Dr. Stephen Cohen
Dr. Cohen has been in private practice in Scottsdale since 1985, after graduating with clinical honors from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. He and his wife, Stephanie, have three wonderful children and a terrific daughter-in-law (Josh, Heidi, Arielle, and Zachary). Dr. Cohen is a past-president of the Arizona Optometric Association, and is a founding member of the “Arizona Optometric Charitable Foundation.” In 2003, he was one of five doctors nationally to receive the Vision Service Plan (V.S.P.) “People First Award,” recognizing his contribution to his profession, his patients, and his community. In 2005, he was awarded the “Arizona Optometrist of the Year Award,” and in 2006, he received a similar honor from the “Great Western Council of Optometrists,” which represents the 11 western US states. In 2006, Dr. Cohen was also selected as the “Father of the Year” by the ‘American Diabetes Association’ and the ‘Father’s Day Council’ for his balance of home and professional life, and his contribution to his community.
He is also a past-president of the Scottsdale-North Rotary Club, and the Desert Foothills Theater (where he had lead roles in over a dozen theater productions, including “The Odd Couple,” “Same Time Next Year,” “Dial ‘M’ for Murder,” and “The King and I”). His hobbies include: sports, reading, theater, movies, traveling, and gardening.
Dr. Cohen has been published often in professional journals for optometry and ophthalmology, and has lectured to doctors and medical assistants nationally and internationally. He has served as the national spokesperson for “Johnson & Johnson Vision Care (‘Vistakon’)” on the affects of Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation on the eyes, and is a member of their “UV National Advisory Panel. He is on the national advisory panel to several pharmaceutical and contact lens companies, has been a principal investigator in numerous FDA clinical studies for dry eyes and for contact lenses, and has participated in the launch of various new contact lens designs.