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HPB 502

(205) 996-6627

Teaching/research interests: Binocular vision, eye movement, visual function assessment, low vision rehabilitation

Office hours:Flexible


  • BS, Sichuan University (Chengdu, China), Physics /li>
  • MS, Graduate School of Academia Sinica (Beijing, China), Biophysics
  • PhD, University of California at Berkeley, Vision Science

Select publications:

  • Han, Q. M., Cong, L. J., Yu, C. & Liu, L. (2017) Developing a logarithmic Chinese Reading Acuity Chart, Optometry and Vision Science, 94:714-724.
  • Bowman EL, Liu L (2017) Individuals with severely impaired vision can learn useful orientation and mobility skills in virtual streets and can use them to improve real street safety. PLoS ONE 12(4): e0176534. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0176534.
  • Lei Liu, Wendy Marsh-Tootle, Elise N. Harb, Wei Hou, Qinghua Zhang, Heather A. Anderson, Thomas T. Norton1, Katherine K. Weise, Jane E. Gwiazda, Leslie Hyman and the COMET Group (2016) A sloped piecemeal Gaussian model for characterizing foveal pit shape, Ophthalmic Physiol Opt 2016, 36: 615–631
  • Liu, L., Wang, Y. Z. & Bedell, H. (2014) Visual-Function Tests for Self Monitoring of Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Optometry & Vision Science, 91, 956-65.
  • Walsh, D, V. & Liu, L. (2014) Adaptation to a simulated central scotoma during visual search training, Vision Research,96, 75-86.

Recent courses taught:

  • Visual Optics II (VIS 132) - Binocular vision part
  • Visual Neuroscience (VIS 456/756) - Spatial vision, acuity, binocular vision parts

Academic distinctions and professional societies:  


  • Member, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), since 1989.
  • Fellow, American Academy of Optometry, since 1998; Fellow, since 2001,