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Mark Ruchman M.D.

Mark Ruchman M.D.
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Mark Ruchman, M.D.,, is a graduate of Yale University’s Medical College and completed his residency in Opthalmology and a fellowship in Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia. He also was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Williams College, graduating Magna Cum Laude.

He is a board-certified, fellowship-trained ophthalmologist and ophthalmic plastic surgeon in Waterbury, CT. He has over forty years’ experience as a practicing ophthalmologist and more than thirty decades’ experience in managed eye care, including policy development, technology assessment, quality improvement, and utilization management.

Since 2018, Dr. Ruchman has served as the Chief Medical Officer of Versant Health, a managed vision care, and benefits company. His work has appeared in several peer-reviewed manuscripts since 1974 and he also regularly contributes thought leadership pieces in health and benefits trade outlets (e.g., ThinkAdvisor, BenefitsPro, Opthalmology Times, etc.).

He is the current Director of the International Eye Foundation, the nation’s oldest charitable foundation devoted to reducing blindness and promoting healthy vision. He is a member of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic Reconstructive Surgeons and a Fellow of the American Academy of Opthalmology.

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Poor Vision and Senior Falls: An Ophthalmologist’s Perspective

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Aging is associated with increased risk of poor vision. It, in turn, increases risk for senior falls. Vigilance is needed to prevent both.