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Bennett McAllister, OD, FAAO


Chief of Primary Care Services, Assistant Professor

College of Optometry

E-Mail: bmcallister@westernu.edu

Phone: 909-469-8755| Fax: 909-469-5228
Website: www.westernu.edu
Join year: 2010

Education

O.D., 1981, University of California, Berkeley

B.S. in Pysiological Optics, 1979, University of California, Berkeley

B.A. in Social Science, 1978, Cal State San Bernardino 

Certification

Diplomate, Low Vison, 1995, American Academy of Optometry

Fellow, 1987, American Academy of Optometry

Professional Experience

1981-2010 Private Practice

1981-1998 Low Vision Staff Optometrist, Center for the Partially Sighted

Work Site

Western University of Health Sciences Eye Care Center, Pomona, CA

Teaching Experience

2010-present, Chief of Primary Care Services, Assistant Professor, Western University College of Optometry

1992-1999, Adjunct Clinical Professor, Southern California College of Optometry

1992-1999, Guest Faculty, UCLA School of Medicine  

Courses

OPTM 5070 Clinical Medicine for Optometry, College of Optometry

OPTM 5103 Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry, College of Optometry

OPTM 8021 Principles of Practices of Optometry VI: Special Procedures, College of Optometry

Beyond the Basics, Special Topics in Low Vision Rehabilitation

Awards

Distinguished Alumnus, School of Social and Behavorial Sciences, Cal State San Bernardino 1985 

Organizations

American Optometric Association

American Academy of Optometry

California Optometric Association

Inland Empire Optometric Society

Committees

Admissions Committee, Western University of Health Sciences College of Optometry

Quality Assurance Committee, Eye Care Center

Billing and Coding Committee, Eye Care Center

Clinical Affairs Committee, Eye Care Center

American Optometric Association Quality Improvement Committee, Evidence Based Optometry Sub-Committee

Publication

2015

IJOES-2332-290X-S1-002

International Journal of Ophthalmology & Eye Science (IJOES)

Chapter Title: Low Vision Rehabilitation in the Glaucomas

Author: Dr. Bennett McAllister

 

Journal of Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery: Correlation of Changes in the Mandible and Retina/Choroid Vasculature of a rat model of BRONJ

September 2015, Volume43, Issue 7, p995-1318 (dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcms.2015.05.021)

 

2014

Co-Wrote Chapter on Low Vision Rehabilitation published in: Ophthalmology - Current Clinical and Research Updates

Edited by Pinakin Davey, ISBN 978-953-51-1721-6, 604 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published Septemeber 03, 2014 under CC BY 3.0 license

DOI: 10.5772/57076

 

2013

Reliability of Clinical Measures of High Plus Rehabilitation Devices

Poster Presentation at the American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting

 

Blood Vessel Changes in The Rat Retina/Choroid After Dental Extraction are Suppressed by the Osteonecrosis Related Bisphosphonate Zolendronic Acid

Poster Presentation at the American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting

 

2011

All About Acuity

Lecture to California Transcribers and Educators of the Blind and Visually Impaired (CTEBVI) Annual Conference

 

2010

All About Acuity

Lecture to California Transcribers and Educators of the Blind and Visually Impaired (CTEBVI) Annual Conference

 

2010

Issues in the Visual Rehabilitation of the Visually Impaired Diabetic Patient

Lecture at the First Euro Vision Rehab Congress

Valladolid, Spain

 

2009

All About Acuity

Lecture to California Transcribers and Educators of the Blind and Visually Impaired (CTEBVI) Annual Conference

 

2009

Alcohol Assisted Surface Ablation (AASA) Post-Ops

Lecture for Pacific Eye Institute, Ophthalmic Forum

  

2007 and 2010

Getting to Acceptance or Low Vision Success is Not (Just) About Optics

American Academy of Optometry, Continuing Education Lecture

Western University, College of Optometry, Continuing Education Lecture

  

2006

Vignettes from the Low Vision Diplomate Program

American Academy of Optometry, Low Vision Diplomate Program Poster

 

2005

Primary Practice Potpourri of Practicality or Episodic Issues in Optometry

C&E Vision Group Fall Seminar

  

2005

Totally Tantalizing Telescopes

American Academy of Optometry presentation on current and potential future applications of telescope technology in vision care.

 

2004

Calculating IOL Powers following Corneal Refractive Procedures

Ophthalmic Forum, Pacific Eye Institute lecture

 

2002

PDA Assisted Charting

Optometric Management, November 2002

 

1999

Low Vision Evaluation of the Diabetic Patient

Lecture to Las Vegas area Optometrists association and American Academy of Optometry, Annual Meeting

 

1990

A Model for the Visual Evaluation of Partially Sighted Preschoolers

Journal of Vision Rehabilitation, Volume 4, No 4, Fall, 1990

 

1989

Measuring the Dioptric Powers of High Plus Lens Systems

Journal of Vision Rehabilitation, Volume 3, No. 2, May 1989

  

1987

Two Distance Acuity Charts for the Partially Sighted

Journal of Vision Rehabilitation Volume 1, No 3, July 1987

 

1981

Cataractogenesis of Outer Space Simulating High Energy Particles

Graduate Thesis, 1981

University of California, Berkeley, School of Optometry and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory in conjunction with the US Department of Energy and NASA