Vision Research Institute

What is the VRI?

Clinical research activities at Ferris State University's Michigan College of Optometry are conducted at the Vision Research Institute (VRI) which is dedicated to the creation, development and testing of products and procedures for vision correction.

The VRI is made up of full-time Researchers & Faculty, as well as Optometry & Pre-Optometry Students. In addition to the members listed below, we also work with experts from other professions to create and manage each project.


Director of Research

Clinical Research Fellow

Craig Norman Stephanie Ramdass
Craig Norman, FCLSA Stephanie Ramdass, OD


Rhonda Atteberry Jamie Brady Bob Buckingham Amy Dinardo
Rhonda Atteberry, ABOC   Jamie Brady, ABOC Bob Buckingham, OD  Amy Dinardo, OD


Nicholas Gidosh Josh Lotoczky Bruce Morgan Joe Pole
Nicholas Gidosh, OD Josh Lotoczky, OD  Bruce Morgan, OD Joe Pole, PhD


Avesh Raghunandan Vandana Rajaram Chad Rosen  
Avesh Raghunandan, OD Vandana Rajaram, OD Chad Rosen, OD  


Student Researcher

Student Volunteer

Taylor Smith Eliza Seros
Taylor Smith Eliza Seros