Dr. Benjamin Freed
optometrist/low vision specialist
DR FREED IS NOW RETIRED
Bachelor of Science,
State University of New York, Stony Brook, 1978
Doctor of Optometry,
State University of New York, College of Optometry, 1982
Lighthouse, Inc., New York, New York. Low Vision Externship, 1982
Low Vision Specialist,
Committee on Low Vision Practice of the New York State Optometric Association
New York State Phase One
and Two Therapeutic Pharmaceuticals for Optometrists
Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, New York Medical College, May, 2008
Assistant Clinical Professor of Optometry, State University of New York College of Optometry, New York, N.Y.,December 1982-present
Director, Low Vision
Service, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, N.Y.,N.Y., 1996-present
Unit Chief, Homebound Program, University Optometric Center of the State University
of New York, College of Optometry, New York, N.Y., 1993 to present
International Low Vision Clinic 1983
Long Island Jewish
Medical Center Department of Ophthalmology, January 1983-present
Queens Hospital Center,
Jamaica, N.Y., Department of Ophthalmology, May 1989-present
Hospital Department of Ophthalmology, Manhattan, September 2004 to
present.(Junior Assistant Attending)
Department of Ophthalmology, Bronx, NY, September 2006-present
Clinical Supervisor, The
Suffolk Lighthouse Low Vision Service, Medford, New York, April 1988-May 1991
STATE OPTOMETRY LICENCES:
New York, Connecticut
1. Carrier Lenses
Adapted for Headborne Telescope. Review of Optometry. January, 1984. p.111.
2. A Method for the
Measurement of the Vertical Drilling Angle of Headborne Telescopes. The Journal
of Vision Rehabilitation. vol.1,no.2,1985.
3. A New Method for the
Measurement of Transverse Magnification. The Journal of Vision Rehabilitation.
4. Refracting the Low
Vision Patient. The Journal of Vision Rehabilitation. vol.1,no.4,1987.
5. Clinical Categories
of Stand Magnifiers. The Journal of Vision Rehabilitation. vol.4.no.1,1990.
6. Clinical Implication
of the AIDS Low Vision Patient: Six Case Studies. The Journal of Vision
7. Including Optometric
Services for the Homebound Elderly in the Curriculum. Optometric Education.
8. The Lighthouse
Ophthalmology Training Manual, co-author with Eleanor Faye,MD, Darren Albert,
MD, Karen Seidman, MPA and Michael Fischer, OD, 2000.
Completed 15-minute documentary film about the University Optometric Centers
Homebound Eye Care Program, entitled, Homebound
Consulted with Lighthouse International on 10 day trip to two eye hospitals in
India to monitor the implementation of low vision care.
March 2003: Was awarded
an honor by the Bronx Advisory Board of Visions Services for the Blind at their
Annual Awards Luncheon for Commitment to Seniors in the Bronx Community
March 2004: Speaker at
Vision Expo, Javits Center, New York, NY. The Secrets of Refracting and
Prescribing for the Low Vision Patient
Presentation to The New York Institute for Special Education, Bronx, New York:
Low Vision Management in Children and Adults
DR FREED IS NOW RETIRED