IU Optometry Professor Receives Distinguished Service Award

 IU Optometry Professor Receives Distinguished Service Award

Dr. Douglas G. Horner, associate professor emeritus in the Indiana University (IU) School of Optometry, was recently awarded the 2016 Distinguished Service Award for IU Bloomington for his research and training of hundreds of optometrists in the U.S. and globally.

An IU Bloomington faculty member for 28 years, Horner reportedly helped lead and expand an IU optometry service program in Guanajuato, Mexico, turning the program from a one-week annual visit to a full-fledged clinic serving 2,000 people. Horner also helped establish optometry programs in Nepal, Thailand and Ghana, and also trained optometrists in Indiana and other parts of the U.S.

And in the area of research, Horner reportedly pursued an interdisciplinary approach, partnering with mathematicians, area studies specialists and other scientists for projects addressing vital issues of public health. His recent research includes a series of papers that applied the tools of vision science to the clinical practice of perimetry.

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Source: Indiana University

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