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Allen Cohen, OD

Clinical Professor


Dr. Allen Cohen has been professor of clinical optometry at SUNY College of Optometry since 1979. He has also been the chief of optometry service at the Northport VA Medical Center since 1996 and has worked in private practice since 1965. Dr. Cohen has lectured extensively on the diagnosis, treatment and visual consequences of patients with acquired brain injuries.


Vision Therapy


Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry

Fellow in College of Optometrists in Vision Development


OD, Pennsylvania College of Optometry, 1965

BA, Adelphi University, 1963



Vision rehabilitation for visual-vestibular dysfunction: The role of the neuro-optometrist: NeuroRehabilitation. 32 (2013) 483–492

Top-down Visual Framework for Optometric Visual Therapy for those with Traumatic Brain injury: Journal optometry and Visual Performance. Volume 1:issue 2: 2013. Pgs.82-93

Optometric Management of a patient with parietal lobe injury: Journal of Behavioral Optometry. Volume 21/2010/number 6.

Optometric Management of visual sequelae of frontal lobe-related traumatic brain injury: Journal of Behavioral Optometry. Volume 21/2010/number1.

The Role of Optometry in The Management ofVestibular Disorders. Brain Injury/professional. Volume 2, issue 3. 2005.  Pgs.8-10.

Successful Visual Therapy Practice in a Managed Care Environment. Journal of Behavioral Optometry. Volume 15/2004 number 4. Pgs.I00-105.

Management of Patients with Hemianopic Visual Field Loss: Journal of Optometric Vision Development. Fall 2003, Volume 24, pgs 111-118.

Efficacy of vision therapy for convergence insufficiency in an adult population: Journal of the American Optometric Association. April 1999.  Pgs 225-233.


Applied Concepts in Vision Therapy: Edited by Leonard J. Press. Mosby 1997 Contributing author: Chapter:Acquired Visual Information Processing Disorders: Closed HeadTrauma Chapter:Optometric Rehabilitative Treatment

Treatment of Visual Problems in the Older Population: Edited by Gerald Melore. Mosby 1997.Contributing author: Chapter: Rehabilitative Optometry for the Older Adult.

Visual & Vestibular Consequences of Acquired Brain Injury: Edited by Irwin B. Suchoff, Kenneth J. Ciuffreda, Neera Kapoor . 2001. Contributing author: Chapter:The Integration of Visual and Vestibular Systems in Balance Disorders-A Clinical Perspective

Vision Rehabilitation: Multidisciplinary Care of the Patient Following Brain injury: Editors: Penelope S. Suter and Lisa H. Harvey. CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group: 2010 Contributing author: Chapter: Practice management

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