Dr. Leonard J. Press is a 1977 graduate of the Pennsylvania College of
Optometry, where he was a member of the Gold Key International Optometric
Honor Society. He completed his Residency program in Pediatric Optometry
at The Eye Institute of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia,
and formerly served as Chief of the Pediatric Unit of The Eye Institute.
In 1982, Dr. Press was recruited to the State University of New York,
State College of Optometry, to serve as Chief of the Vision Therapy
Service. He is currently an Associate Professor at S.U.N.Y. where he
teaches two courses, one in children's vision, and the other in analyzing
patient data. Dr. Press is a member of the Associate Medical Staff at
St. Lawrence Rehabilitation Hospital in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. Dr.
Press is a Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development
and a Diplomate in Binocular Vision and Perception of the American Academy
of Optometry. He is one of only two eye doctors in New Jersey who have
specialty certification from both of these organizations.
1994 recipient of the New Jersey Optometric Association's Scientific
Achievement Award for his contributions to the scientific advancement
of the profession of Optometry, Dr. Press has authored over 70 papers
in the scientific and clinical literature, and has published two textbooks:
Clinical Pediatric Optometry (Butterworth, 1993) and Applied
Concepts in Vision Therapy (Mosby, 1997), and one monograph, Computers
and Vision Therapy Programs (OEP, 1992). He is currently working
on another textbook entitled: Conventional Wisdom in Contemporary
Refractive Care. This book serves to educate other doctors on determining
optimum prescriptions for patient's visual well-being.
Dr. Leonard Press has been in private practice since 1985 at Family Eyecare Associates in New Jersey - Fairlawn, NJ.
- American Optometric Association
- New Jersey Optometric Association
- American Academy of Optometry
- National Academies of Practice
- Optometric Extension Program
- College of Optometrists in Vision DevelopmentŠŠŠ
- Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association
- Bergen-Passaic Optometric Society
- New Jersey Academy of Optometry