Leonard Press, OD, FAAO, FCOVD
Leonard J. Press, OD, FAAO, FCOVD, is board-certified in optometric vision therapy by the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. He is a diplomate of the American Academy of Optometry in Binocular Vision and Perception and is the Editor-in-Chief of the peer-reviewed journal, Vision Development & Rehabilitation. A graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, where he completed his residency in Pediatrics and Binocular Vision, Dr. Press served as chief of the pediatric unit at the Eye Institute of the College. He subsequently served for 15 years as chief of the vision therapy service at the State University of New York’s College of Optometry.
Dr. Press is a consultant on visual disabilities for the National Board of Medical Examiners. He is past-president of the New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians, and of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. He is current chair of the Pediatrics/Binocular Vision Committee of the American Optometric Associations. Author of three textbooks and over 100 articles in ophthalmic journals, Dr. Press presents continuing education lectures and seminars on vision nationally as well as internationally. He is optometric director of the Vision and Learning Center in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, one of the first sites in the country to be accredited as a private practice residency program for vision therapy and rehabilitation.
Financial: Dr. Leonard Press maintains a private practice. He is in a leadership position with the Vision and Learning Center. He is an author for Mosby and Butterworth-Heinemann publishers and receives royalties. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Dr. Leonard Press is a diplomat of the American Academy of Optometry in Binocular Vision and Perception. He is a consultant for the National Board of Medical Examiners. He is the current chair of the Pediatric/Binocular Vision Committee of the American Optometric Associations.