Barry S. Kran, OD, FAAO

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


Residency, Vision Therapy, SUNY State College of Optometry
OD, SUNY State College of Optometry
BSc, Biochemistry, Binghamton University

Areas of Expertise

Professional Honors & Awards

Allen Crocker, M.D. Health Services Award
Fourth recipient of this award established to recognize “an individual or organization that mirrors the life of Dr. Crocker and his respect for and value of individuals with a disability”. March 2015

Dupuis-Pellern Award
Awarded annually by the faculty of the New England College of Optometry for faculty excellence. June 2014

Outstanding Contributions to the Low Vision Rehabilitation Division of AER
A biannual award conferred at the international meeting of the National Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER). July 2012

Thomas Caulfield Award
This award, given biyearly by the North East Region of AER, recognizes an individual member who has demonstrated outstanding personal efforts in assisting persons with visual impairment to adjust to their disability and to attain responsible goals in their communities. November 2007.

Fellow, American Academy of Optometry

Practice Locations

NECO Center for Eye Care at Perkins

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Optometry, Fellow
College of Optometrists in Vision Development, Associate

Research Interests

Assessment of Vision Function and Functional Vision in those with Pediatric Brain Based Visual Impairment

Publications & Presentations

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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:
  • 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
  • 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