Rebecca Deffler, OD

Rebecca Deffler graduated from New England College of Optometry in 2017 before coming to The Ohio State University College of Optometry to complete an Advanced Practice Fellowship in Low Vision Rehabilitation. She earned her MS in 2019, and then enrolled in the PhD program where she works in the lab of Dr. Bradley Dougherty. Her dissertation work focuses on the on-road habits and safety of visually impaired drivers who use bioptic telescopes. She is a two-time American Academy of Optometry Foundation Ezell Fellowship awardee, as well as a recipient of the NIH Loan Repayment Program.