Pablo De Gracia, M.SC., Ph.D., FAAO

Assistant Professor

Dr. De Gracia arrived to Midwestern University after obtaining a PhD degree at the National Research Council (Madrid, Spain) and completing three years of postdoctoral work at the Barrow Neurological Institute (Phoenix, USA).  He divides his time between running a visual optics research lab and teaching in the professional Doctor of Optometry program.  His interests are centered on visual perception, the impact of the eye’s optics on the visual function, and the role of ocular movements in attaining clear vision. His ongoing research is evaluating the effect of novel multifocal solutions on presbyopic vision, the application of new multifocal designs to monovison compensations, and how ocular movements affect the development of refractive errors.  Dr. De Gracia is a consultant for the contact lens and intraocular lens industries.  He is actively involved as a grant reviewer for the National Science Centre and is a journal referee in the fields of Visual Optics, Optometry, and Ophthalmology.