Meet our low vision doctor:
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 is the Director of the Rummel Eye Care/Low Vision Care Center in Jackson, New Jersey.
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 Emeritus, Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association
- Fellow Emeritus, College of Optometrists in Vision Development
- Fellow, International Academy of Low Vision Specialists (FIALVS)
- Board Certified (NJ Optometry Board), Therapeutic Management of Ocular Disease
- Director Emeritus of the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation and Visual Perception Clinic at Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation, Pomona, New Jersey
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