Richard Soden, OD

Clinical Professor
Director, Healthcare Development

Bio

Richard M. Soden, O.D., F.A.A.O. is a Clinical Professor and currently the Director for Health Care Development at SUNY College of Optometry. He previously served as Vice President for Clinical Affairs. Dr. Soden graduated from SUNY college of Optometry in 1979. After graduation, he completed a residency program at the Northport VA Medical Center on Long Island. Dr. Soden remained at Northport VA for 26 years as the Associate Chief of Optometry Service. Dr. Soden was also a member of a large optometric practice in Lake Ronkonkoma, N.Y. In addition to primary care optometry, his special interests are in pediatrics, children with special needs and low vision rehabilitation for children and adults. He is recognized as a low vision specialist and has worked with the Commission for the Blind for his entire optometric career. After leaving the VA and private practice, Dr. Soden returned to SUNY College of Optometry as Vice President for Clinical Affairs. Dr. Soden also serves as third party consultant for the New York State Optometric Association and has lectured extensively in third party reimbursement and practice management

Education

  • OD, , SUNY College of Optometry, 1979
  • BA, Biology, Brooklyn College, 1975

Residency/Other Post Graduate Training

  • Vision Rehabilitation - VA Medical Center/SUNY, 1980

Certifications

  • New York State License - State Education, 1979

Professional Experience

  • Director of Health Care Development, Office of the President, 2015 - Present
  • Clinical Professor, SUNY College of Optometry , 2006 - Present

Teaching Interests

Healthcare

Coding and Billing

Practice Management

Low Vision

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

CEP 321SA
Optometric Practice

CEP 321SA
Opt.Practice in a Changing Hlth.

Clinical Interests

Low Vision

Vision Rehabilitation

Publications

  • Do third-party plans really pay for CVS care?, Optometry (St. Louis, Mo.), 73(4): 249-52, 2002
  • Efficacy of vision therapy for convergence insufficiency in an adult male population., Journal of the American Optometric Association, 70(4): 225-32, 1999
  • Community resources and third party billing for patients who have had head trauma/head injuries., Journal of the American Optometric Association, 63(8): 592-4, 1992
  • Head trauma and low vision: clinical modifications for diagnosis and prescription., Journal of the American Optometric Association, 63(8): 559-63, 1992
  • A comprehensive eye/vision program., Journal of the American Optometric Association, 58(5): 386-9, 1987
  • Integrating ophthalmological and optometric services in a VA hospital program., Public health reports (Washington, D.C. : 1974), 101(4): 429-32, 1986
  • Effectiveness of visual therapy for convergence insufficiencies for an adult population., Journal of the American Optometric Association, 55(7): 491-4, 1984
  • An optometric approach to the treatment of a non-comitant deviation., Journal of the American Optometric Association, 54(5): 451-4, 1983
  • An optometric approach to the rehabilitation of the stroke patient., Journal of the American Optometric Association, 52(10): 795-800, 1981
  • Inferior altitudinal losses and prismatic correction., Journal of the American Optometric Association, 52(10): 818-20, 1981
  • The functional management of ocular myasthenia gravis., Journal of the American Optometric Association, 52(10): 829-31, 1981

Services

University

  • 2020 - Present : Optometric Center of New York - President

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