I am very fortunate to have found a professional home with such wonderful patients, staff and partners when I joined Dr. Jay Klessman in 1990. I am a graduate of Old Dominion University and the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. I have been fortunate to have participated in numerous clinical investigations for new contact lens products, often allowing my patients the earliest opportunity to try out new products. I have done numerous radio and television interviews on a wide range of eye care topics. As an early believer in the benefits to my patients of laser vision correction, I have become a laser-vision specialist, and have managed the care of thousands of patients who underwent laser therapy dating back to 1994 when laser vision was first approved. Always on the cutting edge ands looking to offer my patients the best eye care possible, I have taken on the challenge of Myopia Control and Dry Eye disease as well as the latest in specialty contact lens care. An active member of both the American Optometric Association, most recently serving on the Public Relations committee, and the Optometric Society of the District of Columbia, I served as its president in 1996-97.
Some consider me affable and easygoing for the most part, and I was voted “Young Optometrist of the Year” in Washington, D.C. in 1997. I spend most of my free time with my lovely wife and three children, who all report that I am an “excellent gardener and very good at home improvements.” I have a passion for playing soccer, cooking - although I make a huge mess, and I am an occasional golfer, but not enough to rise above the level of “Total Duffer.”
We Asked Dr. Rosenblatt Some Questions...
Q & A
Q. For what in your life do you feel most grateful?
A. I am most grateful for my happiness. Life is to short and often we stress too much over the things that really do not matter, as opposed to enjoying our happiness. I have come to learn that it is important to surround myself with people that make me happy, my family, my friends, my co-workers and my patients.
Q. Do you hit the snooze button or wake up immediately?
A. I rarely hit the snooze button. As a matter of fact, the alarm rarely goes off. I typically awake just prior to the alarm and I am able to turn off the alarm preventing it from waking my wife. I feel enough sleep is very important to ones well being. I also feel fun and play are as important. So I play hard, work hard and I sleep well.
Q. What was the first thing you wanted to be when you grew up?
A. I have always wanted to be a doctor. When I was really young, probably 10 or so, I wanted to be a pediatrician. My uncle was my pediatrician. In the 9th grade, I made a model of the eye and worked closely with an optometrist to complete that project. Ever since, I wanted to be an optometrist. And as they say, the rest is history.
This or That?
Hiking / Jogging
Swimming / Sunbathing
Candy / Popcorn
Music / Podcast
Bagel / Toast
Horror Movie / Comedy
Ocean / Mountains
Winter / Summer
PC / Mac
Museum / Library
Laser Vision Correction
During laser vision correction, your eye surgeon will direct a cool light of a laser to reshape your cornea in order to correct any refractive errors. LASIK can resolve your nearsightedness – leaving you with sharp vision without the need for eyewear. Learn more about LASIK surgery.
As children grow, myopia can rapidly progress, leaving them at a higher risk of developing dangerous eye diseases later in life, such as glaucoma and macular degeneration. Myopia management solutions include eye drops, specific contact lenses, and glasses, which can help slow down the rapid visual deterioration that occurs with myopia.
Dry Eye Disease
Do your eyes burn, feel itchy or sandy? Then you know how inconvenient and annoying dry eye disease can be. Visit us to get a dry eye evaluation and let us help you find the relief you’ve been seeking.