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David Libassi, OD

Assistant Clinical Professor

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Dr. Libassi joined the College as an assistant clinical professor in 1982 and has been the supervisor for the cornea and contact lens residency program since 1992. He received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the New England College of Optometry in 1981.┬áDr. Libassi’s clinical activity focuses in complex specialty contact lens care of patients from infancy to adulthood. A wide range of specialty soft contact lenses, gas permeable contact lens and scleral contact lenses are available to help provide improved vision for patients suffering from corneal disease, corneal trauma, or following corneal surgery. Dr. Libassi is proficient in the fitting of soft and rigid cosmetic iris / prosthetic eyes.


Contact Lenses-General, Contact Lenses-Specialty and Custom Lenses, Prosthetic Eyes

Affiliations and Recognition

Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry


OD, New England College of Optometry, 1981
BS, Fairfield University, 1977


Edrington  TB. Gundel  RE, Libassi  DP, Wagner  H. Pierce GE, Walline  JJ, Barr JT. Olafsson  HE. Steger-May  K. Achtenberg J. Wilson  BS, Gordon  MO. Zadnik  K, "Variables Affecting Rigid Contact Lens Comfort in the Collaborative Longitudinal Evaluation of Keratoconus (CLEK) Study". Opt. & Vis. Sci, 81 (3):182-188, 2004.

McMahon TT, Anderson R, Szczotka L, Libassi, DP, GundeL RE, Roberts. C. "Gender Differences in Cone Apex Location  in Keratoconus". Am Acad Optometry Poster Presentation. Dec.1998.

Gundel  RE, Libassi DP, Zadnik K, Barr JT, Davis L, McMahon TT, Edrington TB, and Gordon MO. "Feasibility of Fitting Contact Lenses with Apical Clearance in Keratoconus. Optom. Vis. Sci, 73(11):729-732, 1996.