Mitchell Scheiman, OD

Professor

Mitchel Schieman, OD

mscheiman@salus.edu 

Education:

  • BS, OD, New England College of Optometry

Role at Salus University:

  • Pennsylvania College of Optometry
    • Dean of Research
    • Director Pediatric/Binocular Vision Programs
    • Primary instructor binocular vision and vision therapy courses

Professional Honors and Activities:

  • ORISE Fellow, Division of Rehabilitation and Reintegration (R2D), Health Policy and Services Division, Office of The Surgeon General (Army)
  • DoD Clinical Practice Consensus Steering Committee on Vision Pediatric Eye Doctor Investigator Group (PEDIG)
  • Co-Protocol Chair CITS Study, PEDIG
  • Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group (PEDIG), Executive Committee

Clinical Specialty: 

  • Vision Therapy, Binocular Vision, Pediatrics

Selected Representative Publications (From 131 Publications):

  • 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.

Professional Activities / Recognition / Awards:

  • 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

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