Marilyn Vricella, OD
SUNY College of Optometry
33 West 42nd Street New York, NY 10036


Dr. Marilyn Vricella is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Pediatrics and Infant Vision department. She received her BS in Statistics and Fundamental Science from Lehigh University in 1991, and her OD from SUNY Optometry in 1997.

Dr. Vricella completed her residence at SUNY Optometry in 1997, and joined the College in 1998 as a faculty member.

Prior to her current position, Dr. Vricella served as an Educational Facilitator and the Pediatric Residency Supervisor.


Dr. F.W. Brock Memorial Award
Dr. S. Eisenberg Memorial Award
Dr. M. Cohen Memorial Award
Schnurmacher Merit Scholarship
Foundation for the Development of Humanities Scholarship
Alumni Scholarship


Bodack M, Vricella M. Vision Therapy in a Young Pediatric Population. Journal of Behavioral Optometry 2012; 21 (3): 59-61.

Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group (PEDIG) Investigator: July 2010

Bodack M, Vricella A. Vision Therapy in an Adult Population: Who, What & Why. Journal of Behavioral Optometry 2007; 18(4): 100-105.

Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group. Randomized Trial of Treatment of Amblyopia in Children Aged 7 to 17 Years. Arch Opthalmol 2005: 123: 437-447.

Hooker P, FitzGerald DE, Rutner D, Vricella M. Monocular deprivation in an identical twin. Optometry. Journal of the American Optometric Association October 1, 2005. 76(10) p. 579-587.

Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group. A Randomized Trial of Tropine vs Patching for Treatment of Moderate Amblyopia in Children. Arch Opthalmol 2002: 120: 268-278.

Vricella, M., FitzGerald, D.C., & Krumholtz, I. Effectiveness of the Welch Allyn Sure Sight Autorefractor as a Screening Tool in a sample of children aged 3-69 months. J Behavioral Optom. 2002; 13:123-125.

Professional Posters

Chen, A. Llerena Law C, Krummenacker K, Vricella M. Treatment and Management of Juvenile X  Linked Retinschisis in a Hospital Setting: A Case Report. American Academy of Optometry Meeting. Boston, MA. October 2011.

Krummenacker K, Chang A, Vricella M. Cornelia de Lange Syndrome-A rare disorder with Ophthalmologic findings. American Academy of Optometry Meeting. San Francisco, Ca. November, 2010.

Patel R, Stoica I, Vricella M. Retrospective Clinical Review of Amblyopia Treatment in Children Under 5 years of Age. American Optometric Association Meeting. Orlando, FL June 16-20, 2010

Patel R, Vricella M. Prader Willi Syndrome. American Academy of Optometry Meeting. Orlando, Fl. November 12-15, 2009.

Nguyen TH, Walburg M, Vricella, M. Management of Bilateral Congenital Cataracts in a Large Jewish Family of Seventeen Members. American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting Anaheim, CA. October 2008.

Vricella, M Bodak M. Vision Therapy in a Pre School Population Who, What and Why? COVD Annual Meeting Phoenix, AZ. October 25-27, 2006.
Hooker P, Rutner D, FitzGerald D, Vricella M. Monocular deprivation of one eye of identical twins: a study of axial length. American Academy of Optometry. San Diego, CA. Dec 12-15, 2002.

Vricella M, FitzGerald DE, Krumholtz I. Effectiveness of the Welch Allyn Sure Sight Autorefractor as a Screening Tool in The infant and pre-school population. AOA Congress. New Orleans, Louisiana. June 26-30, 2002.

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