Rebecca Heaps, OD

Assistant Clinical Professor


Dr. Rebecca Heaps is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Vision Rehabilitation department at the SUNY College of Optometry. She completed her Doctor of Optometry degree at the SUNY College of Optometry, where she then went on to complete her residency in Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation. Her areas of interest include binocular vision, strabismus, amblyopia, pediatrics, and traumatic brain injury.


  • OD, , SUNY College of Optometry, 2020
  • BS, Biology, The College of New Jersey, 2015

Residency/Other Post Graduate Training

  • Dr. Irwin B. Suchoff Residency in Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation - SUNY College of Optometry, 2021


  • Gold Key International Optometric Honor Society, 2019
  • Philip and Sylvia Soden Memorial Scholarship, 2019
  • P. Gregory Hess Scholarship, 2018
  • Scott Tasker Folsom Scholarship, 2018
  • Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society, 2017
  • Charles and Mildred Schnurmacher Scholarship, 2017
  • Dr. Nathan and Laura Millman Scholarship, 2017

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Clinical Professor, SUNY College of Optometry, 2021 - Present


  • Bifocal Fresnel Prism in the Management of Acute Onset Esotropia, 2022
  • Binasal occlusion in the management of a patient with Acute Demyelinating Encephalomyelitis, Vision Development and Rehabilitation 2021
  • Emergent ocular findings in a patient with Neurofibromatosis Type 1, 2020


  • The Eye and Brain Connection: Psychological Impacts on Vision, 2021
    Oral Presentation
  • Binasal occlusion in the management of a patient with acute demyelinating encephalomyelitis, 2021
  • Neuro-optometric rehabilitation management of the pediatric patient with Visual Snow Syndrome (VSS), 2020
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