In memoriam: Paul E. Berman OD

July 9, 2014

The American Board of Optometry is saddened to learn of the passing of Paul E. Berman OD of Hillsdale, N.J.

Dr. Berman was a Manhattan native, and graduated from the Pacific University College of Optometry in 1975. Following graduation, he founded Focus Eye Health & Vision Care in Hackensack, N.J., where he spent his career in practice with an emphasis on sports vision care.  Berman became an American Board of Optometry Diplomate in 2011.  He passed away unexpectedly in late 2013.

Dr. Berman was well known for his volunteer efforts in service of others.  He was a founder and global clinical director of the Special Olympics’ Lions Club International Opening Eyes and Healthy Athletes programs, and received a number of awards for his work.

He served as a senior consultant for lens manufacturer Essilor, with an emphasis on philanthropic work; and was director of professional relations and education for eyewear maker Liberty Sport.  Berman also served as team optometrist for the New Jersey Devils hockey club.

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