Sharon Keh, OD

Assistant Clinical Professor
Biological and Vision Sciences


Dr. Sharon Park Keh received her B.A. degree from the University of Michigan, O.D. degree from the Nova Southeastern College of Optometry, and completed a Cornea & Contact Lens residency at the SUNY College of Optometry/New York Eye & Ear Infirmary in 2014. She has worked as an associate optometrist in a specialty contact lens-focused private practice in Manhattan and is currently an Associate Clinical Professor at the SUNY College of Optometry. Responsibilities include: acting as a clinical investigator on various contact lens and myopia control studies in the Clinical Vision Research Center, clinical preceptor in the Contact Lens Clinics, and a lecturer in the Contact Lens and Ocular Disease courses. She is the faculty advisor of the MicroCredential program in Advanced Cornea and Contact Lenses which was developed in 2019. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and has presented and lectured at past Global Specialty Lens Symposium and American Academy of Optometry meetings.


  • Other, Cornea & Contact Lenses, SUNY College of Optometry / New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, 2014
  • OD, Doctor of Optometry, Nova Southeastern University, 2013
  • BA, Music, University of Michigan, 2005

Residency/Other Post Graduate Training

  • Cornea & Contact Lenses - SUNY College of Optometry, 2014

Professional Experience

  • Associate Clinical Professor, SUNY College of Optometry, 2022 - Present
  • Assistant Clinical Professor, SUNY College of Optometry, 2014 - 2022
  • Associate Optometrist, Demetra Hamakiotes, 2015 - 2018

Teaching Interests

Instructor, Micro-Credential: Advanced Cornea and Contact Lenses
The Cornea & Contact Lens Micro-Credentialing is a program designed for a select group of students to receive advanced academic, clinical and professional opportunities beyond what is provided in the core professional degree curriculum. This program involves: elective course work, specialty clinic assignments third year, assignment to the Contact Lens externship in fourth year, and a final project.

Instructor, Elective: Advanced Contact Lenses: Scleral Lenses
This course is designed to provide an in-depth overview of the scleral lens fitting process. In this course, students will learn to: select the ideal candidate, choose the initial lens, properly insert, evaluate the fit, assess for flexure, remove the lens and troubleshoot accordingly for a successful final order.

Co-Instructor of Record,Clinical Case Management I, II, and III
The Clinical Case Management sequence builds on the knowledge and clinical skills taught in the first two years of the professional degree program and designed to complement the third-year clinical experience. Through large group lectures and subsequent small group discussion, students engage in problem-based learning, self-directed exploration of clinical problems, and further develop a critical approach to diagnosis and management. Emphasis will be placed on the diagnoses that are most prevalent, vision, and life-threatening and will cover the full management of patient care from history taking and examination, the interpretation of initial investigations, selection of differential diagnoses, evidence-based management, and appropriate patient communication and education. Clinical case management can be described as the interaction between patient and health care team and includes communication, empathy, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, and intervention.

Research Interests

Dr. Keh conducts research in the areas of cornea, contact lenses, and myopia control through the Clinical Vision Research Center.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Keh is passionate about caring for patients with complex corneal conditions, especially those who require specialty contact lens fitting. She also has special interest in inter professional care and co-management with health professionals outside of her area of specialization to best care for patients.


  • The Benefit of Washout and Stabilization when Refitting Ortho K, 2022
  • Managing Patients with EBMD with Specialty Contact Lenses, 2016
  • Scleral contact lens fitting for pediatric immune stromal keratitis and sphenoid wing meniogoma-induced neurotrophic keratopathy, 2014
  • Two cases of non-strabismic refractive amblyopia successfully managed using bitoric gas permeable lens designs , 2014
  • Cosmetic Contact Lens Fitting and Optometric Management Following Boston Type I Keratoprosthesis Implantation, 2013
  • “Prosthetic contact lenses used to alleviate symptoms of light sensitivity secondary to oral Fluoroquinolone-induced iris transillumination defects”, 2013


  • What’s New and What’s Coming in Optometry, 2020
  • Multifocal Contact Lenses for Digital Eyestrain: A Double-Masked, Randomized, Crossover Clinical Trial, 2019
  • Comparison of Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer (RNFL) Parameters Derived from Two Different Methods of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Scan Alignment., 2016
  • Scleral lens fitting for pediatric immune stromal keratitis and sphenoid wing meningioma-induce neurotrophic keratopahy, 2014
  • Two cases of non-strabismic refractive amblyopia successfully managed using bitoric gas permeable lens designs, 2014
  • Cosmetic contact lens fitting and optometric management following Boston Keratoprosthesis implantation, 2013



  • 2021 - Present : Faculty Executive Committee - Secretary
  • 2019 - Present : Course and Standing - Member
  • 2019 - Present : Array - Academic Advisor
  • 2019 - Present : Course and Standing Committee - Member
  • 2018 - Present : Fellowship of Christian Optometrists - Co-Faculty Advisor
  • 2018 - Present : Contact Lens Education and Research (CLEAR) Club - Faculty Advisor
  • 2018 - 2022 : Judicial Committee - Member

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