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Robert E Chun, O.D.

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Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology


Languages: English, Spanish

Expertise: Low Vision Rehabilitation, Optometry, Vision Impairment

Research Interests: visual function in retinal dystrophy; clinical application of latent variable theory


The Johns Hopkins Hospital

600 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21205 map

Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute - Green Spring Station
Appointment Phone: 410-583-2802

10753 Falls Road
Pavilion II
Lutherville, MD 21093 map

Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute - Bel Air
Appointment Phone: 410-955-5080

620 Boulton Street
Bel Air, MD 21014 map


Dr. Robert Chun is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute. His area of clinical expertise includes low vision rehabilitation, and his research focus involves investigations of visual function among patients with retinal dystrophies.

Dr. Chun received his undergraduate degree in engineering and mathematics from Vanderbilt University. He received his doctor of optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry. He completed his residency training in low vision rehabilitation at the Illinois College of Optometry, the Chicago Lighthouse, and the Spectrios Institute for Low Vision. Thereafter, he completed a research fellowship at the Pangere Center for Inherited Retinal Diseases.

He travels internationally to serve as a classifier of visually impaired athletes for the International Paralympic Committee and the International Blind Sports Federation. more


  • Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Departments / Divisions



  • Illinois College Of Optometry (2012)


  • Pangere Center for Inherited Retinal Diseases (2013)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Optometry / Optometry (2016)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

View all on Pubmed

Chun, Robert et al. "The Value of Retinal Imaging with Infrared Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscopy in Patients with Stargardt Disease." Retina (Philadelphia, Pa.) 34.7 (2014): 1391–1399. PMC. Web. 19 June 2017.

Chun, Robert et al. "Current Perspectives of Bioptic Driving in Low Vision." Neuro-Ophthalmology 40.2 (2016): 53–58. PMC. Web. 19 June 2017.

Activities & Honors


  • Appointment, International Paralympic Committee and International Blind Sports Federation, 2015


  • American Academy of Optometry (AAO)
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

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