Rodney Immerman, O.D.
Dr. Rodney Immerman, O.D. is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and specializes in low vision. He frequently serves as consultant to the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind and to the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission. He routinely sees patients with age related macular degeneration, Stargardt’s Disease, macular holes, drug induced retinal toxicity, uveitis, giant retinal tears, diabetic retinopathy, retinopathy of prematurity, retinitis pigmentosa and high myopia. Dr. Immerman has spent the last 29 years designing low vision devices for reading, distance, occupational, computer related and recreational tasks.
He attended Boston University where he earned a B.A. and to Illinois College of Optometry where he earned his B.S. and O.D. degrees. He entered private practice in 1982, and focuses his practice exclusively to low vision.
He has been a certified visual acuity examiner and refractionist for six National Eye Institute funded multi-center collaborative clinical trials: Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy, Children’s Hospital Medical Center Diabetic Retinopathy, Branch Vein Occlusion, Central Vein Occlusion, Silicone Oil and Collaborative Ocular Melanoma Studies.
He has assisted in the training of ophthalmology fellows in clinical low vision practice and theory and lectures to in-service training groups of ophthalmic medical personnel and to low vision support groups.
He enjoys using and building computers, reading, power walking and physical fitness.