Dr. James T. Schwiegerling passed away April 5, 2023. This website will be maintained as it was at the time of his passing. Please read Dr. Schwiegerling’s “In Memorian” released by the Wyant College.

I received my B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Rochester (Yes! The other school) in Optics in 1990 and 1991, respectively. Upon completion, I left the cold cloudy climes of upstate New York and headed for a sunnier (and much hotter) place: Tucson, Arizona. I completed my dissertation entitled “Visual Performance Prediction Using Schematic Eye Models” and received my Ph.D. in Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona in 1995. Since then, I spent several years working as an Assistant Research Scientist, and as a Professor with the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Arizona. In August of 2010, I became a Professor in the College of Optical Sciences.

Current Research Interests

  • Corneal topography and optical properties of the eye.
  • Wavefront sensing of aberration in the eye.
  • Schematic eye modeling.
  • Visual performance following refractive surgery.
  • Ophthalmic Instrumentation.
  • Computational Photography