Alumni Board Member
OD '72, MSc '75, PhD '79
Dr. Weissman was educated at Santa Monica College, UCLA, and the University of California at Berkeley. He received his BSc (1970), OD (1972), MSc (1975), and PhD (1979) in Physiological Optics from the UC Berkeley School of Optometry. He was a member of the Contact Lens Service of the Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical School Department of Ophthalmology in Jerusalem, Israel during 1975-6. He came to UCLA as an Assistant Professor in 1979 and retired a Professor of Ophthalmology and Chief of the Contact Lens Service of the Jules Stein Eye Institute in 2012. He is currently a Professor of Optometry at the Southern California College of Optometry of the Marshall B Ketchum University. Dr. Weissman has authored approximately 150 research papers and textbook chapters, as well as several texts, including (with Edward S Bennett, OD, MSEd) Clinical Contact Lens Practice and (with the late Professor Irving Fatt) the second edition of Physiology of the Eye.
He received the William Feinbloom (1996) and Max Schapero (1998) Awards of the American Academy of Optometry, the British Contact Lens Association Gold Medal (2000), the AOA CL Section Achievement Award (2006), and was the 2010 UC Berkeley School of Optometry Alumnus of the Year. He was honored with the Nathan Springer Lectureship at the University of Alabama School of Optometry in 2013 and the 2015 Peters’ lecture at the UC Berkeley School of Optometry.
Dr. Weissman is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, and a Diplomate in it’s Cornea, Contact Lens and Refractive Technologies section. He has served as Trustee, and 2015 President, of the California Optometric Association.