Luisa Mayer, M.Ed., Ph.D.

Luisa Mayer is an Associate Professor of Vision Science and Individuals with Disabilities at the New England College of Optomtry since 2006, when she joined the academic staff of the college and the clinical staff of the New England Eye Institute’s low vision clinic at Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown. She is a vision scientist who has become a clinician of low vision in children, specializing in visual fields and functional vision.

At the Perkins Low Vision Clinic, she evaluates pediatric and young adult patients with vision loss, multiple impairments, and developmental delays. She instructs student interns from the college as well as residents on vision assessment procedures. Along with other clinical staff and therapeutic specialists, she studies the implications of visual impairments, especially visual field loss, on an individual’s motor skills and their visual and cognitive abilities in order to guide rehabilitation and educational planning.

In addition to her responsibilities at the college, Dr. Mayer is a clinical assistant professor of ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School and is an associate scientific staff member at Children’s Hospital Boston in the Department of Ophthalmology.