Dr. Richard Lehrer earned his
Bachelor of Arts Degree from Brandeis University and his medical degree from
Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 1988. He pursued his postgraduate career with
a fellowship in glaucoma at Tufts Medical Center in Boston and completed his
residency in Ophthalmology at the Scheie Eye Institute of the University of
Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He then completed fellowship training in Cornea
and Glaucoma at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.
Dr. Lehrer established his
practice with Ohio Eye Alliance in 1993, where he is currently the Director of
Glaucoma Services, with offices in Canton, Alliance and Canfield Ohio. He
serves on the medical staffs of Alliance Community Hospital where he served as
past president of the medical staff and past chair of surgery, and Surgery
Alliance where he is the medical director. He is also on staff at Aultman
Hospital, Mercy Medical Center, Summa – Akron City Hospital, and the Southwoods
Hospital in Boardman.
In addition to keeping up with
the latest glaucoma surgical and diagnostic techniques, he is also an
experienced cataract and intraocular lens implant and corneal transplant
surgeon. He has been the first glaucoma specialist in NE Ohio to perform new
and innovative surgeries such as Viscocanalostomy, AquaFlowTM, Ex‑PressTM Shunt,
Canaloplasty and iStentTM.
Dr. Lehrer has been involved in
ophthalmic and neurological research since 1984 and continues to maintain an
interest in teaching, having distinguished himself with six faculty
appointments from 1983 through the present. He is co-author of numerous
original research papers and delivers many ophthalmology lectures throughout
the United States. He is an Assistant
Clinical Professor at Ohio State University and at NEOMED in Rootstown. He serves as Course Director for Schlemm’s
Canal (Advanced Glaucoma) Surgery at the American Academy of Ophthalmology
annual meeting. He is also a regular
speaker on Advanced Glaucoma Surgery at the American Society of Cataract and
Refractive Surgery national meetings.
Dr. Lehrer has also been invited to speak and present at the American
Glaucoma Society annual meetings.
He is dedicated to sight
preservation and is a member of the Jackson Township Lions Club and serves as surgical
advisor to the Melvin Jones District 13-D Lions Eye Foundation and is the Lions
District 1 3-D Chairman for Sight Conservation. He also is a consultant for the
The Bureau of Services for the Visually Impaired.