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Paul Freeman

Paul B. Freeman OD, FAAO, FCOVD

Chief, 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.

Biographical Sketch:

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 OptometryJournal of the American Optometric Association from February 1999 to June 2012 and is Editor-in-Chief of Optometric Clinical Practice.


Positions:

Chief, Low Vision Rehabilitation Services, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Clinical Professor, University of the Incarnate Word, Rosenberg School of Optometry, San Antonio, Texas

Degree:

OD: Pennsylvania College of Optometry, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Clinical Interests:

Visual impairment; traumatic brain injury; learning-related vision problems

Disclosures

Scientific Advisory Board, IrisVision