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

Dr. Michael R. Boland

Michael R. Boland, O.D. joined Northeastern Eye Institute in June 1998 and practices in our Clarks Summit and Pittston locations. He specializes in primary care, pediatrics and contact lenses.

Dr. Michael R. Boland



Dr. Boland received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.  He received his Doctor of Optometry and Bachelor of Science from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, Philadelphia, PA.  He was the 1998 Conforma Contact Lens Award of Excellence recipient in recognition of outstanding academic and clinical performance in contact lens practice.


From October 1998 through 2001, Dr. Boland was the Optometric Director of the Laser Center at Northeastern Eye Institute, where he specialized in the pre and post-op care of LASIK patients.

In 2002, Dr. Boland earned a fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry, with a concentration in contact lenses. He is board certified in Therapeutic Management of Ocular Disease including Glaucoma and became a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry in 2014.

Research & Community

He is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Pennsylvania Optometric Association. Also a member of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Optometric Society, he served as Vice President from 2009 –2010 and as President from 2010 – 2011 and was named Optometrist of the Year by that organization in 2011. In 2019, he was voted “Best Optometrist in Northeastern Pennsylvania” by the Times-Tribune Readers’ Choice. He was also recognized by the American Optometric Association for 25 years of membership and dedicated support in 2020.


He has published articles in Contact Lens Spectrum, Optometric Management, Review of Optometry, and Review of Contact Lenses, for which he serves as an associate clinical editor. In 2001, he co-authored a chapter in the textbook LASIK: Clinical Co-Management.

Dr. Boland is the third generation of his family to practice eye care in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Areas Served

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
Northeastern Eye Institute
Pittston Location
Northeastern Eye Institute’s Pittston office is located at the Pittston Plaza, 1850 South Township Blvd. This office serves the communities of Pittston, West Pittston, Exeter, Wyoming, Plains, Duryea, Avoca, Moosic,
Why Choose Michael R. Boland

Dr. Boland received his bachelor of arts degree from Georgetown University in Washington D.C., and went on to earn his bachelor of science degree and doctor of optometry from Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia.

Dr. Boland is board certified in therapeutic management of ocular disease. He is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Pennsylvania Optometric Association, and is a candidate for fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry.

Services Performed

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10 months ago
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