Doctors & Staff
Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Offen Eye Associates the leading provider of vision care products and services in Westfield.
Dr. Suzanne Offen, O.D. F.C.O.V.D.
Dr. Offen is a board certified optometric physician in New York and New Jersey. She received her Doctor of Optometry from the State University of New York and has been practicing optometry since 1983. She began her practice in 1987 in Westfield, New Jersey. In 1988 Dr. Offen became certified as a Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development and became board certified in children’s vision.
Dr. Offen has held several executive positions in professional optometric organizations. She was a member of the Board of Directors of the New Jersey State Association of Optometric Physicians, as well as the Chair of the External and Public Affairs Committee. Additionally, she is an examiner for the Northeast Region of the Clinical Optometric Assessment Service and has been published in several professional optometric journals.
She provides comprehensive eye care and vision therapy with state of the art equipment for testing, diagnostics and treatment. And she offers laser surgery consultations for patients interested in LASIK.
She is a speaker for Vistakon and is affiliated with many contact lens providers. Through her affiliations she conducts studies to test new contact lenses and is the first physician in the area to offer newly FDA approved contact lenses. Contact Dr. Often for more information.
Dr. Offen has received numerous awards, including:
- New Jersey Optometric Association Special Purpose Award for founding the Vision & Literacy Project
- American Optometric Association Optometric Recognition Award
- New Jersey Optometric Association Chair of the Year Award
- New Jersey Optometric Association Distinguished Service Award
- Diplomate, American Board of Optometry, 2011
Nicole E. Kress, O.D.
Nicole E. Kress, O.D. graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) at Salus University with a Doctor of Optometry degree. While there, Dr. Kress was a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Honors Society all four years and received high academic honors upon graduation, as well as the award for Clinical Excellence in Pediatrics and Vision Therapy from The Eye Institute.
Dr. Kress then completed a residency in Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation at a prominent private practice affiliated with the Southern College of Optometry. Through this extensive program focusing on developmental optometry and pediatric eye care, she was trained to effectively diagnose and treat binocular vision deficits, learning related vision problems, amblyopia, strabismus, and acquired brain injuries that are affecting vision. While she enjoyed all aspects of her residency training, Dr. Kress has developed a particular interest in working with children to assist in eliminating any visual obstacles that are limiting their potential to succeed in the classroom.
Dr. Kress is originally from Nazareth, Pennsylvania. She graduated in the top of her class at Nazareth Area High School and went on to attend the Pennsylvania State University where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Life Sciences.