Sarah D. Appel, OD, FAAO

Adjunct, Pennsylvania College of Optometry


  • Douglass College of Rutgers University, BA (1975)
  • Pennsylvania College of Optometry, BS, OD (1979)
  • Residency in Low Vision Rehabilitation, Pennsylvania College of Optometry (1981)

Role At Salus University:

  • Adjunct, Pennsylvania College of Optometry

Selected Representative Publications:

  • Appel, S.D., Ciner, E.B. "Vision Problems in the Developmentally Disabled" Understanding and Managing Vision Deficits:  A Guide for Occupational Therapists. Scheiman, M. editor, Slack Inc., 2002
  • Ciner E., Appel S.D., Graboyes M., Zambone A. "Assessment and Rehabilitation of Children with Special Needs". Optometry Clinics – Pediatric Optometry, Vol 5, #2. Appleton & Lange, 1995.
  • Appel S.D., Brilliant R.L., Reich L., "Driving with Visual Impairment: Facts and Issues". J. Vis. Rehab. Vol. 4(1), 1990.
  • Appel S.D., Brilliant R.L. "Chapter 3: The Low Vision Examination" Essentials of Low Vision Practice , Richard Brilliant (editor), Butterworth and Heinemann, 1999
  • Appel S.D., "Vision Rehabilitation of Retinitis Pigmentosa". J. Vis. Rehab. Spring 1993

Professional Honors and Activities:

  • Diplomate in Low Vision Rehabilitation (American Academy of Optometry)
  • Fellow, American Academy of Optometry

Clinical Specialty:

  • Low vision rehabilitation and evaluation of people with multiple impairments.