B.S. - Iowa State University
O.D. - Illinois College of Optometry
M.B.A. - University of Alabama-Birmingham
Director UAB Eye Care Pediatric Optometry Services
Pediatric Residency Supervisor
Dr. Weise grew up in Iowa and completed her BS at Iowa State University in 1992. She obtained her doctorate of optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, IL in 1995. She completed her residency in Family Practice with an emphasis in Pediatrics at UAB in 1996 and joined the Optometry faculty immediately following. She became the Director of Pediatric Optometry Services in 2004 and obtained her MBA from UAB in 2005. She enjoys traveling, fitness, and spending time with her husband and two children.
OPT 326 - Pediatric Optometry
Evaluation of normal and at-risk infants and children including risk factors, specialized refractive and binocular procedures, ocular disease diagnosis, and epidemiologic considerations. Evaluation of individuals with special needs and developmental delays. Introduction to the evaluation and care of patients with vision-related learning problems.
CLN 341, 411, 421 and 431 - Pediatric Clinic II - V
Through direct patient care, guided education, and independent study in an academic clinical setting, the student will learn skills that help promote and protect the eye and visual health of children, as well as adults with binocular vision anomalies and individuals with special needs.
Dr. Weise is currently involved in several NIH-funded research projects including the Correction of Myopia Evaluation Trial (COMET) and COMET 2, studying the progression of myopia (near-sightedness) in children, and several amblyopia treatment studies, researching optimal means of treating lazy eye. Locally funded research projects include studies on anisometropia (differences between the two eyes), amblyopia (lazy eye), and contact lens wear.
Cotter SA, Edwards AR, Arnold RW, Astle WF, Barnhardt CN, Beck RW, Birch EE, Donahue SP, Everett DF, Felius J, Holmes JM, Kraker RT, Melia BM, Repka MX, Wallace DK, Weise KK; Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group. Treatment of strabismic amblyopia with refractive correction. Am J Ophthalmol. 2007 Jun;143(6):1060-3.
Wallace DK; Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group; Edwards AR, Cotter SA, Beck RW, Arnold RW, Astle WF, Barnhardt CN, Birch EE, Donahue SP, Everett DF, Felius J, Holmes JM, Kraker RT, Melia M, Repka MX, Sala NA, Silbert DI, Weise KK; A randomized trial to evaluate 2 hours of daily patching for strabismic and anisometropic; Ophthalmology. 2006 Jun;113(6):904-12.
Cotter SA; Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group; Edwards AR, Wallace DK, Beck RW, Arnold RW, Astle WF, Barnhardt CN, Birch EE, Donahue SP, Everett DF, Felius J, Holmes JM, Kraker RT, Melia M, Repka MX, Sala NA, Silbert DI, Weise KK; Treatment of anisometropic amblyopia in children with refractive correction. Ophthalmology. 2006 Jun;113(6):895-903.
Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group. Randomized Trial of Treatment of Amblyopia in Children Aged 7 to 17. Arch Ophthalmol 2005 April:137:437-447.
Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group. A prospective, pilot study on treatment of amblyopia in children 10 to <18 years old. Am J Ophthalmol 2004 Mar:137(3):581-583.