Jeffrey Cooper, MS, OD
SUNY College of Optometry
33 West 42nd Street New York, NY 10036
(212) 938 - 4029
jcooper@sunyopt.edu

Education

 

University of Connecticut, Stores, Connecticut Pre-medical,1967    

Pennsylvania College of Optometry, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,1967-1971 (1969 BSc, 1971 OD)

State University of New York, Visual Training Residency, 1971

State University of New York, MS in Physiological Optics, 1978  

Professional Affiliation

 
  • New York State Optometric Association

  • American Optometric Association

  • American Academy of Optometry

  • New York Chapter of the American Academy of Optometry

Work Experience

 
  • 1971-1976: University Optometric Center, Assistant Chief of the Vision Training Department

  • 1972-1975: Instructor, College of Optometry, State University of New York

  • 1975-1979: Assistant Clinical Professor

  • 1974-1977: Department of Ophthalmology, Union Health Center, 25th St and 7th Ave, New York, NY, M. Shakib, MD, PhD, Chief of Department

  • 1993-present: Clinical Professor of Optometry

  • 1974-present: Private practice
    539 Park Ave, New York, NY 10022
    8200 Bay Parkway, Brooklyn, NY  11214

Didactic Teaching (State College of Optometry)

 
  • 1974-1980: Clinical Methods Vision Teaching

  • 1974-1979: Vision Training Lab (Techniques Program)

  • 1975-present: Strabismus and Amblyopia (Residency Program)

  • 1986-present: Strabismus-Diagnosis and Treatment third-year didactic strabismus diagnosis

  • 1978-1999: Pathology Dept.-Student supervision

Advisory Positions

 
  • 1976-1980: Member of the A.O.A. Committee on Vision Training

  • 1976-1977: Advisory Board, Adams School, New York, NY

  • 1977-1980: Reviewer - Journal of the American Optometric Association

  • 1981-1984: Item Writer National Board of Examiners

  • 1992-present: Editorial board Journal of Behavioral Optometry

  • 1993-present: Editorial board Optometry Today

  • 1993-present: Editorial board Binocular Vision and Eye Muscle Surgery Qtly

Lectures (Invited)

 
  • Amblyopia Diagnosis and Therapy, Pennsylvania College of Optometry (February,1978)

  • Annual Review: New Tests and New Information About Optometric Tests and Treatment (November, 1976)

  • Myths and Realities of Learning Disabilities: Education and Psychological Testing Panel Discussion (April, 1976)

  • Academy Presentations Given in 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004

  • Vision Expo Courses 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 2008, 2009

Publications

 

Convergence Insufficiency Treatment Trial Study Group, Long-Term Effectiveness of Treatments for Symptomatic Convergence Insufficiency in Children. Optom Vis Sci 2009; 86(9): 1096–1103

Cooper J, Feldman J. Comparison Of Lower Order Aberrations Measured with The Z-Aberrometer, Humphrey Automated Refractor, and Subjective Evaluation.  Submitted Clinical and Experimental Optometry, 2008

Cooper J, Feldman J. Reduction of Asthenopia in Non-Strabismic Binocular Anomalies Using Computerized Home Therapy - Optometry, Journal of the American Optometric Association (September 2009), 80(9), 481-486.

Group CITT, A Randomized Clinical Trial of Treatments for Symptomatic Convergence Insufficiency in Children Archives of Ophthalmology, Arch Ophth, 2008:126(10),1336-49.

Group CITT. The convergence insufficiency treatment trial: design, methods, and baseline data, Ophthalmic epidemiology, 2008, 15, 24-36.

Kulp, M. T., E. Borsting, Mitchell, G. L., Scheiman, M., Cotter, S., Cooper, J.  et al. " The Feasibility of using placebo vision therapy in a multicenter clinical trial." Optom Vis Sci. 2008: 85(4): 255-61.

Cooper J. Computerized Vision Therapy for Home and Office Treatment of Accommodative and Vergence Disorders and Amblyopia.  J Behavioral Optometry. 2007:88-93.

Bass SJ, Cooper J, Feldman, Horn D. Comparison of an Automated Confrontation Testing Devise vs Finger Counting in the Detection of Visual Field Loss. Optometry. 2007:390-395

Scheiman M, Cotter S, Rouse M, Mitchell GL, Kulp M, Cooper J, Borsting E; Convergence Insufficiency Treatment Trial Study Group. Randomized clinical trial of the effectiveness of base-in prism reading glasses versus placebo reading glasses for symptomatic convergence insufficiency in children. Br J Ophthalmol. 2005;89(10):1318-23.

Colavito J, Cooper J, Ciuffreda K.  Non-Ptotic Ocular Myasthenia Gravis: A Common Presentation of an Uncommon Disease. Optometry. 2005:76(7):363-75.

Scheiman M, Mitchell L, Cotter S, Kulp M, Cooper J,  Rouse M, Borsting E, London R, Wensveen J.  Convergence Insufficiency Treatment Trial (CITT) Study Group.   A Randomized Clinical Trial of Vision Therapy/Orthoptics versus Pencil Pushups for the Treatment of Convergence Insufficiency in Young Adults. Optometry and Vision Sciences. 2005, 82:583-593.

Cooper J, Carlson P, Gelfond I, , Campolattaro B, Wang F.   Comparison of Eccentric Fixation Measurements Using the Streak Target of an Ophthalmoscope and Traditional Visusocopy Target. J Ped Strab 42(2):89-96, 2005.

Scheiman M, Mitchell L, Cotter S, Cooper J, Kulp M, Rouse M, Borsting E, London R, Wensveen J.  Convergence Insufficiency Treatment Trial (CITT) Study Group.   A Randomized Clinical Trial of Treatments for Convergence Insufficiency in Children. Arch Ophthalmol 123(1):14-24,2005.

Canellos HM, Cooper J, Paek A, Chien J.  Multiple Calcified Deposits Along Eyelids Secondary to Chronic Renal Failure and Hyperparathyroidism.  Optometry 76(3):181-4, 2005.

Borsting E, Rouse MW,  Mitchell GL, Scheiman M, Cotter SA, Cooper J,  Kulp MT, London R, and The Convergence Insufficiency Treatment Trial Group. Validity and Reliability of the Revised Convergence Insufficiency Symptom Survey in Children Aged 9 to 18 Years. Optom Vis Sci; 80(12):832-838, 2003.

Scheiman M, Cooper J, Mitchell L, DeLand P, Cotter S, Borsting E, London R, Rouse M. A Survey of Treatment Modalities for Convergence Insufficiency.  Optom. Vis. Sci. 79(3):151-157, 2002.

Cooper J, Feldman J, Pasner K. Intermittent Exotropia: Stimulus Characteristics Affect Tests for Retinal Correspondence and Suppression. Bin Vis & Eye Mus Qtly. 15(2):131-140, 2000

Cooper J, Pollack G, Ciuffreda K, Kruger, Feldman J. Accommodative and Vergence Findings in Myasthenia Gravis: A Case Report. Journal Neuro-Ophthalmology. 20(1): 5-11, 2000.

Uche A, Cooper JFeldman J, Janus S, Digman K. The Clinical Efficacy of Paremyd with and without Dapiprazole in Subjects with Light and Dark Brown Irides. Optometry and Vis. Sci. 76:94-101, 1999.

Cooper J.  Diagnosis and Treatment of Accommodative and Vergence Anomalies Using Computerized Vision Therapy.  Practical Optometry. 9:6-10, 1998.

Cooper J, Burns C, Cotter S, Daum KM, Griffin JR, Scheiman M. Optometric Clinical Guideline: Care of the Patient With Accommodative or Vergence Dysfunction. Am. Optom. Ass. 1998.

Cooper J.  Intermittent Exotropia of the Divergence Excess Type - A View Point Journal of Behavioral Optometry, 1997.

Cooper J, Feldman J, Janus S, Appleman W, Appel S, Horn D. Pupillary Dilation and Funduscopy with 1% Hydroamphetamine Plus .25% Tropicamide (Paremyd) Versus Tropicamide (.5% Or 1%) as a Function of Iris and Skin Pigmentation, and Age. J Am Opt Ass . 67(11):669-75, 1996.

Cooper J, Ciuffreda KJ, Carniglia PE, , Zinn KM, Tannen B. Orthoptic treatment and eye movement recordings in Guillain-Barre’ syndrome.  A case report.  Neuro-ophthalmology  15(5):249-256, 1995.

Cooper J, Medow N. Correspondence: Sensory Status in Intermittent Exotropia. Bin Vis Eye Mus Surg Qtly. 9:11-12, 1994.

Cooper J, Medow N.  Intermittent Exotropia of the Divergence Excess Type: Basic and divergence excess type (major review). Bin Vis Eye Mus Surg Qtly 8:187-222, 1993.

Cooper J, Feldman J, Eichler R.  Relative Strength of Central and Peripheral Fusion as a Function of Stimulus Parameters. Opt. Vis Sci, 69: 1992.

Feldman JM., Cooper J,Eichler R.  Effect of Various Stimulus Parameters on Fusional Horizontal Amplitudes in Normal Humans.  Bin Vis Eye Mus Surg Qtly 8:23-32, 1993.

Cooper, J.  Clinical Implications of Vergence Adaptation.  Opt Vis Sci, 69 (4): 300-307, 1992.

Carniglia P, Cooper J.  Vergence Adaptation in Esotropia.  Opt Vis Sci, 69 (4): 308-313, 1992.

Feldman J, Cooper J, Reinstein F, Swiatoca J.  Asthenopia Induced by Computer-Generated Fusional Vergence Targets. Opt Vis Sci, 69: 710-716, 1992.

Cooper, J. Ch. 14: Stereopsis. In Procedures in Optometry.  Eds. Amos J., Eskridge B. Bartlett Lippencott, 1991.

Lieberman, S., Cooper, J. Single Maxillary Central Incisor Syndrome: Associated Bilateral Duane's Syndrome.  Bin Vis Qtly 6:151-154,1991.

Feldman J, Cooper J, Carniglia P, Schiff FM, Sheete TN.   Comparison of Fusional Ranges Measured by Risley Prisms, Vectograms, and Computer Orthoptics, Optom and Vis Sci 66(6):  375-382, 1989.

Cooper, J., Kruger, P. and Panariello, G.F., The Pathognomonic Pattern of Accommodative Fatigue in Myasthenia Gravis. Binocular Vision. 3:141-148, 1988.

Cooper J. Review of Computerized Orthoptics with Specific Regard to Convergence Insufficiency.  Am. J. of Optom. and Phys. Optics. 65(6): 455-463, 1988.

Cooper, J. Orthoptic Treatment of Vertical Deviations. J Amer Optom Ass. 59 (6): 463-468, 1988.

Cooper J., "Diagnosis and Remediation of Accommodative Anomalies", Chapter in Clinical Diagnosis of Optometric Problem Ed: John Amos Butterworth Publications, 1987.

Cooper J., Feldman J.M., Selenow A., Fair R., Bucciero F., MacDonald D., and Levy M. Reduction of Asthenopia Following Accommodative Facility Training.  Am  J Optom Physiol Opt. 64, 30-436, 1987.

Sutija VG, Eiden SB, Wicjer DM, Horn D, Cooper J, and Appleman W.  Electrophysiological Assessment of Visual Deficit in Glaucoma. Appl. Optics, 26, 1421-1431, 1987.

Eiden B, Cooper J, Horn D, and London R. Inter-examiner Reliability of the Cup to Disc Ratio Assessment. Am. J of Opt. & Phys. Optics, 73: 9, 1986.

Cooper J, Record CD. Suppression and Retinal Correspondence in Intermittent Exotropia. British Journal of  Ophthalmology.  700: 673-676, 1986.

Schnider C, Ciuffreda K, Cooper J, and Kruger P. Accommodation Dynamics in Divergence Excess Exotropia. Investigative Ophthalmology, 25: 414-418, 1984.

Cooper J, Selenow A, Ciuffreda J, Feldman J, Faverty J, and Hokoda S. Reduction of Asthenopia in Patients with Convergence Insufficiency Following Fusional Vergence Training. Am J Opt Physl Opt, 60: 982-989,1983.

Cooper J, Citron M. Microcomputer Produced Anaglyphs for Evaluation and Therapy of Binocular Anomalies. Journal of the American Optometric Association, 65: 185-188, 1983.

Panariello G, Cooper J. Surgical and Post Surgical Complications from Cataract Extraction. Journal  of the American Optometric Association, 54: 710-720, 1983.

Cooper J,  Ciuffreda K, and Kruger P. Stimulus and Response AC/A Ratios in Intermittent Exotropia of the Divergence Excess Type. British Journal of Ophthalmology, 66(6): 398-904, 1982.

Cooper J, Dibble C. Mortality Rates in Strabismic Surgery.  Journal of the American Optometric Association, 53(5): 391-395, 1982.

Cooper J, Horn D, Dibble C.  Reliability of fixation disparity curves.  Am J Optom Phys Opt. 58:960-64, 1981.

Feldman J, Cooper J. Rapid Assessment of Stereopsis in Preverbal Children Using Operant Techniques: A Preliminary Study.  Journal of the American Optometric Association, 51(8): 767-771, 1980.

Cooper J, Feldman J. Operant Conditioning of Fusional Convergence Ranges Using Random Dot Stereograms. American Journal of Optometry & Physiological Optics, 57(4): 205-213, 1980.

Cooper J, Feldman J. Assessing the Frisby Stereo Test Under Monocular Viewing Conditions. Journal of the American Optometric Association, 50(7): 807-809, 1979.

Cooper J, Feldman J. Panoramic Viewing, Visual Acuity of the Deviating Eye and Anomalous Retinal Correspondence in the Intermittent Exotropia of the Divergence Excess Type.  American Journal of  Optometry  & Psychological Optics, 56(7): 422-429, 1979.

Cooper J, Feldman J, Medlin D. Comparing Stereoscopic Performance of Children Using the Titmus, TNO, and Randot Stereo Tests.  Journal of the American Optometric Association, 50(7): 821-825, 1979.

Sherman J, Cooper J. Advanced Diagnostic Procedure for Evaluating the Visual Status of the Child.  Journal of  the American Optometric Association, 50(10): 1139-1149, 1979.

Cooper J. Clinical Stereopsis Testing: Contour and Random Dot Stereograms.  Journal of the American Optometric Association, 50(1): 41-46, 1979.

Cooper J, Feldman J. Random Dot Stereogram Performance by Strabismic, Amblyopic and Ocular Pathology Patients in an Operant Discrimination Task.  American Journal of Optometry & Physiological Optics, 55(9): 599-609, 1978.

Cooper J, Feldman J. Operant Conditioning and the Assessment of Stereopsis in Young Children. American Journal of Optometry & Physiological Optics, 55(8): 532-542, 1978.

Cooper J, Duckman R. Convergence Insufficiency: Diagnosis and Treatment.  Journal of the American Optometric Association, 49(6):, 1978.

Cooper J. A Case Report: Treatment of a Decompensating Esotropia Who Had Diplopia and Vertex Headaches. Journal of American Optometric Association, 48(12): 1557-1558, 1977.

Cooper J, Warshowsky J. Lateral Displacement as a Response Cue in the Titmus Stereo Test. American Journal of Optometry & Physiological Optics, 54(8):, 1977.

Cooper J. Intermittent Exotropia of the Divergence Excess Type. Journal of the American Optometric Association, 48(10): 1251-1273, 1977.

Cooper J. Random Dot Stereopsis in Advanced Diagnostic Procedures. Ed: J. Sherman, Optometric Extension Program, 2 (1&2): 1-13, 1976.

Lieberman S, Pollard S, Cooper J, Flax N. The Utilization of a Consulting Clinical Psychologist Within an Urban Vision Training Clinic. American Journal of Optometry & Physiological Optics, 57(7): 493-481, 1974.

Cooper J, Lieberman S, Flax N. Analysis of Optometric Findings Using a Punch Card Retrieval System.  American Journal of Optometry & Physiological Optics, 52(7): 478-481, 1974.

Inventions

 

Designed and developed a computer-generated anaglyph system to present complex binocular and oculomotor stimuli for orthoptic testing and training.  The 27 programs standardize testing and training and utilize principles of operant conditioning to improve diagnosis and therapy of oculomotor anomalies.

Designed and tested an automated confrontation tester (ACV), which is being distributed by Gulden

Continuing Education Courses Given

 
  • Amblyopia Diagnosis and Therapy

  • Headaches

  • Vision Training for the General Practitioner

  • Strabismus: Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Case Analysis: Symptomology

  • Stereopsis Testing

  • Anterior Segment Pathology

  • Intermittent Exotropia: Diagnosis, Findings and Treatment

  • Convergence Insufficiency: Diagnosis and Therapy

  • Glaucoma

  • Cataracts

  • Examination of the Infant

  • Binocular Vision Case Analysis

  • Automated Visual Field Examination

  • Myopia: Current Concepts of Etiology and Treatment

  • Diplopia

Grants

 
  • Evaluation of Stereoscopic Responses in Infants and Young Children submitted NEI 1976, approved but not funded.

  • Schnumarker Association

  • Study on the effectively of accommodative therapy on relieving asthenopia, funded, research completed and published

  • Study on the effectively of convergence therapy on relieving asthenopia, funded, research completed and published

  • Study of the relationship of central and peripheral fusion on fusional amplitudes, funded, research completed and published

  • Study to measure the effect of size, stimulus complexity and stereopsis on fusional amplitudes, funded, research completed and published

  • Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study, submitted with J. Feldman to NEI for SUNY to become a clinical site

  • Intermittent Exotropia Treatment Grant, submitted with L Press and P Carniglia to NEI for SUNY to become a clinical site – approved but not funded

  • Pilot study Principal Investigator for the Clinical trial at SUNY College of Optometry

  • NEI/NIH Convergence Insufficiency Clinical Trial – Principal Investigator for SUNY College of Optometry, Clinical Site  funded for 4 years (multi-center clinical trial)