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Dr. Kristina Haworth

Associate Professor


First Appt: 2015

Academic Background:

B.B.A., 1986, Loma Linda University, La Sierra Campus
O.D., 1993, Southern California College of Optometry
M.S., 2009, The Ohio State University College of Optometry
Ph.D., 2014, The Ohio State University College of Optometry


Dr. Kristina Haworth served as Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University from 2011-2015. While she was at Ohio State she earned both an M.S. and Ph.D. in Vision Science. Before that, she earned her O.D. from Southern California College of Optometry. Prior to her academic career, Dr. Haworth was part of an interdisciplinary ophthalmology and optometry practice for 7 years before opening her own solo optometric practice in California.

At Southern College of Optometry, Dr. Haworth supervises clinicians in The Eye Center and at the University Eye Center. She also conducts research related to findings from her Ph.D. dissertation.

Dr. Haworth holds optometry licenses in California, Ohio, Oregon and Tennessee. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. Her research focus is in ocular surface and dry eye conditions. She has published manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and has presented some of her findings at national annual meetings of the American Academy of Optometry and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) through scientific papers and posters.