Sharon Keh, OD

Biological and Vision Sciences

Bio

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 Assistant 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 guest instructor 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. She is passionate about caring for patients with complex corneal conditions, especially those who require specialty contact lens fitting.

Education

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

Residency/Other Post Graduate Training

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

Awards/Honors

  • Nominated for National Keratoconus Foundation Top Doc 2020, 2020

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Clinical Professor, SUNY College of Optometry, 2013 - Present
  • 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.

Research Interests

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

Publications

  • 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

Presentations

  • Scleral lens fitting for pediatric immune stromal keratitis and sphenoid wing meningioma-induce neurotrophic keratopahy, 2014
    Poster
  • 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

Services

University

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

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