In early April 2013, SUNY vision scientist Dr. Kenneth Ciuffreda was the Behavioral Scholar-In-Residence at the New England College of Optometry's (NECO) annual program. Dr. Ciuffreda lectured to the first, second and third year professional classes and provided CE on optometric vision care in Mild Tramatic Brain Injury (mTBI) and oculomotor rehabilitation in mTBI. In addition, he participated in a panel discussion about concussions with fellow optometrists and neuropsychologists.
Dr. Ciuffreda received a plaque from NECO honoring his decades of work in vision therapy/neuro-vision rehabilitation in mTBI and related conditions. This coincided with the 40th anniversery of his graduation from the Massachusetts College of Optometry, now NECO.
In late April, Dr. Ciuffreda was the keynote speaker at the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association's annual meeting in San Diego. He spoke on his research in mTBI, including oculomotor aspects, visual-evoked responses and a model of optometric vision care in mTBI. He also received the"Advancement of Science Awarad" for his work in vision-related aspects of mTBI and lectured on how to write clinical research papers.
Later this month, Dr. Ciuffreda will have eight poster presentations on a range of topics, including amblyopia, myopia and mTBI. His collaborators are from the United States, China and South Korea.