Paul B. Freeman OD, FAAO, FCOVDChief, Low Vision Rehabilitation Services, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Clinical Professor, University of the Incarnate Word, Rosenberg School of Optometry, San Antonio, Texas, Editor-in-Chief of Optometric Clinical Practice.
Dr. Paul B. Freeman graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (now Salus University) in Philadelphia. He is currently the Chief of Low Vision Rehabilitation Services at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and provides low vision rehabilitation services at Keystone Blind Association in Hermitage, Pennsylvania and Beaver County Association for the Blind in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. He has been an investigator in a number of vision research projects to determine the efficacy of sophisticated low vision devices, to assess the psychological implications of low vision, and to explore the relationship of vision and the learning process. Dr. Freeman is a Clinical Professor at the University of the Incarnate Word, Rosenberg School of Optometry in San Antonio, Texas. His practice interests include care of patients with visual impairment, traumatic brain injury, visually related dizziness, and learning-related vision problems.
Dr. Freeman is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a Diplomate in Low Vision. He is also a Fellow in the College of Optometrists in Vision Development and a Fellow in the National Academy of Practice in Optometry. Dr. Freeman lectures both nationally and internationally, and in 2012 was involved in AARPs Smart Driver training videos. Dr. Freeman has authored numerous articles and book chapters, co-authored the book The Art and Practice of Low Vision and served as the editor of Optometry, Journal of the American Optometric Association from February 1999 to June 2012 and is Editor-in-Chief of Optometric Clinical Practice.
Chief, Low Vision Rehabilitation Services, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Clinical Professor, University of the Incarnate Word, Rosenberg School of Optometry, San Antonio, Texas
OD: Pennsylvania College of Optometry, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Visual impairment; traumatic brain injury; learning-related vision problems
Scientific Advisory Board, IrisVision
Recent Contributions to PracticeUpdate:
- Current Concepts in Amblyopia Management
- Benefits of Blinking Exercises in Dry Eye Disease
- The Impact of the SEE Personalized Glaucoma Coaching Pilot Study on Glaucoma Medication Adherence
- Association of Visual Impairment With Risk of Incident Dementia
- Reported Practices and Barriers for Low-Vision Care for Mild Visual Loss
- Evaluation of Strategies for Alleviating Smartphone Screen Impact on the Circadian Cycle
- Patients With nAMD in the IVAN Trial
- Virtual Reality Simulation to Identify Vision-Related Disability in Glaucoma
- Baseline Predictors for Visual Acuity Loss During Observation in Diabetic Macular Oedema
- Eye Care Among US Adults at High Risk for Vision Loss