Ruth Y. Shoge, OD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Pennsylvania College of Optometry


  • BS, Randolph-Macon College
  • OD, Pennsylvania College of Optometry
  • MPH, Temple University

Role at Salus:

  • Assistant Professor, Optometry 

Clinical Specialty:

  • Pediatric care, binocular vision, vision therapy, learning-related vision disorders, brain injury evaluation and treatment

Special Interests:

  • Public health, cultural competency training, diversity and inclusion recruitment and retention initiatives. Dr. Shoge's Final project for her MPH was titled Assessing the Social Experiences of Underrepresented Minority Optometry Students.

Selected Invited Presentations: 

  • Chu G, Shoge R. Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Workshop. ASCO Executive Board meeting at SECO. Atlanta, GA, March 2020
  • Shoge, R. Double Trouble: From Dreading to Dealing with Diplopia in a Primary Care Setting. National Optometric Association Annual Conference. COPE approved #62689-FV Atlanta, GA, 2019 June 12 
  • Chu G, Shoge R, Smith L, Newton K. Diversity, Cultural, and Linguistic Competence in Health Care. Salus University Development Day Workshop, Elkins Park, PA, January 2019 
  • Shoge R, Sayko M.  Traumatic Brian Injury and Vision: The Patient and Provider Perspectives. Brain Injury Association of America Caregiver Webinar Series.  Philadelphia, PA, 2018 June 21
  • Shoge, R. Concussion in a Primary Care Setting: Clinical Pearls. AMFECCO (Asociación Mexicana de Facultades, Escuelas, Colegios y Consejos de Optometría), X Congreso Nacional de Optometría. Querétaro, Mexico (via Webex), 2018 March 2 
  • Shoge, R. Vision Development: Seeing, Learning, Living.  InfantSee Community Event, Salus University, Philadelphia, PA December 2017 
  • Shoge R. Traumatic Brain Injury in a Primary Care Setting: Clinical Pearls.  COPE approved #54066. Salus University, Elkins Park, PA September 2017 
  • Shoge R. Vision Therapy: 6 Techniques You Can Start Doing Today. Workshop at the European Academy of Optometry and Optics. Berlin, Germany May 2016

Selected Abstracts/Poster Presentations:

  • Shoge R, Frankel A, Caldwell J. The Social Experiences of Underrepresented Minority Optometry Students. Annual College of Public Health Student Poster Session. Philadelphia, PA, April 2020 – presented via Zoom 
  • Shoge, R. Yoked Prism as a Novel Approach to Treating Polyopia after Traumatic Brain Injury. Poster presentation at the 48th Annual College of Optometrists in Vision Development. Bellevue, Washington, April 2018 
  • Shoge R, Meiyeppen S. Retinopathy as the Presenting Sign of Sickle Cell Anemia?: The Importance of Fundoscopic Examination in Asymptomatic Sickle Cell Patients. Poster presentation at the 94th Annual American Academy of Optometry Meeting. New Orleans, LA October 2015  
  • Shoge R. Caring for Invisible Wounds: Vision, the Brain, and Beyond. A case of an adolescent recovering from an mTBI. Poster presentation at the 44th Annual College of Optometrists in Vision Development Meeting. San Diego, CA October 2014. Vision Development and Rehabilitation 2015, 1(1): 82

Selected Research Activity:

  • Concussion and Vision Study at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
    • PI – Christina Master, MD and Mitch Scheiman OD, PhD
    • Investigator June 2018 – May 2019
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome: Eye Movement Pilot Study
    • PI – Lynn Greenspan, OD, PhD
    • Investigator September 2016 – December 2018 
  • Intense vs. Standard Regimens of Intermittent Occlusion Therapy for Unilateral Moderate and Dense Amblyopia in Children
    • PI – Jingyun Wang, PhD
    • Investigator September 2016 – present
  • Randomized Clinical Trials with the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group (PEDIG) NIH-NEI U10 EY11751-11 (PI – R. Kraker)
    • Study of Adult Strabismus 1: Investigator 2015 - 2017
    • Amblyopia Treatment Study 20: Investigator 2017 - 2019
    • Intermittent Exotropia Trial 5:  Investigator 2018 - 2019 
  • Convergence Insufficiency Treatment Trial – Attention and Reading Trial NIH-NEI 1U10EY022596-01A1   (PI – M. Gallaway)
    • Masked Examiner 2014 - 2018

Professional Affiliations: 

  • Fellow, American Academy of Optometry
  • American Optometric Association
  • American Public Health Association
  • College of Optometrists in Vision Development
  • National Optometric Association
  • Pennsylvania Optometric Association