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Jay L. Klessman, OD – Retired March 2017


Jay L. Klessman, OD, a 1971 graduate of The Ohio State University, College of Optometry, has been caring for patients in this private practice since 1977.

Named “Optometrist of the Year” in 1994 by the Optometric Society of the District of Columbia, Dr. Klessman has frequently served as a clinical investigator in studies of contact lens products. He also shared his expertise as a member of the original national optometric advisory panel that approved the first laser-surgery therapy for refractive correction. A charter member of the American Optometric Association, Contact Lens Section, he has been a frequent writer and speaker on optometric issues over the years. Dr. Klessman enjoys playing tennis during his spare time, and he’s also an enthusiastic world traveler, who frequently visits other countries with his wife. He is very proud of both his children, and he is totally enamored with his grandchildren.