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, 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. 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:
- Increasing the Speed of Cognitive Processing
- Metabolic Syndrome Is Associated With Risk for Age-Related Macular Degeneration
- Cognitive Speed of Processing Training in Visually Impaired Older Adults
- On Vision and Mortality
- Visual Acuity, Daily Functional Status, and Mortality
- Diet and Exercise, From an Ophthalmic Perspective
- Adherence to Dietary Guidelines and Incidence of Visual Impairment
- Glaucomatous RNFL Thickness Loss Is Associated With Slower Reaction Times Under a Divided-Attention Task
- Impact of Age-Related Macular Degeneration on Quality of Life
- Size, Spacing, or Both? What Limits Letter Recognition?