T.J. Plageman receives OLERF Continuation Award

Assistant Professor T.J. Plageman of The Ohio State University College of Optometry received the 2016 Ohio Lions Eye Research Foundation Continuation Award. His new grant, Characterizing the role of Shroom3 in corneal collagen expression and keratoconus, was awarded for his work in the development of a mouse model of keratoconus, a condition in which the clear tissue on the front of the eye bulges outward. 

See What's Possible: Visit Day is Oct. 15

Thinking about a career in optometry? See what’s possible at The Ohio State University College of Optometry Admissions Visit Day on Saturday, October 15 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Maggie Nikituk Earns Fellowship

Maggie Nikituk

Maggie Nikituk, of The Ohio State University College of Optometry Class of 2018, has been awarded the 2016 Essilor Private Practice Student Travel Fellowship. This award was created to encourage optometry students to attend key national meetings and contribute to the body of knowledge within the field.

Want to hit your target? Good luck, short stuff

Tall people have built-in advantage when it comes to spatial relations, study finds


COLUMBUS, Ohio – Tall quarterbacks might have more going for them than a clear view over the offensive line.


New research shows that tall people are better than shorter people at correctly identifying the location of targets in their middle-distance vision – between three and 20 meters away. (In football, that would be about three to 22 yards away.)


T.J. Plageman awarded NIH grant

Dr. T.J. Plageman

Assistant Professor T.J. Plageman of The Ohio State University College of Optometry has been awarded a new NIH grant, Characterizing the fundamental mechanisms of epithelial invagination during ocular morphogenesis. 

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.

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