Die Ausbildung und die Abschlussprüfung wird am Pennsylvania College of Optometry unter anderem von diesen Professoren durchgeführt,

Susan C. Oleszewski, O.D., M.A.

Photo: Susan C. Oleszewski, OD, MA, Vice-President of Patient Care Services & Executive Director of The eye InstitutePostion:

Vice-President of Patient Care Services
And Executive Director or The Eye Institute

Areas of Interest

Comprehensive Primary Eye Care

About  Dr. Oleszewski:

Dr. Oleszewski has been a member of The Eye Institute’s  professional staff for nearly 30 years.  After attending  Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois as a biology major, Dr. Oleszewski attended the Pennsylvania College of  Optometry and received her Doctor of Optometry degree  in 1976.   She completed residency training at The Eye Institute in 1978, and  received a Masters degree from Temple University in the same year.

Dr. Oleszewski has served in many roles at The Eye Institute, and in 2005 Dr. Oleszewski assumed the position of Vice-President for Patient Care Services at The  Eye Institute, the senior administrator for the clinical practice of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry.  Although her administrative responsibilities are significant, she finds time to maintain a limited clinical practice within The Eye Institute.  Dr. Oleszewski is extremely proud of the tradition of excellence in patient care that The Eye Institute has provided to the communities it serves.

Dr. Oleszewski is a Fellow in the American Academy of Optometry and a member of the Vision Care section of the American Public Health Association.  Additionally, she is a member in good standing of the Pennsylvania Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association.  She has authored numerous referred journal publications and textbook chapters, and has lectured extensively, both domestically and internationally.

The Eye Institute of the Pennsylvania College of Optome

 

Felix M. Barker, II, O.D., M.S., F.A.A.O.

Felix M. Barker, II, O.D., M.S., F.A.A.O.Position: 

  • Professional Staff, Primary Care
  • Professor and Associate Dean for Research

Areas of Interest: 

  • Comprehensive Primary Eye Care
  • Ocular Photoprotection
  • Ocular Nutrition
  • Ocular Toxicology
  • Specialized Color Vision Testing

 

About Dr. Barker:

Dr. Barker joined The Eye Institute (TEI) in 1978, serving as a provider of Primary Eye Care Services continuously since that time. He is the current Associate Dean of Research and has previously served as both Chief of Staff and Director of Medical Education for TEI. He is a graduate of the Indiana University School of Optometry and received his MS degree in Vision Science from the University of Houston.

Dr. Barker is a Distinguished Practitioner in the National Academy of Practice in Optometry. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, and is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, the American College of Toxicology and the American Society for Photobiology. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Barker lectures at the College and to practitioners both here and abroad. He is active in research and publication. 

 

 

Bernard H. Blaustein, O.D.

Bernard H. Blaustein, O.D.Position: 

  • Professional Staff, The Eye Institute
  • Director of Residency Education, The Eye Institute
  • Associate Professor of Optometry

Areas of Interest:  

Comprehensive Primary Eye Care

About Dr. Blaustein:

Dr. Bernard H. Blaustein graduated from the University of Maryland with a B.S. degree in psychology.  He received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1967, graduating summa cum laude.

Dr. Blaustein is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Optometric Medicine at The Eye Institute of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry.  In addition, he is the Director of Residency Programs at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry and is Chief of Optometry at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Coatesville, Pennsylvania.  Dr. Blaustein was in private practice in Exton, Pennsylvania for over 33 years and has been serving the nation’s veterans at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center for over 40 years. 

Dr. Blaustein is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, a member of the National Association of VA Optometrists, and a member of the Pennsylvania Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association.  He has delivered over 150 continuing education lectures throughout the United States and in many European and Asian countries.  In addition, he has edited two textbooks, written over 30 professional articles and chapters in various optometric texts, and has presented over 50 papers at various scholarly conferences. 

 

Connie L. Chronister, O.D., F.A.A.O.

Position:

Professional Staff, Primary Care; Associate Professor of Optometry

Area of Interest:

Comprehensive Eye Care, Ocular Disease, Low Vision

About Dr. Chronister:

Dr Chronister has been a member of the professional staff for over 20 years. She graduated from Elizabethtown College in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in biology. She entered Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1982 and received her Doctor of Optometry of Optometry degree in 1986. After completing a residency in primary care in 1987 at The Eye Institute, she joined the faculty of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. 

Dr. Chronister’s clinical practice in The Eye Institute is in the adult primary service.   In addition to her clinical responsibilities she also is an instructor in the pre-clinical didactic program at The Pennsylvania College of Optometry. Her primary classroom and laboratory teaching occurs in course work in ocular anatomy and physiology.

Dr. Chronister has written numerous articles and chapters primarily related to ocular disease and infection control in clinical practice. Her expertise in these topics has allowed her to lecture nationally and internationally. Dr. Chronister is a member of the American Optometric Association and a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. In addition to her clinical responsibilities at The Eye Institute, she provides low vision care to patients at the Philadelphia Veterans Administration Medical Center. In addition to her academic appointment at the college, Dr. Chronister is an adjunct clinical professor at The New England College of Optometry and State University College of Optometry.

Michael Gallaway, O.D.

Michael Gallaway, O.D.Position:   

Professional Staff, Pediatric Service

Areas of Interest:

Children’s vision, vision therapy, vision and learning

About Dr. Gallaway:

Dr. Michael Gallaway  received a bachelor of science degree from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  in 1976.  He received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the New England College of Optometry in 1980.  After completing optometry school he completed a one year post-graduate residency in pediatrics at The Eye Institute.   Since completing his residency in 1981 he has been a member of  the professional staff of The Eye Institute.  In addition to his clinical practice at The Eye Institute, Dr. Gallaway also enjoys clinical practice in Marlton, New Jersey.

Dr. Gallaway is the Principal Investigator for the Convergence Insufficiency Treatment Trial, the first nationwide clinical trial on vision therapy funded by the National Eye Institute. He is also a clinical investigator with PEDIG, a group of pediatric eye specialists who are studying amblyopia.

Dr. Gallaway is a Fellow in the American Academy of Optometry and the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD). 

 

Mitchell Scheiman, O.D.

Mitchell Scheiman, O.D.Position:   

  • Director: Pediatric and Binocular Vision Services
  • Professor of Optometry

Areas of Interest: 

Clinical trials research, Pediatric Optometry, Vision Therapy

About  Dr. Scheiman:

Dr. Scheiman is currently a Professor and Director of the Pediatric and Binocular Vision Programs at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, and Study Chair of the Convergence Insufficiency Treatment Trial.  He graduated from the New England College of Optometry in 1975, completed a residency in vision therapy at  the State University of New York’s  College of Optometry and has been a full-time optometric educator/researcher specializing and teaching in the area of pediatric optometry, binocular vision disorders and vision therapy.  His primary responsibility at the College is  clinical research with an emphasis on randomized clinical trials designed to study the effectiveness of vision therapy.

Dr. Scheiman is Diplomate in Binocular Vision, Vision Perception and Pediatrics in the American Academy of Optometry, and a Fellow in the College of Optometrists in Vision Development.  He has served on many national committees for the American Optometric Association and the American Academy of Optometry and serves on the editorial board of several journals.  He has published over 100 journal articles and has written 4 textbooks. 

 

Joel A. Silbert, O.D., F.A.A.O. (Dipl)

Joel A. Silbert, O.D., F.A.A.O. (Dipl)Position:

  • Director, Cornea & Specialty Contact Lens Service
  • Professor of Optometry

Areas of Interest:

  • Contact Lens Practice and Specialty Contact Lens Design
  • Corneal Disease

About Dr. Silbert:

Dr. Silbert has been a member of The Eye Institute's professional staff since its inception in 1978. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Silbert received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1973. After serving 10 years as a Chief of Primary Care Services at The Eye Institute, Dr. Silbert developed the Cornea & Specialty Contact Lens Service, where he helps patients with special needs, most notably with keratoconus and in post-surgical lens fitting.

Dr. Silbert is a Diplomate of the Cornea and Contact Lens Section of the American Academy of Optometry, and a former Chair of the Association of Contact Lens Educators. He is a member of both the New Jersey and the American Optometric Associations. He has conducted clinical investigations for many contact lens manufacturers. Dr. Silbert was Principal Investigator of the CLEK Study (Collaborative Longitudinal Evaluation of Keratoconus) at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, a multi-center study of keratoconus funded by the National Eye Institute.

Dr. Silbert has written numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals, has authored 10 chapters in 9 ophthalmic textbooks, and has lectured extensively in invited lectures before many regional, national, and international organizations in subjects involving primary eye care and contact lenses. His book, Anterior Segment Complications of Contact Lens Wear, published by Butterworth-Heinemann is now in its second edition.

 

G. Richard Bennett, MS, OD, FAAO

Position: 

  • Professional Staff of The Eye Institute
  • Director of  the Glaucoma Center of Excellence in The Eye Institute
  • Professor, Pennsylvania College of Optometry

Areas of Interest: 

Diagnosis and treatment of the Glaucomas

About Dr. Bennett: 

Dr Bennett earned his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1978, and completed his residency in primary care at the Eye Institute of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1979.  He is also the Eye Group Coordinator of the Nemours Health Clinic in Wilmington, Delaware, and  he maintains a private practice in Philadelphia.  He teaches in the optometry program curriculum at The Pennsylvania College of Optometry as the course director for The Glaucomas: Diagnosis and Treatment.
Dr Bennett is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, and serves as a referee for American Journal of Optometry and Physiological Optics and Journal of the American Optometric Association. He is also a reviewer for Optometry and Clinical Vision Science. Dr Bennett holds the rank of Professor of Optometry at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry and Adjunct Associate Professor of Ophthalmology in the Department of Ophthalmology at Drexel University School of Medicine.
Dr Bennett lectures extensively, and is an active clinical researcher. He has authored or co-authored over 50 published articles, and presented a number of his papers at conferences and symposiums. Currently, Dr Bennett is a principal investigator of the Ocular Hypertensive Treatment Study (OHTS), a multi-center clinical glaucoma trial funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nach oben