I specialize in treating patients who have corneal and ocular surface disease and require specialty medical contact lenses. These contact lenses can significantly improve the vision and symptoms of these patients, unlike traditional treatments and glasses. Being diagnosed with an eye condition can be difficult. I walk through all available treatment options with each patient and answer important questions in order to create their care plan. I want the patient to feel invested in their care and know that I'm invested just as much.
In Ohio State's Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, I'm the division director for the optometry division. We use the most up-to-date technology for specialty medical contact lenses. The department has the technology to map the front surface of the eye and take impression molds of the eye to aid in fitting specialty lenses. Ohio State is one of about 80 locations in the US utilizing these technologies.
The community of faculty, staff and students at the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center makes working here very special. Care teams work together to find the best outcome and treatment for each patient. We're constantly evolving to provide the best care and technology to our patients to improve their vision and condition.
When I'm not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family, being outdoors, and building LEGO sets with my son.
- Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO) – estimated only 10% of optometrists hold this accomplishment
- Fellow of The Scleral Lens Education Society (FSLS) – distinction for optometrists that demonstrate excellence in scleral contact lenses; About 175 optometrists in the US are FSLS
- Recipient, Award of Excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care, American Optometric Foundation, 2014
Procedures and Conditions I Treat
- Graft vs Host Disease
- Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
- Iris Diseases
- Corneal Dystrophies, Hereditary
- Dry Eye Syndromes
- Corneal Perforation
- Corneal Diseases
- Contact Lenses
- Sjogren's Syndrome
- Corneal Transplantation
Education and Training
Ohio State College of Optometry, Columbus, OH
9/22/2010 - 5/4/2014
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH
7/1/2014 - 6/30/2015
Consulting and Related Relationships
At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.
As of 11/01/2020, Dr. Pisano has reported no relationships with companies or entities.