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.



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.


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.


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.

What Our Customers
Are Saying

Great place. Clean and professional office. Dr. Jordan is a fantastic doctor. I got cataract surgery on both eyes and it changed my life 100%. Great staff. Highly recommend this practice.

Hugo H
April 25, 2022

I suffered from a corneal abrasion suddenly while I was in town for business. The group was very responsive in getting back to me and squeezing me in on the same day. They recently incorporated a new computer system and I can see the benefits to that implementation. It made the check-in process very easy and quick. Dr. Fox was attentive and compassionate to my problem. She prescribed my prescription and laid out a clear path for me to take as soon as I flew home. Thank you to the team!

J.B. Wright
April 21, 2022

I had cataract surgery and it went fantastic! All the staff were very professional and helpful. Dr Jordan made me feel very comfortable. I can see so much better. I am even driving at nite, which was a big issue. Highly recommend them!

Wilma Mitchell
December 26, 2021

Great job by intake person for Dr William Jordan today. I was not able to get her name I just had surgery on my knee a few days prior to the visit and was in a great amount of discomfort She was kind and accommodating to me in every way and was very patient with me and helpful

Michele Keating
October 26, 2021

Northeast eye is fantastic. I had 2 cataracts removed and new lens put in. Everyone was polite, efficient, and helpful. Dr Frattali is great. Very detailed, very reassuring and even quietly sang while operating on my eyes. No discomfort. I felt well cared for and informed the entire time. Would highly recommend them. I left there not having to wear glasses for now. I look forward to their follow up.

Willie Schumacher
July 26, 2021

I always receive outstanding eye care when I go to the Northeastern Eye Institute in Scranton. The staff are pleasant and helpful. Dr. Arthur Jordan Jr. always provides the highest quality of eye care for me. I am very pleased with NE Eye and will continue to go there for my vision needs.

Harold Cameron
June 05, 2021

They did a great job with my Lasik procedure. They were polite and professional and kept me informed during the whole process. I was able to schedule my Lasik the same week I had my evaluation.

Thomas Glasspool
May 13, 2021

Northeastern Eye Institute is one of the best eye care practices in the area, every time I go there the staff is friendly, considerate and helpful. When I'm with my doctor he listens to my concerns, and explains to me, so I can understand, the issues I was having with my eyes. Unlike other doctors who have rushed through my visit as if I were on a assembly line. I would highly recommend Northeastern Eye to anyone who is looking for an eye doctor.

Art Jordan
April 26, 2021

Had an appointment last week with Dr.Walsh.. she was awesome ..All the office staff was masked and they had hand sanitizer around the office.when I paid with my credit card they even sanitized it before giving it back to me.. the lady that helped me pick out my frames was very friendly and knowledgeable about the frames that would look nice on me .the whole process from checking in and picking frames out to sitting down to place my order took under 90 minutes. Will definitely recommend them to people

Barbara Holder
April 03, 2021