Ann Morrison Wins Pediatric Residency Award

Dr. Don Mutti, advisor, and Dr. Ann Morrison, award winner

Ann Morrison (OD’14, MS’16), an Ohio State University College of Optometry doctoral student, is one of just two pediatric residents nationwide to receive the 2016 Terrance N. Ingraham Pediatric Optometry Residency Award.


Katherine Fisher Wins J. Pat Cummings Scholarship

Katherine Fisher, Class of 2018

Katherine Fisher (Class of 2018) has been named the 2016 Ohio State University College of Optometry winner of the J. Pat Cummings Scholarship sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Vision Care and the American Optometric Foundation. 

Optometry Lab is Green Buckeye Certified

Scarlet and Gray … and Green! The Ohio State University College of Optometry’s basic science laboratory has been awarded Green Buckeye Certification. This campus-wide program informs and encourages implementation of best practices to improve the sustainability performance of campus laboratories. The program includes resource conservation education, recycling and waste reduction, energy efficiency, green purchasing, and health and wellness. By becoming Green Buckeye Certified, the basic science laboratory, under the direction of Dr.

Walline Appointed to Graduate Council

Dr. Jeffrey J. Walline

Jeffrey J. Walline, OD, MS, PhD, The Ohio State University College of Optometry’s Associate Dean for Research, has been appointed to serve a three-year term as a member of the university’s Graduate Council.  

Barr Receives AOA’s Prestigious Korb Award

Dr. Joseph Barr

Joseph Barr (OD’77, MS’79) recently received the Dr. Donald R. Korb Award for Excellence from the Contact Lens and Cornea Section of the American Optometric Association (AOA).

Dr. Jackie Davis is AOA Educator of the Year

Dr. Jackie Davis
Dr. Jacqueline Davis receives the AOA's Educator of the Year
Award in Boston, MA 
Photo Credit: Dr. Jeffrey Myers

Jacqueline Davis (OD ’81, MPH) received the 2016 American Optometric Association's Educator of the Year Award at the organization's annual meeting in Boston.

Dean Karla Zadnik Elected ASCO President

Dean Karla Zadnik, OD, PhD, has been elected President of the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO). Founded in 1941, ASCO is a non-profit association representing the interests of optometric education.

BLINK Study Recruitment Complete

On June 20, 2016, the BLINK Study accomplished its recruitment goal of 294 subjects total at The Ohio State University and the University of Houston.

The BLINK Study is a National Eye Institute-funded randomized clinical trial to determine whether soft bifocal contact lenses slow the progression of myopia in children.

Ohio State Optometry Graduate Student Receives Arene T. Wray Award

The Ohio State University College of Optometry Research and Graduate Studies Committee annually presents the Arene T. Wray Award to a top PhD student who exhibits dedication to advancing vision research. The 2016 recipient of this honor is Dr. Tamara Oechslin.

The award was established in 1972 to incentivize promising graduate students to conduct meaningful research that ultimately will affect how optometrists treat patients and improve their quality of life.

Farsighted kids’ reading skills fall behind before they start first grade

Study finds moderate vision deficits, which often go uncorrected, lead to lower literacy

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Kids with uncorrected farsightedness lose ground on reading skills before they ever start first grade, a new study has found.

The research, led by Marjean Taylor Kulp of The Ohio State University, uncovers evidence that moderately farsighted preschoolers and kindergarten students perform worse in early literacy than children with normal vision.

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