Dr. Rebecca Armagno Attends Free Eye Exam Clinic
Dr. Rebecca Armagno participated in a free eye exam and prescription glasses clinic. The event was coordinated by the Pennsylvania Optometric Association, VSP Vision Eyes of Hope, and the Salvation Army to provide free eye exams and prescription glasses for the Harrisburg community. The event was held on Friday, Sept. 16, and Saturday, Sept. 17. from 9 p.m. to 4 p.m. on both days at the Salvation Army, located at 506 South 29th Street in Harrisburg.
FOX 43 covered the event. Richard Christoph, Optometrist and Chair of the Legislative Affairs Committee for the POA, said the evaluation screens for any eye disease a patient may have or currently has that can impact their vision. “We’re going to evaluate their vision, so if they need glasses or an update to their glasses to help them see better. Then, of course, looking at the health of their eyes, cataract, glaucoma, damage to the eye from diabetes, high blood pressure, and other diseases that can damage their vision,” said Christoph. (click here for the full FOX 43 story)
Dr Glenn S. Corbin Celebrates 40 Years In Practice
Wyomissing Optometric Center is pleased to recognize a special milestone – 2022 marks 40 years for Dr. Glenn Corbin in practice as an optometrist! Dr. Corbin is also the Chief of the Section of Optometry at Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center, Reading, Pa. Join us in celebrating Dr. Corbin for 40 years of providing The Best Care In Sight!
National Doctors’ Day is March 30 – a special day to acknowledge physicians in the United States for their commitment to health and wellness. We invite you to honor Dr. Glenn S Corbin, a Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center physician through the Penn State Health website. On Doctors’ Day, Penn State will notify Dr. Corbin that a gift has been made in his honor and they will share your thoughtful “thank you” message with Dr. Corbin! Let’s flood Dr. Corbin’s inbox with messages of how he made a difference in your life or in the life of your loved one!
Here is a link to the HONOR A DOCTOR at Penn State St Joseph Medical Center, Reading PA
Maculogix Recognizes Dr. Legge & Dr. Corbin
National Recognition for Early Detection of AMD
Wyomissing Optometric Center was one of the earliest adopters of dark adaptation testing to aid in the early diagnosis of Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD). Our Doctors use the Maculogix AdaptDx® and AdaptDx Pro® to help identify and manage AMD patients early, often before, irreversible vision loss has occurred. Recently, Dr. Amanda Legge and Dr. Glenn Corbin were included in the nationally recognized Maculogix AMD supplement to the Review of Optometry. Maculogix also presented a $25,000 check to Salus University/PCO to fund eligible students in their educational endeavors. This endowment recognizes Dr. Corbin and his colleague Dr. Gary Kirman for their contributions to research in the early detection of AMD.
Early AMD Diagnosis Is Key
Age-related Macular Degeneration is a leading cause of vision loss. Early diagnosis is key to slowing the progression of AMD-related vision loss. Schedule your comprehensive medical eye exam with our expert AMD optometrists by calling 610-374-3134 today.
Congratulations Dr. Corbin
Dr. Corbin was recently granted Associate Professor status on the Adjunct Faculty at Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago. He earned this position based on being a Clinical Preceptor for their externship program, training 4th-year interns as future doctors of Optometry, in addition to a lifelong career of educational endeavors, honors, and contributions to the profession of Optometry.
Dr. Armagno Presents At The Annual Academy Of Optometry Conference
The American Academy of Optometry’s annual meeting was held in Boston, MA from November 3 – November 6, 2021. The conference offers a wide array of clinically relevant CE courses and cutting-edge research in the clinical and vision sciences. the conference offers attendees more than 300+ hours of lectures and workshops, Section and Special Interest Group (SIG) symposia, hundreds of scientific papers and posters, a world-class exhibit hall, and several networking events.
Dr. Rebecca Armagno Was Invited To Present Her Research
Dr. Rebecca Armagno conducted research on how cycloplegic (dilation) drops impact measurements of eye alignment in the pediatric population. This research was conducted during her pediatric residency in 2020 at Tufts Children’s Hospital and New England College of Optometry in Boston, MA. She presented a poster summarizing her research at the annual Academy of Optometry meeting in Boston, MA. Here are the details of Dr. Armagno’s research:armagno Academy Poster Cover Test Study 2021 (1)
Adult & Pediatric Primary Eye Care With A Special Interest In Binocular Vision Disorders
At Wyomissing Optometric Center, Dr. Armagno enjoys primary eye care with a special interest in binocular vision disorders. She has special expertise in diagnosing and treating pediatric and adult disorders of eye alignment, muscle imbalances, focusing/eye teaming disorders, and consequences of traumatic brain injury, stroke, and concussion. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Armagno call 610-374-3134.
Eye Exams For Children
Be sure to add eye exams to your back-to-school “to do” list. Making sure your children have excellent vision will help them perform at their best — in and out of the classroom!
In a whitepaper titled “EYE EXAMS FOR CHILDREN – WHY, HOW SOON AND HOW OFTEN” Gary Heiting, OD explains, “Children’s vision problems are common — probably more common than you think. Researchers say up to 10 percent of preschoolers and up to 25 percent of school-age children have vision disorders, and many of these problems can affect learning. Unfortunately, many children’s vision problems don’t have obvious signs and symptoms and aren’t detected in school vision screenings. The only way to know for sure if your children have the visual skills they need in school is to make sure they have routine comprehensive eye exams performed by an optometrist or ophthalmologist.”
Read the complete whitepaper about eye exams for children prepared by the team at Hoya here:
Download a printable copy hereEye Exams for Children White Paper
Contact Wyomissing Optometric Center at 610-374-3134 to schedule a comprehensive pediatric eye exam.
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