Douglas G. Horner
||Douglas G. Horner, OD, PhD
Associate Professor of Optometry
OD 1974 (Pacific University)
MS 1983 (University of Houston)
PhD 1987 (University of Houston)
Dr. Horner's clinical training in optometry was completed at Pacific University in 1974. After several years of private practice, Dr. Horner completed both the M.S. (1984) and the Ph.D. (1987) degrees in Physiological Optics at the University of Houston. With the receipt of an individual postdoctoral award (F-32) from the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Horner spent a year at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Optometry working as a postdoc with Clifton Schor, O.D., Ph.D. In January 1988, Dr. Horner joined the faculty at Indiana University as an Assistant Professor and received tenure in 1995. He became a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry in 1992.
Dr. Horner's initial research interest was an extension of his clinical interests in binocular vision and pediatrics working on the motor aspects of the visual system. Working in conjunction with Cliff Schor, he tested a model of accommodation and vergence interaction in patients that were under therapy for binocular vision problems. The collaboration extended to examining mechanisms of adaptation of the versional eye movement system to extend our understanding of how the motor system adapts to aging or acute changes which could occur with new spectacles or traumatic injury. At Indiana University Dr. Horner's main research thrust has been in the area of myopia control and remediation as well as quantitative aspects of corneal shape and optics. He is one of the principal investigators in a large multidisciplinary project on learning disabilities.
Dr. Horner is the faculty advisor to the student VOSH organization and was the main force behind establishing a 4th-year clinic rotation in Guanajuato, Mexico.