Dr. Bruce Meyer, FCOVD, is a licensed Optometric Physician and has practiced in the State of New Jersey for over 30 years. He provides eye care services to individuals of all ages but has special training and expertise in the evaluation and treatment of eye problems in children. He is a life-long Bergen County resident and a graduate of Rutgers College in New Jersey and the New England College of Optometry in Boston. Having achieved high honors in optometry school, Dr. Meyer was inducted into the BZK Optometric Honor Society.
After completing his residency in Pediatric Vision Analysis and Vision Therapy at The State University of New York State College of Optometry, Dr. Meyer served as Assistant Clinical Professor from 1983 to 1986. His research article on Infant Vision was published in the Journal of the American Academy of Optometry. He is a Fellow of The College of Optometrists in Vision Development and an active member of the American Optometric Association, the New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians, the Neuro Optometric Rehabilitation Association, the Optometric Exchange Program and the Sports Vision Association of the American Optometric Association.
As the father of four, Dr. Meyer understands and knows how to deal with children. In addition, he has first-hand experience in working with individuals with developmental delay (one of his daughters is developmentally challenged). Currently, he is Clinical Director of Special Olympics Lions Club’s International Opening Eyes of New Jersey, a program that provides free screening, exams, and glasses to Special Olympic athletes. Dr. Meyer, with the help of his wife Cindy, continues to play a significant part in the Special Olympics each year. He is on the executive board of the Jewish Association for Developmental Disability, a non-profit organization providing group homes and respite services for adults with developmental disabilies. In 2010, Dr Meyer was named New Jersey’s Optometrist of the Year by the New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians for his dedication and care for his patients and his service to the citizens of New Jersey.
Dr. Meyer, and his wife, Cindy (office manager) have four children ranging in age from 22 to 32. Dr Meyer enjoys music and jogging. He plays the saxophone in the Eyerock Band, a group of musicians from the eye industry who play concerts to support vision-related charitiies.
Co-Director – Special Olympics Lions Clubs International Opening Eyes of New Jersey (Charitable organization that provides free eye screening, refractions and glasses to athletes of New Jersey Special Olympics) 1999 to Present
Executive Board Member – Jewish Association for Developmental Disabilities (Non-profit organization providing group homes and respite services to adults with developmental disabilities in Northern New Jersey) 2007 to Present
Fellow – College of Optometrists in Vision Development – 2006 to Present
Member – American Optometric Association – 1982 to Present
Member – New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians – 1982 to Present
Member – Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association – 2011 to Present
Member – Sports Vision Section of American Optometric Association (Development of screening and enhancement of activities for athletes at all levels; strategies for preventing sports related injuries) – 2012 to Present
Special Olympics Summer Games second weekend in June.
This marks the 18th year that Dr. Meyer has been coordinator and received a special award for service.