Departments / The Dr. Jack A. and Seena P. Elfant Department of Optometry
In the Department of Optometry clinics, thorough eye examinations are performed in a friendly, caring atmosphere. Students perform eye examinations as part of their clinical training, and are supervised by a professional staff of certified optometrists. The clinics are open to students, employees and the general public.
Clinic Director: Dr.Yehuda Nemanim, OD
Comprehensive eye examinations including refraction, eye-related focusing and coordination difficulties, glaucoma test, etc. Each examination takes two and a half hours, and a nominal fee of 20 NIS is collected per family per year. For appointments please call: 02-6291968.
Visual Therapy Clinic
Clinic Administrator: Dr. Rachel Eichler, OD
The clinic diagnoses visual perception deficiencies, and offers treatment of eye coordination and focusing problems via eye exercises.
The examination and treatment are done by fourth year students, in tandem with faculty supervisors.
Contact Lenses Clinic
Clinic Administrator, Mr. Phillip Fine, B. Optom.
At the clinic patients are fitted with contact lenses not only for cosmetic reasons, but also for various medical conditions. The examinations are done by fourth year students, in coordination with faculty supervisors.
Administrator: Mr. Isaac Schwartz, Optometrist
In this clinic students learn to choose, fit, and dispense frames and lenses, according to the current trends, while emphasizing the professional aspect (as opposed to the commercial aspect). A variety of difficult cases enable in-depth research and study, with special emphasis given to solving problems of eyeglass wearers. Patients who come to this clinic have the opportunity to purchase glasses at highly affordable rates and must first have an eye examination in the eye clinic at the College.
To make an appointment call: 02-6291968.
Coordinator: Mrs. Nechama Factor, B. Optom.
External clinics take place outside of the college, in Jerusalem and its suburbs. Students perform pediatric vision screenings in pre-schools, elementary schools, and high schools, including evaluation of vision problems that may relate to learning disorders. Examinations are also conducted at nursing homes for the benefit of the geriatric population.