Dr. Bruce Meyer, FCOVD, is a licensed Optometric Physician who has practiced in the State of New Jersey for over 35 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, Vision Therapy and the care of the patient who has suffered a traumatic brain injury, including concussion and stroke. 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 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 and the Optometric Exchange Program.
In addition to his years of personal and professional experience dealing with children, he has extensive experience working with individuals with developmental delay (one of his daughters is developmentally challenged). He has spent 20 years as the 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 continues to play a significant part in the Special Olympics each year. He has also served 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 disabilities.
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 is proud to receive referrals from other Optometrists, Ophthalmologists, Neurologists, Concussion specialists, therapists, educators and other patients who seek his consultation regarding the role of therapy and specialized eye wear including prism lenses to correct for side vision loss in the treatment of their patients. Dr Meyer is Board Certified in Vision Therapy and, along with his chief therapist, Marissa, has helped hundreds of patients of all ages reach their individual visual potential.
Dr. Meyer, and his wife, Cindy (office manager), have four children and three grandchildren. He cherishes his time with his family and friends. In his spare time, Dr Meyer enjoys listening to and playing music. He plays the saxophone with a local 70's rock group, Plaza North, that plays in local restaurants. He also is a member of the New Eyes for the Needy Band, a group of musicians from the eye industry who play concerts to support vision-related charities.
In addition to being honored in 2010 as The New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians, Optometrist of the Year, Dr Meyer has received numerous awards from the same society and Special Olympics of New Jersey for his service to NJ Special Olympic athletes. Dr Meyer has twice been named as a NJ Top Kids Doc (last time 2018) by New Jersey Magazine.
Dr. Meyer and his wife have four children and three grandchildren. They enjoy time with their family very much. Dr. Meyer is a saxophone player and enjoys playing with his seventies rock group, Plaza North, and appears in local restaurants about once a quarter. He also plays annually with "Rockin For New Eyes" in New York, a charity organization that raises money for eye care and eye wear for those less fortunate, and in the pit for the Paramus Scholarship Show, an organization that puts on an annual show to benefit the scholarship fund for his home town of Paramus.
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.