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Dr. Vricella is an assistant clinical professor in the Pediatrics and Infant Vision department of the University Eye Center. She received her Doctor of Optometry from SUNY Optometry in 1997. Dr. Vricella completed her residence at SUNY Optometry in 1998 before joining the College as a faculty member. Dr. Vricella serves as an educational facilitator and pediatric residency supervisor. She is also the principal investigator for the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group and serves as the American Optometric Association Faculty-Student Liaison. She has lectured both nationally and internationally in the areas of pediatrics and binocular vision and has numerous professional publications.
Fellow of the College of Optometrist in Vision Development
OD, SUNY College of Optometry, 1997
BA, Lehigh University
SUNY College of Optometry, Pediatric and Infant Vision, 1998
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.
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.