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Dr. Daniel Press
Chicago optometrist specializing in pediatric vision, corneal reshaping and binocular vision.
Dr. Press is the newest member of our team. He joined us in August of 2012 after spending 6 years practicing in the premier vision therapy practice in New Jersey. Dr. Press often takes an integrated approach, sometimes working with occupational therapists, medical doctors, reading and educational specialists and others to improve the patient's quality of life and getting them back to work or in the classroom.
We recently asked him to tell us a little about himself, including his education, some great online resources for parents & other caregivers and what he likes to do in his spare time.
Tell us a little about your practice and what you specialize in.
"My specialty is in pediatrics
, binocular vision
, visual perception and myopia control. I enjoy seeing patients of all ages but have a passion for helping children reach their fullest visual potential."
Where did you get your education?
"Undergraduate: Rutgers Optometry Degree: Pennsylvania College of Optometry"
What additional training do you have?
"Earned fellowship in the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD). Obtained certification to fit multiple designs of corneal reshaping treatment lenses
What is your biggest professional achievement?
"Being elected to serve on the board of directors for COVD."
What are the early warning signs for these kinds of vision problems in children and how can these diseases/conditions be prevented?
"Warning signs for visual problems in children: Avoidance of reading or doing close work, any physical complaints in or after school (headaches, eyestrain, blurred vision, etc..), can read individual words but when presented in sentence/paragraph form they have trouble. Prevention is best achieved by early visual evaluations."
Can you recommend any online resources for people to learn more?
Certainly. The College of Optometrists in Vision Development has a Vision Conditions option in the upper right corner of their Home page: www.covd.org
, The VisionHelp site features resources and information on common vision problems, a Glossary of Common Vision Problems and information on vision and learning, autism, ADHD, injuries and strokes www.visionhelp.org
and I also recommend the American Optometric Association's website at www.aoa.org.
What did you want to grow up to be when you were little?
What do you like to do in your spare time?
"Spend time with my family (wife, children and dog), play golf, watch football. Our dog Jackson is a Lab/Border Collie mix that we rescued at a shelter."
What are your favorite TV shows, music, teams, etc?
"I enjoy most live sporting events, TV shows: The Office, Parks and Rec,
CNBC's Squawk Box
. Music: Green Day, Nirvana, Pearl Jam. Teams: Won’t be popular but Philadelphia everything. Eagles, Phillies, Flyers, 76ers."
to read Dr. Press' bio.
Dr. Press sees patients at both our Deerfield and Park Ridge locations. You can request an appointment or call 847 412-0311 to schedule a consultation. Please wear a Cubs, Sox, Bears, Blackhawks or Bulls jersey for your appointment. :-)