Linda Casser, OD, FAAO

Professor

pcodean@salus.edu

Role at Salus University:

  • Interim Associate Dean for the Practice of Optometric Medicine (DPOM),
    Pennsylvania College of Optometry
Linda Casser, OD, FAAO

Education:

  • Residency in Primary Care Optometry
    • State University of New York, State College of Optometry
    • The Medical Group of the Genesee Valley Group Health Association
    • Joseph C. Wilson Health Center, Rochester, NY
  • Doctor of Optometry (OD), with High Honors
    Indiana University School of Optometry, Bloomington IN
  • Bachelor of Science (BS), with Distinction
    Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
  • Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
    College of Arts and Sciences, Chemistry

Academic Appointments:

  • 1997 – 2005: Professor
    Pacific University College of Optometry, Forest Grove, OR
  • 1990 – 1997: Associate Professor with tenure
    Indiana University School of Optometry, Bloomington, IN
  • 1984 – 1990: Assistant Professor
    Pennsylvania College of Optometry, Elkins Park, PA
  • 1978 – 1980: Assistant Clinical Instructor
    State University of New York, State College of Optometry, New York, NY
  • 1975 – 1978: Associate Instructor, Geometric Optics I, II; Low Vision and Geriatric Care
    Indiana University School of Optometry, Bloomington, IN

Professional Appointments:

  • 2005–present: Associate Executive Director of Clinical Examinations
    National Board of Examiners in Optometry, Charlotte, NC
  • 1997 – 2005:  Associate Dean for Academic Programs
    Pacific University College of Optometry, Forest Grove, OR
  • 1992 – 1997: Director, Indianapolis Eye Care Center
    Indiana University School of Optometry, Indianapolis, IN
  • 1989 – 1992: Director, Illinois Street Eye Clinic
    Indiana University School of Optometry, Indianapolis, IN
  • 1984 – 1992: Director, Walker Eye Clinic
    Indiana University School of Optometry, Indianapolis, IN
  • 1980 – 1984: Chief, Primary Care Service Module IV, The Eye Institute,
    Pennsylvania College of Optometry, Philadelphia, PA
  • 1980: Chief resident, Residency in Primary Care Optometry,
    Joseph C. Wilson Health Center, Rochester, NY
  • 1978 – 1980: Staff Optometrist, Low Vision Clinic
    Monroe County Association for the Blind, Rochester, NY
  • Attending Staff, Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES),
    Spencerport, NY
  • Attending Staff, Mary Cariola Children’s Center for Al Sigl Center of Monroe
    County, Rochester, NY

Publications:

  • Lonsberry B, Wyles E, Goodwin D, Casser L, Lingel NJ.  Diseases of the cornea.  In: Bartlett JD, Jaanus SD, eds.  Clinical Ocular Pharmacology, 5th ed. Boston: Butterworth-Heinemann, 2007:483-547.
  • Casser L.  Perspectives on the Evolution of Diagnostic Technology, in Remember When ... The Evolution of Diagnostic Technology, Review of Optometry 8/15/07.
  • Casser L (principal author).  Comprehensive Adult Eye and Vision Examination Clinical Care Guideline (Update).  St. Louis:  American Optometric Association, 2005.
  • Casser L, Fingeret M.  Atlas of Primary Eyecare Procedures, 3rd ed. New York:  McGraw-Hill (in progress).
  • Amos J, Classé J, Casser L, editors.  Handbook of Primary Care Optometry. Cambridge, MA:  W. B. Saunders (in progress).
  • Casser L, Carr L.  Pacific University College of Optometry.  Chinese Journal of Optometry & Ophthalmology 2003;5:193.
  • Casser L.  Pacific University College of Optometry:  The First Optometry Program  To Require Laptop Computers of its Entering Students. Electronic Journal of the Pacific University Berglund Center for Internet Studies, October, 2001;http://bcis.pacificu.eduljournal/2001/10/1001.php
  • Casser L.  Foreword.  In:  Thomann KH, Marks ES, Adamczyk DT, eds.  Primary Eyecare in Systemic Disease, 2nd ed.  New York:  McGraw-Hill, 2001:xix.
  • Lingel, NJ, Casser L.  Diseases of the cornea.  In:  Bartlett JD, Jaanus SD, eds. Clinical Ocular Pharmacology, 4th ed.  Boston:  Butterworth-Heinemann 2001:603-672.
  • Casser L, Fingeret M, Woodcome HT.  Atlas of Primary Eyecare Procedures, 2nd ed. East Norwalk, CT:  Appleton & Lange, 1997.
  • Perotti J, Casser L.  New Horizons in the Crystalline Lens. http://www.opt.indiana.edu/NewHorizons.Title.html, 1997.
  • Casser L, Hammack G.  ASCO Focus on Optometric Education.  Journal of Optometric Education 1996;22:8-9.
  • Casser L, Lingel NJ.  Diseases of the cornea.  In:  Bartlett JD, Jaanus SD, eds. Clinical Ocular Pharmacology, 3rd ed.  Boston:  Butterworth-Heinemann, 1995:679-746.
  • Alexander LJ, Corliss DA, Vinson C, Casser L, Fingeret M, Malinovsky V, Townsend JC.  Clinical implications of intra- and inter-reader agreement in four different automated visual fields.  Journal of the American Optometric Association 1995;66:681-692.
  • Casser L, guest editor.  Co-management.  Optometry Clinics 1994;4(2).
  • Casser L, Chang FW, Gerstman DR, Pietsch PA, Bradley A.  Optometry Examination Review, 4th ed.  East Norwalk, CT:  Appleton & Lange, 1994.
  • Casser L (principal author).  Comprehensive Adult Eye and Vision Examination Clinical Care Guideline.  St. Louis:  American Optometric Association, 1994.
  • Locke (nee Casser) LC, Hill S.  Polymorphic amyloid degeneration of the cornea.Clinical Eye and Vision Care 1992;4:3-12.
  • Locke (nee Casser) LC.  Ocular manifestations of hypertension.  In:  Classe J, ed.Optometry Clinics 1992;2(2):47-76.
  • Locke (nee Casser) LC.  Examining the patient:  glaucoma detection, diagnosis and evaluation.  In:  Fingeret M, Lewis T, eds.  Primary Care of Glaucoma.  East Norwalk, CT:  Appleton & Lange 1992;6:83-106.
  • Casser L, Hegeman S.  Optometry educational program for the diagnosis, treatment and Management of ocular disease.  Indiana Pharmacist 1991;72(10):10-11.
  • Locke (nee Casser) LC.  Sphygmomanometry.  In:  Eskridge JB, Bartlett J, Amos JF, eds. Diagnostic Procedures in Optometry.  Philadelphia:  J.B Lippincott Co. 1991;267-278.
  • Fingeret M, Casser L, Woodcome T.  Atlas of Primary Eyecare Procedures.  East Norwalk, CT:  Appleton & Lange, 1990.
  • Locke (nee Casser) LC, Meetz R.  Sector dilation:  an alternative technique.  Optometry and Vision Science 1990;67:291-296.
  • Locke (nee Casser) LC, Blesch K.  Vortex keratopathy.  Clinical Eye and Vision Care 1989;1:143-156.
  • Locke (nee Casser) LC, Somers W.  A comparison study of dynamic retinoscopy techniques.  Optometry and Vision Science 1989;66:540-44.
  • Locke (nee Casser) LC, Meetz R.  Rosette cataract:  a clinical review and epidemiological study.  Clinical Eye and Vision Care 1989; 1:86-93.
  • Locke (nee Casser) LC.  Analysis of a community vision screening program.  Journal of the American Optometric Association 1989;60:88-93.
  • Casser L.  Subscription information part IV:  general medical journals of special interest. Journal of the American Optometric Association 1989;60:783-784.
  • Casser L.  Subscription information part III:  optometric and ophthalmologic subspecialty journals.  Journal of the American Optometric Association 1989;60:712-713.
  • Casser L.  Subscription information part II:  general foreign ophthalmic journals. Journal of the American Optometric Association 1989;60:559-560.
  • Casser L.  Subscription information part I:  general domestic ophthalmic journals. Journal of the American Optometric Association 1989;60:482-483.
  • Locke (nee Casser) LC.  Conjunctival abrasions and lacerations.  Journal of the American Optometric Association 1987;58:488-93.
  • Locke (nee Casser) LC.  Induced refractive and visual changes.  In:  Amos JF, ed. Diagnosis and Management in Vision Care.  Boston:  Butterworths 1987;12:313-67.
  • Casser LC. OD/MD interactions--when, where, how and who.  Journal of Optometric Education 1986; 12:53-54.
  • Locke (nee Casser) LC, Chang FW, Gerstman DR, Pietsch PA.  Optometry Examination Review, 3rd ed.  New York:  Elsevier Science Publishing, 1986.
  • Oleszewski S, Casser L.  Phthiriasis palpebrarurn.  Southern Journal of Optometry 1983;1(10):13-4,19-20.
  • Casser L, Catania L.  Treatment of viral and allergic conjunctivitis.  Review of Optometry 1983; 120(10):77-88.
  • Frantz KA, Casser LC.  Albipunctate dystrophy.  Review of Optometry 1983; 120(12):52-3.
  • Lantz JA, Casser LC.  Angioid streaks with sickle cell trait.  Review of Optometry 1982;119(6):61-2.

Published Abstracts / Poster Presentations:

  • Casser L, Terry J, Gross L.  Restructuring of the National Board Examinations: Assessment for the Profession's Future.  Poster presentation at the American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting, 2007.
  • Casser L, McConnaha D, Bradley A.  Clinical assessment of new contrast Sensitivity charts.  Optometry and Vision Science (Supplement) 1989;66:72.
  • Casser L, Somers W.  A comparison study of dynamic retinoscopy techniques.American Journal of Optometry and Physiological Optics 1988;65:46P.
  • Casser L.  Analysis of a community vision screening program.  American Journal of Optometry and Physiological Optics 1987;64:61P.
  • Casser L.  Optometry's primary care role in serving a siclde cell patient population. American Journal of Optometry and Physiological Optics 1985;62:15P.
  • Casser L.  Conjunctival laceration:  a classic clinical presentation.  American Journal of Optometry and Physiological Optics 1985;61:8P.
  • Oleszewski S, Casser L.  Phthiriasis palpebrarurn:  a case presentation.  American Journal of Optometry and Physiological Optics 1984;61:38P.
  • Catania LJ,  Casser LC.  An external “reservoir” delivery method using non- ophthalmic, OTC, anti-infective ointments in the treatment of superficial eye diseases.  American Journal of Optometry and Physiological Optics 1983;60:46P.
  • Casser LC.  Preauricular lymphadenopathy:  what it is and what it tells you. American Journal of Optometry and Physiological Optics 1983;60:46P.

Honors and Awards

2006-
present

Judge, Annual Optometry Superbowl sponsored by Varilux and conducted at Optometry's Meeting

2006:

Foley House Award Indiana University School of Optometry

2004:

Founders Award for outstanding contributions to the development and advancement of primary care optometry, Primary Care Section of the American Academy of Optometry

2003:

Profiles in Excellence:  The Academic Who Lives by Lombardi.  Review of  Optometry

1999:

Most Influential Optometrist:  Women in Optometry selected by the readers of Review of Optometry

Dr. Linda Casser Locke Scholarship endowment established by Dr. Polly Hendricks (OD, 1985), Indiana University School of Optometry

Inducted into the National Academies of Practice

1998:

Allan N. Freid Keynote Speaker, Alumni Association of the Southern California College of Optometry

1997:

“Optometrist of the Year,” American Optometric Association

1995:

“Optometrist of the Year,” Indiana Optometric Association

1992:

Meritorious Service Award, Indiana Optometric Association

1990:

Distinguished Service to Optometry Award, Indiana Optometric Association

Served as faculty advisor to two fourth year students who received the Roy E. Denny Award, awarded by the Indiana Chapter of the American Academy of Optometry for a paper of excellence on a clinical topic (M. Alan Harshman and Kenneth R Mueller, "The Effect of Monovision Upon Binocular Function and Peripheral Awareness")

1989:   

Invited to be a charter member of the Prentice Society as a result of "outstanding contributions to optometric education"

1988:

Recognized by the Executive Council of the Clinical Faculty of the University of
Houston College of Optometry as having attained “a national reputation of
distinction as an outstanding clinical educator in an academic environment"

1984:

Clinical Educator of the Year, Student Council, Pennsylvania College of Optometry

The Reese Optical Company Award, for a third year student

Associate Instructor of the Year Award, Indiana University Optometric Student Association

Edward H. Schmidt and Sons Optical Company Award, for a first year student.

Professional Organizations (past and current):

  • American Optometric Association
  • Oregon Optometric Physicians Association
  • Indiana Optometric Association
  • Central Indiana Optometric Society
  • Fellow, American Academy of Optometry
  • The Prentice Society
  • American Foundation for Vision Awareness
  • Association of Optometric Educators
  • Optometric Historical Society
  • American Public Health Association, Vision Care Section
  • American Conference of Academic Deans
  • Association of American Colleges and Universities

Licensure and Certification:

6/02:

Certificate:  "Institute for Management and Leadership in Education,"
Harvard Institutes for Higher Education, Harvard University,
Cambridge, Massachusetts, June 9-21

1/98:

Conference attendee:  "Major Fund Raising for Deans," Council for
Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), San Francisco, California

10-11/95:

Visiting Clinical Scholar Program, Northeastern State University
College of Optometry, Tahlequah, Oklahoma

1995: 

Certificate:  Excimer Laser in Photorefractive Technologies
Northeastern State University College of Optometry/TLC CE Foundation

Certificate:  Laser Therapy for the Anterior Segment
Northeastern State University College of Optometry/TLC CE Foundation

Alumni College, Indiana University Geological Field Station
Cardwell, Montana

1992-
present:  

Certificate:  Indiana Optometric Legend Drug Prescription Advisory Committee

1986: 

Certificate:  Treatment and Management of Ocular Disease (TMOD)
examination International Association of Boards of Examiners in Optometry

1984: 

Indiana State License (active)

1980:

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania License (inactive)

1978:

New York State License (inactive)

                        

06.2009