Dr. Marilyn Vricella is an assistant clinical professor in the Pediatrics and Infant Vision department of the University Eye Center. She received her Doctor of Optometry from SUNY College of Optometry in 1997 and upon graduation received the Dr. F.W. Brock Memorial Award, Dr. S. Eisenberg Memorial Award and the Dr. M. Cohen Memorial Award . Dr. Vricella completed her residency in Pediatrics and Infant Vision at SUNY Optometry in 1998 before joining the College as a faculty member. Dr. Vricella serves as a clinical instructor and pediatric optometry residency supervisor. She is also the Principal Investigator for the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group and serves as the American Optometric Association Faculty and Student Membership Liaison. She has lectured both nationally and internationally in the areas of pediatrics and binocular vision and has numerous professional publications.
Pediatric Eye Care - Children with Special Needs
Eye Care for Adults
Pediatric Eye Care
Fellow, College of Optometrists in Vision Development
OD, SUNY College of Optometry, 1997
BS, Lehigh University
SUNY College of Optometry, Pediatric and Infant Vision, 1998
Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group. Effect of a binocular iPad game versus part-time patching in children aged 5 to 12 with amblyopia: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA Ophthalmol 2016; 134 (12): 1391-1400.
Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group. Home-based therapy for symptomatic convergence insufficiency in children: a randomized clinical trial. Optom Vis Sci 2016; 93 (12): 1457-65.
Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group. A Randomized Trial Evaluating Short-term Effectiveness of Overminus Lenses in Children 3 to 6 years of Age with Intermittent Exotropia. Ophthalmology 2016; 123 (10): 2127-36.
Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group. A Randomized Trial Comparing Part-time Patching with Observation for Intermittent Exotropia in Children 12 to 35 Months of Age. Ophthalmology 2015; 122: 1718-25.
Nandwani D, Vricella M, Richter S. Pediatric Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension: A Case Report. Optometry & Visual Performance 2015; 3 (4): 316-323.
Bodack M, Vricella M. Vision Therapy in a Young Pediatric Population. Journal of Behavioral Optometry 2010; 21(3):59-61.
Bodack M, Vricella M. Vision Therapy in an Adult Population: Who, What & Why. Journal of Behavioral Optometry 2007; 18(4): 100-105.
Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group. Randomized Trial of Treatment of Amblyopia in Children Aged 7 to 17 Years. Arch Ophthalmol 2005: 123: 437-447.
Hooker P, FitzGerald DE, Rutner D, Vricella M. Monocular deprivation in an identical twin. Optometry. Journal of the American Optometric Association October 1, 2005. 76(10) p. 579-587
Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group. A Randomized Trial of Atropine vs Patching for Treatment of Moderate Amblyopia in Children. Arch Ophthalmo 2002: 120: 268-278.
Vricella, M., FitzGerald, D.E., & Krumholtz, I. Effectiveness of the Welch Allyn SureSight Autorefractor as a Screening Tool in a sample of children aged 3-69 months. J Behavioral Optom. 2002; 13:123-125.
Vricella, M., FitzGerald, D.E., & Krumholtz, I. Effectiveness of the Welch Allyn SureSight Autorefractor as a Screening Tool in a sample of children aged 3-69 months. Optometry. Poster Abstract. 2002; 73: 375.
Chang S., Alexopolous D., Vricella M. When Amblyopia is Not the Diagnosis. American Academy of Optometry Meeting. Chicago, IL. October 2017.
Vricella M., Rutner D. Multi-modal Treatment of a 3 year old with Strabismus and Amblyopia. College of Optometrist in Vision Development Meeting. Jacksonville, Fl. April 2017.
Vricella, M. Pediatric Optometry Residency. American Academy of Optometry Meeting. New Orleans, LA. October 2015.
Chen, A. Llerena Law C, Krummenacker K, Vricella M. Treatment and Management of Juvenile X Linked Retinschisis in a Hospital Setting: A Case Report. American Academy of Optometry Meeting. Boston, MA. October 2011.
Krummenacker K, Chang A, Vricella M. Cornelia de Lange Syndrome-A rare disorder with Ophthalmologic findings. American Academy of Optometry Meeting. San Francisco, Ca. November, 2010.
Patel R, Stoica I, Vricella M. Retrospective Clinical Review of Amblyopia Treatment in Children Under 5 years of Age. American Optometric Association Meeting. Orlando, FL June 16-20, 2010
Patel R, Vricella M. Prader Willi Syndrome. American Academy of Optometry Meeting. Orlando, Fl. November 12-15, 2009.
Nguyen TH, Walburg M, Vricella, M. Management of Bilateral Congenital Cataracts in a Large Jewish Family of Seventeen Members. American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting Anaheim, CA. October 2008.
Vricella, M Bodak M. Vision Therapy in a Pre School Population Who, What and Why? COVD Annual Meeting Phoenix, AZ. October 25-27, 2006.
Hooker P, Rutner D, FitzGerald D, Vricella M. Monocular deprivation of one eye of identical twins: a study of axial length. American Academy of Optometry. San Diego, CA. Dec 12-15, 2002.
Vricella M, FitzGerald DE, Krumholtz I. Effectiveness of the Welch Allyn Sure Sight Autorefractor as a Screening Tool in The infant and pre-school population. AOA Congress. New Orleans, Louisiana. June 26-30, 2002.