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Kierstyn Napier-Dovorany, OD, FAAO

Associate Professor

College of Optometry

E-Mail: knapier@westernu.edu

Phone: 909.706.3887 | Fax: 909.706.3905

Website: www.westernu.edu

Join year: 2009

Education

Residency, 2006, White River Junction VAMC 

OD, 2005, The New England College of Optometry

Certification

2013, Board certified in Medical Optometry-American Board of Certification in Medical Optometry

Fellow, 2008, American Academy of Optometry

Professional Experience

2014-current Beta Sigma Kappa/Central World Council, Secretary/Treasurer 2010-2011, Vice Chancellor 2011-2014, Chancellor 2014-current
 
2010-2015 Inland Empire Optometric Society, Secretary 2010-2012, President Elect 2012-2013, President 2013-2014, Immediate Past President, Education Chair 2014-2015
 
2010, 2012-14 California Optometric Association House of Delegates, Delegate
 
2012-14 American Optometric Association House of Delegates, Delegate
 
2009 and 2011 VOSH Optometry Service Organization, Member-Attended mission to Coya, Peru January 2009 and June 2011
 
2010 Western University International Service Club, Faculty member-Attended mission to Petite de Riviere Nippes, Haiti July 2010
 
2009-current Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry Low Vision Educators Special Interest Group, Participant
 
2009 Accreditation Council of Optometric Education, Trained Consultant
 
2002-2005 Beta Sigma Kappa, Member/Vice President 2003-2004-Fraternity for Academic Excellence

Courses

Clinical Medicine for the Optometrist, College of Optometry
 
Vision Rehabilitation and Geriatrics, College of Optometry
 
Interprofessional Education, Facilitator

Organizations

Member, 2001-current, American Optometric Association 

Fellow as of 2008, 2005-current, American Academy of Optometry 

Member, 2005-current, National Association of VA Optometrists 

Member, 2005-2007, New Hampshire Optometric Association 

Member, 2007-2009, Michigan Optometric Association 

Member, 2009-current, California Optometric Association 

Member, 2009-current, Inland Empire Optometric Association 

Member, 2009-current, California Optometric Association, Low Vision Section 

Member, 2010-current, American Optometric Association, Vision Rehabilitation Section 

Publication

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS
 
Graham V, Napier-Dovorany K. Multifactoral measures of fall risk in the visually impaired population: A pilot study.  Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies. 2016;20(1):104-109.
 
Yumori J, Dickter D, Napier-Dovorany K, Wren V, Tegzes J.  Optometry students’ knowledge-based performance within interprofessional education courses.  Optometric Education. 2015;40(3):31-36.
 
Napier-Dovorany K, Graham V. Evaluating fall risk in people with low vision: a case series. Optom Vis Perf. 2013;1(3):93-99.
 
 
POSTER AND PAPER PRESENTATIONS
 
Diggory M, Setto A, Chan V, Napier-Dovorany K. Clinical Findings and Management of Autoimmune Retinopathy with Application of Low Vision and Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitative Treatments. Poster presented at: The 95th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Optometry; 2016 November 9-12; Anaheim, CA.
 
Napier-Dovorany K, An, J, Hoppe E. Factors Associated with Regular Interprofessional Care by Optometrists in Management of Patients with Diabetes Mellitus. Poster presented at: The 95th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Optometry; 2016 November 9-12; Anaheim, CA.
 
Napier-Dovorany K, Amonoo-Monney S, Yumori J, Andriamarisoa M. Evaluating student perceptions of a video case-based iPad application as a small group learning tool. Poster presented at: The 94th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Optometry; 2015 October 7-10; New Orleans, LA.
 
Yumori J, Napier-Dovorany K, Andriamarisoa M. Developing a novel iPad application to facilitate case-based learning experiences in a large classroom setting. Poster presented at: The 94th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Optometry; 2015 October 7-10; New Orleans, LA.
 
Phan T, Spors F, McAllister B, Pang L, Napier-Dovorany K, Kammer R, Gordon R. Reliability of clinical measurement of equivalent dioptric power in low vision lenses. Poster presented at: The 92nd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Optometry; 2013 October 23-26 Seattle, WA.
 
Napier-Dovorany K, Graham V.  Screening for mobility problems: a case series.  Poster presented at: The 90th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Optometry; 2011 October 12-15; Boston, MA.
 
Song A, Napier-Dovorany K, Graham V.  How does visual impairment impact an individual’s physical activity?  Poster presented at: The 90th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Optometry; 2011 October 12-15; Boston, MA.
 
Hoppe E, Napier-Dovorany K, Mackintosh S, Meyer T. A Seat at the Table: Integrating Interprofessional Education within an Optometric Curriculum.  Poster presented at: APHA 2010 Proceedings of the APHA 138th Annual Meeting and Exposition; 2010 Nov 6-10; Denver, CO. 
 
Napier-Dovorany K, Frick R, Hitchmoth D. Asymmetric Glaucoma Secondary to Systemic Steroid Use. Poster presented at: American Academy of Optometry Conference; 2006 Dec 7-10; Denver, CO
 
Napier-Dovorany K, Hitchmoth D; Frick R, Jetton H, Welch HG. Challenging Standards of Eye Care for Low-risk Veteran Diabetics.  Paper presented at: American Academy of Optometry Conference; 2006 Dec 7-10; Denver, CO
 
Napier K, Mertz JR. All-trans-retinoic acid causes a decrease in curvature of chick cornea.  Poster presented at: ARVO Conference; May 4-9 2003; Ft. Lauderdale, FL; 44:2802
 
 
GUEST EDITORIALS/INVITED PAPERS 
 
Napier-Dovorany, K. COA Blog-“Elderly Vision”.  California Optometry, July 2015.
 
Napier-Dovorany, K. CE@Home Online-“Geriatric Eye Care”.  California Optometry, September/October 2014.
 
Napier-Dovorany, K. Special Report- “Eye care for older Americans needed more than ever”.  California Optometry, Summer 2012.
 
Napier-Dovorany, K. Think Tank - "What challenges do optometric educators face when integrating low vision education with entry-level competency and how can we overcome these challenges?".  Optometric Education, Summer, 2010; 35(3): 87.