Specialties

Optometry

At a Glance

  • 1985 Started practicing
  • 32 Years experience
  • 2 OFFICE LOCATIONS
  • 1 HOSPITAL AFFILIATION

About Dr. Primo

Susan Primo, OD, MPH, FAAO, is director of Optometry and Low Vision Services. She specializes in vision rehabilitation to assist visually-impaired patients through the evaluation and prescription of low vision devices. Her research interests are in strategic public health approaches to address visual impairment and loss (especially due to glaucoma) and to reduce racial disparities in vision healthcare.

Dr. Primo is a known expert in low vision research and visual health disparities. She sits on several national panels to address strategies and policies to reduce visual impairment in at-risk populations. She was named Optometrist of the Year by the National Optometric Association in 2005 and has received numerous awards and recognition for community service.

My Clinical Interests

  • general eye care
  • low vision /low vision rehab
  • optical services

Academic Profile

Training

MEDICAL SCHOOL

New England College of Optometry, Boston, MA

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Optometry

American Optometric Association

National Optometric Association

Georgia Optometric Association

Southeastern Council of Optometrists

American Public Health Association

Honors & Awards

Optometrist of the Year
National Optometric Association, 2005

Optometrist of the Year
National Optometric Association, 2005

Certificate, Excellence through Leadership Program
Emory University, 2008

Presidential Citation
American Optometric Association, 2009

Editor’s Commendation
Optometry (Journal of the American Optometric Association), 2010

Major Publications

Goldstein JE, Massof RW, Deremeik JT, Braudway S, Jackson ML, Kehler B, Primo SA, Sunness J, and the LOVRNET Study Group: Baseline traits of low vision patients served by private outpatient clinical centers in the United States. Arch Ophthalmol. 2012; 130(8):1028-1037.

Glanz K, Beck AD, Bundy L, Primo SA, Lynn M, Cleveland J, Wold, J, Echt KV: Impact of a health communication intervention to improve glaucoma adherence: Results of the I-SIGHT trial. Arch Ophthalmol (In Press).

Primo SA: Clinical considerations for visual rehabilitation. In: Age-Related Macular Degeneration (Lim JI, ed. 3rd edition)Informa Healthcare, New York, 2012, pp. 361-369.

Locations & Appointments

2 Office Location(s)

1

Emory Clinic at 1365 Clifton Rd
1365 Clifton Rd NE
Bldg B
Atlanta, GA 30322

  • 404-778-2020
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1 Hospital Affiliation(s)

3

Emory University Hospital

1364 Clifton Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30322
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Academic Profile

Training

MEDICAL SCHOOL

New England College of Optometry, Boston, MA

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Optometry

American Optometric Association

National Optometric Association

Georgia Optometric Association

Southeastern Council of Optometrists

American Public Health Association

Honors & Awards

Optometrist of the Year
National Optometric Association, 2005

Optometrist of the Year
National Optometric Association, 2005

Certificate, Excellence through Leadership Program
Emory University, 2008

Presidential Citation
American Optometric Association, 2009

Editor’s Commendation
Optometry (Journal of the American Optometric Association), 2010

Major Publications

Goldstein JE, Massof RW, Deremeik JT, Braudway S, Jackson ML, Kehler B, Primo SA, Sunness J, and the LOVRNET Study Group: Baseline traits of low vision patients served by private outpatient clinical centers in the United States. Arch Ophthalmol. 2012; 130(8):1028-1037.

Glanz K, Beck AD, Bundy L, Primo SA, Lynn M, Cleveland J, Wold, J, Echt KV: Impact of a health communication intervention to improve glaucoma adherence: Results of the I-SIGHT trial. Arch Ophthalmol (In Press).

Primo SA: Clinical considerations for visual rehabilitation. In: Age-Related Macular Degeneration (Lim JI, ed. 3rd edition)Informa Healthcare, New York, 2012, pp. 361-369.