Dr. Press is the Director of Pediatric Eye Care, Binocular Vision and Vision Therapy Services at North Suburban Vision Consultants, Ltd. He is a Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (C.O.V.D.) has served in a volunteer position on the international organization's board of directors since 2012. Dr. Press is an adjunct faculty member of the Indiana, Illinois, Salus University and University of Missouri St. Louis Colleges of Optometry. He is actively involved in the "Infant See" program of the American Optometric Association which provides a no-cost vision evaluation for infants under age 1 throughout the United States. Dr. Press is active in his academic pursuits in terms of lecturing and publishing in the professional literature in the area of vision development, myopia and acquired brain injury.
Dr. Press is an honors graduate of Rutgers University for his undergraduate degree (B.S. in Biology) and also an honors graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry for his professional degree. Prior to joining NSVC he practiced for over 5 years at the Vision and Learning Center of Fair Lawn, New Jersey. Dr. Press has extensive experience and expertise in the care of pediatric and adult patients with special emphasis on binocular vision problems, acquired brain injury, visual perceptual dysfunction and developmental vision issues. He has treated large numbers of patients with Neuro Optometric Rehablitation and/or Vision Therapy (VT) in order to address these issues. Dr. Press works closely with other professionals such as occupational therapists, physical therapists, reading and education specialists, psychologists, physical therapists and medical physicians in order to provide an integrated diagnostic and therapeutic approach.
In addition to his expertise in pediatric eye care and binocular vision Dr. Press also specializes in the management of progressive myopia. He has extensive experience with Corneal Reshaping Therapy (CRT) and has treated hundreds of cases in order to address the issues of myopia (nearsightedness) in a unique and highly effective way. Other methods of treatment for myopia control include the use of Atropine Ophthalmic solution, Multifocal soft contact lenses and in certain cases, bifocal glasses.
Dr. Press provides comprehensive eye and vision care for infants, children, and adults. By providing functional and developmental testing and diagnosis, he is able to identify visual dysfunctions in children and determine appropriate therapy. His expertise allows him to diagnose and treat conditions such as strabismus (misaligned or crossed eyes), amblyopia ("lazy eye"), accommodative and convergence dysfunctions and visually related learning disabilities.
Pediatric Eye Care & Exams
Dr. Press provides comprehensive eye care and specialized pediatric services for patients throughout the Chicago area at both the Deerfield and Park Ridge offices. You may schedule a consultation here.