Ben Freed, OD
SUNY College of Optometry
33 West 42nd Street New York, NY 10036


Dr. Benjamin Freed has specialized in the optometric rehabilitation of individuals with low vision since his graduation from the SUNY College of Optometry in 1982.  He currently serves as Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of External Clinics.

Dr. Freed has held the position of Director of the Low Vision Clinic at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary since 1996, and in conjunction with that institution also holds the title of Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at New York Medical College. Much of his time is spent teaching ophthalmology residents at several medical institutions in the New York area.

Dr. Freed is most proud of his participation in the Homebound Eyecare program at the University Eye Center, in which he does house calls to homebound elderly in New York City. He is also a mean banjo player whose playing can be heard on the soundtrack of the Coen Brothers film “Raising Arizona.”


Albert, Darren, Faye, E., Freed, B., Fisher, M., Seidman, K. (2000).  The Lighthouse Ophthalmology Training Manual. Lighthouse International

Faye, Eleanor, Freed B., et all. (2011). The Lighthouse Clinician’s Guide to Low Vision Practice. Lighthouse International.

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