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Robert J. Lee, OD


Associate Professor

College of Optometry

E-Mail: rjlee@westernu.edu

Phone: 909-706-3885 | Fax: 909-706-3905
Website: www.westernu.edu
Join year: 2009

Education

O.D., 1991, Southern California College of Optometry

Certification

Glaucoma, 2011, State Board of Optometry

Professional Experience

Faculty member Western University College of Optometry, 2009-present 

Faculty member Southern California College of Optometry, 1991-2009 

Private optometry practice, 1991-1994

Work Site

Western University of Health Sciences Eye Care Center, Pomona, CA

Academic Interests

Ophthalmic Optics 

Practice Management 

Clinical Trials

Teaching Experience

18 years as course coordinator for the ophthalmic optics curriculum at SCCO.

Courses

Optical Science 2: Mechanical and Ophthalmic Optics 1, College of Optometry 

Optical Science 4: Mechanical and Ophthalmic Optics 2, College of Optometry 

Optical Science 7: Principles of Optical Dispensing and Management , College of Optometry

Philosophy

A student’s learning environment should foster active engagement of clinically relevant material to maximize learning and retention.   

Research Interest

Computers and Vision 

Ophthalmic Lens and Coating 

Clinical Trials 

Awards

Teaching Heroes Award from the Class of 2014, Honors Day 2011 

Organizations

American Optometric Association 

California Optometric Association 

Inland Empire Optometric Society

Committees

Member, Executive Committee 

Member, Curriculum Committee

Publication

Lee, RJ, Lenses for Occupational Use - They're Not Your Father's Flat Tops, California Optometry, March/April 2010.

Lee RJ, Moffett L, Ruckman R. The Effect of Interpupillary Measurement on the Clinical Determination of Horizontal Phorias Using the von Graefe Method.  Optom and Vis Sci 2005;82:E-abstract 055434. 

Kleinstein RN, Jones LA, Hullett S, Kwon S, Lee RJ, Friedman NE, Manny RE, Mutti DO, Yu JA, Zadnik K, and the CLEERE Study Group. Refractive error and ethnicity in children.Archives of Ophthalmology. 121, August 2003. 

Lee RJ, Castleton K., Green N., The Effect of Off Optical Center Viewing on Visual Acuity Through Aspheric Trivex and Aspheric Polycarbonate Lenses, (Abstract) Optom and Vis Sci(Suppl) 2003: 80:60 

Kleinstein RN, Jones LA, Hullett S, Kwon S, Lee RJ, Manny RE, Mutti DO, Shin JA, Zadnik K, the CLEERE Study Group. (1999) Prevalence of myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism in children from four ethnic groups - the CLEERE Study. Optom Vis Sci (Suppl) 76:219.

Kleinstein RN, Jones LA, Hullett S, Kwon S, Lee RJ, Manny RE, Mutti DO, Shin JA, Zadnik K, the CLEERE Study Group. (2000) Prevalence of myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism in children from four ethnic groups - the CLEERE Study. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 41 (suppl) S299 

Narrative

Dr. Lee received his Doctor of Optometry degree in 1991 from the Southern California College of Optometry.  He practiced in a private practice setting and began his academic career as a faculty member at SCCO for 18 years.  While at SCCO he was the coordinator for the ophthalmic optics curriculum and an attending clinical faculty in the primary care and low vision services.  Dr. Lee joined the faculty at Western University College of Optometry in 1999 and teaches ophthalmic optics and supervises interns at the Eye Care Center.  His research interests include the effects of computers on vision, ophthalmic lens and coating clinical trials and practice management relating to dispensing and optical management.