Donald Mutti

Wildemuth Foundation Professor
College of Optometry

Donald Mutti received his Doctor of Optometry degree in 1982 from the School of Optometry at the University of California Berkeley. Following graduation, he worked for CooperVision Ophthalmic Products and co-holds a patent in soft contact lens design. Dr. Mutti received his Ph.D. in physiological optics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1992. He joined The Ohio State University faculty in 1999 and is currently the E.F. Wildermuth Foundation Professor in Optometry. His research interests are in emmetropization of infants and the development of myopia in children. He is a co-investigator on the Collaborative Longitudinal Evaluation of Ethnicity and Refractive Error study, a National Eye Institute-funded study of refractive error and normal eye development. Dr. Mutti was also the Principal Investigator of the Berkeley Infant Biometry Study, an eight-year NEI-funded investigation of ocular component development and emmetropization in infancy. He received the Borish Award in Support of Research in 1996 and the Glenn A. Fry Award from the American Optometric Foundation in 2006 for outstanding contributions to research. A fellow of the American Academy of Optometry for over 20 years, Dr. Mutti is also a silver fellow of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.