Zulmaris Torres, O.D.

Assistant Professor/ Chief San Cristobal Health Center Satellite Optometry Clinic

TEACHING/RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Neuroscience
  • Glaucoma
  • Ocular Pharmacology
  • Ocular disease

EDUCATION

  • Residency in Primary Eye Care from Inter American University of PR School of Optometry, 2009-2010.
  • Doctor of Optometry from Inter American University of PR, 2004-2009.
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science (with minor in Chemistry), 2000-2004.

RECENT COURSES TAUGHT/CLINICAL INSTRUCTION

  • Interamerican University of PR School of Optometry, Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico, from August 2010-Present:
    • Clinical Teaching     
    • Adult primary Care Services, Glaucoma and Retinopathies 

PUBLICATIONS, POSTERS, AND PRESENTATIONS

  • Rodríguez N, Mercado Y, Torres Z., Age-Related Eye Diseases among Hispanic Adults in Puerto Rico at American Academy of Optometry. San Antonio, Texas, November 2018.
  • Importancia del Cuidado Visual, Torres Z. Elementary School Daniel Serrano Rivera, Villaba PR.  2016. 
  • How to Become a Fellow of American Academy of Optometry, Torres Z. Interamerican University School of Optometry, Bayamon PR, 2013. 
  • Optic Neuritis as Ocular Manifestation in HIV, Torres Z. Optometric Forum Interamerican University School of Optometry, Bayamon PR, 2013. 
  • Torres Z., Malave J., Chorioretinal Coloboma, at Optometric at Forum IAUPR School of Optometry, Bayamon Puerto Rico. December 2013. 
  • Common Ocular Diseases in Older Population, Torres Z. MMM Insurance Company Ponce, PR, 2012. 
  • Advanced BIO Techniques, Torres Z. Interamerican University School of Optometry, Bayamon PR, 2011. 
  • Rullán M., Torres Z., A Case of Bell’s Palsy After Administration of Gardasil Vaccine at American Academy of Optometry. San Francisco, California, October 2010. 

COMMUNITY SERVICES

  • Volunteer Optometric Services for Humanities 2008, 2009, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018
  • (Eyes exams and glasses donations with a group of doctors and students from the IAUPR School of Optometry) 

 BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Zulmaris Torres Cruz, graduated in 2004 at the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico at San German campus, completing a Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Sciences with a minor in Chemistry. Then, she did a Doctor Degree in Optometry at the Inter American University of Puerto Rico School of Optometry in 2009. In 2010, she completed a residency in Primary Eye Care at the same Institution. Dr. Torres has a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and is a diplomate of the American Board of Optometry. She currently directs one of the satellite clinics of the School of Optometry where fourth year interns rotate. Since 2016, Dr. Torres coordinates the Primary Eye Care Residency program of the institution. She mentor senior thesis and Fellow candidates. One of her passions is community services and is active member of the Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanities.

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