Dr. Anderson completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Science and a Minor in Music at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX and then went on to earn both her OD and PhD at the University of Houston College of Optometry. She is the co-coursemaster of clinic practicum I & II and conducts research related to the visual system of children with and without special needs. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, was a two time recipient of the American Optometric Foundation Ezell Fellowship, and received the University of Houston Excellence in Teaching Group Teaching Award in 2015.
Accommodative and visual function in children and individuals with Down syndrome
Dr. Applegate joined the University of Texas Health Science Center faculty in 1988 from the School of Optometry University of Missouri – St. Louis where he served as an assistant professor of optometry. He rose through the faculty ranks quickly to become a tenured professor of ophthalmology in 1993. In 2002 Dr. Applegate accepted the College of Optometry, at the University of Houston’s offer to become the first Borish Chair in Optometry. He has served as a feature editor of Journal of the Optical Society of America –A, Applied Optics, and Optometry and Vision Science on several occasions. Dr. Applegate has served on the editorial board of the journal of Optometry and Visual Science and currently serves on editorial board of the Journal of Refractive Surgery, the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and Clinical and Experimental Optometry. He is a cofounder of the International Congress on Wavefront Sensing and Aberration-Free Refraction Correction, is widely published in leading journals, consultant, and international lecturer whose NIH funded research interests center on the optics of the eye and early ocular disease detection, treatment, and prevention.
Visual optics, ocular aberrations, cataract, refractive surgery, early disease detection.