Robert Duckman, OD
SUNY College of Optometry
33 West 42nd Street New York, NY 10036


Robert Duckman joined the college in 1971 and is currently a Professor in the Department of Vision Sciences as well as Chair of the Department.

Dr. Duckman received his BA in Biology-Chemistry from Queens College, his MA in Psychology from the New School for Social Research, and his Doctor of Optometry from New England College of Optometry.

His current focus of research is Amblyopia and Intermittent Extropia and is currently on the Course and Standing Committee as well as the Faculty Development Committee, Chair. He is a recipient of the 2008, Satmar Bikur Cholim, Physician of the Year Award, as well as a 2010 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Service.

Educational Background

New School for Social Research, MA, 1975

New England College of Optometry, OD, 1969

Queens College, BA, 1965


Duckman RH. 2008. “Delayed Visual Maturation,” J of Behav Optom, 19(5):115-118.

Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group. 2007. “Stability of Visual Acuity Improvement Following Discontinuation of Amblyopia Treatment in Children 7 to 12 Years Old,” Arch Ophthalmol, 125:655-659.

Duckman, Robert H, Editor and Contributor, Visual Development, Diagnosis and Treatment of the Pediatric Patient, 2006, Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia.

Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group. 2006. “Treatment of Anisometropic Amblyopia in Children with Refractive Correction,” Ophthalmol, 11(6):896-903.

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

Festinger T, Duckman RH. 2004 “Vision Status Among Foster Children in New York City” Social Work Health Care, 38(4):77-81.


Fellow, American Academy of Optometry

Fellow, College of Optometrists in Visual Development

American Optometric Association

New York State Optometric Association

Optometric Society of the City of New York (OSCONY)