Dr. Kristine Dalton will join the School’s faculty of on January 1, 2013
The Waterloo School of Optometry and Vision Science is pleased to announce that Dr. Kristine Dalton has been appointed to our faculty as an assistant professor after the completion of her PhD at Aston University (Health Sciences) in the area of visual strategies in sport. Dr. Dalton has strong ties to our program, having completed her Doctor of Optometry degree in 2007, her Master of Science degree in Vision Sciences in 2010 and her clinical residency diploma in cornea and contact lenses, all here at the University of Waterloo.
Dr. Dalton’s academic and professional interests include:
· Clinical aspects of optometric practice, particularly those relative to athletic performance, including contact lenses, refractive surgery, ocular health, injury prevention and vision training
· Eye movements and vision strategies used by athletes to collect information while playing sport; particularly how their vision strategies relate to information collection, balance and other biomechanical aspects of performance
· Vision training, particularly vision strategy training to enhance athletic performance
· Gross anatomy, structure, function and pathology of the human eye, particularly the anterior segment of the eye, including the tear film and cornea
· Interactions between the structure and composition of the tear film and corneal health
· Contact lenses use for correction of pathology including keratoconus, pellucid marginal degeneration, and dry eye disease
The school enthusiastically welcomes Dr. Dalton, her positive energy and expertise will be a nice complement to our faculty.