White House Honors Paul Berman, OD

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 Paul Berman, OD, was recognized for his work with Special Olympics.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Optometrist Paul Berman was honored at a ceremony at the White House on Oct. 2 for his work with Special Olympics Lions Club International Opening Eyes, a program that provides vision care for intellectually challenged individuals. Dr. Berman, who is the program’s founder and senior global clinical adviser, was one of 11 Lions Club International members who were recognized as “Champions of Change” for the work they are doing.

A member of the Hackensack Lions Club and a Lion for 20 years, Berman uses his skills as an optometrist to provide vision services. In addition, he is currently working on the Lions Lens project in partnership with Essilor, which will provide high-quality, low-cost eyeglasses for Lions’ humanitarian purposes worldwide.

Special Olympics Lions Clubs International Opening Eyes is a program in 80 countries and more than 45 states that provides vision care for intellectually challenged individuals.