Mitchell Scheiman, OD, PhD

Professor, Dean of Research and Sponsored Programs, Director of Graduate Programs, Salus University, Pennsylvania College of Optometry, PA, USA

Dr. Scheiman is currently Dean of Research, Director Graduate Studies, and a tenured Professor at Salus University. He is an internationally recognized expert in binocular vision, vision therapy and clinical study research design. He has published over 225 journal articles and has written 4 textbooks including Clinical Management of Binocular Vision, currently in its 5th edition, Optometric Management of Learning-Related Vision Problems, Understanding and Managing Vision Deficits: A Guide for Occupational Therapists, and Low Vision Rehabilitation: A Guide for Occupational Therapists. He is a Diplomate in Binocular Vision, Perception and Pediatric Optometry in the American Academy of Optometry, and a Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD).

In the past three decades he has spent the majority of his professional time as a researcher involved in randomized clinical trials. He was the national Study Chair of the seminal study “Convergence Insufficiency Treatment Trial” (CITT) that was completed in 2008 and three other randomized clinical trials investigating the effectiveness of treatment for convergence insufficiency. Most recently, he was also the national Study Chair of the CITT-ART study investigating the effect of vision therapy for convergence insufficiency on reading and attention. In recent years, his research focus has shifted to the diagnosis and treatment of concussion-related vision disorders. He is currently working with sports concussion doctors at the Children’s Hospital, studying children with concussion-related vision disorders.

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