Our Team

Dr. Daniel J. Press

Dr. Daniel Press is a 2007 honors graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry and is a Board-Certified Optometrist in vision development and therapy. Dr. Press has been serving Park Ridge and the surrounding communities since 2012 when he moved to the area with his wife, Sara and their three children.

Dr. Press has been recognized by his colleagues including being named a rising star in the profession in 2017. He is active in his academic pursuits holding faculty positions at Indiana University, Illinois College of Optometry and Southern College of Optometry. Dr. Press has been an invited lecturer at 15 different colleges of optometry between 2014 and 2019. Dr. Press has served as an elected official of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (www.covd.org) since 2012 and was elected president of COVD at the annual conference in April 2019. In addition, Dr. Press has authored numerous peer reviewed articles in professional journals and publications and has volunteered many hours of service to the profession and his community.

Dr. Press is an active member of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (www.covd.org), American Optometric Association (www.aoa.org), International Sports Vision Association (www.sportsvision.pro), and the Neuro Optometric Rehabilitation Association (www.noravisionrehab.org). Dr. Press serves on the editorial advisory board for the Review of Myopia Management (www.reviewofmm.com) and serves on the speaker bureau for multiple contact lens companies. Dr. Press provides full scope optometric care with a special emphasis in vision therapy, pediatric vision and myopia control at Park Ridge Vision.

Dr. Vesna Simic

Dr. Vesna Simic graduated from Loyola University with a degree in Biology and Psychology for her undergraduate degree. She completed her professional degree at the Illinois College of Optometry. Dr. Simic has been serving Park Ridge and the surrounding communities since 2001.

Dr. Simic is adjunct faculty at Indiana University, Illinois, Salus and University of Missouri St. Louis Colleges of Optometry. Dr. Simic is an active member of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (www.covd.org), the American Optometric Association (www.aoa.org) and the Illinois Optometric Association (IOA). Dr. Simic volunteers her time as an advocate for patients by serving on the Public Health Committee of the IOA. In addition, she is actively involved in the “Infant See” program of the American Optometric Association which provides a no-cost vision examination for infants between the ages of 6 and 12 months throughout the United States.

Dr. Simic has provided medical eye care at the University of Chicago, department of ophthalmology and at the Illinois Eye Institute Center for Advanced Care in addition to over 18 years of experience in private practice. Dr. Simic has shared her knowledge selflessly by providing volunteer services for various community organizations including providing exams for the Chicago Public School system. Dr. Simic has lectured extensively to schools and professional groups on the importance of vision development as it relates to child development. She is an active collaborator on vision care and prevention internationally. Dr. Simic provides full scope optometric care at Park Ridge Vision.

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