Center/Research Area Affiliations
Dr. Houston is a Doctor of Optometry and Clinical Research Scientist specializing in vision rehabilitation. He examines patients with vision loss due to eye disease or neurological injury and provides special visual aids and therapies to allow the highest possible level of function. Research areas of expertise include rehabilitation of homonymous hemianopia, hemispatial neglect, oculomotor cranial nerve palsies, and paralytic eye lid disorders. Over the past several years, his research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Defense, the Minnie Flaura Turner Foundation, Massachusetts Lions Eye Research Fund, Research to Prevent Blindness, and Reader’s Digest Foundation.
Dr. Houston is also the Director of the vision clinics for Spaulding Rehabilitation Network. One of his career goals is to address the unmet need for eye and vision rehabilitation care at inpatient rehabilitation facilities as a care provider and educator. The inpatient vision service he provides at Spaulding includes diagnosing vision impairments, providing staff and patient education, making suggestions for compensatory strategies, providing treatment for double vision, and treatment for hemianopia and/or hemispatial neglect with field expanding p-prisms.
For more information, download his CV [PDF].
B.S., Zoology/Chemistry, Eastern Illinois University (1998)
O.D., Indiana University School of Optometry/Doctor of Optometry (2003)
Harvard School of Public Health, Program in Clinical Effectiveness (2011)
M.Sc. Visual Science, New England College of Optometry (2014)