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 .

Degrees

  • 1996, O.D., Ohio State University, The

Journal articles

  • Gregory James Nixon. "A Review of Contact Lens Modalities." Contact Lens Spectrum. Vol. March, (January 2006.): 33-37.
  • Zadnik K, Steger-May K, Fink BA, Joslin CE, Nichols JJ, Rosenstiel CE, Tyler JA, Yu JA, Raasch TW, Schechtman KB, the CLEK Study Group. "Between-eye asymmetry in keratoconus.." Cornea. Vol. 21(7), (January 2002.): 671-679.
  • Shen JF, McMahon TT, Cheng EL, Sugar J, Yue BYJT, Anderson RJ, Begley C, Zhou J, the CLEK Study Group.. "Lysosomal hydrolase staining of conjunctival impression cytology specimens in keratoconus.." Cornea. Vol. 21, (January 2002.): 447-452.
  • Szczotka LB, Barr JT, Zadnik K, the CLEK Study Group. "A summary of the findings from the Collaborative Longitudinal Evaluation of Keratoconus (CLEK) Study." Optometry Journal of the American Optometric Association. Vol. 72, (January 2001.): 574-587.
  • Fink BA, Barr JT, Edrington TB, Pierce GE, Schechtman KB, Rah MJ, Flom R, Zadnik K, and the CLEK Study Group. "A comparison of two methods of evaluating cornea-to-contact lens base curve fluorescein patterns in keratoconus.." Optom Vis Sci. Vol. 78, (January 2001.): 589-598.
  • Zadnik K, Barr JT, Edrington TB, Nichols JJ, Wilson BS, Siegmund K, Gordon MO, the CLEK Study Group. "Corneal scarring and vision in keratoconus: a baseline report from the Collaborative Longitudinal Evaluation of Keratoconus (CLEK) Study." Cornea. Vol. 19, (January 2000.): 804-812.
  • Barr JT, Zadnik K, Wilson BS, Edrington TB, Everett DF, Fink BA, Shovlin JP, Weissman BA, Siegmund K, Gordon MO, the CLEK Study Group. "Factors associated with corneal scarring in the Collaborative Longitudinal Evaluation of Keratoconus (CLEK) Study." Cornea. Vol. 19, (January 2000.): 501-507.
  • Gregory James Nixon. "Diagnosis and management of corneal surface irregularity.." Contact Lens Spectrum. Vol. Jan, (January 1999.): 36-37.
  • Nixon GJ. Optom Vis Sci. (January 1999.): 195-.
  • Edrington TB, Szczotka LB, Barr JT, Achtenberg JF, Burger DS, Janoff AM, Olafsson HE, Chun MW, Boyle JW, Gordon MO, Zadnik K, and The CLEK Study Group. "Rigid contact lens fitting relationship in keratoconus.." Optom Vis Sci. Vol. 76, (January 1999.): 692-699.
  • Gregory James Nixon. "Managing infection in contact lens wearers.." Contact Lens Spectrum. Vol. Feb, (January 1998.): 41-46.
  • Gregory James Nixon. "The current state of extended wear.." Contact Lens Spectrum. Vol. Dec, (January 1997.): 23-28.

Honors

  • American Optometric Student Association (AOSA) Faculty Member of the Year Award, 2009 - 2009
  • Epsilon Psi Epsilon Mote Award, 2008
  • Special Service Award, 2005 - 2006
  • Outstanding Service Award, 2004 - 2005
  • Young O.D. of the Year, 1999 - 2000
  • Special Merit Award, 1998 - 1999
  • Outstanding Clinical Instructor Award, 1997 - 1998
  • Award for Excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care, 1996
  • Silver Medal Recipient, 1996
  • Outstanding Senior Student Award, 1996
  • Outstanding Dispensary Student Award, 1996
  • Gold Key International Optometric Honor Society, 1995 - 1996
  • Outstanding Junior of the Year, 1995
  • Contact with the Future Educational Travel Grant, 1995
  • Class of 1953 Scholarship for Excellence in Case Presentation, 1995
  • Student Travel Fellowship Award, 1993
  • Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society, 1993
  • Frank G. Brooks Award for Outstanding Biology Senior, 1991
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1991
  • Mortar Board Honor Society, 1990 - 1991
  • Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society, 1990 - 1991
  • Peterson Women's Scholarship for Outstanding Junior Scholar, 1990

Presentations

  • "Anti-Inflammatory Agents." Presented at A 30-hour, . (August 2007)
  • "Corneal Refrative Therapy Seminar & Workshop." Presented at Optometric Educators, Inc. Winter Continuing Education Conference, . (December 2006)
  • "Clinical Pearls of Differential Diagnosis." Presented at The Ohio State University College of Optometry Extern Preceptor Conference, . (May 2006)
  • "Survivor Optometry." Presented at The Ohio State University College of Optometry Extern Preceptor Conference, . (May 2006)
  • "Uveitis Review and the Role of Lab testing." Presented at Featured Speaker, 13th Annual Summer Eye Alliance. The Ohio Eye Alliance., . (June 2005)
  • "Why Can't This Eye See 20/20?." Presented at Featured Speaker, 13th Annual Summer Eye Alliance. The Ohio Eye Alliance., . (June 2005)
  • "Ocular Manifestations of Rheumatologic and Inflammatory Disorders." Presented at Guest Lecture, Opt. 641 The Ohio State University College of Optometry, . (November 2003)
  • "Peripheral Retinal Grand Rounds." Presented at Guest Lecture, Opt 660 The Ohio State University College of Optometry, . (October 2003)
  • "Management Strategies for Ocular Allergy." Presented at Keynote Speaker, The Eye Center of Toledo Continuing Education Conference, . (September 2003)
  • "Neuroprotective Strategies in the Treatment of Glaucoma." Presented at Keynote Speaker, The Eye Center of Toledo Continuing Education Conference, . (September 2003)
  • "Pharmaceuticals for the Treatment of Ocular Allergy." Presented at Guest Lecture, Opt 682 The Ohio State University College of Optometry, . (July 2003)
  • "Neuroprotective Strategies in the Treatment of Glaucoma." Presented at Guest Lecture PO 625 The Ohio State University College of Optometry, . (March 2003)
  • "Peripheral Retinal Grand Rounds." Presented at Guest Lecture Opt 660, . (November 2002)
  • "Gonioscopy Workshop." Presented at East West Eye Conference, . (November 2002)
  • "Ocular Manifestations of Rheumatologic and Inflammatory Disorders." Presented at Guest Lecture, Opt 641 The Ohio State University College of Optometry, . (October 2002)
  • "Pharmaceuticals for the Treatment of Ocular Allergy." Presented at Guest Lecture, Opt 682 The Ohio State University College of Optometry, . (July 2002)
  • "Neuroprotective Strategies in the Treatment of Glaucoma." Presented at Guest Lecture, PO 625 The Ohio State University College of Optometry, . (March 2002)
  • "Peripheral Retinal Grand Rounds." Presented at Guest Lecture Opt 660 The Ohio State University College of Optometry, . (November 2001)
  • "Ocular Manifestations of Rheumatologic and Inflammatory Disorders." Presented at Guest Lecture Opt 641 The Ohio State University College of Optometry, . (October 2001)
  • "Uveitis: Case Studies and Review of Management." Presented at Guest Lecture Opt 660 The Ohio State University College of Optometry, . (October 2001)
  • "Pharmaceuticals for the Treatment of Ocular Allergy." Presented at Guest Lecture, Opt 682 The Ohio State University College of Optometry, . (July 2001)
  • "Fluorescein Angiography." Presented at Optometric Educators, Inc. Summer Continuing Education Conference, . (July 2001)
  • "Neuroprotective Strategies in the Treatment of Glaucoma." Presented at Epsilon Psi Epsilon Spring Continuing Education Seminar, . (May 2001)
  • "Neuroprotective Strategies in the Treatment of Glaucoma." Presented at Guest Lecture, PO 625 The Ohio State University College of Optometry, . (February 2001)
  • "The Optometrist's Role in the Management of Uveitis." Presented at Optometric Educators, Inc. Winter Continuing Education Conference, . (December 2000)
  • "Neuroprotective Strategies in the Treatment of Glaucoma." Presented at Central Ohio Optometric Association Zone Meeting, . (October 2000)
  • "Neuroprotective Strategies in the Treatment of Glaucoma." Presented at The Ohio State University College of Optometry Alumni Weekend, . (October 2000)
  • "Theories of Ganglion Cell Death and Neuroprotection in Glaucoma." Presented at Guest Lecture, PO 625 The Ohio State University College of Optometry, . (February 2000)
  • "Hands-on demonstration of soft toric lens fitting.." Presented at Coopervision Toric Fitting Workshop., . (November 1999)
  • "Dry Eye Management of Contact Lens Wearers." Presented at Association of Military Surgeons United States Annual Meeting, . (November 1999)
  • "Neuroprotection and Glaucoma." Presented at Association of Military Surgeons United States Annual Meeting, . (November 1999)
  • "Hands-on demonstration of post-surgical RGP lens fitting.." Presented at Rigid Gas Permeable Lens Institute Resident's Workshop, . (August 1999)
  • "Optometric Case Analysis and Clinical Decision Making." Presented at Guest Lecture, Opt 640 The Ohio State University College of Optometry, . (August 1999)
  • "Hands-on demonstration of soft toric lens fitting.." Presented at Coopervision Toric Fitting Workshop, . (July 1999)
  • "Fluorescein Angiography." Presented at Optometric Educators, Inc. Summer Continuing Education Conference, . (July 1999)
  • "Management of Uveitus." Presented at Guest Lecture Opt 643 The Ohio State University College of Optometry, . (May 1999)
  • "Management of Lacrimal System Disorders." Presented at A 30-hour Course in Therapeutic Pharmaceuticals, . (May 1999)
  • "Neuroprotection and Glaucoma." Presented at Guest Lecture Opt 741 The Ohio State University College of Optometry, . (May 1999)
  • "Management of Blepharitis." Presented at A 30-hour Course in Therapeutic Pharmaceuticals, . (May 1999)
  • "Eye Health When Using Video Display Terminals." Presented at All-Ohio Safety and Health Congress & Exhibit, . (April 1999)
  • "Anti-Inflammatory Agents." Presented at A 30-hour Course in Therapeutic Pharmaceuticals, . (April 1999)
  • "Retinal Fluorescein Angiography." Presented at Guest Lecture Opt 642 The Ohio State University College of Optometry, . (February 1999)
  • "Peripheral Retinal Grand Rounds." Presented at Optometric Educators, Inc. Winter Continuing Education Conference, . (December 1998)
  • "Glaucoma Grand Rounds." Presented at Case Presentation. The Ohio State University College of Optometry, . (August 1998)
  • "Punctal Plugs and Dry Eye Management." Presented at Optometric Educators, Inc. Summer Continuing Education Conference, . (July 1998)
  • "Clinical Decision Making." Presented at Guest Lecture Opt 640 The Ohio State University College of Optometry, . (July 1998)
  • "Retinal Fluorescein Angiography." Presented at Guest Lecture Opt 643 The Ohio State University College of Optometry, . (May 1998)
  • "Hands-on demonstration of bitoric RGP lens fitting.." Presented at Rigid Gas Permeable Lens Institute Workshop, . (April 1998)
  • "Guidelines for Referrals and Medical Correspondence in Primary Vision Care Clinic." Presented at Guest Lecture Opt 640 The Ohio State University College of Optometry, . (July 1997)
  • "Hands-on demonstration of soft toric lens fitting.." Presented at Coopervision Toric Fitting Workshop, . (May 1997)
  • "Hands-on demonstration of bitoric RGP lens fitting.." Presented at Rigid Gas Permeable Lens Institute Workshop, . (April 1997)

Abstracts

  • BA Fink, JT Barr, G Pierce, G Mitchell, JJ Nichols, A Sup, LM Badowski, G Nixon.. "Repeatability of Fluorescein Pattern Assessment in Keratoconus.." Vol. 79, . (January 2002.): 133-.
  • BA Fink, JT Barr, G Pierce, G Mitchell, JJ Nichols, A Sup, LM Badowski, G Nixon. "The Evaluation of Cornea-to-contact Lens Base Curve Relationships In Keratoconus Through Fluorescein Pattern Analysis." Vol. 43, . (January 2002.): E-Abstract 3226.
  • Barr JT, Gordon MO, Wilson BS, Zadnik K, Edrington TB, McMahon TT, Everett DF, the CLEK Study Group. "Factors associated with incident corneal scarring in the Collaborative Longitudinal Evaluation of Keratoconus (CLEK) Study." Vol. 42, . (January 2001.): S83-.
  • Shen JF, McMahon TT, Cheng EL, Sugar J, Yue BYJT, Anderson R, Begley C, Zhou Z, the CLEK Study Group. "Lysosomal hydrolase staining of impression cytology specimens in keratoconus.." Vol. 41 (suppl), . (January 2000.): S271-.
  • Zadnik K, Schechtman KB, Nichols JJ, Fink BA, Tyler J, Rosenstiel CE, Steger-May K, the CLEK Study Group. "Asymmetry in keratoconus.." Vol. 41 (suppl), . (January 2000.): S678-.
  • Pierce GE, Barr JT, Edrington TB, Gordon MO, Jeandervin M, Flom RE, Fink BA, Zadnik K, the CLEK Study Group. "A technique to improve the agreement between two methods of evaluating cornea-to-contact lens base curve fluorescein patterns in the CLEK Study." Vol. 77, . (January 2000.): 225-.
  • Zadnik K, Schechtman KB, Nichols JJ, Fink BA, Tyler J, Rosenstiel, Shin JA, Joslin CE, Steger-May K, the CLEK Study Group.. "Disease asymmetry in keratoconus.." Vol. 77, . (January 2000.): 117-.
  • Pierce GE, Fink BA, Barr JT, Edrington TB, Schechtman KB, Jeandervin M, Flom R, Zadnik K, the CLEK Study Group. "A comparison of two methods of evaluation cornea-to-contact lens base curve fluorescein patterns in keratoconus.." Vol. 41 (suppl), . (January 2000.): S72-.
  • Edrington TB, Gundel RE, Libassi DP, Wagner H, Pierce GE, Walline JJ, Barr JT, Wilson BS, Gordon MO, the CLEK Study Group. "The effect of rigid contact lens peripheral clearance on patient comfort in the Collaborative Longitudinal Evaluation of Keratoconus (CLEK) Study.." Vol. 76, . (January 1999.): 210-.
  • Barr JT, Zadnik K, Gordon MO, Edrington TB, McMahon TT, Everett DF, the CLEK Study Group. "Estimating incident corneal scarring in the Collaborative Longitudinal Evaluation of Keratoconus (CLEK) Study." Vol. 76, . (January 1999.): 213-.