Joseph N. Trachtman, O.D., Ph.D., F.C.O.V.D.-A


Joseph Trachtman OD

Joseph Trachtman, O.D., Ph.D. is one of the approximately 60 optometrists world-wide, who has earned the status of F.C.O.V.D.-A, and one of the few in private practice with this distinction. Dr. Trachtman has an international reputation in offering visual rehabilitation, neurofeedback for vision (biofeedback), and optometric vision therapy. In addition to being a pioneer in sports vision, he is the world's expert in biofeedback applications for vision problems. Based on NASA research, Dr. Trachtman has invented biofeedback devices for a variety of vision problems: relaxation and reeducation of the ciliary muscle, nearsightedness, farsightedness, presbyopia, strabismus, amblyopia, nystagmus, and vision related to TBI, PTSD, and stroke. Dr. Trachtman provides personal attention to all his patients.

He has been interested in vision training since he was 7 years old, and at the age of 16 decided to become an optometrist to provide vision training to improve people's vision.

  • O.D.
    Pennsylvania College of Optometry

  • Comprehensive Clinical Internship,
    Optometric Center of New York

  • Residency in Vision and Child Development,
    Optometric Center of New York

  • M.Ed.
    The Johns Hopkins University

  • M.Sc.
    State College of Optometry,
    State University of New York

  • Ph.D. (Experimental Psychology)
    Ferkauf Graduate School, Yeshiva University

  • National Library of Medicine, Post-Doctoral Fellowship in computers in Medicine,
    Mt. Sinai Medical School of the City University of New York

  • Certificate in Virtual Worlds,
    University of Washington

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