Leon Nehmad, O.D.

Leon Nehmad

Associate Professor

Dr. Nehmad, OD is an Associate Professor at Nova Southeastern University, College of Optometry where he has taught since 2013. A graduate of SUNY College of Optometry in 1991, he served on faculty from 1998-2013. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry, and member of the Optometric Glaucoma Society. He is the recipient of the State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2006, as well as the New York State Optometric Association Distinguished Achievement Award in 2004.

The co-author of the book Emergency Care in the Optometric Setting, Dr. Nehmad’s primary area of emphasis has been ocular disease, in particular glaucoma and visual fields. He has taught and published extensively in these areas as well as in optometric education in general. He has held the position of Clinical Educational Coordinator for 3rd and 4th year optometry students in addition to instructor of record for 2nd year Integrative Seminar. He continues to provide patient care and supervision to externs and residents in a variety of clinical settings. Within organized optometry, he has participated in a number of service activities and is currently a Trustee for the Broward County Optometric Association.

Dr. Nehmad also holds a Master’s Degree from Hunter College School of Social Work. Prior to becoming an optometrist, he provided professional services to low vision patients as a social worker.