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Roanne Flom, OD
Professor of Clinical Optometry
College of Optometry
The Ohio State University
Dr. Flom earned a bachelors degree in Human Biology with an emphasis in health care policy at Stanford University. Her optometric training was at the School of Optometry at the University of California at Berkeley where she also completed a post-graduate specialization in low vision and binocular vision in 1985.

She taught in various clinics and laboratories at the U.C. Berkeley School of Optometry, while also practicing low vision as part of a retina practice and providing primary eye care in a Spanish speaking community health center and in a private practice.

She served on faculty at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine from 1988 through 1994. She was provided low vision care there and co-founded the Johns Hopkins Low Vision Consultation Service. She participated in studies of reading and visual impairment, and provided training for optometry residents, ophthalmologists, and medical students.

Dr. Flom is now an Associate Professor of Clinical Optometry at The Ohio State University College of Optometry. She is Chief of the Vision Rehabilitation Service, and teaches the Vision Rehabilitation courses, as well as Optometric Gerontology. Her main research interests are in the area of visual performance by the visually impaired. She is a photography reader for the Collaborative Longitudinal Evaluation of Keratoconus (CLEK) study.

Dr. Flom is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, and is a Diplomate of the Academy’s Low Vision Section. She has served on the Academy’s Admissions Committee, and now serves on the Executive Committee for the Low Vision Diplomate Program and on the Ellerbrock Memorial Continuing Education Committee.