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Elise Ciner OD

Elise B. Ciner OD

Professor, Salus University, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania

Dr. Elise Ciner is a tenured full Professor at Salus University – The Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) where she developed both the Infant Vision Service and co-developed the Special Populations Assessment and Rehabilitation Center for children. She also currently directs the Visual Electrophysiology and Specialty Color Vision Service at The Eye Institute.

She is an educator in visual development, vision science and perception, pediatric vision screening and evaluation and management of children with special needs. She has helped develop didactic and clinical programs and collaborated on both inter-institutional and inter-disciplinary clinical research for more than 30 years and has served on Pediatric Eye Care or Health Care advisory committees at the local, state and national levels. She served as the Principal Investigator for The Myopia Family Study, the Vision Rehabilitation in African Americans with Central Vision Impairment (VISRAC) Study, and the Vision in Preschoolers (VIP) studies. VIP evaluated best vision screening practices in the hands of lay screeners and VIP-Hyperopia in Preschoolers investigated early literacy in moderately farsighted preschool children.

Dr. Ciner developed the Pediatric Assessment of Stereopsis with a Smile (PASS) tests which are currently used for examination and screening of children throughout the world.

Dr. Ciner has more than 90 peer reviewed publications or book chapters and more than 125 scientific presentations at academic meetings.


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