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Eli Peli, MSc, OD

Eli Peli, MSC, OD

Adjunct Professor

Dr. Peli has been an adjunct professor in the Department of Vision Science at the college since 1990. He is a preceptor of students in the Research Honors Program and is a faculty member in the masters of science in vision science graduate program.

Dr. Peli is the director of vision rehabilitation services at the New England Medical Center. He is a senior scientist and the Moakley Scholar in Aging Eye Research at The Schepens Eye Research Institute. He is also a professor of ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School and serves on the faculty of Tufts University School of Medicine as an adjunct professor of ophthalmology.

Dr. Peli’s clinical area of expertise is low vision rehabilitation. As a recognized leader in low vision research, Dr. Peli was the first to propose and test the use of a computerized image enhancement as a visual aid. He has over 120 publications in print in scholarly journals, holds 8 US patents, and has developed optical visual aids that are used throughout the world. He edited the book Vision Models for Target Detection and Recognition and is the co-author of the book Driving With Confidence: A Practical Guide to Driving with Low Vision.

Dr. Peli was the 2001 recipient of the American Academy of Optometry’s Glenn A. Fry Lecture Award, was a co-recipient of the 2004 Alfred W. Bressler Prize in Vision Science awarded by the Jewish Guild for the Blind, and was the recipient of the Lighthouse International Pisart Vision Award in 2006. Dr. Peli is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, the Optical Society of America, the Society for Information Display, and of The International Society of Optical Engineering.

Dr. Peli, an alumnus of the college, earned his doctor of optometry degree in 1983. He holds a master’s of science degree in biomedical engineering and a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering, both from the Technion Israel Institute of Technology.