NEW YORK — Dr. Pablo De Gracia, assistant professor of optometry at Midwestern University’s Chicago College of Optometry, presented on vision in a blurred world, including object motion, eye movements and optical blur, during SUNY Optometry’s Schnurmacher Institute for Vision Research colloquium on Tuesday, June 4.
Dr. De Gracia divides his time between teaching and running a visual optics research lab. He focuses on visual perception, the impact of the eye’s optics on the visual function and the role of ocular movements in attaining clear vision. His work evaluates the effect of novel multifocal solutions on presbyopic vision, the application of new multifocal designs to monovison compensations and how ocular movements affect the development of refractive errors.
He received bachelor’s degrees in optics and optometry and physics and a master’s degree and doctorate in optometry, optics and vision from Complutense University of Madrid and completed postdoctoral studies in ocular movements and optical design at Barrow Neurological Institute.
About the Schnurmacher Institute for Vision Research at SUNY Optometry
The Institute for Vision Research was founded in 1983 in response to the growing need for scientific knowledge about the visual system and methods of improving visual function. The Institute was renamed the Adolph and Ruth Schnurmacher Institute for Vision Research (SIVR) in 1984 to honor the Schnurmacher’s generosity that made possible the establishment of an Institutional endowment. The scientific researchers associated with the Institute are engaged in a wide variety of vision research projects. The SIVR coordinates a colloquium series and supports collaborative clinical research, small clinical research projects and innovative vision science research.