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Immediate Release Contact: Katie Van Hise

October 15, 2014 (609) 323-4012


Harmer named president of the New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians

HAMILTON, NJ – Edward Harmer, OD, has been named president of the New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians (NJSOP) for 2014 – 2015.

Dr. Harmer has been licensed in optometry since 1975 when he received his optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. Dr. Harmer has been a member of the NJSOP for 43 years and has served on the board of directors for the over 650-member organization since 2009.

In addition to his state affiliations, Dr. Harmer is a member of the American Optometric Association, the National Glaucoma Society, and the Optometric Council on Refractive Surgery.

He served as Clinical Director for TLC Vision Laser Eye Centers in Elmwood Park, NJ from 1998 to 2009, after which he became the Clinical Director of the Dry Eye Center of Excellence at Omni Eye Services and the Clinical Director of Clarity Refractive Services, both in West Orange, NJ.

Dr. Harmer is a valuable educator for the optometric community and has shared his clinical expertise in dry eye disease and refractive surgery co-management. He is a highly sought after speaker, and frequently lectures to optometric physicians nationwide.

“I am fortunate and honored to lead the members of my profession and NJSOP, to ensure that we are practicing to our fullest potential and serving the public’s eye health and vision,” said Dr. Harmer. “Our future depends on optometric physicians working with the public to ensure the ongoing vision needs, that are constantly changing in our technology driven society.”

Dr. Harmer practices in Carteret, NJ at Carteret Eyecare Associates. He resides in NJ with his wife and two children.

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The New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians represents the optometric profession before the New Jersey Legislature, the consumer and the public, and assists its members in conducting their practices in accordance with the highest ethical patient care standards. To learn more, visit