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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

Research Interests: vision impairments/disability; visual function in retinal dystrophy; bioptic driving


The Johns Hopkins Hospital

600 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21205 map


Dr. Robert Chun is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute. His area of clinical expertise include 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.  

In his spare time, he travels internationally to classify 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 (2017)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Chun, Robert, Maria Cucuras, and Walter M. Jay. "Current Perspectives of Bioptic Driving in Low Vision." Neuro-Ophthalmology 40.2 (2016): 53–58. PMC. Web. 19 June 2017.

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.

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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