Nicky Lai

Associate Professor-Clinical

Contact Information

Postal address: 
338 W 10th Ave Room A322 Columbus, OH 43210

Journal articles

  • VanNasdale, D. A., Eilerman, A., Zimmerman, A., Lai, N., Ramsey, K., & Sinnott, L. T. (2017). Foveal Curvature and Asymmetry Assessed Using Optical Coherence Tomography. OPTOMETRY AND VISION SCIENCE, 94(6), 664-671. doi:10.1097/OPX.0000000000001084
  • VanNasdale, D. A., Huang, G., Lai, N., Ciamacca, M., Eilerman, A., Zimmerman, A., . . . Smith, M. (2015). Physical and Optical Properties of Rigid Gas Permeable Contact Lenses Measured with Optical Coherence Tomography. INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, 56(7), 3 pages. Retrieved from
  • Fixational errors for two-dimensional tracking tasks with black and complex backgrounds. (2005). Aviat Space Environ Med, 76.
  • Please update record with Title (2004). Optometry & Vision Science.
  • The Ability to Judge Eye Position While Tracking a Moving Target. (2002). Optometry and Vision Science, 79 (12s).
  • The Influence of a Simulated Background on Ocular Pursuit (2001). Optometry and Vision Science, 78(12s).


  • Optometry Alumni Society Early Professional Award, 20180505
  • Epsilon Psi Epsilon Michael Polasky Award, 20130301
  • Cornea and Contact Lens Section Travel Award, 20040101
  • James Bing Memorial Award, 20030101
  • ARVO/National Eye Institute Travel Fellowship Grant, 20020101
  • Beta Sigma Kappa Student Research Grant, 20010101
  • NIH- EY07151 T35 Student Training Grant,


  • Lai, N. Y., & Fogt, N. (2002). The effect of a flight simulator background on two-dimensional smooth pursuit. In Annual Meeting of the Association-for-Research-in-Vision-and-Ophthalmology. FT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA. Retrieved from


  • Title of Publication: Gas permeable contact lenses and water exposure – practice patterns of a sample of American Academy of Optometry members.Title of Entry: Gas permeable contact lenses and water exposure – practice patterns of a sample of American Academy of Optometry members.Author(s): Zimmerman AB, Steele KR, Wagner H, Lai NPublication Status: PublishedPublication date: 11 October 2018Type of Work: Conference PosterReviewed Item?: trueType of Review: Peer-ReviewDescription of Effort:...


  • Chapter Title: Contact Lens Practice ManagementBook Title: Clinical manual of contact lensesRIV Chapter Authors: Lai, N, Castellano, C, Eiden, B, Jedlicka, J, Newman, C, Quinn, T, Secor, GRIV Book Authors: Bennett, Edward S; Henry, Vinita AlleePublication Status: PublishedPublication date: September 2012Publisher: Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, PhiladelphiaEdition: 4thISBN-13: 9780781778299Reviewed Item?: falsePercent Authorship: 50