Dr. Megan B. Bruther graduated with honors in 1997 from Lafayette College of Easton, Pennsylvania with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, and a minor in Psychology.  While there, she was a Dean’s List student and an EXCEL research scholar.  She was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, the Psi Chi National Psychology Honor Society, and the Sigma Xi National Research Honor Society.  She then attended The New England College of Optometry in Boston where she graduated magna cum laude in 2002.  While there, she was a four-year member of Beta Sigma Kappa, the International Optometric Honor Society. In addition, she received several honor scholarships, including a Merit Scholarship in 1999, an Alumni Association Scholarship in 2000, and a Trustee Scholarship in 2001. Upon her graduation, she was awarded the New England College of Optometry’s Professional Commitment Award.

Dr. Bruther continued her extensive training by completing her residency in Ocular Disease through the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 2003, at Omni Eye Services of New Jersey. Post-residency, she was asked to join the staff of doctors at Omni Eye Services, and served as the Center Director of the Manhattan Office for two years.  Then in 2004 she returned to her native state of New Jersey to join the staff of New Jersey Regional Eye Care in Ramsey.

Dr. Bruther received the “Woman of the Year in Medicine and Healthcare” award in 2009 from the American Biographical Institute, and is considered one of “America’s Top Optometrists” by the Consumers’ Research Council of America.  She is an active member of the American Optometric Association, the American Academy of Optometry, and the New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians.  She also serves as an adjunct faculty for the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, and for the SUNY College of Optometry. Over the years, she has lectured to students as well as colleagues, and has published research in The Journal of Glaucoma. She is a board-certified Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry, and holds licensure in both New Jersey and New York.

Dr. Bruther grew up near Princeton and now lives outside of Morristown, New Jersey.  In her spare time, she enjoys barre classes, vocal lessons, playing the piano, and spending time outdoors with her husband and twins.  Her areas of practice include routine and emergency eye care, treatment of medical eye conditions including diabetes, macular degeneration and glaucoma, and every aspect of routine eye examinations, from screening exams to complicated contact lens fittings.

 

MEMBERSHIPS:
American Academy of Optometry
American Optometric Association
New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians