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Dr. Sherry Bass

Dr Sherry BassDr. Sherry J. Bass is a Distinguished Teaching Professor at the SUNY State College of Optometry where she has served on the faculty for 32 years and a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and College of Optometrists in Vision Development.  She is an attending in the Retina Clinic, the Glaucoma Institute and the Cornea and Cataract Clinic, where she is actively involved in clinical teaching and patient care.  She recently instituted the Hereditary Retinal Disease Clinic for the diagnosis and special testing of patients with inherited diseases of the retina.

Dr. Bass currently serves as the Residency Supervisor for the Residency in Ocular Disease at SUNY, a position she has held since 1998.  She is also a consultant for the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE) and has chaired a number of accreditation visits for residency programs across the United States.  Dr. Bass has authored over 150 publications, including several book chapters and has presented about 350 lectures at national and international meetings in posterior segment disease, ocular nutrition, differentiating functional from pathological vision loss, special testing procedures, ocular imaging and perimetry.  She serves on the editorial board of Optometry and Vision Science, the Scandinavian Journal of Optometry, Ophthalmic Office, the Review of Optometry and Optometry Times.

In addition, Dr. Bass is actively involved in research in the genetics of hereditary retinal disorders and the use of imaging technology in understanding the pathophysiology of retinal disorders and has presented her work at the American Academy of Optometry continuing education and scientific meetings and at meetings of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.  She is a former Chair and member of the New York State Board for Optometry and continues to serve as a consultant for the Office of Professional Discipline for New York State.  She currently serves on the College’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) and is a co-chair of the Alumni Giving Committee.  In addition to her full-time responsibilities at SUNY, Dr. Bass maintains a part-time private practice in Woodmere, New York.