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Thanasis Panorgias, MSc, PhD, FAAO

Thanasis Panorgias, MSc, PhD, FAAO

Assistant Professor of Vision Science

Dr. Panorgias has been a faculty member at the college since 2014. He is an assistant professor of Vision Science at the Department of Vision Science. He is also a faculty member for the College’s graduate programs. He was awarded a Bachelor of Science in Physics and a Master of Science in Vision & Optics from the University of Crete, Greece. He completed his doctoral studies at the Optometry Department at The University of Manchester in UK where he was awarded a PhD in Neuroscience. He later moved to the University of California Davis as a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Science.

He is the instructor of record for two courses, Theory and Methods of Vision Testing and Color Vision, which are taught at first-year optometry students. His research interests are broad including aging processes of the visual system, human electrophysiology and degenerative retina diseases, color vision and psychophysics.

Dr Panorgias is a member of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), International Color Vision Society (ICVS) and the International Society for Clinical Electrophysiology of Vision (ISCEV) with several meeting contributions. He is author and co-author of peer-reviewed publications at the Journal of Investigative Ophthalmology and Vision Science, Journal of Vision, Journal of Physiology, Vision Research and the Journal of the Optical Society of America A among others. He serves as an invited reviewer for the Journal of Optical Society of America A, Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics and Clinical Optometry among others.

View Dr. Panorgias’ research profile.