Dr. Richman, professor emeritus, has been a faculty member of the College since 1984. During his tenure at the College, he has served as chief of pediatric optometry and binocular vision services and has taught courses in binocular vision, pediatric optometry, strabismus, and pharmacology. Prior to joining the College, he held academic and clinical positions as the chief of the pediatric optometry and binocular vision service at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry and the Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University. Dr. Richman earned an undergraduate degree from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science and later earned a doctor of optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1968.
Dr. Richman’s primary clinical research interests are in children’s vision, eye movements and reading, the effect of nervous system impairment on eye movements, visual attention dysfunction, and vision therapy and rehabilitation. He has lectured widely on these subjects both in the United States and internationally and has published over 50 articles and book chapters on these subjects. Dr. Richman serves as an editorial reviewer for Optometry: Journal of the American Optometric Association, Optometry & Vision Science, The Journal of Behavioral Optometry, and The Journal of Forensic Science.
In July 2010, Dr. Richman retired from full time teaching and clinical practice. Presently, he practices privately on a limited basis in Falmouth, Massachusetts. Additionally, he remains on the consulting staff at several hospitals including the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Traumatic Brain Injury Unit and the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Cape and Islands.