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Dr. Christopher W. Lievens

Professor
Chief of Internal Clinics

Faculty

First Appt: 2000

Academic Background:

2006; M.S.; Western University, School of Health and Public Administration
1995; O.D.; Illinois College of Optometry
1991; B.S.; Tulane University

Biography:

Dr. Lievens is the Chief of Internal Clinics at Southern College of Optometry. He also holds the academic rank of professor. Dr. Lievens has been employed in private practice, an ophthalmology referral center, and he served in the United States Air Force.

Dr. Lievens has published scientific research and has lectured on topics dealing with eye disease, contact lens solutions and optometric management. Dr. Lievens is the co-creator of the funduscopic grading card. He is also a peer reviewer for six optometric and ophthalmologic journals. Dr. Lievens was the former Tennessee state consultant on Healthy Eyes Healthy People and was Southern College of Optometry's representative to the American Optometric Association.

Publications and Presentations:

Publications


Retinal Changes during Pregnancy
Review of Optometry: March 2008

Evaluation of some factors affecting the agreement between the Proview Eye Pressure monitor and the Goldmann applanation tonometer measurements
Clinical and Experimental Optometry: 2007

Macular Degeneration
The Best Times Memphis Magazine: August 2007

Using the Original Judd-Lievens C/D ratio grading card (JLC) to Improve Interobserver Reliability
Journal of Optometric Education: Winter 2006

The Use of Nonmydriatic Cameras to diagnose DM Retinopathy
Review of Optometry, Retina Supplement: November 2006

The Thyroid Gland and its Importance to Eye Care
Review of Optometry: November 2006

Effect of Proview self-tonometry on pharmaceutical compliance
Clinical and Experimental Optometry: November 2006

Biocompatible Disinfection for Contact Lens Care
Contact Lens Spectrum, Supplement: August 2006

Ocular Surface Compromise with Contact Lens Wear
Review of Optometry, Supplement: April 2006

EHRs and the Optometric Practice
Contributor to Optometry Journal, February 2006

The Effect of Multipurpose Solutions on the Ocular Surface
Eye & Contact Lens Journal, January 2006

The Adolescent and Child Health Initiative to Encourage Vision Empowerment
Optometry and Vision Science (ACHIEVE Study Group): 2005

Why test for blood pressure? The implications of JNC VII
Review of Optometry, November 2004

Strengthening the profession through mentoring 2004
Optometry, Journal of the AOA, June 2004

Antioxidants and Zinc reduce risk of vision loss from age-related macular degeneration
Midsouth Wellness Guide, November2003

At-home IOP monitoring accurate, repeatable
Primary Care Optometry News, October 2003

An update on AREDS
Review of Optometry, September 2003

Comparing goblet cell densities in patients wearing disposable hydrogel contact lenses vs. silicone hydrogel contact lenses in an extended wear modality
Eye & Contact Lens Journal, October 2003

Utilizing the ProviewTM eye pressure monitor in a pediatric population
Journal of Optometric Vision Development: Summer 2003

Who really has diabetic retinopathy?
Review of Optometry: September 2002

Hiring a new optometrist
Optometric Management: July 2002

Poster Presentations


Uveitis Rounds
SECO: February 2007

The Effect of Multipurpose Solutions on the Ocular Surface II
AAO: December 2006

Differential Diagnosis of Roth’s Spots
SECO: February 2006

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) rounds
SECO: February 2006

Using the Original Judd-Lievens C/D ratio grading card (JLC) to Improve Interobserver Reliability
AAO (055273): December 2005

Effect of ProviewTM self-tonometry on pharmaceutical compliance
AAO (055261): December 2005

Factors Associated With Spectacle Satisfaction of Children
ARVO (ACHIEVE Study Group): May 2005

Repeatability and validity of spectacle surveys for children
AAO & Poster Society of Clinical Trials (ACHIEVE Study Group): December 2004 & May 2005

Asymptomatic band keratopathy secondary to herpetic inflammation
SECO: February 2005

Digital grand rounds test and self assessment
SECO: February 2005

The adolescent and child health initiative to encourage vision empowerment study
AAO (ACHIEVE Study Group): December 2004

The effect of multi-purpose contact lens solutions on the ocular surface
AAO: December 2004

Epiretinal membrane 2° pseudotumor cerebri with spontaneous regression
AAO: December 2004

COACH (Computer objective analysis of conjunctival hyperemia)
AAO: December 2004

Ocular hyperemic effect of Vigamox versus Zymar
AAO: December 2004

Differential diagnosis of organic versus inorganic nearpoint symptomatology
AOA: June 2004

Thyroid eye disease update
SECO 2003

Utilizing the ProviewTM eye pressure monitor in a pediatric population
Poster AOA: June 2003

Multidisciplinary care of a rare retinal pathology: Gyrate Atrophy
Poster AOA: June 2003

Rare atypical sector retinitis pigmentosa
SECO: February 2003

Corneal dystrophies
SECO: February 2003

Application for problem-based learning within traditional optometric curricula
AAO: December 2002

The management of anhydrotic ectodermal dysplasia
AOA: June 2002

Gaze-evoked jerk nystagmus in multiple sclerosis
AOA: June 2002

Assessing the accuracy of the ProviewTM eye pressure monitor
AOA: June 2002

Myasthenia gravis
SECO: February 2002

Epiretinal membrane 2° pseudotumor cerebri
SECO: February 2002

Stargardt’s maculopathy masquerade as Hysterical amblyopia
AOA Congress: June 2001

Continuing Education Lectures


IOP and Glaucoma
Mississippi Optometric Association: November 2008

Multipurpose Contact Lens Solutions
Mississippi Optometric Association: November 2008

Diabetes and the Eye
Great Western Council of Optometry: October 2008

The Criticality of IOP
Oklahoma Association of Optometric Physicians: September 2008

Top Strategies to Avoid a Malpractice Lawsuit
Southern Eye Associates: June 2008

Multipurpose Solutions Update
Southern Eye Associates: June 2008

Injections Workshop
North Carolina Optometric Society Spring Meeting: June 2008

Multipurpose Solutions Update
North Carolina Optometric Society Spring Meeting: June 2008

Update on Glaucoma and Allergy
Sioux Falls SD Optometric Society: May 2008

The Criticality of IOP
Kansas Eye Services Annual Meeting: May 2008

Optometric Malpractice Avoidance
Michigan Eye Center Spring Conference: April 2008

Ocular Effects of Medications
Michigan Eye Center Spring Conference: April 2008

Medication Considerations for Children
Detroit/Cherry Optical: April 2008

Contact Lens Complications and Anterior Segment Disease
Arkansas Optometric Association: April 2008

Top Strategies to Avoid a Malpractice Lawsuit
Tennessee Optometric Association: February 2008

Prevention of Microbial Keratitis
Tennessee Optometric Association: February 2008

Ocular Effects of Glaucoma Medications
St. Louis Optometric Society: December 2007

Strategies for Minimizing Risk Factors for the SCL Patient: The Science and Facts
Optometric Local Society Meetings (8): 2007-08

Glaucoma Update
Pennsylvania Optometric Association: November 2007

Multipurpose Solutions Update
Armed Forces Optometric Society, AAO: October 2007

Ocular Effects of Medications
Harbor University: October 2007

Healthy Sight Counseling for Children
Harbor University: October 2007

What’s New and Old in Glaucoma and Allergy
Oklahoma Optometric Association: October 2007

Challenges with Multipurpose Solutions
Oklahoma Optometric Association: October 2007

The Ocular Surface and Contact Lenses
Southern Eye Associates: July 2007

Testing Intraocular Pressure
AOA Congress: June 2007

Have We Gotten Too Multipurpose?
Kansas Optometric Association: April 2007

Practicing “Eyes Wide Open”: Optometric Malpractice Avoidance
Kansas Optometric Association: April 2007

Entrance Testing Workshop
Kansas Optometric Association: April 2007

Emerging Trends in the Treatment of Glaucoma and Allergy
SCO CE Program: April 2007

Corneal Integrity: Contact Lens and Solution Biocompatibility
SCO CE Program: April 2007

Injectables Workshop
North Carolina Optometric Association: November 2006

Medical Terminology
North Carolina Optometric Association: November 2006

Update on the Use and Advances in Lensometry
North Carolina Optometric Association: November 2006

Advanced Coding Strategies for the Optometric Practice
SCO CE Program: September 2005, April 2006, October 2006, September 2007

The Ever-Evolving Pre-Examination Workup
AOA Congress: June 2006, AOA Congress: June 2007

Meet Your Patient! Taking and Documenting a Comprehensive and Valuable Case History
AOA Congress: June 2006, AOA Congress: June 2007

Special Topic Symposium: Innovations in Contact Lens Practice
SCO CE program: April 2006

Cornea Grand Rounds
Bay Point CE Program: March 2005

Glaucoma update and Introcular pressure measurement
Kansas Optometric Association: April 2005

Diabetes impact on public health and internal ocular disease
Kansas Optometric Association: April 2005

Pre-examination workup
Kansas Optometric Association: April 2005

Case history and patient education
Kansas Optometric Association: April 2005

The public health impact of diabetes mellitus
West Virginia Optometric Association: November 2004

Systemic retinopathies: Grand rounds
West Virginia Optometric Association: November 2004

Glaucoma update and review of landmark research
Bay Point CE Program: May 2004

Vitamins and their role in macular degeneration
SCO CE Program October 2002

Differential diagnoses of diabetic retinopathy
SCO CE program: April 2001

Other / Ongoing Research



Examination of lipid deposition on extended wear contact lenses
Multi-center (international) study Ongoing: Recruitment Phase

Examination of lipid deposition on daily wear contact lenses
Multi-center (international) study Ongoing: Recruitment Phase

Examination of changes in corneal morphology via confocal imaging with short-term wear of soft contact lenses
Ongoing: Recruitment Phase

Amblyopia Treatment Study (ATS)
Masked Examiner: Ongoing

ACHIEVE Study Group
Masked Examiner: Ongoing

Editorial comments IJO
Computer Vision Syndrome: A study of the Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practice in Indian Ophthalmologists: May 2006

Editorial comments IJO
Determinants of the progress of myopia among Omani school children - A historical cohort study: June 2005

Editorial comments IJO
Perceived Barriers to the Provision of Low Vision Services among Ophthalmologists in India: May 2005

Coopervision totally toric CD-ROM
Coopervision CD-ROM: June 2002

Giant papillary conjunctivitis
Review article AOCLE living library: December 2001

Effect of colored lenses on brightness perception and contrast sensitivity
Research provided for Ozmix Corporation: July 1994-May 1995

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