William Feinbloom Vision Rehabilitation Center

History of the Center and Founder

Dr. William Feinbloom was a pioneer in the field of vision rehabilitation. He created revolutionary specialized lens systems and gained international recognition for his optical designs. Many of his inventions have enabled individuals with visual impairment to continue working, complete their education and enhance their quality of life. 

In 1934, Dr. William Feinbloom initiated a low vision practice in New York City. He used modern techniques without surgery to rehabilitate individuals with visual impairments. Dr. Feinbloom invented numerous low vision devices that are still used today. He actively designed specialized lens systems until the time of his death in 1985. Dr. Feinbloom emphasized what individuals with visual impairments could do, not what they could not do. In June 1978, Dr. Feinbloom donated his New York low vision practice to the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. His work continues today as the William Feinbloom Vision Rehabilitation Center.


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