Barry S. Kran, OD, FAAO

  • Professor of Optometry
  • Attending, NECO Center for Eye Care at Perkins


Residency, Vision Therapy, SUNY State College of Optometry
OD, SUNY State College of Optometry

Areas of Expertise

Professional Honors & Awards

2015 Allen Crocker, MD Health Services Award, MA Department of Developmental Disabilities
2014 Dupuis-Pellerin Award for Faculty Excellence, New England College of Optometry
2012 Outstanding Contributions to the Low Vision Division of AER Award
2007 Thomas Caulfield Award, North East Region of AER
Fellow, American Academy of Optometry

Practice Locations

NECO Center for Eye Care at Perkins

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Optometry
College of Optometrists in Vision Development

Research Interests

Assessment of individuals with visual and other impairments and cerebral visual impairment

Publications & Presentations

  1. Almagati, R. Kran B. (2021) Implications of a remote study of children with cerebral visual impairment for conducting virtual pediatric eye care research: Virtual assessment is possible for children with CVI Front. Hum. Neurosci. | doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2021.733179
  2. Pamir Z, Bauer CM, Bennett CR, Kran BS, Merabet LB. Visual perception supported by verbal mediation in an individual with cerebral visual impairment (CVI). Neurophychologia vol 160, Sept 2021.
  3. Kran BS, Taylor CP, Mayer DL. A new contrast sensitivity test for pediatric patients.: Feasibility and inter-examiner reliability in ocular disorders and cerebral visual impairment. Translational Vision Science & Technology, August 2020, Vol.9, 30. doi:
  4. Kran BS, Ross NC, Wright D. Chapter 28 An Approach to the Care and (Re)Habilitation of the Pediatric Patient with Visual and Other Impairments. In Schnell P, Taub MB, Duckman RH. Visual Development, Diagnosis and Treatment of the Pediatric Patient 2nd edition. Wolters Kluwer Health 2019
  5. Kran BS, Lawrence L, Mayer DL, Heidary G. Cerebral/Cortical Visual Impairment: A need to Reassess Current Definitions of Visual Impairment and Blindness. Semin Pediatr Neurol. Avail on line 11 May 2019