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Dr. Marla L. Moon
B.S. Penn State University, O.D. Pennsylvania College of Optometry
Specializes in geriatric, pediatric, patients with special needs, vision and learning issues, and all vision rehabilitative care
Dr. Moon is a founding partner of Nittany Eye Associates. In addition to her optometric training, she completed specialized residency training in Pediatrics and Binocular Vision Rehabilitation services. She has served as a consultant for 11 years at the John Heinz Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine in Wilkes-Barre and has provided consultative services to the Tuscarora Intermediate Unit, the Keystone Central School District, the Mifflin County School District, and the Neurodevelopment Team at the University Hospital and Rehabilitation Center of the Hershey Medical Center. She currently provides consultative services for the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center in Johnstown. She has also co-authored a chapter in the newest edition of the premier textbook utilized to train professionals in the vision rehabilitation field – “Foundations of Low Vision” – AFB Press.
Awards and Achievements:
Dr. Moon was awarded the Dr. W. David Sullins Award by the American Optometric Association (AOA) which recognizes an individual OD who has made significant contributions to optometry and public service involving the InfantSEE ™ program. Her most notable contribution to the PA Optometric Association (POA) has been in the development of the POA’s Kids Welcome Here (sm) pediatric vision care campaign. In addition, her peers named her the “OD of the Year” for both the Mid-Counties Optometric Society and the POA. She was one of the founders of the annual Give Kids Vision for the Future program in cooperation with the Centre Volunteers in Medicine. In 1992, she was the recipient of the Penn-Del AER Distinguished Service Award. She is a fellow in the American Academy of Optometry.
Committees and Associations:
Dr. Moon has been a member of the American Optometric Association (AOA) and the Mid-Counties Optometric Society (MCOS) for her entire professional career. She has served as vice-president and president of MCOS, President of the Pennsylvania Optometric Association, President of the Altrusa International, Inc. of Centre County, Professional Advisory Committee of the Central Pennsylvania Sightloss Support Group and the Centre County Learning Disabilities Association, chair of the Women in Optometry Task Force and the Professional Development Committee, POA’s Board of Directors as Division Executive Officer for the Administration and Planning, Communications, and Professional Development Divisions. Currently she has been elected Chair for the third time of the Pennsylvania State Board of Optometry – a governor’s appointment and Senate confirmation. In addition, she has been a member of the Low Vision Rehabilitation Committee, the Editorial Review Committee, Motorists Vision Committee, the Nominating and Evaluation Committee, the Interprofessional Relations Committee, the Healthy Persons 2010 Committee, the Conference Planning Committee, and the Pediatric Vision Care Committee. Dr. Moon currently serves on the Centre County United Way Women’s Leadership Committee.
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