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William V. Padula


NORA Founder

William V. Padula, O.D., is a graduate of Pennsylvania College of Optometry and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a Fellow and Founding President of the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association. He is the Treasurer of the National Academy of Practice in Optometry and Founding Chairperson of the American Optometric Association Low Vision Section. Dr. Padula has been a consultant to the National Academy of Sciences Committee of Vision. Research has been conducted by Dr. Padula discovering Post Trauma Vision Syndrome (PTVS) and Visual Midline Shift Syndrome (VMSS). Dr. Padula also served as the National Consultant in Low Vision Services for the American Foundation for the Blind and Director of Vision Research to the Gesell Institute of Human Development. He has also consulted and developed a low vision clinic named in his honor at the Zhongshan Eye Research Hospital in Canton, China and regularly consults with the Centro de Aprendizaje de Cuernavaca, Mexico. He is on staff at the Hospital for Special Care in New Britain, CT and at Gaylord Hospital in Wallingford, CT and consults with many programs for head-injured persons throughout the United States.

Dr. Padula has written numerous publications including two books titled: Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation and Neuro Visual Processing: An Integrated Model of Rehabilitation. He has developed three award winning professional video tapes about vision, Post Trauma Vision Syndrome and Visual Midline Shift Syndrome. He is the primary author of a chapter on vision in Brain Injury Medicine. He has also been awarded four U.S. Patents and is currently in private practice in Guilford, Connecticut.

Padula Institute of Vision

37 Soundview Road
Guilford, CT 06437

Phone: 800-591-1160
Fax: 203-458-3463
Email : [email protected]