Dean of Salus University in Elkins Park inducted into National Optometry Hall of Fame

Mitchell Scheiman, OD, PhD ‘16, FAAO, dean of research and director of graduate programs in Biomedicine at Salus University and Pennsylvania Optometric Association member, was recently honored with induction into the National Optometry Hall of Fame at the American Optometric Association (AOA) Conference, known as “Optometry’s Meeting.”

Dr. Scheiman, a nationally known optometrist educator, lecturer, author, and private practitioner, gave an acceptance speech.

“It’s certainly a professional milestone that I will cherish for a long period of time,” he said. “I’m deeply honored and grateful to be inducted into this hall of fame, and thank you for this incredible experience.”

Dr. Scheiman currently serves as the director of pediatric and binocular vision at The Eye Institute and as a professor of Optometry at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry of Salus University. He has four decades of experience and has authored three books for optometrists covering the topics of binocular vision, vision therapy, pediatric optometry and learning-related vision problems; two books for occupational therapists on managing vision deficits and low vision rehabilitation; and over 130 articles in the professional literature. 

Dr. Scheiman also has volunteered for various AOA projects, including working on several AOA clinical guidelines, and more recently, the evidence-based Comprehensive Pediatric Eye Exam.

“These large randomized clinical trials that I’ve been part of required a huge effort and commitment, cost millions of dollars, and required many dedicated investigators,” he said. “Our group’s success is a tribute to all of the extraordinary collaborators that I’ve had the pleasure of working with.”

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