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Richard Shuldiner

Job TitleOD

Company NameLow Vision Optometry of Southern California


Dr. Shuldiner received his Doctor of Optometry degree from Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1970. In 1975, he was certified in Low Vision by the New York State Optometric Association and was appointed Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at New York Medical College. The doctor founded and was Clinical Director of upstate low vision clinics for The New York Lighthouse in 1981. He was instrumental in founding the Dutchess Lighthouse in 1983. In 1988, Dr. Shuldiner became the 41st Low Vision Diplomate in the American Academy of Optometry. In 1994 Dr. Shuldiner founded and is currently Clinical Director of LOW VISION OPTOMETRY of Southern California with offices throughout Southern California. Dr. Shuldiner has lectured on Low Vision Care to eye professionals in Russia, China, Hong Kong, Africa, and throughout the United States. Dr. Shuldiner trains doctors of optometry to add low vision care to their practice The late, world famous movie star Jane Russell, who suffered from macular degeneration, was successfully treated with telescopic glasses by Dr. Shuldiner in 2007 for reading, watching television, and recognizing faces. Richard J. Shuldiner, OD, F.A.A.O., founded the International Academy of Low Vision Specialists in 2006. All of the members of the Academy have received extensive advanced training in Low Vision Care by Dr. Shuldiner in his California Offices.


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