Updated 09/07

Curriculum Vitae

Taryn A. Mathews, O.D.


Personal Data

 Mailing Address:                  Texas Tech Eye Consultants

                                             4004 82nd Street Bldg 200
 

                                             Lubbock, Texas 79423

Office Phone:                        (806) 743-7676

Email:                                    taryn.mathews@ttuhsc.edu

 

Academic Preparation

Union College, Schenectady, New York 1977‑81 (B.S.)

Boston University, Boston, Mass., 1981‑82

SUNY/College of Optometry, 1988‑92 (O.D.)
 

Optometric Licenses

New York  (with DPA and TPA certification)

Texas #4999T (with DPA, TPA, and glaucoma specialist certification)
 

Professional Organizations

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Member

South Plains Optometric Society, Member
 

Professional Experience and Employment

Geometrical Optics Tutor, SUNY/College of Optometry, 1988 ‑ 89.

Research Assistant, SUNY/College of Optometry, with Dean Yager, Ph.D., 6/89 - 8/90.

Optometry Extern, St. Albans V.A. Extended Care Center, Queens, NY Dr. Murray Fingeret, O.D., 9/91 - 12/91.

Optometry Extern, FDR V.A. Hospital, Montrose, NY, Dr. Mitchell Dul, O.D., M.S., 3/92 - 5/92. 

Part‑time Optometric Assistant for Dr. Wendy Snyder, O.D., Ph.D., Practice emphasis on Primary Care and Contact Lenses, New York, NY 1991 - 92.

Optometry Resident, Brooklyn V.A. Hospital, Dr. Murray Fingeret, O.D., Chief, and Dr. Esther Marks, O.D., 7/1/92 - 6/30/93.

Clinical Assistant Instructor, SUNY - College of Optometry, 7/1/92 - 6/30/93.

Workshop Instructor, Vision Expo (New York), with Drs. Murray Fingeret and Jerry Sherman, 3/92 and 3/93.


S
taff Optometrist, Gouverneur Hospital Eye Clinic, New York, NY  7/1/93 - 6/30/94.

Optometrist, Armistead, Moore, and Gibson, Lubbock, TX 10/1/94 - 1/31/95.

Optometrist, Ginter Eyecare Center, Lubbock, TX 8/7/94 - 1/31/95.

Optometrist, Master Eye Associates, Lubbock, TX 2/1/95 10/31/00.

Optometrist, Southwest Eye Consultants, Texas Tech University Health Science Center, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, 11/1/00 present.


Publications

Fingeret, M. and Mathews, T. (1992) Low-tension glaucoma. Eyequest, February. 

Fingeret, M., Mathews, T. and Fedora, F. (1993) Angle recession glaucoma. In Optometry Clinics: Ocular Contusion, Vol. 3, No. 2, John Classe',O.D., J.D., editor, Appleton and Lange, Norwalk, Connecticut

Mathews, T. (1994) Histoplasmosis. In Optometry and Systemic Disease, E.S. Marks, D.T. Adamczyk, and K.H. Thomann, eds., Appleton and Lange, Norwalk, Connecticut

Mathews, T. (1994) Chlamydia. In Optometry and Systemic Disease, E.S. Marks, D.T. Adamczyk, and K.H. Thomann, eds., Appleton and Lange, Norwalk, Connecticut

Mathews, S., Mathews, T., Yuan, R., and Yager, D. (1997) Backscatter of light from the lens increases with age, but disability glare does not, in subjects without cataract. In: D. Yager, ed. Non-invasive Assessment of the Visual System.  Optical Society of America, Trends in Optics and Photonics, Volume 11.

Mathews, T. (1999) Histoplasmosis. In Optometry and Systemic Disease, E.S. Marks, D.T. Adamczyk, and K.H. Thomann, eds., Appleton and Lange, Norwalk, Connecticut

Mathews, T. (1999) Chlamydia. In Optometry and Systemic Disease, E.S. Marks, D.T. Adamczyk, and K.H. Thomann, eds., Appleton and Lange, Norwalk, Connecticut.

Paper and Poster Presentations

"The relations between contrast threshold, lens back scatter, and disability glare" with Dean Yager, Taryn Mathews, Rumei Yuan, Steven Mathews, and Milton Katz. Noninvasive assessment of visual function (Optical Society of America and American Academy of Optometry), Incline Village, Nevada, February 7, 1990.
 

Honors and Awards

Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society, 9/88 - present.

Scott T. Folsom Memorial Scholarship, for excellence in pediatric optometry, 9/91.

OCNY Scholarships, Optometric Center of New York, 9/89, 9/91

National Eye Institute Research Traineeship, Summer 1989 and Summer 1990

Bernell Clinical Optometry Award for Excellence in Clinical Optometry, 5/92

Graduated from SUNY Optometry 6th out of 67 with a 3.56 average (out of 4.0)