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Dr. Lisa Ostrin teaches human gross anatomy, advanced vision science and physiological optics at the University of Houston College of Optometry. She also runs a research lab focused on blue light and the environmental and behavioral factors that contribute to the increasing prevalence of myopia. Hear how school faculty is discussing the impact of COVID on the student experience and clinical studies and how academia will likely be transformed forever as a result, including the use of Instagram and TikTok to reach her students. Finally, “geek out” a little bit and enjoy a deeper discussion into her extensive research on both myopia and blue light.

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Joseph Allen
Joseph Allen, OD, FAAO, Dipl ABO Dr. Joseph J. Allen graduated Magna Cum Laude and Salutatorian from the Rosenburg School of Optometry in 2015 and completed his residency at the Minneapolis V.A. Medical Center. Dr. Allen is a practicing optometrist in Minnesota and the founder of Doctor Eye Health, an educational YouTube channel with more than 750K subscribers. There he provides information about eye health, ocular disease and vision products. His videos cover a range of topics that his subscribers frequently ask about: eye floaters, glaucoma, dry eye syndrome, contact lenses, eyeglasses, and more. Dr. Allen is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry. He is a member of the American Optometric Association, the AOA Strategic Communications Committee, and he completed the AOA leadership training in 2022. He was also awarded the Media Advocacy award from the AOA in 2021. Dr. Allen has been featured in Ask Men and Oprah Daily and In his free time, he enjoys rock climbing, running, cooking, playing video games, hiking, and biking.

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