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Richard Soden, OD

Director, Health Care Development

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Dr. Soden joined the University Eye Center in 2005 as the associate director of Managed Care and vice president for Clinical Affairs. He previously served at the Northport VA as associate chief of optometry. Throughout his career, Dr. Soden has focused on primary care, low vision rehabilitation, vision therapy and head trauma rehabilitation He is a past president of the New York State Optometric Association and remains as their Third Party Consultant. He currently serves as SUNY Optometry’s director of health care development and lectures internationally.


Head Trauma, Low Vision, Vision Therapy

Affiliations and Recognition

Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development


OD, SUNY College of Optometry, 1979
BA, Brooklyn College, 1975


Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 1980