Eye drops slow nearsightedness progression in kids, study finds

Clinical trial suggests low-dose atropine is effective myopia treatment

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The results of a new clinical trial suggest that the first drug therapy to slow the progression of nearsightedness in kids could be on the horizon.

The three-year study found that a daily drop in each eye of a low dose of atropine, a drug used to dilate pupils, was better than a placebo at limiting eyeglass prescription changes and inhibiting elongation of the eye in nearsighted children aged 6 to 10.

I-DOC Registration Deadline is March 26

If you are (or know of) a STEM-focused undergraduate student considering summer enrichment program options, take a look at The Ohio State University College of Optometry’s intensive, four-day residential program, Improving Diversity in Optometric Careers (I-DOC).

Dean Karla Zadnik Featured on WO Voices Podcast

Karla Zadnik, OD, PhD, is dean of The Ohio State University College of Optometry. In this WO Voices podcast, she talks about the career choices she's made, balancing marriage, motherhood and an impressive legacy of research, writing and inspiring students -- as well as her love for quilting, her creative outlet. Hear her describe her influences and the moments where doors opened and her path forward became suddenly crystal clear. 

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Military Optometrists Share Perspectives on Service

Today, in observance of Veterans Day, we would like to express appreciation for all of our #OSUopt colleagues who have served as military optometrists. In a recent edition of our BuckEYE Alumni Magazine, several active duty and retired military colleagues shared their perspectives on service. Read more below about two of the alumni featured, veterans Dr. Julie Long Miavez (OD'90) and Dr. John Stehulak (OD/MS'07).


College of Optometry Receives “Insight Into Diversity” 2022 HEED Award

COLUMBUS, Ohio – For the fourth consecutive year, The Ohio State University College of Optometry has received the Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. As a recipient of the 2022 Health Professions HEED Award — a national honor recognizing U.S.

White Coat Ceremony Livestream

For family members and friends who are unable to attend the Class of 2025's White Coat Ceremony, the College of Optometry is pleased to offer a live video stream of the ceremony beginning at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 27, 2022.

The livestream will be available at https://optometry.osu.edu/streaming and on the college's Facebook page (with closed captioning). 

USAC Shines Staff Spotlight on Dr. Karla Gengler-Nowak

The University Staff Advisory Committee recognizes Ohio State staff members who exemplify what it means to be a Buckeye. This month, they focused their staff spotlight on #OSUopt Grants and Contracts Administrator Karla Gengler-Nowak, PhD, CRA. Learn more about Dr. Gengler-Nowak in the Q&A below.

Ohio State Optometrists Earn Ezell Fellowships

Ohio State University College of Optometry Vision Science PhD students Rebecca Deffler (OD, MS’19), Erica Shelton (OD/MS’18), and Marielle Reidy (OD/MS’19), are among 15 recipients of 2022 American Academy of Optometry Foundation William C. Ezell Fellowships. Dr. Deffler is a PhD student advised by Dr. Bradley Dougherty and has been awarded the American Academy of Optometry Foundation Ezell Fellowship. Dr. Shelton is a PhD student advised by Dr. Dean VanNasdale and has been awarded the John N.

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