Distinguished University Professor
Professor of Optometry
O.D. Pacific University, 1981
Areas of interest and expertise are visual performance enhancement with emphasis upon binocular vision, spatial perception, sports optometry, dynamic visual acuity, and visual-vestibular interaction. Dr. Coffey teaches courses related to Behavioral Optometry and clinical application of rehabilitative vision therapy. In addition to teaching and research responsibilities at Pacific, he maintains a part-time private referral practice with emphasis upon sports and rehabilitative optometry, binocular vision, strabismus, and amblyopia. Dr. Coffey is a Fellow in the American Academy of Optometry, a member of the University Faculty Senate, and a University Marshal. Additional service to the College is focused on curriculum design and delivery.
Research Interests: Human visual performance enhancement, motion perception, binocular vision, interaction between central and peripheral vision, dynamic visual acuity.
Personal Interest/Hobbies: Attending dance and theatre performances, birding, hiking, messing about in boats, good food, music, lively conversation, the beach.
What does he enjoy most about teaching at the College of Optometry?
"Teaching at the College provides the opportunity to interact meaningfully with bright passionate people across a wide age range. Working with students, interns, residents, and faculty colleagues creates challenges to stretch intellectually and stay abreast of the scope of our dynamic profession. And it’s fun!"