Thank you to Dr. Len Press for writing this heartfelt memorial for Dr. Morton Davis, an integral figure in the field of developmental optometry and COVD’s third President.
Dr. Morton & Lillian Davis. A classy couple who were fixtures at the Annual COVD meeting for many years following its inception. Role models for many other couples, Mort and Lil were inseparable for 68 years, and it is therefore with a profound sense of loss that I write of Mort’s passing last night. He was a towering figure in behavioral and developmental optometry, a founding member of COVD and its third president, serving in that capacity in 1973-74.
I first encountered Mort in the late 1977, attending a meeting of the Skeffington Symposium in Washington, D.C. He had one of the most active and intellectual minds I’ve had the pleasure of knowing, and he was immediately welcoming and warm. Gracious with his knowledge, he shared many of the vision therapy procedures and tests that he innovated. This was done through publications in the Journal of the American Optometric Association…
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