Dr. Pamela Schnell, OD

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Full Name
Dr. Pamela Schnell, OD
OEPF Title
Treasurer and Secretary
Bio Intro

After completing her residency, Dr. Pamela Schnell became a faculty member at the State University of New York College of Optometry, where she taught courses and supervised interns in the Pediatric and Infant Vision Clinics. She held clinical privileges at Woodhull Medical Center in Brooklyn, where she supervised externs and residents in the outpatient, inpatient, and emergency departments. Dr. Schnell joined the SCO faculty in August 2011, where she works in the Pediatric and Vision Therapy Clinics. Her primary areas of clinical interest include infant and toddler eye care, visual development, and the treatment and management of special populations. She is one of two Supervisors for the Residency in Pediatric Optometry and Vision Therapy and serves as Chair of the Curriculum Committee. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Education at the University of Memphis, where her research interests include the history of optometric education and the challenge of increasing minority representation in optometry.

Dr. Schnell has lectured at home and abroad, including several courses at the Israel Council of Optometry's annual meeting and the Congreso Académico Internacional de Optometria Funcional (COMOF). She also taught the Binocular Vision course for the Master's Degree program at the Universidad de Aguascalientes, Mexico. She has presented posters at the American Academy of Optometry (AAO), the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD), and the Southern Council of Optometry (SECO) national meetings. She has also authored several books and textbook chapters in the area of pediatric eye care, including Vision Therapy: Success Stories from Around the World, Volumes 1 & 2, and The Power of Lenses, Volume 1. Two more books are currently in production.

Dr. Schnell is an AAO Fellow and a member of the COVD and is honored to serve as a Director/Trustee for the Optometric Extension Program Foundation.

Mailing Address

Pamela Schnell
3871 Oak Forest Dr
Bartlett, TN 38135
United States