Sanford R. Cohen, OD, FCOVD began practicing optometry in 1979 after graduating with a Doctorate of Optometry at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Through continuing education, study groups and self-study, he earned his fellowship in developmental optometry from the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (FCOVD) in 1985. Dr. Cohen's undergraduate studies at Virginia Polytechnic and State University culminated in a Bachelors Degree in Biology in 1975.
Since 1981 he has maintained a private practice in partnership with Jacalyn Ely, OD where they offer family vision care through a developmental/behavioral approach. Drs. Ely and Cohen opened a second office in 1990. Dr. Cohen is certified in the management and treatment of ocular diseases and orthokeratology. He is a long-standing member of the Maryland Optometric Association, American Optometric Association, College of Optometrists in Vision Development and Optometric Extension Program. Dr. Cohen has served on several boards including Developmental Delay Resources, Optometric Council of the National Capital Region.