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James Deom, O.D. MPH FAAO

Dr. Deom joined the practice in mid 2014. Dr. Deom grew up in the Hazleton Area and attended Bishop Hafey High School. Dr Deom went on to graduate from Wilkes University where he received highest honors. Dr. Deom went on to The Pennsylvania College of Optometry where he received several honors. He was the national president of the American Optometric Student Association, recipient of several scholarships, and received highest academic average in the Health Sciences for MPH curriculum as well as highest honors for the OD program.

Dr. Deom did rotations at the William Feinbloom Low Vision Center in Philadelphia, Nittany Eye Associates in State College Pennsylvania, The White River Junction Veterans Medical Center in Vermont, and The Blackfeet Tribe Indian Health Service in Browning, Montana.

Since joining the practice Dr. Deom has founded the Scleral Lens Institute which focuses on providing sclera lens treatment to individuals with corneal conditions such as Keratoconus, corneal transplants, and post lasik ectasia. Dr Deom also regularly works with corneal surgeon Dr. Frank Bucci to provide Corneal Collagen Crosslinking for individuals with these conditions. Patients have traveled many distances to receive the care that is now conveniently being offered at both Hazleton and Stroudsburg Eye Specialists through the sub clinic of the Scleral Lens Institute.

Dr. Deom also enjoys taking care of individuals who have had brain injury and children with learning disabilities. Dr. Deom is very involved in the Pennsylvania Optometric Association where he serves on several committees to bring quality eye care to Pennsylvanians. He currently serves as the Vice President of the Northeastern Pennsylvanain Optometric Society. Dr. Deom is also very passionate about those with Low vision or whom are blind in our area. As such he is on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors for the Community Services for Sight serving three counties in northeastern PA.

Dr. Deom is an avid runner and triathalete. He has competed in dozens of running races including 10 marathons and 2 full distance ironmans. Dr. Deom is happily married to his loving wife, Jillian who is a Neuro Certified Brain injury Physical Therapist in the Hazleton Area.

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