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Donald Mutti OD, PhD

Donald O. Mutti OD, PhD

E. F. Wildermuth Foundation Professor in Optometry, The Ohio State University College of Optometry, Columbus, Ohio

Dr. Mutti is the E. F. Wildermuth Foundation Professor of Optometry at The Ohio State University College of Optometry. His research career began in the contact lens industry with CooperVision Ophthalmic Products where he evaluated lens design and product performance during in-house clinical trials. Dr. Mutti’s current research interests are in the emmetropization of infants and the development of myopia in children. He was a co-investigator on the NEI-funded Collaborative Longitudinal Evaluation of Ethnicity and Refractive Error (CLEERE) study. Dr. Mutti was also the Principal Investigator of the NEI-funded Berkeley Infant Biometry (BIBS) Study, an eight-year investigation of ocular component development and emmetropization in infancy. His current research project is the Bifocal Lenses In Nearsighted Kids (BLINK) study, an NEI-funded clinical trial evaluating myopia progression with reduced peripheral defocus using multifocal soft contact lenses. Dr. Mutti has taught visual optics to optometry students for over 15 years. Dr. Mutti received the Borish Award in Support of Research in 1996 and the Glenn A. Fry Award from the American Optometric Foundation in 2006 in recognition of his contributions to research.


Dr. Mutti receives an honorarium as a member of a scientific advisory panel for Welch Allyn.