Sanford “Sandy” R. Cohen, OD FCOVD, began practicing optometry in 1979 after graduating with a Doctorate of Optometry at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. He earned his fellowship in developmental optometry from the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (FCOVD) in 1985. Since 1981 he has been in private practice with me, his clinical partner and wife (Jacalyn R. Ely, OD). Together, we offered family vision care through a developmental behavioral approach.
In addition to his passion for optometry, Sandy was an avid cyclist and maintained a healthy lifestyle. Sadly, he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2019. He was devoted to his patients and enjoyed his practice in optometry, working gladly until the end of his life. He was an excellent clinician and took pride in solving challenging vision problems. He changed the trajectory of the lives of many of his patients (as many patients have shared their stories with me). I know that he was beloved by his patients, and that he loved them right back.
Thanks to all of his patients that have reached out to me and our staff and for kind words.
Donations in his memory: www.covd.org
-Jacalyn Ely, OD