Longitudinal Evaluation of Keratoconus (CLEK) Study. He is an active member of the American Optometric Association and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.

Dr. Nixon can be contacted by e-mail at gnixon@optometry.osu.edu .

Journal articles

  • A Review of Contact Lens Modalities (2006). Contact Lens Spectrum, March.
  • Lysosomal hydrolase staining of conjunctival impression cytology specimens in keratoconus. (2002). Cornea, 21.
  • Between-eye asymmetry in keratoconus. (2002). Cornea, 21(7).
  • A summary of the findings from the Collaborative Longitudinal Evaluation of Keratoconus (CLEK) Study (2001). Optometry Journal of the American Optometric Association, 72.
  • Pierce, G. E., Fink, B. A., Barr, J. T., Edrington, T. B., Schechtman, K. B., Jeandervin, M., . . . Zadnik, K. (2000). A comparison of two methods of evaluating cornea-to-contact lens base curve fluorescein patterns in keratoconus.. INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, 41(4), S72. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/
  • Barr, J. T., Gordon, M. O., Wilson, B. S., Zadnik, K., Edrington, T. B., McMahon, T. T., & Everett, D. F. (2001). Factors associated with incident corneal scarring in the collaborative longitudinal evaluation of keratoconus (CLEK) Study.. INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, 42(4), S883. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/
  • Corneal scarring and vision in keratoconus: a baseline report from the Collaborative Longitudinal Evaluation of Keratoconus (CLEK) Study (2000). Cornea, 19.
  • Please update record with Title (1999). Optom Vis Sci.
  • Diagnosis and management of corneal surface irregularity. (1999). Contact Lens Spectrum, Jan.
  • Edrington, T. B., Szczotka, L. B., Barr, J. T., Achtenberg, J. F., Burger, D. S., Janoff, A. M., . . . Zadnik, K. (1999). Rigid contact lens fitting relationships in keratoconus. OPTOMETRY AND VISION SCIENCE, 76(10), 692-699. doi:10.1097/00006324-199910000-00020
  • Managing infection in contact lens wearers. (1998). Contact Lens Spectrum, Feb.
  • The current state of extended wear. (1997). Contact Lens Spectrum, Dec.

Honors

  • American Optometric Student Association (AOSA) Faculty Member of the Year Award, 20090101 - 20090101
  • Epsilon Psi Epsilon Mote Award, 20080101
  • Special Service Award, 20050101 - 20060101
  • Outstanding Service Award, 20040101 - 20050101
  • Young O.D. of the Year, 19990101 - 20000101
  • Special Merit Award, 19980101 - 19990101
  • Outstanding Clinical Instructor Award, 19970101 - 19980101
  • Outstanding Dispensary Student Award, 19960101
  • Outstanding Senior Student Award, 19960101
  • Silver Medal Recipient, 19960101
  • Award for Excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care, 19960101
  • Gold Key International Optometric Honor Society, 19950101 - 19960101
  • Outstanding Junior of the Year, 19950101
  • Class of 1953 Scholarship for Excellence in Case Presentation, 19950101
  • Contact with the Future Educational Travel Grant, 19950101
  • Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society, 19930101
  • Student Travel Fellowship Award, 19930101
  • Frank G. Brooks Award for Outstanding Biology Senior, 19910101
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 19910101
  • Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society, 19900101 - 19910101
  • Mortar Board Honor Society, 19900101 - 19910101
  • Peterson Women's Scholarship for Outstanding Junior Scholar, 19900101

Presentations

  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents (n.d.). In A 30-hour.
  • Corneal Refrative Therapy Seminar & Workshop (n.d.). In Optometric Educators, Inc. Winter Continuing Education Conference. Columbus, Ohio.
  • Clinical Pearls of Differential Diagnosis (n.d.). In The Ohio State University College of Optometry Extern Preceptor Conference. Columbus, Ohio.
  • Survivor Optometry (n.d.). In The Ohio State University College of Optometry Extern Preceptor Conference. Columbus, Ohio.
  • Uveitis Review and the Role of Lab testing (n.d.). In Featured Speaker, 13th Annual Summer Eye Alliance. The Ohio Eye Alliance..
  • Why Can't This Eye See 20/20? (n.d.). In Featured Speaker, 13th Annual Summer Eye Alliance. The Ohio Eye Alliance..
  • Ocular Manifestations of Rheumatologic and Inflammatory Disorders (n.d.). In Guest Lecture, Opt. 641 The Ohio State University College of Optometry. Columbus, Ohio.
  • Peripheral Retinal Grand Rounds (n.d.). In Guest Lecture, Opt 660 The Ohio State University College of Optometry. Columbus, Ohio.
  • Management Strategies for Ocular Allergy (n.d.). In Keynote Speaker, The Eye Center of Toledo Continuing Education Conference.
  • Neuroprotective Strategies in the Treatment of Glaucoma (n.d.). In Keynote Speaker, The Eye Center of Toledo Continuing Education Conference.
  • Pharmaceuticals for the Treatment of Ocular Allergy (n.d.). In Guest Lecture, Opt 682 The Ohio State University College of Optometry. Columbus, Ohio.
  • Neuroprotective Strategies in the Treatment of Glaucoma (n.d.). In Guest Lecture PO 625 The Ohio State University College of Optometry.
  • Gonioscopy Workshop (n.d.). In East West Eye Conference. Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Peripheral Retinal Grand Rounds (n.d.). In Guest Lecture Opt 660. The Ohio State University College of Optometry.
  • Ocular Manifestations of Rheumatologic and Inflammatory Disorders (n.d.). In Guest Lecture, Opt 641 The Ohio State University College of Optometry. Columbus, Ohio.
  • Pharmaceuticals for the Treatment of Ocular Allergy (n.d.). In Guest Lecture, Opt 682 The Ohio State University College of Optometry. Columbus, Ohio.
  • Neuroprotective Strategies in the Treatment of Glaucoma (n.d.). In Guest Lecture, PO 625 The Ohio State University College of Optometry. Columbus, Ohio.
  • Peripheral Retinal Grand Rounds (n.d.). In Guest Lecture Opt 660 The Ohio State University College of Optometry. Columbus, Ohio.
  • Uveitis: Case Studies and Review of Management (n.d.). In Guest Lecture Opt 660 The Ohio State University College of Optometry.
  • Ocular Manifestations of Rheumatologic and Inflammatory Disorders (n.d.). In Guest Lecture Opt 641 The Ohio State University College of Optometry. Columbus, Ohio.
  • Pharmaceuticals for the Treatment of Ocular Allergy (n.d.). In Guest Lecture, Opt 682 The Ohio State University College of Optometry. Columbus, Ohio.
  • Fluorescein Angiography (n.d.). In Optometric Educators, Inc. Summer Continuing Education Conference. Columbus, Ohio.
  • Neuroprotective Strategies in the Treatment of Glaucoma (n.d.). In Epsilon Psi Epsilon Spring Continuing Education Seminar. Columbus, Ohio.
  • Neuroprotective Strategies in the Treatment of Glaucoma (n.d.). In Guest Lecture, PO 625 The Ohio State University College of Optometry. Columbus, Ohio.
  • The Optometrist's Role in the Management of Uveitis (n.d.). In Optometric Educators, Inc. Winter Continuing Education Conference. Columbus, Ohio.
  • Neuroprotective Strategies in the Treatment of Glaucoma (n.d.). In The Ohio State University College of Optometry Alumni Weekend. Columbus, Ohio.
  • Neuroprotective Strategies in the Treatment of Glaucoma (n.d.). In Central Ohio Optometric Association Zone Meeting. Columbus, Ohio.
  • Theories of Ganglion Cell Death and Neuroprotection in Glaucoma (n.d.). In Guest Lecture, PO 625 The Ohio State University College of Optometry. Columbus, Ohio.
  • Hands-on demonstration of soft toric lens fitting. (n.d.). In Coopervision Toric Fitting Workshop.. Columbus, Ohio.
  • Dry Eye Management of Contact Lens Wearers (n.d.). In Association of Military Surgeons United States Annual Meeting. Anaheim, CA.
  • Neuroprotection and Glaucoma (n.d.). In Association of Military Surgeons United States Annual Meeting. Anaheim, CA.
  • Hands-on demonstration of post-surgical RGP lens fitting. (n.d.). In Rigid Gas Permeable Lens Institute Resident's Workshop. Columbus, Ohio.
  • Optometric Case Analysis and Clinical Decision Making (n.d.). In Guest Lecture, Opt 640 The Ohio State University College of Optometry. Columbus, Ohio.
  • Hands-on demonstration of soft toric lens fitting. (n.d.). In Coopervision Toric Fitting Workshop. Columbus, Ohio.
  • Fluorescein Angiography (n.d.). In Optometric Educators, Inc. Summer Continuing Education Conference. Columbus, Ohio.
  • Nixon, G. J. (n.d.). Management of Uveitus. In Guest Lecture Opt 643 The Ohio State University College of Optometry.
  • Management of Blepharitis (n.d.). In A 30-hour Course in Therapeutic Pharmaceuticals. Columbus, Ohio.
  • Management of Lacrimal System Disorders (n.d.). In A 30-hour Course in Therapeutic Pharmaceuticals. Columbus, Ohio.
  • Neuroprotection and Glaucoma (n.d.). In Guest Lecture Opt 741 The Ohio State University College of Optometry. Columbus, Ohio.
  • Eye Health When Using Video Display Terminals (n.d.). In All-Ohio Safety and Health Congress & Exhibit. Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents (n.d.). In A 30-hour Course in Therapeutic Pharmaceuticals. Columbus, Ohio.
  • Retinal Fluorescein Angiography (n.d.). In Guest Lecture Opt 642 The Ohio State University College of Optometry. Columbus, Ohio.
  • Peripheral Retinal Grand Rounds (n.d.). In Optometric Educators, Inc. Winter Continuing Education Conference. Columbus, Ohio.
  • Glaucoma Grand Rounds (n.d.). In Case Presentation. The Ohio State University College of Optometry. Columbus, Ohio.
  • Punctal Plugs and Dry Eye Management (n.d.). In Optometric Educators, Inc. Summer Continuing Education Conference. Columbus, Ohio.
  • Retinal Fluorescein Angiography (n.d.). In Guest Lecture Opt 643 The Ohio State University College of Optometry. Columbus, Ohio.
  • Hands-on demonstration of bitoric RGP lens fitting. (n.d.). In Rigid Gas Permeable Lens Institute Workshop. Columbus, Ohio.
  • Guidelines for Referrals and Medical Correspondence in Primary Vision Care Clinic (n.d.). In Guest Lecture Opt 640 The Ohio State University College of Optometry. Columbus, Ohio.
  • Hands-on demonstration of soft toric lens fitting. (n.d.). In Coopervision Toric Fitting Workshop. Columbus, Ohio.
  • Hands-on demonstration of bitoric RGP lens fitting. (n.d.). In Rigid Gas Permeable Lens Institute Workshop. Columbus, Ohio.

Abstracts

  • Title of Publication: Invest Ophthalmol Vis SciTitle of Entry: The Evaluation of Cornea-to-contact Lens Base Curve Relationships In Keratoconus Through Fluorescein Pattern AnalysisRIV Author(s): BA Fink, JT Barr, G Pierce, G Mitchell, JJ Nichols, A Sup, LM Badowski, G NixonPublication date: January 2002Volume: 43RIV Pages: E-Abstract 3226Type of Work: AbstractReviewed Item?: falsePercent Authorship: 100
  • Title of Publication: Optom Vis Sci (Suppl)Title of Entry: Repeatability of Fluorescein Pattern Assessment in Keratoconus.RIV Author(s): BA Fink, JT Barr, G Pierce, G Mitchell, JJ Nichols, A Sup, LM Badowski, G Nixon.Publication date: January 2002Volume: 79RIV Pages: 133Reviewed Item?: falsePercent Authorship: 100
  • Title of Publication: Invest Ophthalmol Vis SciTitle of Entry: Factors associated with incident corneal scarring in the Collaborative Longitudinal Evaluation of Keratoconus (CLEK) StudyRIV Author(s): Barr JT, Gordon MO, Wilson BS, Zadnik K, Edrington TB, McMahon TT, Everett DF, the CLEK Study GroupPublication date: January 2001Volume: 42RIV Pages: S83Reviewed Item?: falsePercent Authorship: 100
  • Title of Publication: Optom Vis Sci (Suppl)Title of Entry: A technique to improve the agreement between two methods of evaluating cornea-to-contact lens base curve fluorescein patterns in the CLEK StudyRIV Author(s): Pierce GE, Barr JT, Edrington TB, Gordon MO, Jeandervin M, Flom RE, Fink BA, Zadnik K, the CLEK Study GroupPublication date: January 2000Volume: 77RIV Pages: 225Reviewed Item?: falsePercent Authorship: 100
  • Title of Publication: Invest Ophthalmol Vis SciTitle of Entry: A comparison of two methods of evaluation cornea-to-contact lens base curve fluorescein patterns in keratoconus.RIV Author(s): Pierce GE, Fink BA, Barr JT, Edrington TB, Schechtman KB, Jeandervin M, Flom R, Zadnik K, the CLEK Study GroupPublication date: January 2000Volume: 41 (suppl)RIV Pages: S72Reviewed Item?: falsePercent Authorship: 100
  • Title of Publication: Invest Opthalmol Vis SciTitle of Entry: Asymmetry in keratoconus.RIV Author(s): Zadnik K, Schechtman KB, Nichols JJ, Fink BA, Tyler J, Rosenstiel CE, Steger-May K, the CLEK Study GroupPublication date: January 2000Volume: 41 (suppl)RIV Pages: S678Reviewed Item?: falsePercent Authorship: 100
  • Title of Publication: Optom Vis Sci (Suppl)Title of Entry: Disease asymmetry in keratoconus.RIV Author(s): Zadnik K, Schechtman KB, Nichols JJ, Fink BA, Tyler J, Rosenstiel, Shin JA, Joslin CE, Steger-May K, the CLEK Study Group.Publication date: January 2000Volume: 77RIV Pages: 117Reviewed Item?: falsePercent Authorship: 100
  • Title of Publication: Invest Ophthalmol Vis SciTitle of Entry: Lysosomal hydrolase staining of impression cytology specimens in keratoconus.RIV Author(s): Shen JF, McMahon TT, Cheng EL, Sugar J, Yue BYJT, Anderson R, Begley C, Zhou Z, the CLEK Study GroupPublication date: January 2000Volume: 41 (suppl)RIV Pages: S271Reviewed Item?: falsePercent Authorship: 100
  • Title of Publication: Optom Vis Sci (Suppl)Title of Entry: The effect of rigid contact lens peripheral clearance on patient comfort in the Collaborative Longitudinal Evaluation of Keratoconus (CLEK) Study.RIV Author(s): Edrington TB, Gundel RE, Libassi DP, Wagner H, Pierce GE, Walline JJ, Barr JT, Wilson BS, Gordon MO, the CLEK Study GroupPublication date: January 1999Volume: 76RIV Pages: 210Reviewed Item?: falsePercent Authorship: 100
  • Title of Publication: Optom Vis Sci (Suppl)Title of Entry: Estimating incident corneal scarring in the Collaborative Longitudinal Evaluation of Keratoconus (CLEK) StudyRIV Author(s): Barr JT, Zadnik K, Gordon MO, Edrington TB, McMahon TT, Everett DF, the CLEK Study GroupPublication date: January 1999Volume: 76RIV Pages: 213Reviewed Item?: falsePercent Authorship: 100