Darick Wright is an Assistant Professor of Vision Rehabilitation at the New England College of Optometry. He is a certified specialist in low vision therapy/orientation and mobility for blind and visually impaired populations. He has been a practitioner in these fields since 1986 and has 21 years of professional experience in higher education.
He is also coordinator of the New England Eye Clinic at the Perkins School for the Blind. In this capacity, Mr. Wright works alongside optometrists, pediatric optometry residents, and fourth year interns from the College using a collaborative model of eye care. He is also on the adjunct faculty in the vision studies program at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, where he is a primary instructor for two courses.
Mr. Wright has been instrumental in developing the curriculum for courses and in developing training for professionals in both India and Armenia. In addition to his international service to the profession as a speaker and lecturer, Mr. Wright is a review board member for the Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness. Mr. Wright provides leadership and support to the community of vision rehabilitation professionals in his service on the board of directors of the Northeast Chapter of the Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired and as a member of International AERBVI.
He was the 2003 recipient of Northeast Chapter of AERBVI Excellence in Education Award and was awarded a Citation of Excellence from the International AERBVI in 1992. He was presented with the New England Eye Institute Community Service Award in 2004. Mr. Wright earned a BA from Lyon College and MA in rehabilitation for the blind, with a specialty concentration in orientation and mobility, from the University of Arkansas.