Donald O. Mutti

Accreditations

Dr. Mutti is the E.F. Wildermuth Foundation Professor of Optometry at The Ohio State University College of Optometry. His research career began in the contact lens industry with CooperVision Ophthalmic Products where he evaluated lens design and product performance during in-house clinical trials. Dr. Mutti's current research interests are in the emmetropization of infants and the development of myopia in children. He was a co-investigator on the NEI-funded Collaborative Longitudinal Evaluation of Ethnicity and Refractive Error (CLEERE) study. Dr. Mutti was also the Principal Investigator of the NEI-funded Berkeley Infant Biometry (BIBS) Study, an eight-year investigation of ocular component development and emmetropization in infancy. His current research project is the Bifocal Lenses In Nearsighted Kids (BLINK) study, an NEI-funded clinical trial evaluating myopia progression with reduced peripheral defocus using multifocal soft contact lenses. Dr. Mutti has taught visual optics to optometry students for over 15 years. Dr. Mutti received the Borish Award in Support of Research in 1996 and the Glenn A. Fry Award from the American Optometric Foundation in 2006 in recognition of his contributions to vision research.

Recent Publications

2024

The association between pupillary responses and axial length in children differs as a function of season
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2023

Peripheral Defocus, Pupil Size, and Axial Eye Growth in Children Wearing Soft Multifocal Contact Lenses in the BLINK Study
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Repeated Low-level Red-light Therapy: The Next Wave in Myopia Management?
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Quality of life after wearing multifocal contact lenses for myopia control for 2 weeks in the BLINK Study
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Accommodation in Children after 4.7 Years of Multifocal Contact Lens Wear in the BLINK Study Randomized Clinical Trial
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Evaluation of a Pilot Protocol for Detecting Infant Hyperopia
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Compensation for Vitreous Chamber Elongation in Infancy and Childhood
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2022

The Effect of Multifocal Soft Contact Lens Wear on Axial and Peripheral Eye Elongation in the BLINK Study
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Effect of Combining 0.01% Atropine with Soft Multifocal Contact Lenses on Myopia Progression in Children
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The Limited Value of Prior Change in Predicting Future Progression of Juvenile-onset Myopia
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Ocular and Nonocular Adverse Events during 3 Years of Soft Contact Lens Wear in Children
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2021

Myopia Progression as a Function of Sex, Age, and Ethnicity
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Predicting the onset of myopia in children: results from the CLEERE study
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Uncorrected Refractive Error and Distance Visual Acuity in Children Aged 6 to 14 Years
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2020

The Effect of Refractive Error on Melanopsin-Driven Pupillary Responses
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Effect of High Add Power, Medium Add Power, or Single-Vision Contact Lenses on Myopia Progression in Children: The BLINK Randomized Clinical Trial
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Repeatability and Validity of Peripheral Refraction with Two Different Autorefractors
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Spectacle correction versus no spectacles for prevention of strabismus in hyperopic children
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Morphological ciliary muscle changes associated with form deprivation-induced myopia
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Interventions to slow progression of myopia in children
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2019

Bifocal & Atropine in Myopia Study: Baseline Data and Methods
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Peripheral Refraction and Eye Lengths in Myopic Children in the Bifocal Lenses In Nearsighted Kids (BLINK) Study
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Outdoor Activity Protects Against Childhood Myopia-Let the Sun Shine In
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2018

Ocular Component Development during Infancy and Early Childhood
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Visual Acuity and Over-refraction in Myopic Children Fitted with Soft Multifocal Contact Lenses
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2017

A Randomized Trial of Soft Multifocal Contact Lenses for Myopia Control: Baseline Data and Methods
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The Response AC/A Ratio Before and After the Onset of Myopia
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Mucin Balls Influence Corneal Infiltrative Events
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2015

Ciliary Muscle Cell Changes During Guinea Pig Development
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Who Says There's Nothing New under the Sun?
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Choroidal Thickness and Peripheral Myopic Defocus during Orthokeratology
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Prediction of Juvenile-Onset Myopia
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2014

The contributions of near work and outdoor activity to the correlation between siblings in the Collaborative Longitudinal Evaluation of Ethnicity and Refractive Error (CLEERE) Study
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Spectacle correction versus no spectacles for prevention of strabismus in hyperopic children
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Guinea pig ciliary muscle development
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Vitamin D may reduce the prevalence of myopia in Korean adolescents
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2013

Myopia--yesterday, today, and tomorrow
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Heritability of lenticular myopia in English Springer spaniels
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Peripheral defocus and myopia progression in myopic children randomly assigned to wear single vision and progressive addition lenses
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Quantification of age-related and per diopter accommodative changes of the lens and ciliary muscle in the emmetropic human eye
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2012

Time outdoors, visual activity, and myopia progression in juvenile-onset myopes
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New cases of myopia in children
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Imaging and measurement in the eye: now and ahead
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Corneal and crystalline lens dimensions before and after myopia onset
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2011

A randomized trial using progressive addition lenses to evaluate theories of myopia progression in children with a high lag of accommodation
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Interventions to slow progression of myopia in children
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Spectacle wear in children given spectacles through a school-based program
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Intraocular pressure, ethnicity, and refractive error
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Screening for hyperopia in infants using the PowerRefractor
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Vitamin D receptor (VDR) and group-specific component (GC, vitamin D-binding protein) polymorphisms in myopia
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Accommodative lag and juvenile-onset myopia progression in children wearing refractive correction
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13th International Conference on Myopia
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Blood levels of vitamin D in teens and young adults with myopia
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2010

Ocular components in three breeds of dogs with high prevalence of myopia
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Study of Theories about Myopia Progression (STAMP) design and baseline data
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