Prior to affiliating with Susskind & Almallah Eye Associates, Dr. Kenneth B. Ehrlich practiced in Ocean County for over 25 years, serving as Director of Ocean County Eye Associates and Low Vision Associates of Ocean County. A graduate of the Pennsylvania State University and Pennsylvania College of Optometry, he is Board certified in the treatment and management of ocular diseases. A staff member of the St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, Dr. Ehrlich was the Director of the Ocean County division of St. Barnabas' Gerald E. Fonda, M.D. Low Vision Center. Prior to that he was on staff at Patterson Army Health Clinic at Fort Monmouth.
Dr. Ehrlich is a Clinical Examiner with the National Board of Examiners in Optometry, which certifies new doctors for licensure. He has also served as an Examiner for the Northeast Regional Clinical Optometric Testing Service. An inventor, as well, he holds patents in the United States and seven foreign countries for an Emergency Eye Irrigation Device.
Dr. Ehrlich did an externship in low vision at the Allied Services for the Handicapped Hospital in Scranton, PA under Dr. William Polikoff, a pioneer and innovator in the field. He is a charter member of the select provider panel chosen by the NJ Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired, as well as a charter member of the Low Vision Section of the American Optometric Association. He has served as the state chairman for this section and as liaison to the American Optometric Association. His peers frequently consult him on low vision matters. Dr. Ehrlich has given numerous lectures and has been a guest on both radio and television.
Contact lenses are another of Dr. Ehrlich's areas of expertise. He is a charter member of the Contact Lens Section of the American Optometric Association, and specializes in the "hard to fit" patient, including multifocal and astigmatic modalities.
Dr. Ehrlich is active with the NJ Society of Optometric Physicians, currently serving on their Eye Care Benefits Committee. He is a past Public Affairs Editor for the society.
Dr. Ehrlich is a recipient of the United States Army Commendation Medal for meritorious service while serving as an officer in Vietnam. He was also chosen as a WABC Radio Veteran's Day Honoree for outstanding service and committment to the U.S. Military awarded at West Point Military Academy.