Jerome Sherman, OD
SUNY College of Optometry
33 West 42nd Street New York, NY 10036


Following his graduation from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in June, 1970, Dr. Sherman was appointed to the staff of the Optometric Center of New York and the newly established SUNY State College of Optometry as a clinical instructor. Over the years he has held many positions including Chief of the Ocular Disease and Special Testing clinic and then the Director of Professional Services. Dr. Sherman is presently a Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Clinical Optometric Science Department.

Dr. Sherman is a founding member of both the International Foundation for Optic Nerve Disease (IFOND) and the Optometric Retinal Society (ORS) and is the immediate past president of ORS. Dr. Sherman is optometry’s most prolific author and lecturer with over 750 publications and over 3,000 lectures both nationally and internationally. He has 4 books to his credit over the past 5 years and his Retina Revealed website ( has over 2,000 retinal images in hundreds of cases, with another hundred images added monthly. His RR is email blasted to 33,000 OD’s every several weeks and illustrates the most recent technology for the diagnosis of retinal and optic nerve disease.


Brooklyn College, September 1966

Pennsylvania College of Optometry, BS, OD, 1970

Vision Training Optometric Center of New York, June-September 1969

Child Development Optometric Center of New York, June 1970-June1971

Graduate Work:
SUNY Downstate Medical Center: Four courses in Biomathematics, September-June 1971

SUNY  College of Optometry: Graduate program in Vision Science, 13 courses, September 1971-June 1974

Present Position    

Distinguished Teaching Professor, SUNY College of Optometry, April 1991

Private Practice, Eye Institute and Laser Center, 56 East 66th St, New York,  NY  10021

Select Publications

Sherman, J., Bodis-Wollner, I., Milch, F., Goldstein, J., Brannan, J.  Retinal Periphlebitis in Multiple Sclerosis.  Journal of American Optometric Association,  64, p. 475-478, 1994.

Sadun A, Salomao S, Berezovsky A, Sadun F, de Negri A, Quiros P, Chicani F, Ventura D, Barboni P, Sherman J, Sutter E, Belfort Jr. R, Carelli V. Subclinical Carriers and Conversions in LHON- A Prospective Psychophysical Study. Trans Am Ophthalmol Soc, Vol 104, 2006

Sherman, J., McLeod H. M., Boneta J. Optic Nerve Drusen-Related Optic Neuropathy, Pigmentary Glaucoma: Co-morbid Conditions or Separate Disease Entities?  Clinical & Surgical Ophthalmology, Volume 27, 2009.

Recent Books

Sherman J., Karamchandani G., Jones W., Nath S., Yannuzzi L. “Panoramic Ophthalmoscopy”, SLACK, Phil 2008, 11 chapters.

Sherman J., Karamchandani G., Susanna R., Sadun A., Sherman M., Nath S., Wong V. “The Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer in Clinical Practice: RNFL in Glaucoma and Non-glaucomatous Optic Neuropathies”, Available at, New York 2008, 56 mini-chapters

Sherman J., Yannuzzi L.A., Madonna R.J., Nath S., Bababekova Y., “The Photoreceptor Integrity Line as Revealed by Spectral Domain OCT”, Available at, New York, 2008, 10 Chapters.

Present Relevant Industry Funded Studies

Sherman, J. & Bababekova, Y. An Age Stratified Data Collection Study in Caucasian, Hispanic and African Americans, to Establish a Normative Database Using the 3-D Optical Coherence Tomographer OCT-1000 Mark II, Topcon Medical Systems, January 2009-present.

Relevant  Scheduled Scientific Presentations

  • SD OCT ARVO abstracts-2009

  • SD OCT Documents a Spectrum of Findings in Normal Eyes Invisible to Ophthalmoscopy

  • SD OCT Imaging of the IS/OS Junction in a Wide Array of Disorders of the Outer Retina

  • Preserved Visual Acuity in the Absence of the Foveal Pit as Confirmed by Spectral Domain (SD) OCT


  • Founder (along with select others) International Foundation for Optic Nerve Disease (IFOND), 1995

  •  IFOND- Scientific Advisory Board,1995-present

  • Lord Chardwick Memorial Lecture and Award, 1998

  • International Expedition Team- Brazil- Lebers Hereditary Optic Neuropathy Funded by IFOND and Allergan October 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005

  • Founding Member and Fellow of The Optometric Retina Society (ORS), October 2003, President, ORS March 2008

  • Editor (responsible for concept and content development) of, a weekly case presentation of contemporary diagnosis and management of retinal disorders using the latest in high tech instrumentation, 2009


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