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Rachel Coulter

Rachel A Coulter OD, MSEd, FAAO, FCOVD

Director, Vision in Neurodevelopmental Disorders Service; Professor, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Dr. Rachel A. "Stacey" Coulter, OD, MSEd, is an Associate Professor at the Nova Southeastern University (NSU) College of Optometry. She completed a residency at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry and a Masters degree in special education at Nova Southeastern University. For more than twenty years, she has been an active clinical educator, and clinical researcher in the area of pediatric optometry, contributing to more than twenty articles. She currently serves as a Principal Investigator for the Convergence Insufficiency Treatment Trial- Attention and Reading Trial, an NIH funded study investigating the link between convergence insufficiency, and reading performance and attention.

Dr. Coulter has held multiple leadership positions in optometric organizations and previously served as the Chairman of the Department of Optometric Sciences. Currently, she oversees the Vision and Autism Service. This service provides clinical care for patients, trains optometry residents and students, and serves as an operating base for ongoing scholarship and research. Dr. Coulter is also the cofounder of CasaBlanca Academy, a private school for children with autism and related disorders.


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