Research Seminars

The College of Optometry provides several seminars per semester that cover new developments in vision science. Speakers in this seminar series are those working in vision-related research, and may be from Ohio State's College of Optometry, from other departments around Ohio State, or from institutions throughout the world.

The purpose of the seminars is to provide students, faculty and other interested parties with an awareness of the types of questions that are being studied in vision science, the methods being used to study these questions, the backgrounds of the researchers studying the questions, the results of recent research, the clinical application of these results, and the unanswered questions.

Unless noted otherwise, seminars take place in 33 Fry Hall from noon to 1:00 p.m on select Tuesdays.


Autumn 2021 Seminars

August 24: Erica Shelton, OD MS - Vision Health Surveillance: An Adult and Pediatric Inquiry

September 7: Marielle Reidy, OD MS - Melanopsin-Driven Pupil Responses in Children as a Function of Axial Length and Season

September 14: Ann Morrison, OD PhD - A Tale of Two Conditions

September 21: Jeni Cross, PhD - The Scientific Basis for Teaming in Science

October 5: Pablo de Gracia, MSc PhD - Understanding Multifocal Contact Lenses: Presbyopia and Myopia Control

October 12: Mae Gordon, PhD - Reducing Adenoviral Patient-Infected Days (RAPID) Trial: Start-up, Implementation and Results

October 19: Michael Chiang, MD - Eliminating Vision Loss and Improving Quality of Life: The National Eye Institute Strategic Plan - This lecture will be virtual only. Please register here to hear the presentation: