DR. IRA STRENGER O.D., F.A.A.O.
Dr. Ira Strenger is residency trained in Pediatrics, Vision Therapy, and Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation. He received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the State University of New York, College of Optometry (SUNY). While at the college he interned at both the Veteran Hospital in Northport Long Island and the University Eye Center in Manhattan, where he worked closely with both optometrists and ophthalmologists in treating eye diseases, such as glaucoma and macular degeneration, in addition to fitting of specialty contact lenses.
Dr. Ira Strenger was selected for the prestigious Dr. Irwin B. Suchoff Residency Program in Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation at SUNY State College of Optometry. This extensive program includes training in pediatrics, amblyopia, strabismus, vision therapy, and neuro-optometric rehabilitation. Dr. Strenger diagnoses and treats learning related vision problems, crossed eyes (strabismus), and lazy eye (amblyopia), along with diagnosing and treating acquired brain injuries affecting vision. Additionally, Dr. Strenger is certified in Corneal Reshaping (Orthokeratology). This is a non-surgical process, which reshapes (flattens) the cornea of the eye using contact lenses; this process eliminates the need for glasses or contact lenses during the waking hours.
Dr. Strenger is a member of the College of Optometrist in Visual Development (COVD) where he served as the National Resident Liaison (NRL) and a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.
Dr. Strenger is a staff consultant to several rehabilitation facilities, where he administers Neuro-Optometric evaluations.
DR. ERIKA MELCHIORRE O.D., FAAO
Dr. Melchiorre is a Residency-Trained Optometric Physician. Dr. Melchiorre received her undergraduate degree at the DePauw University, in Indiana. She received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the prestigious Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago. Upon graduation, Dr. Melchiorre decided to continue her studies in the areas of Ocular Disease and Primary Care Optometry. She was accepted for participation in the Illinois Eye Institute’s Residency Program. To further increase her knowledge and skill Dr. Melchiorre completed the Fellowship process and is now recognized as a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. Dr Melchiorre resides in Summit with her husband and two children. Dr. Melchiorre is a member of the American Optometric Association, the American Academy of Optometry, and the New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians.
Dr. Melchiorre is also active in her community. She is on the Board of the Junior League of Summit, the Connection Board, and the Overlook Hospital Woman’s Auxiliary Board.
DR. JENNIFER KWON O.D.
Dr. Jennifer Kwon is a residency trained optometric physician. Dr. Kwon received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Food Science at UC Berkeley. She went on to receive her Doctor of Optometry degree at SUNY College of Optometry.
After completion of her doctorate degree, Dr. Kwon furthered her training in a Low Vision Rehabilitation residency program at SUNY College of Optometry. As a low vision specialist, Dr. Kwon has worked at the Lighthouse International and the Jewish Guild for the Blind in NYC and also at the Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia. Dr. Kwon was the recipient of the prestigious Excellence in Low Vision Rehabilitation Award.
Dr. Kwon resides in Summit with her husband and two children. She enjoys yoga, cooking and traveling with her family.
Sari R. Schwartz OD, FAAO. FCOVD.
Dr. Schwartz graduated from Bucknell University, where she studied Neuroscience and Spanish. She received her doctorate in optometry from NECO in where she achieved clinical honors and was awarded for her excellence in vision therapy and pediatrics. While in optometry school, Dr. Schwartz was the President of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development(COVD) NECO Chapter, Fundraising Executive for Volunteer Optometric Service to Humanity, and Teaching Assistant for the Binocular and Accommodative Anomalies course.
Upon graduation, Dr. Schwartz continued her education by completing a residency at Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN, specializing in Vision Therapy, Pediatrics, and Rehabilitation. Since completing her residency, she has accomplished her Fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) and her Fellowship in the COVD. Dr. Schwartz has presented her work nationally and plans to continue to develop professionally through clinical research and education.She is a member of COVD, AAO, Optometric Extension Program Foundation, and the American Optometric Association.