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Douglas Penisten

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Dr Douglas Penisten

penisten@nsuok.edu

  • Dean of College
    Dean of Optometry Admin

Office Location

  • Tahlequah
    Optometry 124
    (918) 444-4025

Bio

Dr. Penisten is a Professor and the Dean of NSUOCO. A graduate of Indiana University, Dr. Penisten served as a Senior Lecturer for four years in the Department of Optometry at the University of the North, Republic of South Africa. At NSU he teaches courses in optometric history, and binocular and refractive analysis. Dr. Penisten is a former Chair of the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education. He has served as a member of the National Board of Examiners in Optometry Basic Science Council and served as the Vice Chair of the Education Committee of the World Council of Optometry.

Education:

  • Ph D,Physiological Optics & Visual Sciences,Indiana University,,1988
  • O.D.,Optometry,School of Optometry, Indiana University,,1979
  • BS,Optometry,Indiana University,,1977
History of optometry, Greek & Latin origins of medical terminology, neuro physiology of vision.
History of optometry, Greek & Latin origins of medical terminology, clinical methods testing, binocular vision & accommodations, vision performance testing.

Presentations:

  • Clinical Workshop: Intro to Therapeutic Lasers - NSUOCO Advanced Procedures - St . Louis MO - June 2019
  • Injections Station - NSUOCO Advanced Procedures - Fairfield Connecticut - January 2018
  • Medicolegal Aspects of Anterior Segment Laser Procedures - Canada Advanced Procedures - Calgary, Alberta - June 2019
  • Suture Techniques - NSUOCO Advanced Procedures - Little Rock Arkansas - August 2018

Courses Taught:

  • INTRODUCTION TO OPTOMETRY - OPT 4101 - Fall 2020
  • BINOCULAR/REFRACTIVE ANOMALIES - OPT 5113 - Fall 2020