Melissa L. Rice, OD

Pediatric Optometrist, Division of Ophthalmology

Academic Affiliations

Instructor, UC Department of Ophthalmology

Phone 513-636-4751


Amblyopia; strabismus; binocular vision.


Amblyopia; strabismus; convergence insufficiency.

BS: Indiana University, 1997.

OD: Indiana University School of Optometry, 1999.

Residency: Pediatric Optometry and Binocular Vision, New England College of Optometry, 1999-2000.

Certification: National Board of Examiners in Optometry; Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, 2002.

Post-Graduate: Postdoctoral Certificate, Clinical Research Training Program, 2007.

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Schornack M, Rice M, Hodge D. Tonopen XL Assessment of intraocular pressure through silicone hydrogel contact lenses. Eye Contact Lens. 2012 Sep;38(5):270-3.

Rice ML, Leske DA, Smestad CE, Holmes JM. Results of ocular dominance testing depend on assessment method. J AAPOS. 2008 Aug;12(4):365-9. 

Rice ML, Leske DA, Holmes JM. Comparison of the amblyopia treatment study HOTV and electronic-early treatment of diabetic retinopathy study visual acuity protocols in children aged 5 to 12 yearsAm J Ophthalmol. 2004 Feb;137(2):278-82.

Rice ML, Birch EE, Holmes JM. An abbreviated reading speed testOptom Vis Sci. 2005 Feb; 82(2):128-33.

Cotter SA, Chu RH, Chandler DL, Beck RW, Holmes JM, Rice ML, Hertle RW, Birch EE, Moke PS. Reliability of the electronic early treatment diabetic retinopathy study testing protocol in children 7 to less than 13 years old. Am J Ophthalmol. 2003 Oct;136(4):655-61.