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Frank Spors, EurOptom, MS, PhD, FAAO

Associate 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, CAU Kiel University, Germany

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 1, College of Optometry

Geometrical Optics 2, College of Optometry

Physical Optics, College of Optometry, College of Optometry

Contact Lenses - Theory of Practice 1, College of Optometry

Contact Lenses - Theory of Practice 2, College of Optomery

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

Distinguished Teacher of the Year, Western University of Health Sciences 2014

International Leadership Award, PCO 2006

Organizations

2016-present American Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control (AAOMC) 2014-present General Optical Council (GOC), London, UK: Licensed Optometrist 2014-present College of Optometrists (MCOptom), London, UK 2014-present Association of Optometrists (AOP), London, UK 2013-present Association of Optometric Contact Lens Educators (AOCLE) 2010-present Optometric Extension Program Foundation (OEPF) 2006-present American Academy of Optometry, Fellow (FAAO) 2006-present Association of German Contact Lens Specialists and Optometrists (VDCO) 1998-present Scientific Association of Ophthalmic Optics and Optometry (WVAO)

Committees

Curriculum Committee

Promotion and Tenure Committee

Publications

Publications and Talks Peer Reviewed Journal Publications 2018 DESIGN UND ANPASSUNG FORMSTABILER, TORISCHER KONTAKTLINSEN - EINE AMERIKANISCHE PERSPEKTIVE. Spors F, Tsang D, Wulf S, McNaughton LE, Egan DJ, Die Kontaktlinse, Volume 8, 2018, pp. 6-13 2017 MYOPIA CONTROL: WHAT WE HAVE LEARNED FROM RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIALS. Shen J, Spors F, JSM Ophthalmology, Volume 5(2):1055, 2017, pp. 1-2 2017 VERIFIKATION UND INSPEKTION FORMSTABILER KONTAKTLINSEN IN DER OPTOMETRISCHEN PRAXIS. Spors F, Wulf S, Tsang D, McNaughton LE, Egan DJ, Die Kontaktlinse, Volume 7-8, 2017, pp. 6-17 2017 BEEINFLUSSUNG CORNEALER WELLENFRONTABERRATIONEN DURCH MULTIFOKALE WEICHLINSEN ZUR MYOPIEKONTROLLE. Spors F, Egan DJ, Shen J, McNaughton LE, Tsang D, Myopie Forschung - Ein Update 2017, Sonderband, 2017, pp. 50-60 2016 BEEINFLUSSUNG CORNEALER WELLENFRONTABERRATIONEN DURCH MULTIFOKALE WEICHLINSEN ZUR MYOPIEKONTROLLE. Spors F, Egan DJ, Shen J, McNaughton LE, Tsang D, Die Kontaktlinse, Volume 7-8, 2016, pp. 15-25 2016 MEASURING CONIC CONSTANT AND VERTEX RADIUS OF FAST CONVEX CONIC SURFACES FROM A SET OF HARTMANN PATTERNS. Mejía Y, Díaz-Uribe R, Pacheco AL, Estrada-Molina A, Spors F, Optics Communications, Volume 363, 15 March 2016, pp. 166-175 2015 VERIFICATION AND INSPECTION OF GP CONTACT LENSES. Spors F, Egan DJ, Optometry in Practice (Journal of the British College of Optometrists), Vol. 16 Issue 1, 2015, pp. 11-20. 2015 A PILOT STUDY ON EFFECTS OF SUSTAINED ACCOMMODATION ON THE OPTICS OF THE HUMAN EYE. Shen J, Spors F, Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci.. 2015; 56(7 ):6013. doi: 2014 UPDATE ON AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS FOR OPTOMETRY: A REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE. Jensen K, Hoppe E, Remick-Waltman K, Spors F, Egan D, Optometry and Visual Performance, 2014;2(5):220-34. 2013 IS THE USE OF EMPIRICALLY DESIGNED CUSTOM SOFT CONTACT LENSES A GOOD OPTION FOR CHALLENGING PATIENTS? Spors F, Egan DJ, McNaughton LE, Lampa MJ, Open Journal of Ophthalmology, Vol. 3 No. 3, 2013, pp. 54-60. doi.org/10.4236/ojoph.2013.33014 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. 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 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 Scientific Poster Publications 2018 IN-VIVO EVALUATION OF PERIPHERAL REFRACTION CHANGES WITH SINGLE VISION AND MULTIFOCAL SOFT CONTACT LENSES. Spors F, Shen J, Tsang D, McNaughton LE, Egan DJ, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) annual meeting, Honolulu, HI 2018 CORRELATION BETWEEN CENTRAL AND PERIPHERAL OCULAR WAVEFRONT ABERRATIONS IN YOUNG ADULTS. Shen J, Spors F, Tsang D, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) annual meeting, Honolulu, HI 2018 EVALUATION AND COMPARISON OF OBJECTIVE AND PSYCHOPHYSICAL TECHNIQUES TO MEASURE MACULAR PIGMENT OPTICAL DENSITY. Ngo A, Davey PG, Spors F, Amonoo-Monney S, Gierhardt DL, Rowe S, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) annual meeting, Honolulu, HI 2017 PRELIMINARY EVALUATION OF REFRACTIVE PROFILES IN EYES USING MULTIFOCAL CENTER DISTANCE SOFT CONTACT LENSES. Spors F, Lemay G, Diep K, Davey PG, American Academy of Optometry meeting, Chicago, IL 2017 HIGHER ORDER CORNEAL WAVEFRONT ABERRATIONS IN PROCLEAR MULTIFOCAL SOFT LENSES COMPARED TO ORTHOKERATOLOGY. Tsang D, Spors F, Shen J, McNaughton LE, Egan DJ, American Academy of Optometry meeting, Chicago, IL 2017 CORNEAL WAVEFRONTABERRATIONS: MULTIFOCAL SOFT LENSES COMPARED TO ORTHOKERATOLOGY. Spors F, Tsang D, Shen J, McNaughton LE, Akers D, Egan DJ, Global Specialty Lens Symposium (GSLS), Las Vegas, NV 2016 PERIPHERAL CORNEAL SHAPE ASSESSMENT - HOW RELIABLE IS KERATOMETRY? Spors F, Tsang D, Shen J, McNaughton LE, Akers D, Egan DJ, American Academy of Optometry meeting, Anaheim, CA 2016 TRADITIONAL KERATOMETRY VERSUS SIMULATED KERATOMETRY - DO OUTCOMES DIFFER? Spors F, Tsang D, Hsieh E, Ardakani D, Mejia Barbosa Y, Egan DJ, Shen J, McNaughton LE, American Academy of Optometry meeting, Anaheim, CA 2016 FITTING REVERSE GEOMETRY LENSES AFTER MULTIPLE REFRACTIVE SURGERIES. Spors F, Tsang D, McNaughton LE, Shen J, Egan DE, Vision By Design conference, Scottsdale, AZ 2016 CORNEAL SHAPE MEASUREMENTS OF FOUR TOPOGRAPHERS. Spors F, Tsang D, Ardakani D, Hsieh E, Egan DE, McNaughton LE, Shen J, Global Specialty Lens Symposium (GSLS), Las Vegas, NV 2016 REFRACTION CHANGE AFTER PROLONGED ACCOMMODATION WITH DIFFERENT VISUAL TASKS, Shen J, Spors F, McNaughton LE, Liu C, ARVO, Seattle, WA 2016 CHANGES OF CORNEAL WAVEFRONT ABERRATIONS BY WEARING MULTIFOCAL SOFT CONTACT LENSES, Spors F, Shen J, McNaughton L, The 16th International Congress of Ophthalmology and Optometry China (COOC), Shanghai, China 2015 AGREEMENT OF CLINICAL INTRUMENTS IN MEASURING BASE CURVES OF GP LENSES. Spors F, Egan DJ, Chen A, Tran T, Shen J, McNaughton LE, Global Specialty Lens Symposium (GSLS), Las Vegas, NV 2015 EFFECTS OF SUSTAINED ACCOMMODATION ON THE OPTICS OF THE HUMAN EYE. Shen J, Spors F, Asia-ARVO, Yokohama, Japan 2014 RSS SPECIALTY LENSES FOR COMPROMISED CORNEAS – A CLINICAL CASE. Spors F, Egan DJ, Suh E, McNaughton LE, Shen J, Gordon R, Global Specialty Lens Symposium (GSLS), Las Vegas, NV 2014 BASE CURVE STABILITY OF GP LENSES IN DRY VERSUS WET STORAGE. Spors F, Egan DJ, Nguyen PT, McNaughton LE, Shen J, Gordon R, Global Specialty Lens Symposium (GSLS), Las Vegas, NV 2013 A COMPARISON OF PLACIDO AND HARTMANN TEST TOPOGRAPHY MEASUREMENTS. Hall JQ, Spors F, Mejia Barbosa Y, Egan DJ, McNaughton LE, Shen J, American Academy of Optometry meeting, Seattle, WA 2013 RELIABILITY OF CLINICAL MEASUREMENT OF EQUIVALENT DIOPTRIC POWER IN LOW VISION LENSES. Phan T, Spors F, McAllister B, Pang L, Napier-Dovorany K, Kammer R, Gordon R, American Academy of Optometry meeting, Seattle, WA 2013 CORRELATION BETWEEN HIGHER-ORDER ABERRATIONS AND REFRACTIVE ERRORS IN BOTH THE CENTRAL AND PERIPHERAL VISUAL FIELDS OF MYOPIC EYES. Shen J, Spors F, International Myopia Conference, Monterrey Bay, CA 2013 EDUCATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS OF DIGITAL IMAGING IN OPTOMETRIC PRE- CLINICAL CONTACT LENS AND ANTERIOR SEGMENT INSTRUCTION. Harris T, Egan DJ, Spors F, Fahim N, Global Specialty Lens Symposium (GSLS), Las Vegas, NV 2013 EMPIRICAL DESIGN OF CUSTOM SOFT CONTACT LENSES FOR CHALLENGING PATIENTS. Egan DJ, Spors F, Lampa MJ, McNaughton LE, Shen J, Global Specialty Lens Symposium (GSLS), Las Vegas, NV 2012 VALIDATION OF A NEW OPTOMETER FOR PERIPHERAL OBJECTIVE REFRACTION. Spors F, Egan DJ, Shen J, McNaughton LE, Ram S, Patel NM, American Academy of Optometry meeting, Phoenix, AZ 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, American Academy of Optometry meeting, Phoenix, AZ 2012 PERIPHERAL REFRACTION AND IMAGE BLUR IN FOUR MERIDIANS IN MYOPES AND EMMETROPES. Shen J, Spors F, ARVO program/poster # 3590, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 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, Global Specialty Lens Symposium (GSLS), Las Vegas, NV 2011 OPTICAL MODELING AND ANALYSIS OF PERIPHERAL OPTICS OF CONTACT LENSES. Shen J, Spors F, Thibos L, ARVO, program/poster # 6547/D1011, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 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, 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, 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, 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, ICBO, Ontario, CA Book Chapters 2015 HORNHAUTTOPOGRAPHIE. DIE OPTOMETRISCHE UNTERSUCHUNG. H. H. Dietze, Second edition, Thieme Verlag, ISBN: 9783131555427 2008 HORNHAUTTOPOGRAPHIE. DIE OPTOMETRISCHE UNTERSUCHUNG. H. H. Dietze, First edition, Thieme Verlag, ISBN 978-3-13-142231-6 Talks 2018 BASICS OF SCLERAL LENSES AND THEIR FITTING. Spors F, Inland Empire Optometric Society, March 2018, Ontario, CA 2017 A FRESH LOOK AT CORNEAL TOPOGRAPHY. Spors F, Webinar, Western University of Health Sciences, College of Optometry, March 2017, Pomona, CA 2015 AN INTRODUCTION TO ORTHOKERATOLOGY. Spors F, Invited Lecture, University of Arizona, College of Optical Sciences, December 2015, Tucson, AZ 2015 AN INTRODUCTION TO SCLERAL LENSES. Spors F, Invited Lecture, University of Arizona, College of Optical Sciences, December 2015, Tucson, AZ 2015 AN INTRODUCTION TO CONTACT LENSES. Spors F, Invited Lecture, University of Arizona, College of Optical Sciences, December 2015, Tucson, AZ 2015 AN INTRODUCTION TO SCLERAL LENSES. Spors F, Lecture, Founder’s Day CE event, October 2015, Pomona, CA 2015 WAVEFRONT ABERROMETRY AND CORNEAL TOPOGRAPHY. Spors F, Lecture, Luxottica CE event, June 2015, Pomona, CA 2015 SCLERAL LENSES. Spors F, Lecture, Luxottica CE event, June 2015, Pomona, CA 2014 SCLERAL LENSES - AN INTRODUCTION TO LARGE DIAMETER GAS PERMEABLE CONTACT LENSES. Egan D, Spors F, Lecture and Workshop, CE event, October 2014, Pomona CA 2014 VIRUS TRAPS – FIGHTING HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS WITH NANOPARTICLES. Adelung R, Spors F, TV Interview, May 2014, Norddeutscher Rundfunk – Schleswig Holstein Magazin Kiel, Germany 2014 CORNEAL TOPOGRAPHY. Spors F, Lecture, Luxottica CE event, April 2014, Pomona, CA 2013 MANAGING A CONTACT LENS COURSE WITH BLACKBOARD LMS. Spors F, Lecture, AOCLE meeting, June 2013, Pomona, CA 2013 TOPOGRAPHY-BASED LENS DESIGN. Spors F, Workshop, AOCLE meeting, June 2013, Pomona, CA Research projects 2017-present EVALUATION OF OPTICAL IN-VIVO CHARACTERISTICS OF ARTMOST SOFTOK CONTACT LENSES. Shen J, Spors F 2017 WAVEFRONT ABERRATIONS AND REFRACTIVE PROFILES INDUCED BY SOFT MULTIFOCAL CONTACT LENSES USED FOR MYOPIA CONTROL. Spors F, Davey P 2013/14 PHOTONSIEVES IN VISION SCIENCES. Joint research project of Western University of Health Sciences and United States Air Force Academy, Laser and Optics Research Center 2012/15 DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION OF A NEW CORNEAL TOPOGRAPHER BASED ON THE HARTMANN PRINCIPLE. Mejia-Barbosa J, Spors, F, Egan DJ 2011/12 A NOVEL APPROACH TO DETERMINE THE OPTIMAL MULTIFOCAL SOFT LENS FOR MYOPIA CONTROL BY THE USE OF MODIFIED AUTOREFRACTORS. Egan D, Spors F, Shen J, McNaughton L, AOF Grant 2011 2011/12 THE EFFECT OF MINDFULNESS BASED STRESS REDUCTION (MBSR) TRAINING ON THE EFFICIENCY OF VISUAL ATTENTIONAL TASKS. Todd D, Cofer D, Spors F, Mann S 2011 ANTIVIRAL PROPERTIES OF MICRO-NANO-PARTICLES. Mishra YK, Adelung R, Röhl C, Shukla D, Spors F, Tiwari V Patent 2016 VIRUS TRAPS. Patent US 20140056947 A1. Adelung R, Mishra YK, Röhl C, Shukla D, Spors F, Tiwari V