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Kathryn Deliso, OD

Assistant Professor of Low Vision & Rehabilitation Services, Director of Externships
Chief of Low Vision Service, The Eye & Vision Center

Department: School of Optometry
Office: LINC 210E

(P) 774.243.3476


School of Optometry


Optometry (OD)


BA, Wheaton College, Norton MA
Doctor of Optometry, New England College of Optometry, Boston MA
Inova Hazel E.R. Widner Low Vision Center, Specialty Training

Research Interests

Vision Rehabilitation and Geriatrics
Ocular Disease

Peer-Reviewed Articles & Book Chapters

Current Research and Publications
Comparison of clinician- and instrument-derived low vision prescriptions for tinted filters, glare control devices, and task specific lighting. Frank, L. Deliso, K. February 2016- Present

An epidemiologic study of heavy lifting as a risk factor for retinal detachment. Daines, B. Kriebel, D. Sama, S. Deliso, K. UMass Lowell National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) 4 year grant, April 2015-Present

Lectures and Presentations
Not-So-Uncommon Neurodegenerative Presentations in Vision Rehabilitation. Envision Low Vision Conference Clinical Education Course. September 7-10 2016. Denver, CO. COPE course ID: 50066-NO.

Vision Rehabilitation: Macular Disease. UMass Medical School Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Eye to Eye Symposium. February 3, 2017. Worcester, MA.

Current Professional Memberships, Service & Leadership

American Optometric Association
Massachusetts Optometric Association
Vision Rehabilitation Advocacy Network
Beta Beta Beta, Biological Honors Society
Beta Sigma Kappa, Optometric Honors Society
Memorial Foundation for the Blind, Board of Director
LOVRNET Professional Advisory Committee, Member
Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry Low Vision Educators Special Interest Group, Member
Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry Neuro-Rehab Educators Special Interest Group, Member