Dr. Joseph P. Shovlin

O.D., F.A.A.O.

Dr. Joseph P. Shovlin

Dr. Joseph Shovlin joined Northeastern Eye Institute in 1985 and practices in our Clarks Summit and Scranton offices.

O.D., F.A.A.O.

Dr. Joseph P. Shovlin

Dr. Joseph Shovlin joined Northeastern Eye Institute in 1985 and practices in our Clarks Summit and Scranton offices.

Northeastern Eye Institute
Clarks Summit Location

Are you searching for an eye clinic in Clarks Summit, PA? Northeastern Eye Institute’s Clarks Summit office is conveniently located in the Village Square Plaza at the intersection of State and Grove Streets. We offer a wide range of optometry and ophthalmology services. Our medical professionals are some of the best in the industry, no matter whether you need a general eye exam or a specialized eye surgery.

Our optical clinic in Clarks Summit also serves the communities of Clarks Green, Waverly, Dalton, Abington Township, Scott Township, Newton Ransom, and Chinchilla. We offer convenient appointment times, including evenings, and parking is available.

Northeastern Eye Institute
Scranton Location

Our Scranton office is home to our Ambulatory Surgical Center where we offer LASIK, cataract surgery, intraocular lens implants, and other eye surgeries to correct retina issues for patients in Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Hazleton, and other nearby areas in northeastern Pennsylvania.

About

Education

He earned his bachelor’s degree from Gettysburg College, and received his doctor of optometry from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia. He is a member of the adjunct faculty at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry.

Experience

Dr. Shovlin has received Academic Distinction and the Clinical Excellence Award from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. He is listed in Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare and Who’s Who in Science and Engineering. He received the Cornea and Contact Lens Section Achievement Award (2009) bestowed by the American Optometric Association and was selected as Alumnus of the Year at Salus University, Pennsylvania College of Optometry (2011). Dr. Shovlin specializes in primary eye care and contact lenses.

Research & Community

Dr. Shovlin is a board certified optometrist, a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, a Distinguished Practitioner of the National Academy of Practice in Optometry, and a member of the American Optometric Association and the Pennsylvania Optometric Association. He is a Diplomate and past Chair of the Section on Cornea and Contact Lenses of the American Academy of Optometry, past Chair of the Contact Lens Section of the American Optometric Association, and a former voting member of the of the Ophthalmic Advisory Panel of the Food and Drug Administration. He is a member of the International Society of Refractive Surgery, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, and the American Public Health Association. He is a past member of the National Advisory Eye Council of the National Eye Institute, which is a part of the National Institutes of Health, and an advisory panel member of the Pennsylvania Lions Sight Conservation and Eye Research Foundation.

Personal

He serves as the Associate Clinical Editor of the Review of Optometry, Clinical Editor of the Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses, and Consulting Editor of the Contact Lens Spectrum and Primary Care Optometry News. He is on the journal review board of Optometry Clinics, the Journal of the American Optometric Association, and has held editorial board appointments to International Contact Lens Clinic and Making Contact and Optometric Management. He has over 300 publications to his credit, including 20 chapters in 17 texts.

Why Choose Joseph P. Shovlin

Dr. Joe shovlin, senior optometrist, at Northeastern eye institute received the Frank Career Achievement Awrd earlier this month at the WebMD Annual Awards Ddinner in Atlanta, Ga. He was recognized for his years of service to the eye care community as an educator, researcher and clinician. He has served as a consultant to the industry and several federal advisory panels including the FDA Ophthalmic panel, the National Advisory Eye Council at NIH, and the CDC Workgroup on Contact Lens Related Infections. Dr.Shovlin is the immediate past president of the American Acadamy of Optometry.