Dr. Kevin Houston
Investigator, Schepens Eye Research Institute
Kevin E. Houston, O.D., M.Sc., F.A.A.O. is a Doctor of Optometry and researcher specializing in the treatment of visual problems resulting from neurological injury. At Schepens his research involves the development and testing of devices and therapies for patients with hemispatial neglect, hemianopia, and paralytic eyelid and ocular motility disorders.
Over the past 5 years his research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Defense, and the Minnie Flaura Turner Foundation. He is also the director of the vision clinics for Spaulding Rehabilitation Network and provides consultation at Mass Eye and Ear for the Mass General Hospital - Brain and Body Program for sports-related concussion.
A career goal is to address the unmet need for eye and vision rehabilitation care at inpatient rehabilitation facilities as a care provider and educator. The inpatient vision service he provides at Spaulding includes diagnosing vision impairments, providing staff and patient education, making suggestions for compensatory strategies, providing treatment for double vision (prisms and therapy), and treatment for hemianopia and/or hemispatial neglect with field expanding p-prisms.