Patrick Fiddler, OD

Dr. Patrick Fiddler is an assistant professor at Southern College of Optometry. He was the first resident to complete the Brain Injury Vision Rehabilitation and Vision Therapy residency established at Southern College of Optometry in 2021. He earned his Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Missouri – St. Louis College of Optometry in 2020. He earned dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Neuroscience and Biology from Indiana University in 2016. 
Dr. Fiddler’s passions are teaching students and serving traumatic brain injury patients. During his residency, he was invited to lecture to students on brain injury in their vision therapy course, and for other optometrists through the Optometric Extension Program Foundation. He also provided care to patients outside of The Eye Center at Southern College of Optometry at various rehabilitation hospitals in the Memphis area. He is a part of the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association, the College of Vision Development, and the American Academy of Optometry. He is currently in the process of obtaining his fellowship in all three organizations. Beyond optometry, Dr. Fiddler looks to pursue further education in the field Neuroscience. 
Outside of seeing patients, Dr. Fiddler enjoys spending time with his wife. They enjoy hiking, spending time with their dogs, and exploring Memphis. 

Marc Taub, OS, MS, EdD

Dr. Marc Taub is a professor and Chief of Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation Services at Southern College of Optometry. He teaches in the vision therapy and pediatric clinics. He is also the co-supervisor for the Pediatric and Vision Therapy Residency.

Dr. Taub is the Editor-in-Chief of the Optometry & Visual Performance and serves on the review board of Optometry Times. He has written numerous peer-reviewed articles, lectured, and presented posters at international, national, and local conferences. He is the lead editor, a multiple-chapter author on Visual Diagnosis and Care of the Patient with Special Needs, and an editor and chapter author on Visual Development, Treatment, and Diagnosis of the Pediatric Patient.

Southern College of Optometry

For more than 90 years, Southern College of Optometry has provided an immersive and rich learning experience for optometry students both in the classroom and in clinic. Our state-of-the-art facilities, award-winning faculty, and real-world learning opportunities provide you with the knowledge you need to succeed as an optometry professional.

Visual Sequelae of Acquired Brain Injury and the Rehabilitation Process

Treating patients suffering from an acquired brain injury presents a unique challenge for healthcare practitioners. As vision is the dominant sense this course will present the many ways it can be impacted by a brain injury. The course is designed to present challenging acquired brain injury cases with multiple and different treatment options. The audience will learn the who, what, where, why, and how of acquired brain injury as well as the potential long-term quality of life related visual issues.