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Catherine McDaniel, OD, MS

Catherine McDaniel Dayton Children's ophthalmology
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pronouns: She\Her\Hers

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visual sequelae of concussion, myopia control/management, kids with special needs

bio

Kettering native and Chaminade-Julienne High School alum, Catherine McDaniel, OD, MS, is excited to be able to serve her hometown and do what she loves! For over ten years, Dr. McDaniel served as a professor at The Ohio State University teaching colleagues and providing patient care, and now she is thrilled to be back serving the children and families of the Greater Dayton region.

As a pediatric optometrist, Dr. McDaniel performs comprehensive vision care, amblyopia and strabismus treatment, post-concussion vision evaluation and care, myopia control/management treatment and evaluations for common binocular vision conditions in kids.

Dr. McDaniel completed her residency in pediatric optometry and binocular vision at the University of Houston College of Optometry. She earned her Doctor of Optometry from The Ohio State University where she also earned a Master of Science in vision science. She chose to specialize in pediatric optometry because helping kids reach their visual potential can have a lasting impact on their entire life. In education, most of what we learn is presented visually. No child's vision should hinder their ability to succeed.

Outside of work, Dr. McDaniel loves spending time with her two amazing kids, her energetic husband and her lap dog who loves to snuggle.

education and training

medical school: The Ohio State University, College of Optometry

residency: University of Houston College of Optometry, pediatric optometry and binocular vision

awards, honors and organizations

awards and honors

  • 2021 - Diplomate of the Binocular Vision, Perception and Pediatric Optometry Section of the American Academy of Optometry
  • 2021 - Early Professional Achievement Award from The Ohio State University College of Optometry Alumni Society
  • 2020 - Healthcare Hero recognition from the World Council of Optometry
  • 2017 - Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) Rising Star Award
  • 2010 - Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry
  • 2009 - Terrance N. Ingra]ham Pediatric Optometry Residency Award from the American Optometric Foundation
  • 2008 - Beta Sigma Kappa Silver Medal at The Ohio State University
  • 2008 - Bing Memorial Award at The Ohio State University
  • 2008 - Excellence in Binocular Vision and Pediatrics at The Ohio State University
  • 2008 - COVD Award for Excellence in Vision Therapy at The Ohio State University
  • 2004 - Outstanding Senior Student in Biomedical Engineering at Wright State University
  • 2004 - Distinguished Senior Leader Award at Wright State University
  • 2003 - Dean's Leadership Award, College of Engineering & Computer Science at Wright State University

organizations

  • 2018 - present     Member, Ohio Optometric Association Children's Committee
  • 2005 - present    Member, American Academy of Optometry
  • 2004 - present    Member, American Optometric Association

publications

lectures

  • May 2023 - "Myopia Management Basics" (2 hours), "Sports Concussion: Optometry's Role" (2 hours), "Sudden Onset Diplopia: Should I Be Afraid?" (2 hours) and "Pediatric Headaches" (1 hour) for Montana Optometric Association Conference, Billings, MT
  • April 2023 - "Pediatric Eye Care Best Practices and Myopia" (45 min) for CooperVision Resident Summit, Phoenix, AZ
  • October 2022 - "Treatment of Visual Sequelae of Brain Injury" (1.5 hours) for BVPPO Diplomate Prep Course at American Academy of Optometry, San Diego, CA
  • October 2022 - "Sudden Onset Diploia: Should I Be Afraid?" (2 hours) and "Myopia Management Panel" (2 hours) with Jeffrey Walline, Cara Lai and Chris Smiley for East West Eye Conference, Columbus, OH
  • July 2022 - "Clash of the Treatments: What Myopia Control Options Would You Choose?" (2 hours) with Jeffrey Walline, Marielle Reidy and Benjamin Cyphers for The Ohio State University College of Optometry Summer Conference, Columbus, OH
  • June 2021 - "Tips for Handling BV without VT" (1 hour), "The Basics of a Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Evaluation" (1 hour), "Pediatric Headache: Is It Their Eyes?" (1 hour) for East West Summer Bash, Cleveland, OH
  • October 2020 - "The Student Athlete: From Classroom to Field" (2 hours) with Michelle Buckland for American Academy of Optometry, Academy 202 At Home
  • June 2020 - "Pediatric Headaches: Is It Their Eyes?" (1 hour) for American Optometric Association, Optometry's Meeting Virtual Leaning Livecast
  • December 2019 - "The Student Athlete: From Classroom to Field" (2 hours) with Michelle Buckland at Optometric Educators Incorporated Conference, Columbus, OH
  • September 2019 - "The Student Athlete: From Classroom to Field" (2 hours) with Michelle Buckland at Ohio Stadium, sponsored by The Ohio State University College of Optometry, Columbus, OH
  • August 2019 - "Visual Impairments from Traumatic Brain Injury" (1 hour) for Bureau of Service for the Visually Impaired (BSVI) Annual Counselor Conference, Columbus, OH
  • November 2018 - "Pediatric Headaches: Is It Their Eyes?" (1 hour) at American Academy of Optometry Meeting, San Antonio, TX
  • December 2017 - "Optometry's Role in Sports Concussion" (2 hours) at Nationwide Children's Hospital Sports Medicine Clinic, Columbus, OH
  • December 2017 - "Pediatric Headaches: Is It Their Eyes?" (1 hour) at Optometric Educators Incorporated Conference, Columbus, OH
  • November 2017 - "Sports Concussion: Optometry's Role" (2 hours) at East West Eye Conference
  • October 2017 - "The Basics of a Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Evaluation" (1 hour) at American Academy of Optometry Meeting, Chicago, IL
  • September 2017 - "Sports Concussion: Optometry's Role" (2 hours), "Tips for Handling BV without VT" (1 hour), "Sudden Onset Diplopia: Should I Be Scared?" (2 hours) at Minnesota Optometric Association Fall Meeting, Minneapolis, MN
  • June 2017 - "Optometry's Role in Sports Concussion" (1 hour) at Nationwide Children's Hospital Sports Medicine Clinic, Columbus, OH
  • April 2017 - "Vision Screening in Concussion Care" (30 minutes) at the OSU Sports Medicine Concussion Symposium, Columbus, OH
  • December 2016 - "The Basics of a Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Evaluation" (1 hour) at Optometric Educators Incorporated Conference, Columbus, OH
  • September 2016 - "Sport's Concussion: Optometry's Role" (2 hours), "Acquired Brain Injury Grand Rounds" (2 hours), "Sudden Onset Diplopia: Should I Be Scared?" (2 hours) at the Colorado Vision Summit, Steamboat Springs, CO
  • October 2015 - "Acquired Brain Injury Grand Rounds" (2 hours) at East West Eye Conference, Cleveland, OH
  • August 2015 - "Visual Impairments from Traumatic Brain Injury" (1 hour) for Bureau of Services for the Visually Impaired (BSVI) Annual Counselor Conference, Columbus, OH
  • July 2015 - "Sudden Onset Diplopia: Should I Be Scared? (2 hours) with Ann Morrison at Optometric Educators Incorporated Conference, Columbus, OH
  • March 2015 - "Management of Mild, Moderate and Severe Brain Injury Patients." (1 hour) at Binocular Vision and Pediatric Forum, Columbus, OH
  • January 2015 - "Optometric Management of Concussion." (1 hour) at Ohio Stadium, sponsored by The Ohio State University College of Optometry, Columbus, OH
  • August 2013 - "The Vanishing Strabismus." (1 hour) at Optometric Educators Incorporated Conference, Columbus, OH
  • February 2011 - "Pediatric Eye Care" (2 hours) at DARS Division for Blind Services Eye Medical Training Symposium, Houston, TX
  • September 2009 - "Pediatric Red Eyes" (1 hour) Lecture given at Houston Independent School District School Nurse Training Forum, Houston, TX.

peer-reviewed publications

  • Morrison AM, Kulp MT, Ciner EB, Mitchell GL, McDaniel CE, Hertle RW, et al. Prescribing patterns for paediatric hyperopia among paediatric eye care providers. Ophthalmic Physiol Opt. 2023; 43: 972-984.
  • Houston KE, McDaniel CE, Greenspan L, Tirandazi P. Case Series: Periodic accommodative fluctuations after concussion. Optometry and Vision Science. 2021 Dec; 98(12):1387-1393.
  • Peiffer AJ, MacDonald J, Duerson D, Mitchell G, Hartwick AT, McDaniel CE. The influence of binocular vision symptoms on computerized neurocognitive testing of adolescents with concussion. Clinical Pediatrics. 2020 Oct; 59(11):961-969.
  • Yuhas PT, Shorter PD, McDaniel CE, Earley MJ, Hartwick AT. Observer-perceived light aversion behavior in photophobic subjects with traumatic brain injury. Clinical and Experimental Optometry. 2019 Nov;102(6):621-626.
  • Pallet L, Kulp MT, Simonson J, Toole AJ, McDaniel CE, Mitchell GL. Evaluation of a new clinical test of fusion status: a pilot study. Vision Development and Rehabilitation. 2019 Jun;5(2):113-118.
  • Yuhas PT, Shorter PD, McDaniel CE, Earley MJ, Hartwick AT. Blue and Red Light-Evoked Pupil Responses in Photophobic Subjects with TBI. Optometry and Vision Science. 2017 Jan;94(1):108-117.
  • McDaniel C, Fogt N. Vergence adaptation in clinical vergence testing. Optometry. 2010 Sep;81(9):469-75.

book chapters

  • McDaniel CE and Wicksum SM. Pediatrics. In: Onofrey BE, Skorin L, Holderman NR, editors. Ocular Therapeutics Handbook. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer; 2019. p. 664-685.
  • McDaniel CE and Kulp MT. Anisometropia. In: Rosenfield M, Lee EM, Goodwin D, editors. Clinical Cases in Eye Care. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer; 2019. p. 11-14.

published papers

  • McDaniel CE. Pediatric headache: The vital role of the optometrist. Optometry Times. 202 Mar; 12(3):32-33.
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I enjoyed my provider very much. The only thing that I did not like was that she had an appointment scheduled for later in the day and then they called me because they had overscheduled her to change my appointment to earlier in the day and it caused me an inconvenience at work. They then tried to argue with me. Nothing wrong with the provider. It was the receptionist staff.

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Our experience was a 10 out of 10. Keep up the good work.

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They went above and beyond accomdating my son who has some special needs. They allowed us to distract my toddler with Mickey Mouse on a tablet and he did great for them. They took the time and didn't press him when he wasn't comfortable.

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Dr. Katharine McDaniel was excellent with my daughter. She made the environment fun and welcoming. She was not nervous at all because she put her at ease and made sure to explain everything that she was doing before she did it. I want to thank you for making her first eye doctor appointment, one that was both memorable and allows her to be excited for the next time she comes back. We'll definitely be going back to your office to see Dr. Katharine McDaniel. Thanks so much. Bye.

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