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Bennett McAllister, OD, FAAO


Chief of Primary Care Services

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    Assistant Professor, Chief of Primary Care, Acting Chief of Low vision, Western University College of Optometry

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

1992-1999         Guest Faculty, UCLA School of Medicine  

Courses

Principles of Practices of Optometry VI, College of Optometry

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

Mojave Desert 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

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