Erich A. Hinel, O.D., M.S.

  • Posted on: Jul 17 2013
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Erich A. Hinel O.D., M.S., is a member of the cornea, glaucoma, and uveitis teams at the Cincinnati Eye Institute.  He sees patients at the University Medical Arts Building in Clifton and at the main office in Blue Ash.

Dr. Hinel completed his undergraduate education in biomedical science at Grand Valley State University.  He studied optometry at The Ohio State University and graduated cum laude in 2010.  In addition, he was invited to concurrently complete a master’s degree in vision science and contributed to research projects and publications in dry eye and ocular surface disease. He was selected to the Beta Sigma Kappa and Gold Key Optometric honor societies and was recognized as the Senior Student of the Year by the Ohio Optometric Association.

Following his graduation, he completed a 13-month post-doctoral residency in Ocular Disease at CEI.  After finishing his training, Dr. Hinel joined CEI with a practice focused on the medical and pre- and post-surgical management of cornea, glaucoma, and uveitis disorders.

Dr. Hinel has been an investigator and consultant for several ongoing clinical trials, and he regularly lectures at regional and national optometric conferences.  He is the assistant residency director for the optometric ocular disease residency at CEI.  Additionally, he is a Volunteer Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and a consultant for the Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired. He is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Ohio Optometric Association. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and is a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry, where he also serves on the board of directors.

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