Joseph  P. Shovlin, O.D., F.A.A.O. | Northeastern Eye Institute

 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 Salus University and the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Science. 

Dr. Shovlin is a board certified optometrist, a Fellow of and past president 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 has served on the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s Workgroup on Contact Lens Complications and 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 Optom. He has received several honors and awards including the American Optometric Association’s CLCS Achievement Award (2008), the Albert Fitch Memorial Alumnus of the Year recipient for PCO at Salus University (2011), the Legend Award of the Contact Lens and Cornea Section of the AOA (2012) , the National Optometrist of the Year for the National Keratoconus Foundation/NKCF (2018), and the National Academies of Practice James A. Boucher Award (2018). He recently received the Presidential Medal for Salus University (2019) at their centennial celebration and has recently been awarded the Frank Fontana Lifetime Achievement Award by WebMD (2020). 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/Salus University and The Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Science. He is listed in Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare and Who's Who in Science and Engineering.

He has received several honors and awards including the American Optometric Association’s CLCS Achievement Award (2008), the Albert Fitch Memorial Alumnus of the Year recipient for PCO at Salus University (2011), the Legend Award of the Contact Lens and Cornea Section of the AOA (2012) , the National Optometrist of the Year for the National Keratoconus Foundation/NKCF (2018), and the National Academies of Practice James A. Boucher Award (2018). He recently received the Presidential Medal for Salus University (2019) at their centennial celebration and has recently been awarded the Frank Fontana Lifetime Achievement Award by WebMD (2020).