Center/Research Area Affiliations
Dr. Houston specializes 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. His current research aims to provide a normal perception of an artificially expanded visual field for people with hemianopia, a type of vision loss resulting from stroke and brain injury. (Learn about his smartphone apps.) Over the past several years, his research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Defense, and the Minnie Flaura Turner 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 (prisms and therapy), and treatment for hemianopia and/or hemispatial neglect with field expanding p-prisms.
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)