Joan Portello, OD, MPH, MS
SUNY College of Optometry
33 West 42nd Street New York, NY 10036
(212) 938 - 4170
jportello@sunyopt.edu

Professional Positions

 

State University of New York College of Optometry, New York, NY

  • Associate Professor (2006-present)

  • Associate Clinical Professor (1996-2006)

  • Assistant Clinical Professor (1986-1996)

Private Practice, Seaford Professional Bldg, Seaford, NY

  • September 1988-Present

Education and Honors

 

State University of New York College of Optometry, OD 1986

New York City Community College, New York, AAS, 1981

State University of New York Stony Brook, BA, 1975

Externships

  • St. Alban's VA Extended Care Center, B Murray Fingeret, OD, Chief
  • Ocular Disease Module, SUNY, College of Optometry, B Timothy Petito, OD, Chief

Honors

  • Dean's List, Alpha Sigma Kappa

  • Omega Epsilon Phi Fraternity

Postgraduate Education

State University of New York College of Optometry, MS 2008

Long Island University, C.W. Post, MPH, 1997

Honors
Pi Alpha Alpha (National Honor Society of Public Affairs and Administration)

Awards  

 
  • New York State Optometric Association Distinguished Achievement Award in Public Service, June 2008

  • State University of New York: Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1998

  • American Optometric Association Recognition Award:1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006, 2007 and 2008. 

  • Outstanding Achievement in Ophthalmic Dispensing, 1982.

  • Alumni Award for Highest Cumulative Grade Point Average, 1982.

  • Award for best SUNY College of Optometry faculty member in overall instruction in course and methods laboratory: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000.

Professional Licensure/Certification

 

National Optometry

  • New York

    • DPA certification

    • TPA certification

    • Glaucoma certification, VU004697-1 

  • Florida

    • DPA certification

    • TPA/Glaucoma certification OPC2321

    • Prescriber Number (OC 0002129)

International Optometry

  • Competency in Optometry Examination:
    • The Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand Certificate 076, June 2007

Fellowship

 

Fellow, American Academy of Optometry (1991-present)

 

Professional Affiliations

 
  • American Diabetes Association Task Force

  • New York Student Optometric Association

  • State Board of Optometry: Educational Review Committee

  • American Optometric Association     

  • New York State Optometric Association

  • Suffolk County Optometric Association

  • Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry

  • Omega Epsilon Phi Fraternity

  • Charter Member: Bryant Park Lions Club

  • Faculty Advisor for Fellowship of Christian Optometrists (FCO) ( 2002 -implemented the first eyecare mission in Oaxaca, Mexico; at the present, have served over thousands of villagers and have since doubled the number of students to participate in delivering eyecare).

Professional Experiences

 

 

  • Director of Metro Special Olympics Lyons Club Opening Eyes (2001-present)

  • Director of Long Island Special Olympics Lyons Club Opening Eyes

  • New York State Consultant for the American Optometric Association Healthy Eyes Healthy PeopleJ 2010

  • American Optometric Association: Council on Optometric Education

  • President of the SUNY, State College of Optometry Alumni Association, 2002-present.

Academic Responsibilities

 

SUNY-College of Optometry
Associate Professor
New York, New York (September, 1986-Present)

  • 1986-present: Supervising second-year students in the Primary Care Methods Lab 

  • 1986-1992: First- and secont-year Methods Lab Instructor

  • 1986-present: Supervising third- and fourth-year interns in the Primary Care Clinic

  • 1986-1994: Supervising fourth-year interns in Pediatrics Care Unit

  • 1987-1992: Supervising and Coordinator for the Vision Training Externs from International and National Optometry Schools

  • 1988-present: Assisting Advanced Therapeutic Techniques (Methods Lab)

  • 1989-1998:Tutorial Sessions for 3rd and 4th Year Interns

  • 1989-1993: Record Review and Reports

  • 1990-1992: Instructor of Record for the Winter and Spring fourth-year Seminar Course

  • 1991 and 1994: Instructor for the fourth-year Internship Laboratory on Advanced  Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques

  • 1992-present: Instructor of Record for Optometric Procedures II

  • 1993-present: Instructor of Record for Optometric Procedures I and III

  • 1992-2006: Lab Instructor for Optometry I, II and III

  • 1993-present: Lecturer for Optometry I and III

  • 1993-1994: Instructor of Record Coordinator  for the Clinical Medicine Course

  • 1993; 1999-2001: Lab instructor for Clinical Medicine

  • 1994-1997: Practitioner for University Optometric Associates

  • 1995-present: Lab Instructor for Ocular Emergencies Course (CPR Course)

  • 1996-present: American Red Cross Instructor

  • 2004-present: Laser and Surgical Management of Eye Disease Lab instructor for systemic injections

  • 2006-present: American Heart Association Instructor

Professional Services and Committee Involvement

 
  • 1989-1991: Chairperson for the Affirmative Action Committee

  • 1990 - 1999: Course and Standing Committee Member

  • 1991-1992: Assessment, Evaluation and Educational Accountability Committee

  • 1991-1992: Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards Committee Member

  • 1991-1993, 1996-present: Quality Assurance Committee Member

  • 1992-1993: Chairperson Faculty Development Committee

  • 1993 and 1994: Chairperson for the NBC-TV Vision Screening

  • 1996-present: New York State Therapeutic Licensing Committee Member

  • 1995-2005: Executive member for Educational Policy Member

  • 1995-present: Chairperson for the Credentialing Committee

  • 1998: Deans Search Committee Member

  • 1998: Clinical Sciences Chairperson Search Committee Member

  • 1998-1999: Admissions Committee Member

  • 1998-1999: CPQ Committee Member

  • 1997-1999: Chairperson for the Subcommittee on General Biology and Ocular Science

  • 1997- 2005: IRB Committee Member

  • 1999-2003: Faculty Executive Committee-Professional Program Member

  • 2006-present: Chairperson for the American Diabetes Association Expo

  • 2007-present: NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Medical Reserve Corps Volunteer

Grant Activities

 

Grants Awarded:
 

  • Portello, JK. American Optometric Association Healthy Eyes Healthy PeopleGrant Award entitled: A Diabetes Mellitus: Take Control!!@, April 10, 2009, $4,000.

  • Portello, JK. American Optometric Association Healthy Eyes Healthy People Grant Award entitled: A Diabetes Mellitus: Take Control@, April 17, 2008, $5,000.

  • Portello JK.  American Optometric Association Healthy Eyes Healthy People Grant Award entitled A Diabetic Empowerment Program for the Prevention of Eye Disease@, 2006 $4,300.

  • Portello JK. UUP Professional Development Award. 2005 $900.

  • Rosenfield M,  Portello JK: Transitions Study.  Transitions Optical, Inc. Grant award: 2004, $42,571.

  • Rosenfield M, Portello JK: Accommodative accuracy in Pre-myopes. College of Optometrists in Vision Development, 1999, $2,000.

  • Portello JK: ICR-Small Clinical Grant Program. Schnurmacher Institute for Vision Research $1,500 (ICR Award #98-99-002)

  • Krumholz D, Portello JK: ICR-Small Clinical Grant Program. $1,500 Schnurmacher Institute for Vision Research (ICR Award #98-99-009) Grant extension of 6 months.

Professional Publications

 

Edwards K, Sherman J, Portello JK, Rosenfield M. Examination of the posterior segment of the eye.  In: Rosenfield M, Logan N. Optometry: Science, Techniques and Clinical Management.  Elsevier. Oxford  2009).

Portello JK.  Mydriatics and Mydriolytics.  In: Clinical Ocular Pharmacology 5th Edition.   Bartlett J. and Jaanus S. Butterworth-Heinemann, Elsevier, Missouri. 2007: 113-123.

Portello JK, Krumholz DM. Dilation of the Pupil.  In: Clinical Ocular Pharmacology 5th Edition.   Bartlett J. and Jaanus S. Butterworth-Heinemann, Elsevier, Missouri. 2007: 329-341.

Haddad DE, Rosenfield M, Portello JK, Krumholz DM.  Does prior instillation of a topical anaesthetic alter the pupillary mydrasis produced by tropicamide (0.5%)? Ophthal Physiol Opt 2; 2007, 27: 311-314.

Krumholz DM, Portello, JK, Rosenfield M, Rosenbaum JD.  A combination solution for routine pupillary dilation. Optometry 2006, 77: 350-353.

Soroka M, Reis L, Krasner M, and Portello JK.  Alternative Arrangements for the Delivery of Eye Care Services Within Staff Model Managed Care Organizations.  Optometry 2003, 74:711-726.

Soroka M, Krasner M, Krumholz D, Portello JK.  Medical Treatment and Management by Optometrists in Several Managed Health Care Plans and Jurisdictions: In The Changing Face of Health Systems. Chinitz DP: New York, Gefen. 2002:273-284.

Rosenfield M, Desai R, Portello JK. Do Progressing Myopes Show Reduced Accommodative Responses?  Optometry and Vision Science; April  2002, 79 (4):268-273.

Begley CG, Chalmers RL, Mitchell GL, Nichols KK, Caffery B, Simpson T, DuToit R, Portello JK and Davis L. Characterization of Ocular Surface Symptoms From Optometric Practices in North America. Cornea: 2001, 20 (6):610-618.

Baker FJ, Rappon JM, Carrel MF, Rosenfield M, Portello JK. Form and Repeatability of the Accommodation Stimulus-Response Function. Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics: 2002.

Portello JK and Jaanus SD. Mydriatics and Mydriolytics: In Clinical Ocular Pharmacology 4th Edition. Bartlett J and Jaanus S.  Butterworth-Heinemann, Boston. 2001:135-147.

Portello JK. Neurofibromatosis: In Primary Eyecare in Systemic Disease 2nd Edition. Thomann K et al. eds. New York, McGraw-Hill. 2001: 367-375.

Portello JK. Chloroquine Retinopathy and Secondary Trauma. Clinical Eye and Vision Care 2000,12:161-165.

Soroka, M, Krumholz DM, Krasner M, Portello JK. Optimal Clinical Management of Eye Problems: the Role of Optometrists in Managed Care Plans.  Optometry 2000, 71(12):781-189.

Rosenfield M, Desai R, Portello JK. Los Miopes en Progresión )Presentan unas Respuestas Acomodativas Menores? Ciencias De La Optometria 2000,28:6-9.

Soroka M, Krasner M, Krumholz DM, Portello JK. Optometry as Practiced in Health Plans within Different State Jurisdictions. Managed Care Interface 1999, 12(9):52-58.

Portello JK. Neurofibromatosis: In Marks E et al. eds. Primary Eyecare in Systemic Disease: Chapter 44, Connecticut, Appleton & Lange, 1994:319-326.

Rosenfield M and Portello JK.  Four Position Keratometry. Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics 1996, 16(1):83-85.

Portello JK, Rosenfield M et. al. Comparison of Clinical Techniques to Assess the Near Accommodative Response. Optometry and Vision Science June 1996, 73(6):382-388.

Ficarra AP, Berman J, Rosenfield M, and Portello JK.  Vision Training; Predictive Factors for Success in Vision Therapy for Patients with Convergence Excess.  Journal of Optometric Vision Development 1996, 27(4):213-219.

Published Abstracts and Transactions

 

Portello JK, Chu, Christina, Rosenfield M., et al.  Computer Vision Syndrome: Hard copy versus computer viewing.  Poster presented at ARVO, Fort Lauderdale, FL. May 2009.

Portello JK, McHugh K, Nguyen D. Validity of clinical subjective heterophoria measurement procedures.  Paper presented at the American Academy of Optometry, Tampa, FL. Oct 2007.

Benzoni JA, Rosenfield M, Collier JD, McHugh K, Portello JK.  Does the dynamic cross cylinder test measure the accommodative response accurately?  Paper presented at the American Academy of Optometry, Denver, CO. Dec 2006.

Portello JK, Rosenfield M. Does the initial direction of the measuring prism alter the findings of the von graefe test? Paper presented at the American Academy of Optometry, San Diego, CA.  Dec 2005.

Portello JK, Rosenfield M.  Repeatability of open-loop accommodative adaptation. Paper presented at the American Academy of Optometry, Tampa, FL. Dec 2004.  Optom Vis Sci (suppl.) 2004; 81:149.

Haddad D, Rosenfield M, Portello JK, Krumholz D.  Does instillation of a topical anesthetic increase (0.5%). Paper presented at the American Academy of Optometry, Tampa, FL. Dec 2004.  Optom Vis Sci (suppl.) 2004; 81:146.

Portello JK, Rosenfield M.  The Repeatability of Closed-Loop Accommodative Adaptation.  Paper presented at ARVO, Fort Lauderdale, FL. April 2004.

Rosenfield M, George S, Portello JK.  Effect of systemic beta-agonist medication on accommodation.  Paper presented at ARVO, Ft Lauderdale, FL. April 2004.

Portello JK, Rosenfield M. Repeatability of Closed-Loop Accommodative Adaptation.  Paper presented at the American Academy of Optometry, Dallas, TX Dec 2003. Optom Vis Sci (suppl.) 80, 119.

Rosenfield M, Portello JK, Hong SE, Ren L, Ciuffreda KJ.  Decay of Blur Adaptation. Paper (4315) presented at ARVO, Fort Lauderdale FL. May 2003

Quality Assessment & Improvement Committee. Prevalence of Amblyopia and Strabismus in a Pediatric Population with High Myopia.  Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the College of Optometrists in Visual Development, 2003.

Portello JK, Rosenfield M. Effect of Intervening Periods of Clear Vision on Blur Adaptation.  Paper presented at the American Academy of Optometry, San Diego, CA Dec 2002. Optom Vis Sci (suppl.) 79, 24.

Soroka M, Krumholz D, Portello JK, Reis L.  Eye Care Service Delivery in the Realm of Managed Care.  Paper (#45899) presented at APHA, Philadelphia, PA Nov 11,  2002.

Portello JK, Hong S, Rosenfield M. Accommodation to Astigmatic Stimuli. Paper presented at the American Academy of Optometry, Philadelphia, PA Dec 2001. Optom Vis Sci (suppl.) 78, 91.

Portello JK, George S, Rosenfield M, Desai R. Heterophoria and Binocular Balancing. Paper presented at the American Academy of Optometry, Orlando, FL Dec 2000. Optom Vis Sci (suppl.) 77, 186

Wren VQ, Krumholz DM, Portello JK, Rosenfield M.  The Effectiveness of Cycloplegia and Pupillary Dilation with Cyclopentolate, Tropicamide and Phenylephrine in a Single Combination Solution. Paper presented at the American Academy of Optometry, Orlando, FL Dec 2000. Optom Vis Sci (suppl.) 77, 129.

Rosenfield M, Desai R, Portello JK. Accommodative Accuracy and Myopia. Paper  presented at ARVO, Fort Lauderdale FL. May 2000.

Portello JK, Rosenfield M, Desai R.  Visual Acuity and Viewing Distance. Paper presented at the American Academy of Optometry and Colegio Nacional De Opticos-Optometristas, Madrid, Spain. April 2000.

Rosenfield M, Portello JK, Desai R. Accommodative Accuracy and Myopia. Paper presented at the American Academy of Optometry and Colegio Nacional De Opticos-Optometristas, Madrid, Spain. April 2000.

Portello JK, Desai R, Rosenfield M.  Visual Acuity and Viewing Distance. Paper presented at the American Academy of Optometry, Seattle WA Dec 1999. Optom Vis Sci (suppl.) 76, 183.

Everett M, Portello JK, Alianakian R. An Unusual Squamous Cell Papilloma Presentation. Paper presented at the American Academy of Optometry, Seattle WA. Dec 1999. Optom Vis Sci (suppl.) 76, 94.

Krumholz DM, Portello JK, Rosenfield M, Rosenbaum JD. Reduced Concentrations of Tropicamide and Phenylephrine in a Single Solution is Effective for Pupillary Dilation. Paper presented at the American Academy of Optometry, Seattle WA. Dec 1999. Optom Vis Sci (suppl.) 76, 115.

Nichols Kinney KA, Begley CG,  Caffery B, Chalmers R, Simpson TL, Davis LJ, Portello JK. Results of a Dry Eye Questionnaire (DEQ) from Optometric Practices. Paper presented at the American Academy of Optometry, Seattle WA. Dec 1999. Optom Vis Sci (suppl.) 76, 110.

Rosenfield M, Desai R, Portello JK. Accommodative Accuracy and Myopia. Paper presented at the American Academy of Optometry, Seattle WA. Dec 1999. Optom Vis Sci (suppl.) 76, 216.

Begley CG, Caffery B, Kinney KA, Portello JK, Kapoor N, Davis L, Simpson TL, Chalmers R. Results of a Dry Eye Questionnaire (DEQ) from Optometric Practices in the United States and Canada CIBA Vision Corp. Dry Eye Investigation Study Group. Paper presented at ARVO, Ft. Lauderdale FL. May 1999. Invest. Ophthalmol Vis. Sci 40, 5543.

Begley CG, Caffery B, Kinney KA, Portello JK, Davis L, Simpson T, Chalmers R. Results of a Dry Eye Questionnaire (DEQ) from Optometric Practices in the United States and Canada CIBA Vision Corp. Dry Eye Investigation. Paper presented at the American Academy of Optometry, San Francisco CA. Dec 1998. Optom Vis Sci (suppl.) 75, 65.

Caffery B, Begley CG, Kinney KA, Portello JK, Davis L, Simpson T, Chalmers R. CIBA Vision Corp. Dry Eye Investigation. Dry Eye Symptoms in Contact Lens Wear Based on Clinical Diagnosis. Paper presented at the American Academy of Optometry, San Francisco CA. Dec 1998. Optom Vis Sci (suppl.) 75, 63.

Baker FJ, Rappon JM, James MF, Rosenfield M, Portello JK (1998) Form and Repeatability of the Accommodative Stimulus Response Function. Invest. Ophthalmol Vis. Sci 39, S1048.

Portello JK, Rosenfield M, O=Dwyer M. Clinical Characteristics of Pre-myopic Individuals. Paper presented at the American Academy of Optometry, San Antonio TX. Dec 1997. Optom Vis Sci (suppl.) 74, 176.

Rosenfield M, Rappon JM, James MF, Portello JK. Repeatability of the Accommodation Stimulus Response Curve. Paper presented at the American Academy of Optometry, San Antonio TX. Dec 1997. Optom Vis Sci (suppl.) 74, 181.

Portello JK, Rosenfield M, O=Dwyer M. et. al. Javal=s Rule and Age.  Paper presented at the American Academy of Optometry, Orlando FL. Dec 1996. Optom Vis Sci (suppl.) 73, 214.

Portello JK, Rosenfield M et. al. Comparison of Clinical Techniques to Assess the Near Accommodative Response. Paper presented at the American Academy of Optometry, New Orleans LA. Dec 1995. Optom Vis Sci (suppl.) 72, 195.

Ficarra AP, Berman JB, Rosenfield M, Portello JK. Predictive factors for success in vision training. Paper presented at the American Academy of Optometry, New Orleans LA. Dec 1995. Optom Vis Sci (suppl.) 72, 218.  

Portello JK, Rosenfield M. Four Position Keratometry. Paper presented at the American Academy of Optometry, San Diego CA. Dec 1994. Optom Vis Sci (suppl.) 71, 177.

Portello JK, Oliver G, Adamczyk DT. Epiretinal Membrane with Macular Traction. Paper presented at the American Academy of Optometry, Anaheim CA. Dec 1991. Optom Vis Sci (suppl.) 68, 54.

Portello JK, Adamczyk DT, Marks E, Richter S. Anterior Basement Membrane Dystrophy, Fuchs Endothelial Dystrophy and Pseudoexfoliative Disease in a Single Patient. Paper presented at the American Academy of Optometry, Nashville TN. Dec 1990. Optom Vis Sci (suppl.) 69, 188.

Ward FM, Portello JK, Dworkin KM, Adamczyk DT. A Progressive Branch Vein Occlusion: A Longitudinal Case Presentation. Paper presented at the American Academy of Optometry, New Orleans LA Dec 1989. Optom Vis Sci (suppl.) 66, 251.

Adamczyk DT, Richter S, Ward FM, Portello JK. Recurrent Multifocal Choroiditis. Paper presented at the American Academy of Optometry, New Orleans LA. Dec 1989. Optom Vis Sci (suppl.) 66, 253.

Adamczyk DT, Portello JK, Ward FM, Richter S. Corneal Aneurysmal Formation Associated with Contact Lens Wear. Paper presented at the American Academy of Optometry, Columbus OH. Dec 1988. Optom Vis Sci (suppl.) 65, 253.

Adamczyk DT, Portello JK, Ward FM, Richter S. Glioblastoma in a Learning Disabled Male.  Paper presented at the American Academy of Optometry, Columbus OH. Dec 1988. Optom Vis Sci (suppl.) 65, 253.

Professional Lectures and Presentations

 

Lecture: Glaucoma: Diagnosis and Management in the U.S.; Hobart Tasmania: February 28, 2009.

Lecture: Glaucoma: Diagnosis and Management in the U.S.; Launceston, Tasmania: March 1,  2009.

Lecture: You Make the Call.  (COPE approved) Envision New York: October 19, 2008.

Lecture: AIDS and Infection Disease Control in Optometric Practice.  (COPE approved) Envision New York: October 19, 2008.

Lecture:  Oral Medications: U.S. Optometrists.  Australian Optometric Association. Given in Perth and Bunbury, Australia: July 2008.

Gonioscopy Hands-On Workshop (COPE approved) Transcript Quality International Vision Expo East: April 1, 2006.

Advanced B.I.O. Workshop with Scleral Depression.(COPE approved) Transcript Quality, International Vision Expo East: April 1, 2006.

Lecture: An Overview of Diabetes for the Primary Care Optometrist . (COPE approved) Envision New York: October 21, 2006.

Lecture: Introduction to Cardio-Vascular Disease. (COPE approved)Envision New York: October 21, 2006.

Advanced B.I.O. Workshop with Scleral Depression. (COPE approved) Transcript Quality, International Vision Expo East: March 13, 2005.

Assistant Instructor for Therapeutic Techniques: Foreign Body Removal and for Punctal Plugs. (COPE approved): International Vision Expo East March 12, 2005.

Gonioscopy Hands-On Workshop, (COPE approved) Envision New York: October 2, 2004.

Punctal Plugs Hands-On Workshop, (COPE approved) Envision New York: October 2, 2004.

Foreign Body Removal Hands-On Workshop, (COPE approved) Envision New York: October 2, 2004.

TPA Amplification Course: Systemic/Ocular Injections, Lecture and Workshop, Colchester, Vermont: October 21, 2004.

Lecture: Infectious Disease Control. Optometric Society of the City of New York: September 22, 2004.
 
Advanced B.I.O. Workshop with Scleral Depression. (COPE approved) Transcript Quality, International Vision Expo East: March 27, 2004.

Systemic/Ocular Injections Workshop. (Cope Approved) Transcript Quality, International Vision Expo East: March 26, 2004.

Advanced B.I.O. Workshop with Scleral Depression. (COPE approved) Transcript Quality, International Vision Expo East: March 21, 2003.

High-Tech Diagnostic Tools for the Modern Optometrist-Hands-On Workshop. (Cope Approved) Transcript Quality, International Vision Expo East: March 23, 2003.

Systemic/Ocular Injections Workshop. (Cope Approved) Transcript Quality, International Vision Expo East: March 23, 2003.

Instructor for CPR Certification Workshop-Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for the Eyecare Practitioner. (COPE approved) Transcript Quality International Vision Expo East: March 20, 2003.

Ocular Therapeutics Bridging Course, Tasmania, Australia. November 10 - 16, 2002.
          
Ocular Effects of Systemic Disease (Cope Approved) Lecture: SUNY, State College of Optometry Continuing Professional Education. October 23, 2002.

Instructor for CPR Certification Workshop-Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for the Eyecare Practitioner. (COPE approved) Transcript Quality International Vision Expo East: March 14, 2002.

High-Tech Diagnostic Tools  for the Modern Optometrist-Hands-On Workshop. (Cope Approved) Transcript Quality, International Vision Expo East: March 15, 2002.

Advanced B.I.O. Workshop with Scleral Depression. (COPE approved) Transcript Quality, International Vision Expo East: March 16, 2002.

Gonioscopy and Punctal Plug Occlusion Workshop. Optometric Society of the City of New York: September 30, 2001.

High-Tech Diagnostic Tools for the Modern Optometrist-Hands-On Workshop. (Cope Approved) Transcript Quality, International Vision Expo East: March 23, 2001.

Advanced B.I.O. Workshop with Scleral Depression. (COPE approved) Transcript Quality International Vision Expo East: March 24, 2001.

Instructor for CPR Certification Workshop-Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for the Eyecare Practitioner. (COPE approved) Transcript Quality, International Vision Expo East: March 22, 2001.

Lecture entitled: Ocular Manifestations of Systemic Diseases. (COPE approved) Optometric Society of the City of New York: October 10, 2000.

Gonioscopy and Advanced B.I.O. Workshop. Optometric Society of the City of New York: September 24, 2000.

Lecture entitled: Punctal Plug Occlusion. (COPE approved) New York Academy of Optometry: June 20, 2000.

Lecture entitled: Retina Revealing...the Body. (COPE approved) International Vision Expo East: April 2, 2000.

Lecture entitled: Ocular Effects of Systemic Diseases. (COPE approved) Transcript Quality International Vision Expo East: April 2, 2000.

Advanced B.I.O. Workshop with Scleral Depression. (COPE approved) Transcript Quality, International Vision Expo East: April 1, 2000.

Instructor for Neurological and Vascular Assessment Workshop. (COPE approved) Transcript Quality SUNY/NYSOA continuing education: March 31, 2000.

Instructor for CPR Certification Workshop-Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for the Eyecare Practitioner. (COPE approved) Transcript Quality, International Vision Expo East: March 30, 2000.

Instructor for Binocular Indirect Ophthalmoscopy Workshop. (COPE approved) SUNY/NYSOA continuing education: November 14, 1999.

Assistant Instructor for Therapeutic Techniques: Foreign Body Removal and Punctal Plugs. (COPE approved): International Vision Expo East March 20,1999.

Instructor for CPR Certification Workshop-Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for the Eyecare Practitioner. (COPE approved) Transcript Quality International Vision Expo East: March 18, 1999.

Lecture entitled: Onset and Duration of Action of Tropicamide and Phenylephrine in a Single Solution Instead of Separate Drops: San Francisco, CA. Dec 1998. Optom Vis Sci (suppl.) 75, 197.

Instructor for Punctal Plugs Hands-On Workshop. (COPE approved) SUNY, State College of Optometry Continuing Professional Education: December 6, 1998.

Instructor for Foreign Body Removal Hands-On Workshop: SUNY continuing education: November 1, 1998.

Diagnostic Pharmaceutical Agents (DPA) Video for continuing education: July 1998.

Lecture for SUNY CE entitled A Superficial Corneal Trauma: June 24, 1998.

Lecture for NYSOA entitled A Superficial Corneal Trauma: June 16, 1998.

Assistant Instructor for Anterior Segment Hands-on Therapeutic Procedures: International Vision Expo East  1995, 1996, 1997 and 1998.

Lecture for SUNY TPA Continuing Education series titled AAnterior Segment Disorders: Management and Treatment@: February 8, 1998.

Instructor for the 8 hour continuing education Diagnostic Pharmaceutical Agents(DPA) lab 1996, 1997, 1998.    

Assistant Instructor for Anterior Segment Procedures Hands-on Workshop: October 30,1996.

Assistant Instructor for Gonioscopy and Clinical Glaucoma Skills Hands-on Workshop: November 13, 1996.

Lecture for Optometry I first year students entitled "Pupil Evaluation": Fall Quarter 1996 to 2003.

Lecture for Optometry I first year students entitled "Direct Ophthalmoscopy": Fall Quarter 1995 to 2003.

Lecture for Optometry III first year students entitled "Taking a Case History": Spring  Quarter 1995 to 2003.

New Jersey Therapeutic Agent Laboratory- Clinical Technique Continuing Education SUNY College of Optometry New York, New York: April, 1993.

Lecture for Long Island University Public Health Graduate students on "Vision and the Aging Population": Fall/Spring 1992-1993.

Lecture for Optometry III first year students entitled "Confrontation Visual Fields", (Spring  1993-present.

Diagnostic Pharmaceutical Agent Laboratory- Clinical Technique Continuing Education SUNY-College of Optometry New York, New York: May, 1997.

Assistant Instructor for "New Technology in Eyecare"-Hands-on procedures for state of the art techniques: Vision Expo East 1994.

Lecture to fourth-year students on "A Clinical Approach To Management and Treatment of Anterior Segment Disorders": 1991-1993.