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Barry Kran

Barry S Kran OD, FAAO

Professor, New England College of Optometry, Clinic Director, NE Eye Perkins Low Vision Clinic, Watertown, MA

Dr. Kran has been the optometric director at the NE Eye Perkins Low Vision Clinic since 2001. The clinic, which concentrates on seeing individuals with visual and other impairments. He has lectured nationally and internationally on these populations, authored several book chapters and has participated in numerous conferences, meetings and symposia on cerebral vision impairment.

Dr. Kran is a professor of optometry at the New England College of Optometry where he lectures on these topics as well as binocular and accommodative anomalies. He received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the SUNY State College of Optometry and completed a residency program in Vision Therapy there as well.  His career has included a decade in private practice and participation in NIH funded and other research projects.

He has received recognition for his collaboration with other vision professionals to improve the care of individuals with vision and other impairments. In March 2015, he received the Allen Crocker MD Health Services Award by the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services for his years of work with advocacy, caring of individuals with intellectual disability.  Also in March of 2015, he co-lead the first ever OD/MD joint CE conference on the care of individuals with intellectual disabilities.  

Dr. Kran’s professional memberships include the American Optometric Association, the American Academy of Optometry, and the College of Optometrists in Vision Development.