Department of Optometry and Vision Science
Dr Ken Robertson
Professional Teaching Fellow
OD., MSc, PhD, Professor Emeritus, University of Waterloo
Building 503, Room 361
85 Park Road
Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 81533
Currently, Dr. Robertson is a Professional Teaching Fellow it the Department of Optometry and Vision Science, University of Auckland. As an Academic Staff member he is responsible for instruction in Part III and Part IV binocular vision courses and for assisting in establishing a viable Binocular Vision clinic at the Grafton and Tamaki clinics.
Dr. Robertson is a Professor Emeritus from the School of Optometry, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario. He received his Doctor of Optometry degree (O.D.) in 1969. In 1976, after seven years of private practice in Manitoba and England, Dr. Robertson returned to graduate studies at the School of Optometry, University of Waterloo. His two graduate degrees in Physiological Optics at the University of Waterloo were completed in 1979 (M.Sc.) and 1989 (Ph.D.).
As a member of the University of Waterloo School of Optometry faculty since 1976, Dr. Robertson has taught in the courses in ocular motility, strabismus, aniseikonia, environmental vision, communications, sports vision, visual perception, case analysis and binocular vision.
As an optometric educator he headed the Binocular Vision/Sports Vision/Aniseikonia Clinic(s) in the University of Waterloo Optometry Clinic for many years. He was the head of the Aniseikonia and Binocular Vision Clinic at the School of Optometry for 20 years. He co-authored the book Aniseikonia and Anisophoria in 1998. He has instructed optometry students in Binocular Vision and Aniseikonia since 1976.
He has developed the Robertson Technique of measuring Dynamic Aniseikonia. Many aniseikonic patients have benefited from his unique practical approach to the design of iseikonic lenses and consequential correction of induced anisophoria. He has supervised numerous undergraduate and graduate research projects.
Recently, he studied the relation between visual skills and academic performance of school children. His professional interests include dynamic visual acuity, dynamic stereoacuity, vergence adaptation and the effects of aniseikonic corrections on visual efficiency. His theses and publications reflect an interest in colour vision, binocular vision, clinical optometry and academic performance. He has provided continuing education courses and optometric consultation to optometrists and school teachers throughout Canada and United States.
- Schor CM, Robertson KM, Wesson MD (1986) Disparity vergence dynamics and fixation disparity. Am J Physiol Optom Physiol Opt 63(8):611-8.
- Schor CM, Wesson MD, Robertson KM (1986) The combined effects of spatial frequency and retinal eccentricity upon fixation disparity. Am J Optom Physiol Opt 63(8):619-26.
- Irving EL, Robertson KM (1991) Monocular Components of the Fixation Disparity Curve. Optom and Vis Sci 68(2):117-126.
- Irving EL, Robertson KM (1996) Influences of monocular image degradation on the monocular components of fixation disparity. Ophthal. Physiol. Opt. 16(4):326-335.
- McRae MP, Robertson KM. The Relationship between Induced Ocular Misalignments and Reaching without Visual Feedback. International Conference and NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Binocular Stereopsis and Optic Flow, York University, June, 1993 (POSTER PRESENTATION)
- McRae MP, Robertson KM. The Relationship between the fixation disparity curve and depth perception. Poster and Scientific Exhibits, American Academy of Optometry, December 1993. (POSTER PRESENTATION)
- Robertson KM. Dynamic Visual Acuity. Sports Vision Section, 96th Annual AOA Congress, Anaheim, California, June, 1993
- Does Fixation Disparity Actually Influence the Perceived Distance of the Baseball? Sports Vision Section, 96th Annual AOA Congress, Anaheim, California, June, 1993
- Robertson KM, Remole A. Comparison between static and dynamic aniseikonia. Poster and Scientific Exhibits, American Academy of Optometry, December 2000. (POSTER PRESENTATION)
- Robertson KM, Remole A. Management of Optically Induced Anisophoria. Poster and Scientific Exhibits, American Academy of Optometry, December 2000. (POSTER PRESENTATION)