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
Dr. Paul B. Freeman graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia. He is currently the Chief of Low Vision Rehabilitation Services at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, 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, 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
Paul Freeman, OD, FAAO, FCOVD, does not currently serve as a paid consultant to any ophthalmic industry, has no financial disclosures to make, and is not a member of any corporate speakers bureau.
Recent Contributions to PracticeUpdate:
- Effect of Posterior Vitreous Detachment on Treat-and-Extend vs Monthly Ranibizumab for Neovascular AMD
- Barriers in Utilization of Low-Vision Assistive Products
- The Impact of Uncorrected Astigmatism on Night Driving Performance
- Coping With Retinitis Pigmentosa
- The Assessment of Visual Function and Functional Vision
- Perioperative Considerations and Anesthesia Management in Patients With Obstructive Sleep Apnea Undergoing Ophthalmic Surgery
- Lipid-Lowering Drugs Associated With Lower Risk of Retinopathy and Ophthalmic Interventions in Diabetes
- Experience of Living With Non-Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration
- Association of Perceived Discrimination With Emotional Well-Being in Older Adults With Visual Impairment
- Comparison of Vision-Related Quality of Life and Mental Health Between Congenital and Acquired Low-Vision Patients