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Ashley Danielle Deemer, O.D.

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Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology


Expertise: Optometry, Vision Impairment


The Johns Hopkins Hospital

600 N. Wolfe Street
Wilmer Eye Institute
Baltimore, MD 21287 map


Dr. Ashley Deemer is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins. Her areas of clinical expertise include general optometry and low vision rehabilitation. Through her research, she seeks to improve the overall model of rehabilitation and understand the best methods of intervention to improve visual function and reduce depression in patients with low vision.

Dr. Deemer received her undergraduate degree in biology from the University of California, San Diego. She earned her doctor of optometry degree from the New England College of Optometry. 

Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, Dr. Deemer provided low vision services, polytrauma and general optometric care to military veterans at the VA Boston Healthcare System. Before joining the faculty, she completed the 2015-2016 Lions Low Vision Rehabilitation Fellowship at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins. more


  • Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Departments / Divisions



  • New England College of Optometry Residency Program / Optometry (2015)

Activities & Honors


  • Beider Scholarship Recipient, 2012 - 2012
  • Charles Robert Soltes Scholarship Recipient, 2011 - 2011
  • Bill Mattingly Memorial Scholarship, 2016 - 2016
  • Knights Templar Eye Foundation Grant, 2016 - 2016
  • Louise L. Sloan Wilmer Research Grant, 2015 - 2016

Professional Activities

  • Volunteer, Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity, 2010

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Lectures and Presentations

  • Functional Outcomes of the Low Vision Depression Prevention Trial in Age-Related Macular Degeneration
    Research Paper Presentation, ARVO, Seattle, WA (05/04/2016)
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