Tennessee Chapter

About Us

The American Academy of Optometry—Tennessee Chapter received its charter in April 2014, in order to promote AAO fellowship and lifelong professional education and development among Tennessee optometric physicians.

Leadership Team

President: Daniel Taylor
Vice-President: Reena Lepine
Secretary-Treasurer: Lori Ann Kehler
Immediate Past President: Chris Lievens

Click here for a copy of the chapter bylaws.

Student Travel Fellowships Awarded at Academy 2016 Anaheim

The Tennessee Chapter of the American Academy of Optometry awarded four $150 travel grants to Southern College of Optometry students, to help defray the cost of attending the annual AAO meeting in Anaheim. 

(Photo caption: Dr. Daniel Taylor (middle) pictured with the student travel grant recipients (left to right) Michael McCullough, Laura Brown, Joanna Miranda and Clinton Prestwich)

Past Events

Southern College of Optometry's 2015 Spring CE Poster Session

COPE ID: 44672-GO COPE CREDIT- 1 hour

Video from the SCO Spring CE Poster Session

Posters Listing:

  1. Comfort and Cost Comparisons of Ketotifen Anti-Allergy Drops---Jennifer Snyder, OD
  2. The Optic Nerve in Alzheimer’s Disease: 1 year Descriptive Statistics From a Large Primary Vision Care Clinic Population --- Patricia Cisarik, OD, PhD
  3. Perception of Illusory Motion in the Rotating Snake by the Aged: Pupil Size and Retinal Illumination  ---  Patricia Cisarik, OD, PhD
  4. Prevalence and Incidence of Diabetes Mellitus in an Urban Eye Center ---  Daniel Fuller, OD, FAAO
  5. Comfort Questionnaire Comparison of Three Popular Silicone-Hydrogel Soft Contact Lenses ---Daniel Fuller, OD
  6. Comparison of the Electronic Versions of Ishihara Pseudoisochromatic Plates with the Printed Version --- Jeung Kim, PhD, OD
  7. Contrast Sensitivity Testing in Normal Vision:  Performance with Letter vs. Continuous Text --- Marc Taub, OD
  8. Accommodation Amplitudes and Multifocal Contact Lenses --- Marc Taub, OD
  9. Binasal Occlusion for Post-Stroke Visual-Spatial Inattention ---  Tressa Eubank, OD
  10. Atypical Sectoral Retinitis Pigmentosa: A Case Report --- Lindsay Elkins, OD
  11. Neurological vs. Glaucoma Defects, Reliability, Repeatability, and Overcoming a Macular Hole: A Case Report in Challenging Perimetry --- Lindsay Elkins, OD
  12. A Presentation of Ocular Ischemic Syndrome (OIS) --- Reena Lepine, OD
  13. Ocular Manifestations of a Patient with Rubenstein-Taybi Syndrome --- Mary Bartuccio, OD
  14. Atypical Vitreomacular Traction: A Case Report --- Betty Harville, OD & Marlon Utech, OD
  15. Choroidal Melanoma: Asymptomatic Presentation at Routine Examination --- Joanne Smith, OD
  16. X-Linked Retinoschisis: A Tale of Two Brothers --- Sylvia E. Sparrow, OD
  17. Purtscher-Like Retinopathy Secondary to Acute Alcoholic Pancreatitis --- Sylvia E. Sparrow, OD
  18. Diagnosis and Management of Giant Pituitary Adenoma First Presenting with Visual Symptoms --- Esla Speth, OD
  19. Filiamentary Keratitis --- Rachel Grant, OD
  20. Congential Rubella Retinopathy Discovered During Care for Anterior Uveitis --- Jason Duncan, OD