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Kierstyn Napier-Dovorany, OD, FAAO


Assistant 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

Fellow, 2008, American Academy of Optometry

Professional Experience

2001-current, VOSH Optometry Service Organization, Member-Attended mission to Coya, Peru January 2009 and June 2011 

2002-2005, Beta Sigma Kappa, Member/Vice President 2003-2004-Fraternity for Academic Excellence 

2009-current, Accreditation Council of Optometric Education, Consultant 

2009-current, Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry Low Vision Educators Special Interest Group, Participant 

2010 and 2012, California Optometric Association House of Delegates, Delegate 

2010, Western University International Service Club, Faculty member-Attended mission to Petite de Riviere Nippes, Haiti July 2010 

2010-2011,  Beta Sigma Kappa/Central World Council, Secretary/Treasurer 

2010-current, Inland Empire Optometric Society, Secretary 

2011-current Beta Sigma Kappa/Central World Council, Vice Chancellor 

Courses

Special Considerations in Geriatrics, College of Optometry 

Low Vision Rehabilitation, College of Optometry 

Elective: Global Health and Optometric Service, College of Optometry 

Liaison: Interprofessional Education 5000/5100

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

POSTER AND PAPER PRESENTATIONS


1. 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


2. 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 


3. 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 


4. 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 


5. Napier-Dovorany K, Graham V. Screening for mobility problems: a case series. Poster presented at: The 89th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Optometry; 2011 October 12-15; Boston, MA 


6. Song A, Napier-Dovorany K, Graham V. How does visual impairment impact an individual’s physical activity? Poster presented at: The 89th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Optometry; 2011 October 12-15; Boston, MA


GUEST EDITORIALS/INVITED PAPERS 


1. 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