Heidi Wagner


Contact Information

Postal address: 
338 W. 10th AVe. Room 329A Fry Hall Columbus, OH 43210

Biographical narrative

Heidi Wagner received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Ohio State University and her Master of Public Health degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She is a Professor of Clinical Optometry at the Ohio State University where she serves as the Director of Extern Programs. Previously, she was a Professor of Optometry at Nova Southeastern University where she served the College as Department Chair from 2001 – 2011. Dr. Wagner is a Diplomate in the Cornea, Contact Lenses & Refractive Technologies Section of the American Academy of Optometry as well as a Distinguished Practitioner and Fellow in the National Academies of Practice. She was the principal investigator for the Nova Southeastern University CLEK (Collaborative Longitudinal Evaluation of Keratoconus) Clinic, a multi-center observational study funded by the National Eye Institute. She currently serves as Co-chair of the Contact Lens Assessment in Youth (CLAY) study group.


  • Lester E. Janoff Memorial Award, 20150601
  • College of Optometry Professor of the Year, 20120701 - 20130601
  • Golden Apple Award, 20060501
  • Diplomate, Cornea, Contact Lens and Refractive Technologies Section, 19991201
  • Fellow, 19941201