David A. Berntsen, O.D.,Ph.D.,FAAO

Assistant Professor

EMAIL: dberntsen@optometry.uh.edu
PHONE: 713-743-5836
ROOM #: 246 HBSB


David A. Berntsen, OD, PhD, FAAO completed his Doctor of Optometry degree in 2002 at the University of Houston College of Optometry in Houston, TX. He then completed a Cornea and Contact Lens Advanced Practice Fellowship at The Ohio State University College of Optometry in Columbus, OH. The fellowship program combined a two-year residency with a Master of Science degree in Vision Science, which Dr. Berntsen completed in 2004. He then completed a PhD in Vision Science at Ohio State in 2009.

Research Interests

Dr. Berntsen's research interests include myopia, contact lenses, and aberrations of the eye. He conducted the Study of Theories about Myopia Progression (STAMP), a two-year clinical trial evaluating theories of juvenile-onset myopia progression. He has been an investigator in multiple adult and pediatric studies involving contact lenses and higher-order aberrations of the eye.