Heather Anderson

Associate Professor

Contact Information

Postal address: 
437A Fry Hall 338 W. 10th Ave Columbus, OH 43210

Biographical narrative

Heather A Anderson, OD, PhD is an Associate Professor and the Chair of Research and Graduate Studies at The Ohio State University, College of Optometry.  She received her doctorate of optometry and PhD in physiological optics from the University of Houston.  Dr. Anderson conducts research investigating the visual system and optical treatment strategies for individuals with Down syndrome.  Her topical areas of interest include accommodation, binocular vision, pediatrics and special populations.  Dr. Anderson's work has been funded by the National Eye Institute.  In addition to her independent research, Dr. Anderson is engaged in the conduct and promotion of vision research at the national level by serving as an Investigator in the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group, serving as the Chair of the American Optometric Association's Council on Research, serving as a member of the American Academy of Optometry Research Committee, and serving as a member of the National Down Syndrome Society's Scientific Advisory Board.

Journal articles

  • Anderson, H. A., Ravikumar, A., Benoit, J. S., & Marsack, J. D. (2019). Impact of Pupil Diameter on Objective Refraction Determination and Predicted Visual Acuity. TRANSLATIONAL VISION SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, 8(6), 9 pages. doi:10.1167/tvst.8.6.32
  • Aboumourad, R., & Anderson, H. A. (2019). Comparison of Dynamic Retinoscopy and Autorefraction for Measurement of Accommodative Amplitude. OPTOMETRY AND VISION SCIENCE, 96(9), 670-677. doi:10.1097/OPX.0000000000001423
  • Marsack, J. D., Benoit, J. S., Kollbaum, P. S., & Anderson, H. A. (2019). Application of Topographical Keratoconus Detection Metrics to Eyes of Individuals with Down Syndrome. OPTOMETRY AND VISION SCIENCE, 96(9), 664-669. doi:10.1097/OPX.0000000000001417
  • Ravikumar, A., Benoit, J. S., Marsack, J. D., & Anderson, H. A. (2019). Image Quality Metric Derived Refractions Predicted to Improve Visual Acuity Beyond Habitual Refraction for Patients With Down Syndrome. TRANSLATIONAL VISION SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, 8(3), 11 pages. doi:10.1167/tvst.8.3.20
  • Roberts, T. L., Manny, R. E., & Anderson, H. A. (2019). Impact of Visual Cues on the Magnitude and Variability of the Accommodative Response in Children With Emmetropia and Uncorrected Hyperopia and Adults. INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, 60(5), 1527-1537. doi:10.1167/iovs.18-25256
  • Huang, J., Lentsch, M. J., Marsack, J. D., & Anderson, H. A. (2019). Evaluating the use of a temperature sensor to monitor spectacle compliance in warm versus cold climates. CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL OPTOMETRY, 102(2), 147-153. doi:10.1111/cxo.12843
  • Nguyen, A. T., Wayne, J. L., Ravikumar, A., Manny, R. E., & Anderson, H. A. (2018). Accommodative accuracy by retinoscopy versus autorefraction spherical equivalent or horizontal meridian power. CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL OPTOMETRY, 101(6), 778-785. doi:10.1111/cxo.12678
  • Ravikumar, A., Benoit, J. S., Morrison, K. B., Marsack, J. D., & Anderson, H. A. (2018). Repeatability of Monocular Acuity Testing in Adults with and without Down Syndrome. OPTOMETRY AND VISION SCIENCE, 95(3), 202-211. doi:10.1097/OPX.0000000000001185
  • Roberts, T. L., Stevenson, S. B., Benoit, J. S., Manny, R. E., & Anderson, H. A. (2018). Blur Detection, Depth of Field, and Accommodation in Emmetropic and Hyperopic Children. OPTOMETRY AND VISION SCIENCE, 95(3), 212-222. doi:10.1097/OPX.0000000000001177
  • Roberts, T. L., Manny, R. E., Benoit, J. S., & Anderson, H. A. (2018). Impact of Cognitive Demand during Sustained Near Tasks in Children and Adults. OPTOMETRY AND VISION SCIENCE, 95(3), 223-233. doi:10.1097/OPX.0000000000001186
  • Lentsch, M. J., Marsack, J. D., & Anderson, H. A. (2018). Objective measurement of spectacle wear with a temperature sensor data logger. OPHTHALMIC AND PHYSIOLOGICAL OPTICS, 38(1), 37-47. doi:10.1111/opo.12423
  • Marsh-Tootle, W. L., Harb, E., Hou, W., Zhang, Q., Anderson, H. A., Weise, K., . . . Hyman, L. (2017). Optic Nerve Tilt, Crescent, Ovality, and Torsion in a Multi-Ethnic Cohort of Young Adults With and Without Myopia. INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, 58(7), 3158-3171. doi:10.1167/iovs.16-20860
  • Anderson, H. A., Giannoni, A. G., & Berntsen, D. A. (2017). student performance and perceptions following incorporation of eyesi indirect simulators into the optometric curriculum. Optometric Education, 94, 574-581.
  • Marsack, J. D., Ravikumar, A., Benoit, J. S., & Anderson, H. A. (2017). Variability in Objective Refraction for Persons with Down Syndrome. OPTOMETRY AND VISION SCIENCE, 94(5), 574-581. doi:10.1097/OPX.0000000000001057
  • Ravikumar, A., Marsack, J. D., Benoit, J. S., & Anderson, H. A. (2016). Simulated Keratometry Repeatability in Subjects with and without Down Syndrome. OPTOMETRY AND VISION SCIENCE, 93(11), 1356-1363. doi:10.1097/OPX.0000000000000987
  • Liu, L., Marsh-Tootle, W., Harb, E. N., Hou, W., Zhang, Q., Anderson, H. A., . . . Hyman, L. (2016). A sloped piecemeal Gaussian model for characterising foveal pit shape. OPHTHALMIC AND PHYSIOLOGICAL OPTICS, 36(6), 615-631. doi:10.1111/opo.12321
  • Gwiazda, J., Norton, T. T., Hou, W., Hyman, L., Manny, R., Gwiazda, J., . . . Wilkins, R. (2016). Longitudinal Changes in Lens Thickness in Myopic Children Enrolled in the Correction of Myopia Evaluation Trial (COMET). Current Eye Research, 41(4), 492-500. doi:10.3109/02713683.2015.1034372
  • Roberts, T. L., Anderson, H. A., & Stuebing, K. K. (2015). Accommodative Gain in Relation to Perceived Target Clarity. OPTOMETRY AND VISION SCIENCE, 92(11), 1092-1102. doi:10.1097/OPX.0000000000000711
  • Harb, E., Hyman, L., Gwiazda, J., Marsh-Tootle, W., Zhang, Q., Hou, W., . . . Jameson, M. (2015). Choroidal thickness profiles in myopic eyes of young adults in the correction of myopia evaluation trial cohort. American Journal of Ophthalmology, 160(1), 62-71.e2. doi:10.1016/j.ajo.2015.04.018
  • Knowlton, R., Marsack, J. D., Leach, N. E., Herring, R. J., & Anderson, H. A. (2015). Comparison of Whole Eye versus First-Surface Astigmatism in Down Syndrome. OPTOMETRY AND VISION SCIENCE, 92(7), 804-814. doi:10.1097/OPX.0000000000000620
  • Anderson, H. A., & Stuebing, K. K. (2014). Subjective versus Objective Accommodative Amplitude: Preschool to Presbyopia. OPTOMETRY AND VISION SCIENCE, 91(11), 1290-1301. doi:10.1097/OPX.0000000000000402
  • Anderson, H. A., Young, J., Marrelli, D., Black, R., Lambreghts, K., & Twa, M. D. (2014). Training Students with Patient Actors Improves Communication: A Pilot Study. OPTOMETRY AND VISION SCIENCE, 91(1), 121-128. doi:10.1097/OPX.0000000000000112
  • Anderson, H. A., Stuebing, K. K., Buncic, R., Mazow, M., & Fletcher, J. M. (2012). Factors Associated With Strabismus in Spina Bifida Myelomeningocele. JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OPHTHALMOLOGY & STRABISMUS, 49(5), 284-289. doi:10.3928/01913913-20120501-01
  • Anderson, H., Stuebing, K. K., Fern, K. D., & Manny, R. E. (2011). Ten-Year Changes in Fusional Vergence, Phoria, and Nearpoint of Convergence in Myopic Children. Optometry and Vision Science, 88(9), 1060-1065. doi:10.1097/OPX.0b013e31822171c0
  • Anderson, H. A., Manny, R. E., & Fern, K. D. (2011). Prejudice to strabismus in young children. BRITISH JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, 95(5), 751. doi:10.1136/bjo.2010.201657
  • Anderson, H. A., Manny, R. E., Glasser, A., & Stuebing, K. K. (2011). Static and Dynamic Measurements of Accommodation in Individuals with Down Syndrome. INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, 52(1), 310-317. doi:10.1167/iovs.10-5301
  • Anderson, H. A., Manny, R. E., Cotter, S. A., Mitchell, G. L., & Irani, J. A. (2010). Effect of Examiner Experience and Technique on the Alternate Cover Test. OPTOMETRY AND VISION SCIENCE, 87(3), 168-175. doi:10.1097/OPX.0b013e3181d1d954
  • Anderson, H. A., Bertrand, K. C., Manny, R. E., Hu, Y. -S., & Fern, K. D. (2010). Comparison of Two Drug Combinations for Dilating Dark Irides. OPTOMETRY AND VISION SCIENCE, 87(2), 120-124. doi:10.1097/OPX.0b013e3181cc8da3
  • Anderson, H. A., Glasser, A., Manny, R. E., & Stuebing, K. K. (2010). Age-Related Changes in Accommodative Dynamics from Preschool to Adulthood. INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, 51(1), 614-622. doi:10.1167/iovs.09-3653
  • Anderson, H. A., Glasser, A., Stuebing, K. K., & Manny, R. E. (2009). Minus Lens Stimulated Accommodative Lag as a Function of Age. OPTOMETRY AND VISION SCIENCE, 86(6), 685-694. doi:10.1097/OPX.0b013e3181a7294f
  • Anderson, H. A., Hentz, G., Glasser, A., Stuebing, K. K., & Manny, R. E. (2008). Minus-lens-stimulated accommodative amplitude decreases sigmoidally with age: A study of objectively measured accommodative amplitudes from age 3. INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, 49(7), 2919-2926. doi:10.1167/iovs.07-1492
  • Johns, H. A., Manny, R. E., Fern, K. D., & Hu, Y. S. (2006). The effect of strabismus on a young child’s selection of a playmate. Journal of American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, 10(6), 598. doi:10.1016/j.jaapos.2006.10.002
  • Johns, H. A. (2004). The intra and inter-examiner repeatability of the alternate cover test using different prism neutralization endpoints. Optometry and Vision Science, 81, 939-946.

Honors

  • Optometric Student Association Image Award, 20190101
  • Michael G Harris Family Award for Excellence in Optometric Education, 20190101
  • Cora and J Davis Armistead Teaching Excellence Award, 20180101
  • Top 10 Most Newsworthy Scientific Abstracts, 20170101
  • University of Houston Excellence in Teaching Group Teaching Award, 20150101
  • Lead Scientific Paper in November Issue of Optometry and Vision Science, 20140101
  • Class of 2015 Outstanding Faculty, 20120101

Presentations

  • Anderson, H. A. (n.d.). What makes an effective presenter. In The American Schools and Colleges of Optometry Future Faculty Program.
  • Anderson, H. A. (n.d.). What makes an effective presenter. In The American Schools and Colleges of Optometry Future Faculty Program.
  • Anderson, H. A. (n.d.). Academic dishonesty & navigating the UHCO policy. In UHCO Learning Resources Teaching Excellence and Innovation Committee Seminar Series.
  • Anderson, H. A. (n.d.). Vision care for patients with Down syndrome - can we do better?. In Vision Science Seminar Series - The Ohio State University College of Optometry.
  • Anderson, H. A. (n.d.). Managing the consequences of abnormal development: Vision care for patients with Down syndrome - Can we do better?. In American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting.
  • Anderson, H. A. (n.d.). Cheating. In Clinical Optometric Methods and Procedures Special Interest Group Annual Meeting.

Abstracts

  • Title of Abstract/Short Entry: Ciliary muscle thickness in adults with Down syndromeAuthor(s): Anderson HA, Bailey MD, Kao CYTitle of Publication: Investigative Ophthalmology and Vision ScienceType of Work: AbstractPublication Status: PublishedPublication date: 2019Pagination: E-abstract-4306Record created at source: 15 June 2020
  • Title of Abstract/Short Entry: Inter-session repeatability of binocular visual acuity in adults with Down syndromeAuthor(s): Trast KR, Manny RE, Ravikumar A, Fern KD, Benoit JS, Anderson HAEditor(s): Peer ReviewedTitle of Publication: Optometry and Vision ScienceType of Work: AbstractPublication Status: PublishedPublication date: 2019Record created at source: 15 June 2020