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Dr. Einat Shneor (Lavi)

Dr. Einat Shneor (Lavi)

Senior Lecturer and Clinic instructor Research coordinator - BA, Optometry and Vision Sciences

Dr. Einat Shneor (Lavi)

Dr. Einat Shneor (Lavi) holds a B.Optom in Optometry from Hadassah College, and a Master's degree and a PhD in Brain and Behavioral Sciences from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, as well as a FELLOW of the European Association of Optometry (FEAOO, 2014) and the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO, 2015).

Dr. Shneor's many studies are published in the international scientific journals, and deal mainly with the fields of keratoconus disease, myopia, clinical feasibility of medical devices and visual perception. She works in collaboration with leading clinical companies in the world such as Shamir Ltd, Visionix Luneau (Chartres, France), Soflex CooperVision, Optos (plc, Dunfermline, UK) and more.

She also teaches courses in the undergraduate and graduate programs in optometry and is a member of various committees at Hadassah College, including the Ethical Committee of for approval of research on human subjects.

For further information contact:

Optometry Department Hompage
Optometry and Vision Sciences M.Optom. Hompage
To the final projects of Optometry Students (Hebrew)

Dr. Shneor's manystudies are published in international scientific journals.

For over a decade ​​Dr. Shneor is studying epidemiology and etiology of keratoconus, along with Prof. Gordon Shagg and Prof. Michel Millodot, they have published many papers in peer reviewed journals, including epidemiological publications on the incidence of the disease in Israel and the risk factors for the disease. Their current research is on the prevalence of corneal abnormalities in family members of people with keratoconus.

• Dr. Shneor performs epidemiological studies on myopia in Israel along with Professor Gordon Shag and Dr. Ravid Doron and Dr. Lisa Ostrin from the University of Houston.  Together, they are looking for the impact of light exposure, near work and electronic device usages on the development of myopia in Children. They were recently awarded a grant from the Binational Science Foundation.  For further details about this collaboration in BSF

Dr. Shneor performs feasibility studies for clinical devices in collaboration with leading companies in the field such as: Shamir Ltd, Visionix Luneau (Chartres, France), Soflex CooperVision, Optos (plc, Dunfermline, UK) and more.

• Dr. Shneor also investigates the prevalence of eye diseases and eye injuries at emergency medical centers, in collaboration with TEREM clinics for emergency medicine.

Dr. Shneor is a reviewer in many scientific journals in the field of optometry and ophthalmology.

Peer reviewed papers

Ravid Doron, Ariela Gordon-Shaag, Einat Shneor, Ayelet Goldstein and Lisa A Ostrin. Objective Quantification of Viewing Behaviours During Printed and Electronic Tasks in Emmetropic and Myopic Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Men (accepted to OPO 1.2023)



Einat Shneor, Lisa Ostrin, Ravid Doron, Julia Benoit, Jonathan Levine, Kevin Davidson, Ariela Gordon-Shaag. Baseline Characteristics in the Israel Refraction, Environment, and Devices (iREAD) Study (accepted to (Scientific Reports 2.2023)


Gideon Abou Said, A., E., L. Pinero D., and Shneor, E. (2022). Revisiting the oil droplet sign in keratoconus: utility for early keratoconus diagnosis and screening. Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, accepted for publication Oct. 2022.

Shneor, E., Doron, R., Ostrin, L. and Gordon-Shaag, A. (2022). The prevalence of refractive errors in college students in Israel. Journal Of Optometry, 15(4), 284–292. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34969625/

Shneor, E., Doron, R., Levine, L., Zimmerman D.Z., Benoit, J.S., Ostrin, L. and Gordon-Shaag, A. (2021). Objective Behavioral Measures in Children before, during, and after the COVID-19 Lockdown in Israel. International journal of environmental research and public health, 18; 18(16): 8732. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34444483/

Gordon-Shaag, A., Shneor, E., Doron, R., Levine, L., and Ostrin, L. (2021). Environmental and Behavioral Factors with Refractive Error in Israeli Boys. Optometry and Vision Science, 1, 98(8), 959-970. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34387583/

Gantz, L., Shneor, E., and Doron, R. (2021). Agreement and Inter- Session Repeatability of Manual and Automatic Interpupillary Distance Measurements. Journal of Optometry; 14(4), 299–314. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33883087/

hneor, E., Pinero, D., &  Doron, R. (2021). Contrast sensitivity and Higher-Order Aberrations in Keratoconus subjects. Accepted for publication to Scientific Reports on June 2021.

Gordon-Shaag A, Shneor E, Doron R, Levine L, and Ostrin L. Environmental and Behavioral Factors with Refractive Error in Israeli Boys. Accepted for publication to Optometry and Vision Science on April 2021.

Shneor E, Frucht-Pery J, Granit E and Gordon-Shaag A (2020). The prevalence of corneal abnormalities in first-degree relatives of patients with keratoconus: a prospective case-control study. Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, 40(4), 442-451.

Shneor E, Isaacson M and Gordon-Shaag A (2020).The number of optometrists is inversely correlated with blindness in OECD countries. Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics. 2021 Jan;41(1):198-201.

Gordon-Shaag A., Zimmerman D.Z., and Shneor E. (2019). The epidemiology and treatment of conjunctivitis at Urgent Care Centres in Israel. Clinical Ophthalmology, 13, 771-779. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31118555

Zimmerman D.Z., Shneor E., Millodot M., Gordon-Shaag A. (2019). Corneal and Conjunctival Injury Seen in Urgent Care Centres in Israel. Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, 39(1), 46-52. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30628742

Gordon-Shaag A., Pinero D., Kahloun C., Markov D., Parnes T., Gantz L., and Shneor E. (2017). Validation of refraction and anterior segment parameters by a new multi-diagnostic platform (VX120). Journal of Optometry, 11(4):242-251. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29526690

Shneor, E., Evans B.J., Fine, Y., Ben Horin, Y., Gantz, l., and Gordon-Shaag, A. (2016). A survey of the criteria for prescribing in cases of borderline refractive errors. Journal of Optometry, 9(1):22-31. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26520884

Gordon-Shaag, A., Millodot, M., Kaiserman, I., Sela, T., Barnett Itzhaki, G., Zerbib, Y., Matityahuo, E., Shkedi, S., Miroshnichenko, S., and Shneor, E. (2014). Risk factors for Keratoconus in Israel: a case control study. Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, 35(6):673-81. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26286678

Shneor, E., Millodot, M., Gordon-Shaag, A., Essa, M., Anton, M., Barbara, R., and Barbara, A., (2014). Prevalence of keratoconus among young Arab students in Israel. International Journal of Keratoconus and Ectatic Corneal Diseases, 3(1), 9-14. http://www.ijkecd.com/SearchResult.aspx?stxt=shneor&articleid=26

Shneor, E., Millodot, M., Barnard, S., Gantz, L., Koslowe, K., and Gordon-Shaag, A. (2014). Prevalence of congenital hypertrophy of the retinal pigment epithelium (CHRPE) in Israel. Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, 34(3), 385-. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24750466

Gordon-Shaag, A., Barnard, S., Millodot, M., Gantz, L., Chiche, G., Elbaz, V., Wolff, R., Pinchasov, R., Gosman, Z., Simchi, M., Koslowe, K., and Shneor, E. (2014). Prevalence of choroidal nevi using Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscope. Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, 34, 94–101. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24325439

Gordon-Shaag, A. Millodot, M., Essa, M., Garth Jj., Ghara, M., and Shneor, E. (2013). Is consanguinity a risk factor for keratoconus?. Optometry and Vision Science, 90 (5), 448-54. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23584486

Shneor, E., Millodot, M., Blumberg, S., Ortenberg, I., Behrman, S., and Gordon-Shaag, A.  (2013). Characteristics of 244 patients with keratoconus seen in an optometric contact lens practice. Clinical and Experimental Optometry, 96, 219-224. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23278637

Barnard, S., Shneor, E., Brauner, J., Millodot, M., and Gordon-Shaag, A.  (2012). Bilateral chorioretinal coloboma discovered with ultra-wide field retinal imaging. Journal of Optometry, 5 (3), 150-154. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3860861/

Shneor, E., Millodot, M., Zyroff, M., and Gordon-Shaag, A. (2012). Validation of keratometric measurements obtained with a new integrated aberrometry-topography system. Journal of Optometry, 5(2), 80-86. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3860619/

Gordon-Shaag, A., Millodot, M., Ifrach, R., and Shneor, E. (2012). Aberrations and Topography in Normal, Keratoconus-Suspect, and Keratoconic Eyes. Optometry and Vision Science, 89(4),  411-418. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22311193

Shneor, E., Millodot, M., Avraham, O., Amar, S. and Gordon-Shaag, A. (2012). Clinical evaluation of the L80 autorefractometer. Clinical and Experimental Optometry, 95(1), 66-71. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21933270

Millodot, M., Shneor, E., Albou, S., Atlani, E., and Gordon-Shaag, A. (2011). Prevalence and Associated Factors of Keratoconus in Jerusalem: A Cross-sectional Study. Ophthalmic Epidemiology, 18(2),


Koslowe, C. K., Miller, D., Weinberger, Y. and Shneor, E. (2010). A new concept in phoria testing: The Monocular Phoria test and its implications. Optometry and Vision Development, 41(1), 38-43. 

Koslowe, C. K., Glassman, T. Tzanani-Levi, C. and Shneor, E. (2010). Another look at Accommodative Amplitude Determination: Pull-away versus Push-up Method. Optometry and Vision Development, 41(1), .28-32 

Sassonov, O., Sassonov, Y., Koslowe, C. K. and Shneor, E. (2010). The effect of test sequence on measurement of positive and negative fusional vergence. Optometry and Vision Development, 41(1), 24-27. 

Koslowe, C. K., Bienenfeld, N., Tanamai, S. and Shneor, E. (2010). The relationship between phoria and visual organization in first and second grade children on the Gesell Copy Form Test. Optometry and Vision Development, 41(1), 33-37. 

Shneor, E. and Hochstein, S. (2008). Eye Dominance Effects in Conjunction Search. Vision Research, 48(15):1592-602. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18541282

Shneor, E. and Hochstein, S. (2006). Eye Dominance Effects in Feature Search. Vision Research, 46(25):4258-69. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17014886

Shneor, E. and Hochstein, S. (2005). Effects of Eye Dominance in Visual Perception. (International Congress Series, Volume 1282, September 2005, Pages 719-723). http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0531513105007600


Gordon-Shaag, A., Millodot, M., Shneor, E., and Liu, Y. (2015). The Genetic and Environmental Factors for Kerataoconus. BioMed Research International. In Special Issue: Human Genetic Diseases. Volume 2015, Article ID 795738. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26075261

Gordon-Shaag, A., Millodot, M., and Shneor, E. (2012). The Epidemiology and Etiology of Keratoconus: a Review. International Journal of Keratoconus and Ectatic Corneal Diseases, 1(1), 7-15. http://www.ijkecd.com/SearchResult.aspx?stxt=shneor&articleid=26


For many years, Dr. Shneor has been collaborating with Prof. Ariela Gordon Shag, Head of the Department of Optometry at the Hadassah Academic College. They began their joint work in studies of keratoconus, and continued to carry out many studies in other areas together. For further details about this collaboration in PubMed.

A fruitful collaboration with Prof. Michel Millodot, mainly on the epidemiology (incidence and risk factors) of keratoconus led to several publication. To list of Publications in PubMed.

New collaboration with Dr. Lisa Ostrin From Houston to study prevalence and risk factors for myopia. For further details about this collaboration in BSF

Collaboration with Urgent Care Medical Centers (TERAM) and Dr. Deena Zimmerman, the Director of Research and Education at Terem, to identify the prevalence of eye diseases and eye injuries in emergency care centers.

Collaboration with Prof. Bruce Evans from England led to scientific publication on the prescription criteria for glasses - A survey of the criteria for prescribing in cases of borderline refractive errors (on PMC).

Collaboration with Prof. Simon Bernard from England led to scientific publications on various clinical uses of the Optos device-

Collaboration with Shamir LtD. - Research and Development of Clinical Instruments and Devices.

Collaboration with Visionix - Luneau Ltd. for the development of clinical equipment and validation studies, led to several academic publications-