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Kimberly Walker, OD, FCOVD


Assistant Professor

College of Optometry

E-Mail: kwalker@westernu.edu

Phone: 909-469-8478 | Fax: 909-706-3905
Website: www.westernu.edu
Join year: 2011

Education

Residency in Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation, 2006, SUNY College of Optometry

Doctor of Optometry, 2005, Salus University, Pennsylvania College of Optometry

BS in Environmental Science Ecology, 2001, Lehigh University

BS in Economics, 2001 Lehigh University

Certification

Fellow, 2011, College of Optometrists in Vision Development

Teaching Experience

Associate, Offen Eye Associates and Vision Therapy Associates of Westfield, NJ, January 2007- June 2011
• Primary care and co-management optometry to patients of all ages in high-tech private practice with a concentration in pediatric care
• Medical and emergency eye care, including topical and oral pharmaceuticals
• Contact lens fitting including multi-focal and astigmatic fits
• Specializing in Pediatric, children with special needs and infant exams

Director, Vision Therapy Associates of Westfield, November 2008- June 2011
• Designed and developed vision therapy practice with in exciting optometric office
• Fully examine potential vision therapy patients using diverse techniques in vision information acquisition and visual perceptual exam
• Adept at preparing and conducting vision therapy techniques that best suit the needs of each patient including strabismus, amblyopia and traumatic brain injury
• Directly responsible for supervising and training staff vision therapist

Assistant Clinical Professor, SUNY College of Optometry, New York, NY, October 2006 – June 2011
• Collaborate with Helen Keller International as part of the Lavelle Grant. This grant offers free on-site eye exams and glasses for Head Start students ages 3 to 5 who have failed their vision screening. (Each school year from 2006 to Present)
    - Conduct on-site comprehensive eye examinations for the Head Start students with hand-held portable equipment (slit-lamp, retinoscopy racks, wireless BIO)
    - Collect and analyze data from examinations
    - Wrote summary reports for Grant approval
• Clinical supervisor of third and fourth year optometry students and residents, as well as direct care of infants, children with special needs and pediatric patients in the Pediatric Clinic
• Clinical supervisor of third and fourth year optometry students and residents, as well as direct care in Vision Therapy Clinic, including binocular vision evaluations and comprehensive visual-perceptual evaluations.

Awards

 Voted “favorite kid’s doc” for Optometry by New Jersey Family Magazine, 2010

Organizations

College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD), Member since 2005

  • FCOVD, awarded 2011
  • Academic Services Committee (ASC), Member since 2007
  • National New Graduate Liaison, since 2008

American Academy of Optometry (AAO), Member since 2001

American Optometric Association (AOA), Member since 2001

Publication

Walker K, Sherman J, Skorin L. Sinusitis Induced Optic Neuropathy, Clinical and Refractive Optometry. 2007; 18(12): 350-357. COPE-approved 1 CE credit hour.