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David Troilo PhD, FAAO, FARVO

David Troilo PhD, FAAO, FARVO

Professor and Vice President and Dean for Academic Affairs, State University of New York, College of Optometry, New York, New York

David Troilo joined the SUNY College of Optometry in July, 2008 as Professor, Vice President and Dean for Academic Affairs. Prior to that he was Professor of Biological Science and Director of Graduate Studies at The New England College of Optometry. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. Dr. Troilo received his Ph.D. in biology from the City University of New York. He held post-doctoral research fellowships at the University Laboratories of Physiology at the University of Oxford, and the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior and the Department of Psychology at Cornell University. His principal research interest is on the visual control of eye growth and development of myopia. As the chief academic officer at SUNY Optometry, Dr. Troilo is responsible for the professional degree program in optometry, and the graduate degree programs (PhD and MS) in vision science. His other areas of responsibility include faculty development, residency training programs, library services, and continuing professional education. Dr. Troilo has made growth of research at the college an institutional priority and has helped develop collaborative, translational, and clinical research initiatives. Working with the University Eye Center, the college’s clinical institution, Dr. Troilo helped create the college’s Clinical Vision Research Center.


Dr. Troilo consults for Alcon and Essilor and holds patents on possible treatments for myopia.

Recent Contributions to PracticeUpdate:

  1. Current and Emerging Pharmaceutical Interventions for Myopia