Mitchell W. Dul, OD, MS, FAAO, FNAP, Diplomate ABO Professor, Department of Biological and Vision Sciences My interest in optometry began as a high school student when my father began to have difficulty enjoying his passion-reading and playing music. Consequently, I focused my undergraduate education on the study of sensation and perception which naturally drew me to the clinical application of this science.
Dr. Mitchell W. Dul earned his Doctor of Optometry Degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, Salus University, and completed his residency training at the FDR VA Hospital in Montrose, NY. He began his career as an assistant clinical professor at the Southern California College of Optometry before joining the medical staff at the FDR VA Hospital where he served for 10 years in various roles including Chief of Service. Dr. Dul joined the faculty of the State University of New York, College of Optometry, and now serves as a Professor in the Department of Biological and Vision Sciences and an attending in the Glaucoma Clinic of the University Eye Center. He received the Distinguished Achievement Award from the New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians and is recognized as a Distinguished Practitioner and Fellow by the National Academies of Practice in Washington DC.
The College is dedicated to patient care, teaching and research, so in addition to treating patients, Dr. Dul is actively involved in research in both the College’s Clinical Vision Research Center and his own laboratory where he has received continuous extramural grant support for the past 20 years. His primary interest in research is the relationship between physiological structure and visual function in glaucoma. Dr. Dul served as principle investigator for validity studies for imaging software that is now used routinely in clinical practice around the world. Dr. Dul teaches in both the professional and graduate programs at the College and is a recipient of the State University of New York, Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching