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Michael Elliot Margaretten

Michael Elliot Margaretten, American pediatric optometrist. Recipient Dade County School award, Florida, 1974, Dade County Public School Board Distinguished award, 1975, Dade County Public School Distinguished award, 1975-1977, Dade County Optometric Association Distinguished award, 1975, College Optometrists in Vision Development Distinguished award, 1976.


Margaretten, Michael Elliot was born on May 27, 1937 in Bklyn. Son of Elias Joseph and Frances Pearl (Kuhn) Margaretten.


Student, University Rochester, 1959. Bachelor, Pennsylvania College Optometry, 1960. OD, Pennsylvania College Optometry, 1961.

Diploma in optometric medicine, National Board Examiners in Optometry.


Resident development vision Yale University, Gesell Institute Child Development, 1962. Private practice pediatric optometry New York City, 1961—1971, North Miami Beach, Florida, since 1971. Adjunct professor Pennsylvania College Optometry, since 1978.

Preceptor, since 1978. Instructor Miami Dade Community College, 1971—1975. Adjunct professor Southern College Optometry, since 1986.

Florida state director College Optometrists in Vision Development, since 1979. Board directors Optometric Center S. Florida, since 1975. Florida state associate director Optometric Extension Program, 1973—1977.

Member professional advisory board Banyan School, Clinical Facility for Children with Learning Disabilities, Hollywood, Florida, since 1980. Preceptor Optometric Extension Program Foundation, Inc., since 1978. With United States Coast Guard, 1961-1969.


Fellow: American College Optometric Physicians, New York Academy Optometry, College Optometrists in Vision Development, National Society Optometrists in Vision Development, American Academy Optometry. Member: Florida Optometric Association, New York Academy of Sciences, Southern Council Optometrists, Broader Opportunities for Learning Disabilities, Optometric Extension Program Foundation, Inc. (clinical associate), American Optometric Association, American Health Plan Referring Committee, Dade County Optometric Association (president 1981-1982), American Public Health Association.


Married Ellen Pliner Lapin, June 6, 1961. Children: Mark, Jeffrey.