Eyecarrot Appoints Dr. Leonard Press as Chief Scientific Officer

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Dr. Leonard Press
TORONTO and NEW YORK—Eyecarrot Innovations Corp. has appointed Dr. Leonard Press to chief scientific officer, according to an announcement from the company. Dr. Press has contributed to the company as its Director of Global Education supporting the development resources available to vision professionals through Binovi Academy and the Binovi Platform. Through his appointment, he will lead the Scientific Advisory Board and all scientific development efforts including the expansion of Speed of Stereopsis, established by his predecessor Dr. Selwyn Super, who passed away earlier this year.

Adam Cegielski, president and CEO of Eyecarrot said, “Our partnership with Dr. Press has already proven to be a fruitful one for both parties, and with the unfortunate passing of Dr. Selwyn Super earlier this year, we saw it fit to invite him to take his place as a key part of the continued development of the Binovi Platform. Dr. Press’ credentials, accomplishments, and experience speak for themselves and will be a great asset to the company moving forward. We look forward to continue working with Dr. Press as Binovi grows.”

Dr. Press is a graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, where he was a member of the Gold Key International Optometric Honor Society. He completed his residency program in Pediatric Optometry at The Eye Institute of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia, and formerly served as chief of the Pediatric Unit of The Eye Institute. Dr. Press was recruited to the State University of New York, State College of Optometry, to serve as chief of the Vision Therapy Service, where he was associate professor of Clinical Optometry for 15 years.

Additionally, Dr. Press has been recognized internationally for his work in the field of learning-related vision problems. He was a co-author of the Clinical Practice Guidelines in this area for the American Optometric Association and is the author of a monograph from the Optometric Extension Program on Computers and Vision Therapy Programs.

The recipient of numerous awards for his research, writing, and clinical work, Dr. Press has received the Scientific Achievement Award from the New Jersey Society in both 1995 and in 2002. He received the Skeffington Award for Excellence in Optometric Writing from the College of Optometrists in Vision Development in 1992 and was honored by his peers as Optometrist of the Year by the New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians, previously serving as president of the organization.