FIR at Ferris State University: Recent submissions

  • Gryson, Stacey; Spooner, Casey (2017-05-01)
    Background: The topic of online refractions and eyewear purchasing is quickly becoming a topic of concern within the field of optometry. Our goal through this project is to assess the opinions of millennials aged 18-34 ...
  • Mork, Joseph (2017-05-01)
    Background: This research study explores the effect of the tint of the shooting glasses worn by an individual on the accuracy of their shots. Accuracy in shooting situations is of fundamental importance, and the results ...
  • Gagnon, Samantha; Shank, Andrea (2017-05-01)
    Background: The study evaluated the effect of induced vertical prism on reading efficiency, speed, and comprehension in a group of young adults. Reading efficiency, speed, and comprehension were evaluated using The Visagraph ...
  • Oie, Taylor; Baumgartner, Margaret (2017-05-01)
    Background: Contrast sensitivity loss has a profound effect on vision. With decreased contrast sensitivity, spatial localization can be negatively affected. Spatial localization is one of the key elements needed to accurately ...
  • Halm, Joshua; Hooelsma, Brittany (2017-05-01)
    Background: To investigate the influence of limbal ring-design 1-Day Acuvue® Define® decorative lenses on ocular wavefront aberrations and visual performance. Methods: In 68 eyes of 34 subjects, LogMAR visual acuity, ...
  • Seebruck, Michael (2017-05-01)
    Simulations are becoming more and more commonplace in education at every level, from elementary to post-secondary studies. This is largely due to their ability to tap into multiple aspects of how we learn, and solidify our ...
  • Kargenian, Angela; Kindt, Kimberly (2017-05-01)
    Background: Scleral contact lenses have gained great popularity in the contact lens community. As more practitioners are using them, their uses are being expanded to include multifocal scleral lenses. Are these lenses ...
  • Kleinschmidt, Lindsay; Hawkins, Dana (2017-05-01)
    Background: Handheld digital devices such as cell phones and tablets have changed the visual demands of students and working adults. Extended near work can cause visual symptoms such as discomfort or tired eyes. Lenses ...
  • Karmazinaite, Berta; Dulin, Taisya (2017-05-01)
    Background: It is believed, there are significant interactions between letter recognition accuracy and string length (which in turn depends on the serial position of the letter within the string) due to combined limitations ...
  • Connolly, Clay; Cvetkoski, Jason (2017-05-01)
    Background: There are a large number of factors that influence the doctor-patient relationship, one of which being the doctor’s attire during their interactions. There has been very little research done in the area of ...
  • Vassallo, Ellery (2017-02-01)
    Background: The Michigan College of Optometry has conducted alumni surveys in the past, however, this survey attempts to ascertain how recent graduates of the college are practicing, as well as additional information that ...
  • Schipper, Austin Lee (2017-03-01)
    Background: Scleral lenses are used to provide optimal vision for patients who have corneal pathology. Current practitioners are looking towards scleral lenses to fit healthy corneas for the comfort and vision they provide. ...
  • Rillema, Hannah (2017-04-01)
    Background: The fit of a gas-permeable contact lens requires a thorough examination of patients to ultimately achieve a proper fit for optimal visual outcomes and patient satisfaction. Imperative data for determination of ...
  • Charney, Megan; DuMonthier, Ross P. (2017-05-01)
    Background: Electronic health records have been encouraged throughout the United States in every health profession. Electronic health records and meaningful use are intended to improve patient care not only from one ...
  • Cosgrove, Jacquelyn; Slate, Felicia (2017-05-01)
    Background: It is widely accepted that scleral lenses “settle” onto the eye. This is a group of investigative studies that further analyzes the structures that are responsible for this change as the lens settles, and further ...
  • Carmen, Gabrielle; Smiley, Chan (2017-05-01)
    Background: This research project aims to better understand factors contributing to the dissatisfaction of soft multifocal contact lens wearers, leading to better patient outcomes for future lens selection. Methods: ...
  • Baker, Morgan Anne; LeFevre, Danielle Renae (2017-05-01)
    Background: Oxidative stress induced by low-wavelength visible light is a known risk factor for developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Exposure to sources emitting light from the blue region of the visible ...
  • Choponis, Thomas; Stacey, Tara (2017-05-01)
    Background: Autorefraction is ubiquitous throughout the optometric profession, as it aids in the managing and prescribing of refractive error correction for patients. Subjective refraction is currently the gold standard ...
  • Atleski, Nikolas; Balderas, Luis (2017-02-01)
    Background: Blue light and its negative effects have become increasingly more known to the public, and in response many manufactures have developed various products. Research has found that short wavelengths impact many ...
  • Gay, Edwin Andrew; Hulst, Matthew John. (2017-04-29)
    Background: This Research will be used to compare the first year optometrist’s experience to provide information to third and fourth year optometry students. Methods: Optometrists (O.D.s) from the class of 2015 who have ...