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