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Harry Zeltzer, OD, DOS, FAAO, FVI

Harry Zeltzer, OD, DOS, FAAO, FVI

Adjunct Professor

Dr. Zeltzer is an Adjunct Professor of Optometry in the Department of Specialty and Advanced Care. He practiced optometry in Waltham, Mass for thirty-five years where he invented and patented a contact lens treating color deficiency. Called X-CHROM it is currently in production as a soft and hard contact lens. During private practice, he was a consultant to Helen Keller International for its development of “Childsight”. He also served at Natick Lab as a Lt Col (USAR) researching the effect of military stress on the visual system.

After retiring from private practice and the military he committed to humanitarian service with VOSH/International eventually leading the parent organization as president and executive director.

Dr Zeltzer is a life member of the AOA, the American Academy of Optometry and the New England College of Optometry. He was recognized as the Essilor-UNESCO Humanitarian of 2003, the Honorary Doctor of Ocular Science of the New England College of Optometry in 2004 from where he graduated in 1952 and the VOSH/International Lifetime Achievement Award 2008. Dr Zeltzer lectured and published numerous articles of color deficiency which are referenced in the X-CHROM manual online portal for NECO faculty and students.