Dr. Errol Rummel is Director of the Low Vision of New Jersey, serving the New Jersey and Philadelphia, PA area. Dr. Rummel’s expertise is in the care of patients with difficult/unusual vision problems. He is one of the few eye doctors who has been certified as a Fellow of the International Academy of Low Vision Specialists. His protocols for examining people with poor vision and devices he’s developed are used by low vision specialists throughout the USA and Canada.
Dr. Rummel is an optometric physician with certification and expertise in a variety of special eye care fields of knowledge. He has had over 35 years of experience, specializing in low vision care, and the care of neuro-related visual field deficits.
He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO). Academy membership is awarded to optometric physicians who are respected, ethical, and knowledgeable.
Dr. Rummel is also a Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (FCOVD). This certification is in Vision Development and Vision Therapy, (the areas of rehabilitative eye care related to double vision, eye muscle disorders, learning related vision problems, visual perception/processing, and amblyopia).
He is also one of only a few eye doctors internationally to have achieved certification in Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation (FNORA). Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation includes the care of people with visual/ocular issues due to neurological issues like head injury, stroke, brain tumor, and multiple sclerosis.
Dr. Rummel has additionally developed an advanced optical technology system called Side Vision Awareness Glasses (SVAG), which allows those with neurological side vision loss (hemianopsia) due to stroke or brain injury to be safer and more independent in their activities of daily living; and allows many to drive more safely. His protocols for improving visual awareness for those with hemianopsia are used by eye doctors and rehabilitation hospitals
Dr. Rummel has taken advanced low vision training in the design of custom made telescope glasses that allow those with poor vision, or partial sight, to be able to read, see faces of loved ones and even drive more safely. He was awarded Fellowship in the International Academy of Low Vision Specialists (FIALVS), and treats vision impairment not being helped by regular glasses, medicine, or surgery (due to eye diseases like Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Optic Nerve Disease and Retinitis Pigmentosa). Dr. Rummel has also developed a system for examining and prescribing visual field expanding reverse telescope glasses for those with constricted side vision (tunnel vision), and has developed Side Vision Awareness Glasses for people with stroke-related side vision loss.
Dr. Rummel’s Professional Affiliations Include:
- Fellow, American Academy of Optometry (FAAO)
- Fellow, NJ Academy of Optometry (FNJAO)
- Fellow, College of Optometrists in Vision Development (FCOVD)
- Fellow, Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association (FNORA)
- Fellow, International Academy of Low Vision Specialists (FIALVS)
- Board Certified (NJ Optometry Board), Therapeutic Management of Ocular Disease
- Consultant in Low Vision Care and Neuro-related Visual Field Deficits, at Holistic Vision, Jenkintown, Pennsylvania
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Dr. George Kornfeld has been providing low vision services for 35 years. He received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and is a member of the Low Vision Section. He began his exposure to low vision through the expert tutelage of Dr. William Feinbloom, the inventor of many of the miniature telescopes used today. Since that time Dr. Kornfeld has worked in the low vision services of several hospitals.
Dr. Kornfeld was instrumental in establishing the low vision clinic at a rehabilitation center and at the Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, NY. For the past 20 years, Dr. Kornfeld has been in private practice in Rochester, NY, emphasizing low vision optometry. He serves low vision patients from Westchester to Canada, including western New York.
Dr. Bissell practices in Bakerstown, PA, 15 miles north of Pittsburgh, providing full scope optometry and low vision services to those in western PA, eastern OH, and WV. He commits himself to providing the latest technology, knowledge, and skill to help those in need of vision rehabilitation and ocular care. He is a member of the American Optometric association, Pennsylvania Optometric Association, Western Pennsylvania Optometric Association, and a member of the International Academy of Low Vision Specialists.
Dr. Bissell is a graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry and did his residency work with a focus on the treatment of ocular disease and primary care, in addition to low vision. He has worked with and currently treats patients with Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy, Optic Nerve disorders, Retinitis Pigmentosa, Macular Degeneration, and more.
Dr. Bissell specializes in the use of custom designed microscopes, magnifiers, and telescopes to achieve vision improvement.