Notable Alumna

Kathryn Richdale, OD PhD
Class of 2002

Dr. Kathryn Richdale received her OD and PhD, and completed a Cornea and Contact Lens Advanced Practice Fellowship from The Ohio State University College of Optometry. She is currently an Assistant Professor and Director of the Clinical Vision Research Center at the SUNY College of Optometry. Dr. Richdale teaches Advanced Contact Lenses to third year students and is a clinical attending in the Contact Lens Service at the University Eye Center. She is Co-Chair of the Contact Lens Assessment in Youth (CLAY) study group and has been an investigator for industry- private and federally funded research in presbyopia, cornea, and contact lenses. She is an active member in the American Academy of Optometry and was recently appointed to serve on the Academy’s Research Committee. Dr. Richdale has been awarded an American Optometric Foundation Ezell Fellowship and is the inaugural Alden N. Haffner Innovation Chair at the SUNY College of Optometry.

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