Mitchell Scheiman, OD, PhD

Professor, Pennsylvania College of Optometry

 

mscheiman@salus.edu 

Dr. Mitchell Scheiman 2017Education:

  • BS, OD, New England College of Optometry
  • PhD, Biomedicine, Salus University 

Role at Salus University:

  • Director, Graduate Programs, Biomedicine 
  • Dean of Research

Professional Honors and Activities:

  • 2017 Glen A, Frey Award, American Academy of Optometry Foundation: The Glenn A. Fry Lecture Award is is given annually to a distinguished scientist or clinician scientist in recognition of the quality, significance, impact, and relevance to optometry of his or her current research contributions.
  • 2015 Dr. Jerry P. Davidoff Vision Care Award - American Optometric Association (AOA) Vision Rehabilitation Section (VRS) Council
  • 2015 Distinguished SUNY Resident Alumni Award                          
  • Heart of America Contact Lens Society Vision Service Award presented annually to an individual or group who exhibits extraordinary dedication and untiring service to the profession of Optometry
  • Woodruff Distinguished Lecture Series - School of Optometry, University of Waterloo
  • Skeffington Award for Excellence in Writing. COVD Annual Conference

Clinical Specialty: 

  • Vision Therapy, Binocular Vision, Pediatrics

Professional Activities / Recognition / Awards:

  • 2015 Dr. Jerry P. Davidoff Vision Care Award - American Optometric Association (AOA) Vision Rehabilitation Section (VRS) Council, June 2015
  • 2015 Distinguished SUNY Resident Alumni Award, June 2015 
  • Heart of America Contact Lens Society Vision Service Award 2012
  • Woodruff Distinguished Lecture Series - School of Optometry, University of Waterloo  2011
  • 2nd Annual Jeffery and Joyce Meyers Lectureship Series at Ohio State University, Columbus, OH University of Alabama, Birmingham, School of Optometry, Springer lecturer 2011
  • Dr. & Mrs. Dominick M. Maino Visiting Professor, Illinois College of Optometry  2010
  • New England College of Optometry Behavioral Vision Optometry Scholar in Residence, 2010
  • Plenary Session Speaker: American Academy of Optometry Annual meeting San Diego, CA 2005
  • Skeffington Award for Excellence in Writing. COVD Annual Conference, October 2002.
  • Garland Clay Award for excellence in writing; American Academy of Optometry Meeting December 1993
  • First Place, Best Non-Technical Article in the Optometric Literature, 1989, Optometric Editors Association

Research Activities:

  • Study Chair: CITT-ART: Convergence Insufficiency Reading and Attention Treatment Trial (CITT) NEI funded, May 2014 – April 2019
  • Co-Protocol Chair: Convergence Insufficiency Treatment Study (CITS) 2012-present
  • Study Chair: Convergence Insufficiency Treatment Trial (CITT) NEI sponsored, October 2004 – September 2008
  • Principal Investigator: Base In – CITT Study, Lions sponsored, October 2003-September 2004
  • Principal Investigator: Correction of Myopia Evaluation Trial (COMET II), NEI sponsored 4-year grant,  March 2003-March 2007
  • Study Chair and PI: Convergence Insufficiency Treatment Trial Pilot Study (CITT), NEI sponsored, November 2000-October 2002
  • Co-Principal Investigator : Amblyopia Treatment Studies, NEI sponsored, March 2001 – Present
  • Principal Investigator, Correction of Myopia Evaluation Trial (COMET), NEI sponsored 5-year grant,  March 1997-ongoing 
Selected Representative Publications (From 200 Publications):
 
  • Hussaindeen JR,,Rakshit A, Singh NK, Swaminathan M, George R, Kapur S, Scheiman M, Ramani KK. The minimum test battery to screen for binocular vision anomalies – Report 3 of BAND study. Clin Exp Optom 2017 in press
  • Gallaway M, Scheiman, M, Mitchell GL. Vision Therapy for Post-Concussion Vision Disorders. Optom Vis Sci 2017;94:68-73.
  • Laukkanen H, Scheiman M, Hayes J. Brain Injury Vision Symptom Survey (BIVSS) Questionnaire Opt Vis Sci 2017;94:43-50
  • Scheiman M, Talasan H, Alvarez T. Objective Assessment of Vergence after Treatment of Concussion-Related CI, Opt Vis Sci 2017;94:74-88
  • Manny R, Deng L, Gwiazda J, Hyman L, Weissberg E, Scheiman M, Fern K, COMET Group. Internal astigmatism in myopes and non-myopes: compensation or constant?  Optom Vis Sci., 2016;93:1079-92.
  • Marsh-Tootle WL, Harb E, Hou W, Zhang Q, Anderson HA, Weise K, Norton TT, Gwiazda J, Hyman L; for the Correction of Myopia Evaluation Trial (COMET) Study Group. Optic Nerve Tilt, Crescent, Ovality, and Torsion in a Multi-Ethnic Cohort of Young Adults With and Without Myopia. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2017 Jun 1;58(7):3158-3171. doi: 10.1167/iovs.16-20860
  • Holmes JM, Manh VM, Lazar, EL, Beck RW, Birch EE, Kraker RT, Crouch ER, Erzurum A, Khuddus N, Summers AI, Wallace DK, PEDIG Investigator Group. Effect of a binocular iPAD game vs part-time patching in children aged 5 to 12 years with amblyopia. JAMA Ophthalmol Nov3, 2016 Published online doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2016.4262
  • Liu L, Marsh-Tootle W, Harb E, Hou W, Zhang Q, Anderson H, Norton T, Weise K,  Gwiazda J,, Hyman L, COMET Group. A sloped piecemeal Gaussian model for characterizing foveal pit shape. Ophthalmic Physiol Opt., 2016, 36:615-631
  • Ma M, Scheiman M, Su C, Chen X. Effect of Vision Therapy on Accommodation in Myopic Chinese Children" J Ophthalmol 2016 Article ID 1202469, 9 pages, http://10.1155/2016/1202469.
  • Manny, RE; Deng L, Gwiazda J, Hyman L, Weissberg E, Scheiman M; Fern, K. Internal Astigmatism in Myopes and Non-myopes: Compensation or Constant? Optom Vis. August 4, 2016, doi: 10.1097/OPX.0000000000000946
  • Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group (Scheiman, M - lead author) Home-Based Therapy for Symptomatic Convergence Insufficiency in Children. Optom Vis Sci, 2016;93:1457-65
  • Hussaindeen JR, Rakshit A, Kumar N, George R, Swaminathan M, MS, Kapur S Kumar Ramani K, Scheiman M. Binocular vision anomalies & normative data (band) in Tamilnadu - Report 1. Clin Exp Optom. 2016 Nov 18. doi: 10.1111/cxo.12496. [Epub ahead of print], PMID: 27859646)
  • Hussaindeen JR, Rakshit A, Singh NK, George R, Swaminathan M, Kapur S, Scheiman M, Ramani KK. Prevalence of non-strabismic anomalies of binocular vision in Tamil Nadu: report 2 of BAND study. Clin Exp Optom. 2016 Nov 18. doi: 10.1111/cxo.12496. [Epub ahead of print], PMID: 27859646
  • Master CL, Scheiman M, Gallaway MF, et al. Vision Diagnoses are Common after Concussion in Adolescents. Clin Pediatr 2016 Mar;55(3):260-7.
  • Borsting E, Mitchell GL, Arnold LE, Scheiman M, Chase C, Kulp M, Cotter S. Behavioral and Emotional Problems Associated With Convergence Insufficiency in Children: An Open Trial. Journal of attention disorders. 2016;20(10):836-44.
  • Talasan H, Scheiman M, Li X, Alvarez T. Disparity Vergence Responses Before versus After Repetitive Vergence Therapy in Binocularly Normal Controls. J Vision, J Vis. 2016; 16(1): 7.Published online 2016 Jan 13.doi: PMCID:PMC4743712
  • Scheiman M, Gwiazda J, Zhang Q, Deng L, Fern K, Manny RE, Weissberg E, Hyman L, and the COMET Group. Longitudinal Changes in Corneal Curvature and its Relationship to Axial Length in the Correction of Myopia Evaluation Trial (COMET) Cohort. J Optom. 2016 Jan-Mar; 9(1): 13–21.
  • Hussaindeen JR, George R, Swaminathan M, Kumar Ramani K, Scheiman M. Binocular Vision Anomalies and Normative Data (Band) In Rural and Urban Tamilnadu - Study Design and Methods Vis Develop Rehab, 2015;1 (4):260-270.
  • CITT-ART Investigator Group, Scheiman M, Mitchell GL, Cotter SA, Kulp M, Chase C, Borsting E, Arnold E, Denton C, Hertle R. Convergence Insufficiency Treatment Trial - Attention and Reading Trial (CITT-ART): Design and Methods. Vis Dev Rehabil. 2015 Oct;1(3):214-228. PubMed PMID: 26942226; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4772970
  • Whittaker S, Scheiman M, Sokol, D.  Low Vision Rehabilitation: A Practical Guide for Occupational Therapists. 2nd Ed Slack Inc, Thorofare, NJ.  2015
  • Harb E, Hyman L, Gwiazda J, Marsh-Tootle W, Zhang Q, Hou W, Norton TT, Weise K, Dirkes K, Zangwill LM; COMET Study Group. Choroidal Thickness Profiles in Myopic Eyes of Young Adults in the Correction of Myopia Evaluation Trial Cohort. Am J Ophthalmol.2015 Jul;160(1):62-71.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.ajo.2015.04.018. Epub 2015 Apr 18.
  • Wallace DK, Lazar EL, Crouch ER 3rd, Hoover DL, Kraker RT, Tamkins SM; Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group. Time course and predictors of amblyopia improvement with 2 hours of daily patching.JAMA Ophthalmol. 2015 May;133(5):606-9. doi: 10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2015.6.
  • Leske DA, Holmes JM, Melia BM; Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group. Evaluation of the Intermittent Exotropia Questionnaire using Rasch analysis. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2015 Apr;133(4):461-5. doi: 10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2014.5622
  • Cohen A, Elam C., Gagnon K., Montecalvo BH, Peterson M., Rakoczy C., Rhode M Scheiman M. Brain Injury Electronic Resource Manual Part 1A. http://aoa.uberflip.com/i/225867-brain-injury-electronic-resource-manual.2015
  • Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group. A Randomized Trial Comparing Part-time Patching with Observation for Intermittent Exotropia in Children 12 to 35 Months of Age, Ophthalmology 2015 Jun 10. 2015.04.025. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Gwiazda J, Norton TT, Hou W, Hyman L, Manny R and the COMET group. Longitudinal Changes in Lens Thickness in Myopic Children Enrolled in the Correction of Myopia Evaluation Trial (COMET). Current Eye Research, Early Online, 1–9, 2015.
  • Scheiman M, Wick B. Clinical Management of Binocular Vision: Heterophoric, Accommodative and Eye Movement Disorders. 4th edition, Lippincott, Philadelphia 2014
  • Deng L, Gwiazda JE, Manny R, Scheiman M, Weissberg EM, Fern K, Weise K. Limited change in anisometropia and aniso-axial length over 13 years in myopic children enrolled in the Correction of Myopia Evaluation Trial Inv Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2014,55:2097-2105
  • Scheiman M, Ciuffreda KJ, Thiagarajan P, Tannen B, Ludlam, DP. Objective Assessment of Vergence and Accommodation After Vision Therapy for Convergence Insufficiency in a Child: A Case Report. Optom Vis Perf 2014;2:7-12.
  • Gwiazda J, Deng L, Manny R, et al, and the COMET Study Group. Seasonal Variations in the Progression of Myopia in Children Enrolled in the Correction of Myopia Evaluation Trial Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2014;55:752–758
  • Radomski MV, Finkelstein M, Llanos I, Scheiman M. Composition of a Vision Screen for Service Members with Traumatic Brain Injury: Consensus using a Modified Nominal Group Technique. Am J Occup Ther,2014;68(4):422-429
  • Scheiman M, Zhang Q, Gwiazda J, Hyman L, Harb E, Weissberg E, Weise KK, Dias L, and the COMET Study Group. Visual Activity and its Association with Myopia Stabilization. Ophthalmic Physiol Opt 2014; 34: 353–361
  • Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group. A Randomized Trial of Increasing Patching for Amblyopia. Ophthalmology 2013;120:2270-2277
  • Bade A., Boas M, Gallaway M, Mitchell GL, Scheiman M, Kulp MT, Cotter SA, Rouse M, and the The CITT Study Group. Relationship Between Clinical Signs and Symptoms of Convergence Insufficiency. Optometry & Vision Science 2013;90:988-995.
  • Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group. Optical treatment of strabismic and combined strabismic–anisometropic amblyopia. Ophthalmology 2012;119(1):150–8
  • Borsting E, Mitchell GL, Kulp MT, Scheiman M, et al.. Improvement in Academic Behaviors After Successful Treatment of Convergence Insufficiency. Optom Vis Sci 2012;89:12–18
  • Scheiman M, Cotter S, Kulp, MT, Mitchell GL, et al. Treatment of Accommodative Dysfunction in Children: Results from a Randomized Clinical Trial. Optom Vis Sci 2011;88:1343–1352
  • Wallace DK, Lazar EL, Melia M, et al. on behalf of the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group. Stereoacuity in children with anisometropic amblyopia. J AAPOS 2011;15(5):455-61.  PMID: 22108357
  • Scheiman, M. Response to Letter to Editor - Treatment of symptomatic convergence insufficiency in children with a home-based computer orthoptic exercise program. JAAPOS 2011;15 (12):512-513,
  • Scheiman, M. Treatment of symptomatic convergence insufficiency in children with a home-based computer orthoptic exercise program. JAAPOS 2011;15 (2):123-124
  • Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group. Randomized trial to evaluate combined patching and atropine for residual amblyopia. Arch Ophthalmol 2011;129(7):960
  • Holmes JM, Lazar EL, Melia BM, et al. Effect of Age on Response to Amblyopia Treatment in Children. Arch Ophthalmol. Published online July 11, 2011.
  • Gwiazda J, Deng L, Dias L, Marsh-Tootle, W, and the COMET Study Group. Association of Education and Occupation with Myopia in COMET Parents. Optom Vis Sci 2011;88:1045-1053
  • Scheiman M, Gwiazda J, Li T. Non-surgical interventions for convergence insufficiency. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2011, Issue 3. Art.No.: CD006768. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006768.pub2.
  • Scheiman M. Clinical Pearls - Graphic Method of Assessing Vertical Deviations. In: American Optometric Association Vision Rehabilitation Section Newsletter. St. Louis, MO: Am Optom Assoc; 2011
  • Scheiman M. Clinical Pearls – Diagnostic Occlusion. In: American Optometric Association Vision Rehabilitation Section Newsletter. St. Louis, MO: Am Optom Assoc; Feb 2011.
  • Scheiman M, Kulp MT, Cotter S, et al.  Kinetics of Change in Symptoms and Clinical Signs after Vision Therapy/Orthoptic Treatment for Children with Symptomatic Convergence Insufficiency. Optom Vis Sci  2010;87(8):593-603.
  • Rouse, M; Borsting, E, Mitchell, GL, Kulp, MT, Scheiman, M, Amster, D, Coulter, R, Fecho, G, Gallaway, M, and The CITT Study Group Academic Behaviors in Children with Convergence Insufficiency with and without Parent-Reported ADHD.  Optom Vis Sci 2009;86(10):1169-1177.
  • Convergence Insufficiency Treatment Trial Study Group (Scheiman, M – Lead Author). Long-term effectiveness of treatments for symptomatic convergence insufficiency in children. Optom Vis Sci 2009; 86:1096-1103.
  • Scheiman M, Rouse M, Kulp MT, Cotter S, Hertle R, Mitchell GL. Treatment of convergence insufficiency in childhood: A current perspective. Optom Vis Sci 2009;86:420-428.
  • Rouse M, Borsting E, Mitchell GL, Cotter SA, Kulp M,  Scheiman M, Barnhardt C, Bade A, Yamada T, the Convergence Insufficiency Treatment Trial (CITT) Investigator Group. Validity of the Convergence Insufficiency Symptom Survey: A Confirmatory Study. Optom Vis Sci 2009;86:357–363
  • Kulp M, Mitchell GL, Borsting E, Scheiman M, Cotter S, Rouse M, Tamkins S, Mohney BG, Toole A, Reuter K, The Convergence Insufficiency Treatment Trial (CITT) Study Group. Effectiveness of Placebo Therapy for Maintaining Masking in a Clinical Trial of Vergence/Accommodative Therapy. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2009 ;50:2560-2566.
  • Birch E, Strauber S, Beck, Holmes, J, PEDIG Group.  Comparison of the Amblyopia Treatment Study HOTV and the Electronic-Early Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy Study visual acuity protocols in amblyopic children aged 5 to 11 years. J AAPOS 2009;13:75-8.
  • Marsh-Tootle WL, Dong LM, Hyman L, Gwiazda J, Weise KK, Dias L,Fern KD, The COMET Group. Myopia Progression in Children Wearing Spectacles vs. Switching to Contact Lenses Optom Vis Sci 2009;86:741–747
  • Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group (Scheiman, M Executive Committee and Investigator) Pharmacologic Plus Optical Penalization Treatment for Amblyopia: Results of a Randomized Trial. Arch Ophthalmol 2009;127:22-30
  • Kulp M, Scheiman M, Cotter S, Hertle R, Mitchell GL. Author’s Response to Letter to Editor (Granet). Opt Vis Sci 2009;86:1016-1017
  • Convergence Insufficiency Treatment Trial Investigator Group (Lead author).  Randomized clinical trial of treatments for symptomatic convergence insufficiency in children. Arch Ophthalmol 2008;126: 1336-1349.
  • Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group (Scheiman, M Lead Author). Patching vs atropine to treat amblyopia in children aged 7 to 12 years: a randomized trial. Arch Ophthalmol 2008:126:1634-42.
  • Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group (Scheiman, M Executive Committee). A Randomized Trial of Near Versus Distance Activities While Patching for Amblyopia in Children Aged 3 to Less Than 7 Years. Ophthalmology 2008;115:2071-8
  • Yamada T, Scheiman M, Mitchell GL.  A comparison of stereopsis between red/green targets and polarized targets in children with normal binocular vision. Optom 2008;79:138-142
  • Scheiman, M and the COMET Group. PALs for children: can they slow myopia. Rev Optom 2008;79:55-59.
  • Scheiman M, Wick B. Clinical Management of Binocular Vision: Heterophoric, Accommodative and Eye Movement Disorders. 3rd edition, Lippincott, Philadelphia 2008
  • Manny R, Deng L, Crossnoe C, Gwiazda J. IOP, myopia progression and axial length in a COMET subgroup.  Optom Vis Sci 2008, 85:97-105
  • Hertle RW, Scheiman M, Beck RW, et al. Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group. Stability of visual acuity improvement following discontinuation of amblyopia treatment in children aged 7 to 12 years. Arch Ophthalmol. 2007 May;125:655-9.
  • Kulp M, Borsting E, Scheiman M, Cotter S, Cooper J, Rouse M, London R, Wensveen J, Convergence Insufficiency Treatment Trial (CITT) Study Group.Feasibility of Using Placebo VT/Orthoptics in a Multi-center Clinical Trial, Optom Vis Sci, 2008;85:255-261
  • Convergence Insufficiency Treatment Trial Investigator Group (Mitchell Scheiman – Lead Author) The Convergence Insufficiency Treatment Trial: Design, Methods, and Baseline Data. Ophthalmic Epidemiol. 2008;15:24-36
  • Gwiazda J, Hyman L, Dong L, Everett D, Norton T, Kurtz D, Manny R, Marsh-Tootle W, Scheiman M, and the COMET Group. Factors associated with high myopia after 7 years of follow-up in the Correction of Myopia Evaluation Trial (COMET) cohort.  Ophthalmic Epidemiol. 2007 Jul-Aug;14(4):230-7.
  • Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group. Treatment of bilateral refractive amblyopia in children three to less than 10 years of age. Am J Ophthalmol 2007;144(4):487-96
  • Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group. Treatment of strabismic amblyopia with refractive correction. Am J Ophthalmol 2007;143(6):1060-3
  • Kurtz D, Hyman L, Gwiazda JE, Manny R, Dong LM, Wang Y, Scheiman M; COMET Group. Role of parental myopia in the progression of myopia and its interaction with treatment in COMET children. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2007 Feb;48(2):562-70.
  • Scheiman M, Scheiman M, Whittaker S.  Low Vision Rehabilitation: A Practical Guide for Occupational Therapists.  Slack Inc, Thorofare, NJ.  2007
  • Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group. A randomized pilot study of near activities versus non-near activities during patching therapy for amblyopia. J AAPOS 2005;9(2):129-36
  • The Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group (Scheiman, M lead author). A randomized clinical trial of the treatment of amblyopia in children aged 7 to 17 years. Arch of Ophthalmol. 2005;123: 437-447
  • The Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group. Two-year follow-up of a 6-month randomized trial of atropine vs patching for the treatment of moderate amblyopia in children. Arch Ophthalmol 2005; 123:149-157.
  • Scheiman, M. and Rouse M. Optometric Management of Learning Related Vision Problems, 2nd edition, 2005, CV Mosby Co.
  • Scheiman M, Mitchell GL, Cotter S, et al. A randomized clinical trial of treatments for convergence insufficiency in children.  Arch Ophthalmol 2005;123:14-24.
  • Scheiman M, Mitchell GL, Cotter S, et al. Letter to the Editor in reply to a randomized clinical trial of treatments for convergence insufficiency in children.  Arch Ophthalmol 2005;123:1760-1761.
  • Scheiman M, Mitchell GL, Cotter S, et al. A randomized clinical trial of treatments for convergence insufficiency in young adults.  Opt Vis Sci 2005;82:583-595.
  • Scheiman M, Mitchell GL, Cotter S, et al. A randomized clinical trial of base-in prism for convergence insufficiency in children 9-17 years..  Brit J Ophthalmol 2005;89:113-123.
  • Rouse, MW, Borsting E, Mitchell GL, Scheiman M, Cotter S, Cooper J, Kulp MK, London R, Wensveen J, and the CITT Group.  Validity and reliability of the Convergence Insufficiency Symptom Survey in adults. Ophthal Physiol Opt. 2004;24:384-390
  • Borsting E, Rouse, Mitchell GL, Scheiman M, Cotter S, Cooper J, Kulp MK, London R.  Validity and reliability of the Convergence Insufficiency Symptom Survey in children Opt Vis Sci 2003;80:832-838
  • Scheiman M. Colored lenses to improve reading comfort and performance: Are underlying vision problems being missed?  J Optom Vis Dev 2004;35:37-41.