Dr. Amanda S. Legge Elected as President of the Berks County Optometric Society

Dr. Amanda S. Legge Elected as President of the Berks County Optometric Society

We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Amanda S. Legge has been elected as the new President of the Berks County Optometric Society for the term 2024-2025. Dr. Legge brings with her a wealth of experience, expertise, and a profound dedication to advancing eye care in our community.

Passing the Torch: Dr. Glenn S. Corbin’s Legacy of Leadership

Succeeding Dr. Glenn S. Corbin, who served with distinction from 2022 to 2023, Dr. Legge steps into this role with a clear vision for the future of optometry in Berks County. Her passion for patient care, commitment to education, and leadership qualities make her exceptionally well-suited to lead our society forward.

A New Era Begins: Dr. Amanda S. Legge Assumes the Presidency

Dr. Legge’s election as President is a testament to her standing within the optometric community and her unwavering dedication to the profession. Throughout her career, she has demonstrated a strong commitment to excellence, both in clinical practice and in her contributions to professional organizations.

As we embark on this new chapter under Dr. Legge’s leadership, we express our gratitude to Dr. Glenn S. Corbin for his exemplary service as President. His leadership has been instrumental in advancing the goals of the Berks County Optometric Society, and we thank him for his dedication and commitment to our profession.

Under Dr. Legge’s guidance, Berks County Optometric Society will continue the mission of promoting excellence in eye care, fostering professional development among our members, and serving the vision health needs of our community. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Amanda S. Legge on her election as President of the Berks County Optometric Society. Together, let us work towards a future where every individual has access to the highest standard of eye care.

Celebrating Excellence: Dr. Amanda S. Legge’s Contributions to Optometry

Celebrating Excellence: Dr. Amanda S. Legge’s Contributions to Optometry

Dr. Legge’s Riveting Retina Lecture at Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center

In the realm of optometry, education plays a pivotal role in shaping the future of eye care. Dr. Amanda S. Legge’s recent lecture on retinal health at Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center provided invaluable insights into the complexities of retinal diseases, leaving a lasting impact on attendees.

Dr. Amanda S. Legge Honored with the 2024 Salus University/Pennsylvania College of Optometry Alumni Award

Dr. Legge’s dedication to the field of optometry extends far beyond clinical practice. Her selection for the prestigious 2024 Salus University/Pennsylvania College of Optometry Alumni “Special Recognition” award is a testament to her unwavering commitment to advancing eye care and educating future generations of optometrists.

Excellence in Patient Care: Recognizing Dr. Legge’s Dedication to Enhancing Vision Health

Dr. Legge has a deep-seated commitment to patient care. Her exemplary efforts in enhancing vision health and providing compassionate care have earned her the admiration of colleagues and patients alike, setting a standard for excellence in the field of optometry.

Educator Extraordinaire: Dr. Legge’s Impactful Role in Sharing Knowledge and Fostering Learning

As an educator, Dr. Legge’s impact extends beyond the clinic walls. Her dedication to sharing knowledge and fostering learning among fellow professionals underscores her role as an educator extraordinaire, shaping the future of optometry through her mentorship and guidance.

A Night of Celebration: on June 2, 2024, at PineCrest Country Club Dr. Amanda S. Legge’s Achievements will be further recognized

Dr. Amanda S. Legge’s remarkable contributions to optometry will be celebrated on June 2, 2024, at the PineCrest Country Club in Lansdale, PA. This event will honor her accomplishments and recognize her unwavering dedication to improving the lives of others through vision care.

Dr. Glenn S. Corbin Educates Family Practice Residents on Glaucoma Awareness

Dr. Glenn S. Corbin Educates Family Practice Residents on Glaucoma Awareness

Understanding the Silent Thief: Exploring the Complexity of Glaucoma

On January 31, 2024, Wyomissing Optometric Center proudly announced a significant contribution to the ongoing effort of spreading awareness about glaucoma. Dr. Glenn S. Corbin, renowned for his expertise in optometry, delivered a comprehensive lecture on glaucoma to the Family Practice Residents at Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center.

The Power of Early Detection: Unveiling the Importance of Timely Intervention

Hosted in the Franciscan Board Room, the lecture served as an invaluable opportunity for medical professionals to deepen their understanding of this sight-threatening condition. Glaucoma, often referred to as the “silent thief of sight,” affects millions worldwide, gradually diminishing vision without showing noticeable symptoms until it’s often too late. However, with proper knowledge and timely intervention, its progression can be managed and sight preserved.

Bridging Knowledge Gaps: Enhancing Medical Professionals’ Understanding of Glaucoma

Dr. Corbin, drawing from years of experience and cutting-edge research, illuminated various facets of glaucoma during the lecture. He elucidated the intricacies of its pathology, risk factors, diagnostic methods, and treatment modalities. Through engaging presentations and interactive discussions, he empowered the audience to recognize the importance of early detection and intervention in combating this pervasive ocular disease.

Collaboration for Community Wellness: Wyomissing Optometric Center and Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center Join Forces

The collaboration between Wyomissing Optometric Center and Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center underscores a shared commitment to community health and education. By fostering dialogue and disseminating knowledge, both institutions aim to equip healthcare professionals with the tools necessary to safeguard vision and enhance patient care.

Empowering Future Caregivers: Dr. Glenn S. Corbin’s Impactful Lecture on Ocular Health

As advocates for ocular health, we extend our gratitude to Dr. Glenn S. Corbin for his dedication and expertise in enlightening future generations of medical practitioners. Together, we strive to make strides in combating glaucoma and ensuring a brighter future for all. Stay tuned for more initiatives aimed at promoting eye health and wellness in our community.

For further inquiries or to schedule a consultation, feel free to contact Wyomissing Optometric Center. We are committed to providing the best care in sight!x

Celebrating Excellence in Optometry Dr. Glenn Corbin Receives the 2023 Presidential Medal of Honor

Celebrating Excellence in Optometry Dr. Glenn Corbin Receives the 2023 Presidential Medal of Honor

Glenn S. Corbin

Join us as we proudly celebrate Dr. Glenn Corbin, an esteemed optometrist with a remarkable 41-year career, as he receives the prestigious 2023 Presidential Medal of Honor from  Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) at Salus University. Dr. Corbin, who graduated from PCO in 1982, has dedicated himself to the field of optometry, leaving an indelible mark on both his profession and his students.

A Mentorship Legacy

Throughout his illustrious career, Dr. Corbin has mentored approximately 300 student interns from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) at Salus University and the Illinois College of Optometry (ICO). His dedication to teaching and guidance has resulted in several of his former students becoming faculty members at PCO/Salus, including Andrew Gurwood, OD ‘89, Resident ‘90, FAAO; Holly Myers, OD ‘86, Resident ‘87; David Meltzer, OD ‘02, FAAO; Christin DeMoss, OD ‘17, Resident ‘18; and Nicholas Gidosh, OD ‘15. Two others, Kerry Burrell, OD ‘03, and Amanda Legge, OD ‘12, have become partners in Dr. Corbin’s practice, further demonstrating the impact he has had on their careers.

Passion and Dedication Recognized

Dr. Corbin’s commitment to the success of his students is unwavering, and he finds immense joy in witnessing their accomplishments. His dedication to the profession has not gone unnoticed, leading PCO/Salus to present him with its highest honor, the 2023 Presidential Medal of Honor. The award ceremony will take place on September 18, 2023, at the Morris Arboretum in Philadelphia.

Words of Appreciation

Dr. Andrew Gurwood, one of Dr. Corbin’s former students, attests to his kindness, passion, and generosity in sharing knowledge and time. Dr. Corbin’s exemplary leadership and dedication to the development of optometry in the state have left a lasting impact on the field.

A Journey of Excellence

Dr. Corbin’s journey in optometry began in 1978 when he joined PCO, a time of exciting opportunities for both him and his classmates. Following his graduation from PCO, he joined the Wyomissing Optometric Center, where he immediately started teaching interns. Over the years, Dr. Corbin has played a pivotal role in building the practice into what it is today—a thriving establishment with six optometrists and 35 staff members across three locations in Pennsylvania: Wyomissing, Douglassville, and Myerstown.

Teaching the Art of Successful Practice

Dr. Christin DeMoss, who worked with Dr. Corbin during her third-year rotation, credits him with teaching her valuable insights on running a successful group OD practice. His unique practice model prioritizes an exceptional patient experience without compromising the quality of care, serving as an inspiring example for aspiring optometrists.

A Multifaceted Professional

In addition to his practice, Dr. Corbin holds the position of chief of optometry at Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center. He is also part of the Allied Health medical staff at the same medical center, where he performs inpatient consults and provides emergency department eye care. Furthermore, he serves as a consulting medical staff member at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Reading, Pennsylvania.

A Commitment to Advancement

Dr. Corbin’s practice focuses on primary eye care, with a special emphasis on glaucoma and ocular surface disease management. He serves as a principal investigator for numerous pharmaceutical companies, conducting FDA clinical trials to test new medications and devices. His expertise is widely recognized, with frequent local and national lectures, contributions to professional articles, and involvement in textbooks and professional journals. In recognition of his contributions, he received the Albert Fitch Memorial Alumnus of the Year award in 2014 from PCO/Salus and was named the Berks County “Optometrist of the Year” and the Pennsylvania Optometric Association state “Optometrist of the Year” in 2015.

Embracing Change

As the optometry profession has evolved over the years, Dr. Corbin has remained at the forefront, continuously adapting to advancements and new technologies. His passion for optometry and his commitment to his patients, colleagues, and students remain as strong as ever.

A Passion for Service

Despite reaching an age when many of his peers are retiring, Dr. Corbin has no plans of slowing down. His enduring love for his work, dedicated staff, and loyal patients keep him motivated to provide the highest level of care.

A Well-Deserved Recognition

The Presidential Medal of Honor, bestowed upon individuals who have made significant contributions to their profession and to Salus University, is a well-deserved recognition of Dr. Glenn Corbin’s outstanding achievements and unwavering commitment to the field of optometry. We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Dr. Corbin on this remarkable accomplishment.

Dr. Rebecca Armagno Attends Free Eye Exam Clinic

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. Rebecca Armagno Attends Free Eye Exam Clinic

Dr. Rebecca Armagno and colleagues attend Free Eye Exam Clinic in Harrisburg PA



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