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Erik Weissberg, OD

Research Profile

OD, New England College of Optometry

phone: 617-587-5750

Research Interests

Juvenile onset myopia:

Mathematical functions to model myopia progression and to develop predictive models and test hypotheses based on previously identified risk factors.


Investigating magnitude and variables that influence the social significance of strabismus

Healthcare delivery:

Developing systems and testing tools to improve the delivery of eye care in the developing world.


Dr. Jane Gwiazda, New England College of Optometry
Dr. Kimberley Chan, Boston Children’s Hospital

Professional Memberships:


Featured Publications and Presentations

  1. Deng L, Gwiazda J, Manny RE, Scheiman M, Weissberg E, Fern KD, Weise K; COMET Study Group. Limited change in anisometropia and aniso-axial length over 13 years in myopic children enrolled in the correction of myopia evaluation trial. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2014 Apr 3;55(4):2097-105. 
  2. Smith K, Weissberg E, Travison T. Alternative Methods of Refraction: A Comparison of Three Techniques. Optometry and Vision Science. Optom Vis Sci. 2010 Mar;87(3):E176-822010 March 
  3. Weissberg E, Suckow M, Thorn, F. Minimal angle horizontal strabismus detectable by lay observers. Optometry & Vision Science. 81(7):505-9, 2004 Jul.
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