Dr. Barry Tannen

Dr. Tannen has been an optometric physician for more than 30 years at EyeCare Professionals, PC which he co-founded with Dr. Despotidis.   His clinical and research interests are visual deficits related to concussion, acquired brain injury, strabismus, amblyopia, and learning-related vision problems.  Dr. Tannen is the program supervisor for a private practice-based, Residency in Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation at EyeCare Professionals.
Dr. Tannen received the A.M. Skeffington award for excellence in Optometric Writing from the College of Optometrists in Vision Development in 2016, the Ludlam Education Award by the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association in 2014, and the Scientific Achievement Award by the New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians in 2002. He is a Fellow in the American Academy of Optometry, and the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD), Past President of COVD, and an Associate Clinical Professor Emeritus of the SUNY/State College of Optometry in New York. Dr. Tannen lectures internationally and has co-authored over 60 journal articles, as well as a clinical textbook on Eye Movements.

In his spare time he enjoys tennis, hiking, cycling, and kayaking and spending time at his beach house with his wife Sandi, children, and grandchildren.   He’s thrilled to be practicing with his son, Dr. Noah Tannen, who joined EyeCare Professionals in 2017.