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Frank Spors, EuroOptom, MS, PhD, FAAO


Assistant Professor

College of Optometry

E-Mail: fspors@westernu.edu

Phone: 909-706-3883 | Fax: 909-706-3905
Website: www.westernu.edu
Join year: 2009

Education

PhD, 2010, University of Wales Institute Cardiff 

MS, 2006, Salus University, Pennsylvania College of Optometry 

EurOptom, 2004, European Council of Optometry and Optics 

Staatlich gepruefter Augenoptiker, 1993, FSAO 'H. Pistor', Jena, Germany 

Augenoptikermeister, 1993, Handwerkskammer Ostthueringen, Gera, Germany

Certification

Fellow, 2006, American Academy of Optometry

Courses

Geometrical Optics, College of Optometry 

Physical Optics, College of Optometry 

Myopia & Myopia Research, Collegeof Optometry 

Corneal Topography, College of Optometry 

Orthokeratology, College of Optometry 

Low Vision Optics, College of Optometry 

Optometry Review Course, College of Optometry

Research Grant

A novel approach to determine the optimal multifocal soft lens for myopia control by the use of modified autorefractors, 2011- 2012, sponsored by American Optometric Foundation

Awards

International Leadership Award, PCO 2006  

Organizations

American Academy of Optometry (AAO)

Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA)

Optometric Extension Program Foundation (OEPF)

Scientific Association of Ophthalmic Optics and Optometry (WVAO)

Association of German Contact-lens Specialists and Optometrists (VDCO)

British Orthokeratology Society (BOKS)  

Committees

Curriculum Committee 

Academic Technology Partnership Committee 

Publication

2012     ‘CORNEAL WAVEFRONT ABERRATIONS IN PATIENTS WEARING MULTIFOCAL SOFT CONTACT LENSES FOR MYOPIA CONTROL’ Spors F , Egan DJ, Shen J, McNaughton LE, Mann S, Patel NM, Open Journal of Ophthalmology, Vol. 2 No. 3, 2012, pp. 45-53. doi: 10.4236/ojoph.2012.23011.

2012     ‘OPTICAL MODELING AND ANALYSIS OF PERIPHERAL OPTICS OF CONTACT LENSES’ Shen J, Spors F, Open Journal of Ophthalmology, Vol. 2 No. 3, 2012, pp. 54-59. doi: 10.4236/ojoph.2012.23012.

2012     ‘VALIDATION OF A NEW OPTOMETER FOR PERIPHERAL OBJECTIVE REFRACTION’ Spors F, Egan DJ, Shen J, McNaughton LE, Ram S, Patel NM, Poster presentation, American Academy of Optometry meeting, Phoenix

2012     ‘CORNEAL WAVEFRONT ABERRATIONS IN PATIENTS WEARING MULTIFOCAL SOFT CONTACT LENSES FOR MYOPIA CONTROL’ Spors F, Egan DJ, Shen J, McNaughton LE, Mann S, Patel NM, Poster presentation, American Academy of Optometry meeting, Phoenix

2012     ‘PERIPHERAL REFRACTION AND IMAGE BLUR IN FOUR MERIDIANS IN MYOPES AND EMMETROPES’ Shen J, Spors F, Poster presentation, ARVO program/poster # 3590

2012     ‘Change of corneal wavefront aberrations in young adults wearing center-distance multifocal soft contact lenses’ Spors F, Egan DJ, Shen J, McNaughton LE, Mann S, Patel MN, Poster presentation, Global Specialty Lens Symposium (GSLS)

2011     ‘Virostatic potential of micro-nano filopodia-like ZnO structures against herpes simplex virus-1.’ Mishra YK, Adelung R, Röhl C, Shukla D, Spors F, Tiwari V., Antiviral Research 2011 November

2011     ‘Herpes simplex virus type-1 (HSV-1) entry into human mesenchymal stem cells is heavily dependent on heparan sulfate.’ Choudhary S, Marquez M, Alencastro F, Spors F, Zhao Y, Tiwari V., Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology, 2011 June

2011     ‘Optical Modeling and Analysis Of Peripheral Optics Of Contact Lenses’ Shen J, Spors F, Thibos L, Poster presentation, ARVO, program/poster # 6547/D1011

2010     ‘Minor effect of blue filtering on the multifocal electroretinogram’, Hoffmann MB, Spors F, Langenbucher A, Walter S, Behrens-Baumann W, Reupsch J, Viestenz A, Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, 2010, October

2010     ‘Minor effect of blue filtering on the multifocal electroretinogram’, Hoffmann MB, Spors F, Langenbucher A, Walter S, Behrens-Baumann W, Reupsch J, Viestenz A, Poster presentation, World Ophthalmology Congress, Berlin June-2010

2010     ‘Minor effect of blue-block filtering on the mfERG’ Hoffmann MB, Spors F, Langenbucher A, Walter S, Behrens-Baumann W, Reupsch J, Viestenz A., Poster presentation, ARVO 2010, program/poster# 1483/D702

2010     ‘Diffractive optics on contact lens: application of electron beam lithography on polymer material with curved structures’ Jin X, Gedamu D, Adelung R, Meyners D, Quandt E, Kalaene M, Rossnagel K, Kipp L, Spors F, Poster presentation DPG (German Physical Society), MM42.3 (multifunctional materials)

2010     ‘Nature versus Nurture revisited: Genetic factors in Myopia’, Yumori J, Spors F, Kurtz D, Tiwari V, Poster presentation, ICBO, Ontario, CA