Ohio State Researchers Receive UnEYEted Collaborative Funding Initiative Award

A collaboration between Dr. Heather Chandler, Associate Professor of Optometry at The Ohio State University, and Drs. Katelyn Swindle-Reilly, Colleen Cebulla, Shigeo Tamiya, was awarded the UnEYEted Collaborative Funding Initiative.

The UnEYEted Research Symposium began in 2016 to stimulate collaboration between The Ohio State University Department of Ophthalmology and College of Optometry. Each year since then, Ophthalmology and Optometry have awarded $4,000 to support collaborative initiatives likely to lead to further funding.

Drs. Kulp, Plageman Receive Research Innovations Grants

The Ohio State University College of Optometry awarded faculty members Dr. Marjean Kulp and Dr. TJ Plageman with Research Innovations Grant awards, sponsored by an endowment from Vision Service Plan. Dr. Kulp plans to use the funds to explore quality-of-life (QoL) issues faced by children with binocular vision, accommodative, and visual tracking problems associated with concussions or not. Ultimately, she hopes to develop a patient-reported outcome measure to evaluate the impact of these problems on children and potential treatment effects. Dr.

Dr. Jacqueline Davis, Dr. Erica Shelton Receive Public Health Awards

At the American Public Health Association's (APHA) conference in October, Dr. Jacqueline Davis, Ohio State Optometry professor emeritus, received the Distinguished Service Award, and Dr. Erica Shelton, Ohio State optometry PhD student and clinical instructor, received Distinguished Student Service Award for service to the organization's vision care section. 

Batters move their heads to keep their eyes on the ball

by Emily Caldwell, Ohio State News

Researchers are revisiting an age-old question in baseball: Do batters actually keep their eye on the ball?

A review of the few film- and lab-based studies on the subject suggests that yes, indeed, batters’ eyes are watching the pitched ball. But they’re moving their heads, and not their eyes, to direct their gaze.

Join us for Homecoming Weekend Oct. 8-9

We’re excited to announce that this year’s Homecoming Weekend will be Friday, October 8 – Saturday, October 9 … the same weekend as Ohio State University’s annual homecoming festivities and the Ohio Optometric Association’s (OOA) annual EastWest Eye Conference – now in Columbus! With the alignment of these activities, this will be a packed weekend full of reunions, exceptional continuing education courses, and memorable Buckeye activities.


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