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Rachel Coulter OD, MSEd, FAAO, FCOVD

Rachel A. Coulter OD, MSEd, FAAO, FCOVD

Professor, Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Rachel Anastasia "Stacey" Coulter, OD, is an optometrist, clinical educator and researcher with a special interest in vision and autism. She received her A.B. from Duke University in 1983 and her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (now Salus University) in 1991. She completed a residency at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry and has been on faculty at the Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry since 1992. Dr. Coulter has served as a principal investigator in multiple NIH-funded clinical trials and research studies. She has published many articles and book chapters on topics related to pediatric optometry, including vision and autism. Teaching in the area of pediatric optometry, Dr. Coulter also oversees the Vision in Autism Service. This service provides evaluations and treatment to children and adults with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders, as well as training to optometry students and residents and supports clinical research in this area.


This work was supported by a Nova Southeastern University Chancellor’s Faculty Research & Development Grant and a Nova Southeastern University Health Professions Division Grant.