Roderick J. Fullard, O.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Vision Sciences

Contact Information:
Academic Office - (205) 934-6746
Laboratory - (205) 934-9079

Physical Address:
440 Heny Peters Building
1716 University Boulevard

Mailing Address:
HPB 440
1530 Third Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294-0010

Biographical Sketch:

O.D. - University of Melbourne
Ph.D. - University of Melbourne

Administrative Responsibilities:

Director, Vision Science Graduate Program
ASCO Chief Academic Officer
Chair, Curriculum Committee

Scholarly Activity:

VS 122 Visual Optics I - optics of the eye, cornea, crystalline lens, pupil, retinal image quality - effect of aberrations and diffraction, aberrometry, corneal topography.
VS 132 Visual Optics II - emmetropia, spherical ametropia, astigmatism, correcting lenses and the eye, visual acuity, principles of subjective and objective refraction, anisometropia, aniseikonia, depth of focus.
VIS 743 Graduate Optics and Imaging - geometrical optics and ray-tracing, wave optics, quantum optics, magnification.

VIS 744 Eyelids and lacrimal system
VIS 745 Tear proteins and lipids


  • Validation of cytometric bead-based assays for tear cytokine analysis
  • Nonstimulated and stimulated tear cytokine, chemokine and growth factor levels in normal patients
  • Correlation of corneal fluorescein staining with tear cytokine profile in patients using multipurpose contact lens solutions
  • Effect of punctal occlusion on tear cytokine profiles
  • Effect of daily versus extended contact lens wear on tear inflammatory markers
Dr Jillian Meadows presents her research during the VSGP Student Seminar Series
Sponsored by the UAB VSRC, the Helen Keller Art show honors students with visual impairments for their artistic abilities and creative works.
Vision Science PhD trainee Katie Bales presents her research during the VSGP Student Seminar Series


UAB School of Optometry
1716 University Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35233
P: (205) 975-2020



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