COLE, Roy Gordon
Roy Gordon Cole, OD, FAAO
After graduating from the Southern California College of Optometry in 1972 and practicing privately in San Bernardino, California, until 1977, Roy Gordon Cole moved to New York and became a faculty member of the State University of New York (SUNY) College of Optometry, where he attained the rank of professor. He taught physical optics and ophthalmic optics and had a special interest in the areas of educational technology and computer applications in client care.
Dr. Cole was also active in the Low Vision Service at the College. In September 2000 he retired from SUNY and joined the staff at The Jewish Guild for the Blind, where he currently is director of vision program development. His particular areas of interest are models of care of vision rehabilitation and distance learning. Dr. Cole also has a private practice limited to low vision care in Brooklyn, NY.
Dr. Cole is an active member of the Low Vision sections of both the American Optometric Association (AOA) and the American Academy of Optometry and has served on the executive council of the Low Vision Section of the AOA. He is also a Low Vision Diplomate in the Academy. He has lectured extensively, published a number of articles and chapters on topics in low vision, and co-edited two books in Mosby's Optometric Problem-Solving Series: Functional Assessment of Low Vision and Remediation and Management of Low Vision.
Rosenthal, Bruce P.
Dr. Bruce Rosenthal is an Adjunct Professor at Mt. Sinai Hospital and State College of New York College of Optometry. He is also the Chief of Low Vision Programs at Lighthouse International. Dr. Rosenthal has worked with the Lighthouse for over 35 years. He has written seven books on an array of vision related topics and still lectures internationally. Dr. Rosenthal helps Joe grapple with his vision loss and take advantage of the many resources in the low vision community.