Richard L. Brilliant, OD, FAAO

Professor Emeritus, Pennsylvania College of Optometry


  • BS, State University College of New York at New Paltz
  • BS, OD, Pennsylvania College of Optometry

Professional Honors and Activities:

  • Director of Low Vision Services - Moore Eye Foundation
  • Member of the Low Vision Executive Council of the Diplomate Program (AAO)
  • Clinical Educator of the Year Award - presented by Student Council of PCO (1981)
  • Test Technical Article Award - presented by the Optometric Editors Association (1983)

Clinical Specialty:

  • Low vision rehabilitation and Diplomate in low vision

Research Activities:

  • Reviewer of grant application s for the Rehabilitation Services Committee of US Dept. of Education (1991-present)
  • Reviewer of grant applications for the Ontario (Canada) Depart. Of Health (1992-present)
  • Recipient of AOA Research Grant (1978)
  • Principal Investigator and clinical evaluator in a number of research grants involving low vision lens systems (NEI grants)
  • Co-developer of a number of low vision lens systems (Honeybee Telescope, Amorphic Telescope)

Selected Representative Publications:

  • Editor "Essentials of Low Vision Practice" 1999 by Butterworth/Heinemann
  • 31 publications in referred journals related to low vision