Tonya Watson
OD, OD - Doctor of Optometry PhD, PhD - Doctor of Philosophy FAAO FAAO - Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry

Title

Assistant Clinical Professor

Tonya Watson
OD, OD - Doctor of Optometry PhD, PhD - Doctor of Philosophy FAAO FAAO - Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry

Title

Assistant Clinical Professor

Additional Job Duties

Reviewer for Optometric Education, Journal of the Association of Schools and College of Optometry

Education

OD
New England College of Optometry, 2002

Residency
Pediatrics and Primary Care, University of California, Berkeley, 2003

PhD
University of California, Berkeley, 2008

Publications

Relationship Between Early Sweep Visual Evoked Potential (VEP) Acuity and Future Behavioral Acuity in Children with Cortical Visual Impairment. Watson T, Orel-Bixler D and Haegerstrom-Portnoy G. Optometry & Vision Science. 87(2). 2010. PMC3910439.

VEP Vernier Acuity, VEP Grating Acuity and Behavioral Grating Acuity in Patients with CVI. Watson T, Orel-Bixler D and Haegerstrom-Portnoy G. Optometry & Vision Science. Infant/Child Vision Research: Present Status and Future Directions Special Edition. 86(6) 774-780. 2009. PMC3862531.

Longitudinal Quantitative Assessment of Vision Function in Children with Cortical Visual Impairment. Watson T, Orel-Bixler D and Haegerstrom-Portnoy G. Optometry & Vision Science. 84(6) 471-80. 2007. PMID: 17568316.

Effect of Myopia on Visual Acuity Measured with Laser Interference Fringes. Coletta N. and Watson T. Vision Research. Mar;46(5):636-51. 2006.

About Dr. Watson

Dr. Tonya Watson is an optometrist who works periodically in the UCB Pediatric clinic, the UCB Primary Care Clinic and the Marin Community Clinics. She enjoys teaching students about pediatric eye care, especially treating amblyopia. Dr. Watson's research interest is cerebral visual impairment. This condition is seen in children who have had a neurological injury that caused damage to the visual pathway in their brain.