CITY CONDITIONS UPDATE: The Wills Eye Hospital building, staff, and patients have been safe during the protests in the City. We will continue to monitor the situation. Friday care will proceed as scheduled at 840 Walnut Street unless conditions change. Please contact your physician if you are unable to keep your appointment.

Scott Edmonds, OD

Subspecialty: Contact Lens, Low Vision


Indiana University of Pennsylvania – 1976

Pennsylvania College of Optometry – 1980

Externship in Ophthalmology – Steven M. Greenberg, M.D.

Externship in Primary Care Optometry – Philadelphia Navy Regional Medical CenterExternship in Low Vision – Feinbloom Vision Rehabilitation Center


Low Vision Training Program – New York Lighthouse

Post Graduate Education in Contact Lenses – Rynco Scientific

Post Graduate Education in Low Vision – New York Lighthouse

Current Ocular Therapy Optometric Therapeutics – Pennsylvania College of Optometry       Cornea Refractive Therapy – Paragon Ophthalmic

Glaucoma Management – Pennsylvania College of Optometry

Honors and Awards

License to practice optometry –

Pennsylvania OE-5633-P 1980-

California OPT 14309 2011-

Fellowship – American Academy of Optometry 1983-

Preceptor of the Year – Pennsylvania College of Optometry 1983

Optometrist of the Year – Philadelphia County Optometric Society 1985

Therapeutic Management of Ocular Disease Board – 1998

License to use Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agents-Pennsylvania OE-5633-T 1999-

Certification – Cornea Refractive Therapy 2002-

License to Treat and Manage Glaucoma Pennsylvania –OEG-000492 2003-

Optometrist of the Year – Chester / Delaware Optometric Society 2008

Optometrist of the Year – Pennsylvania 2008

APEX Award for Publication Excellence – Social Media-Blog Content 2015

Jerry P. Davidoff  Memorial Award – Leadership ServicePennsylvania Optometric Association 2016

Language Spoken



Edmonds, S. A., Wilson, R. P. and Lichtenstein, S. B.: Unstable Refraction After Surgery, Review of Optometry 118:  #12, 51, 1981.

Edmonds, S. A.:  Contact Lenses – Selection Grows as Technology Matures,Review of Optometry 120:  #2, 65-66, 1983.

Edmonds, S. A. and Hershowitz, M.:  Subluxated Lens Touches Cornea, Review of Optometry 120:  #5, 78, 1983

Edmonds, S. A. and Edmonds, S. E.:  Lacquer Cracks in a Moderate Myope, Review of Optometry 120:  #8, 86-87, 1983.

Edmonds, S. A. and Edlow, R. C.:  Interprofessional Optometry,Journal of the American Optometric Association, 54:  #11, 1020-1024, 1983.

Edmonds, S. A. and Klenotich, K.:  Childhood Uveitis Leads to Secondary Glaucoma, Review of Optometry 121:  #8, 65-67, 1984.

Catania, L. J., Edmonds, S. A.; Shovlin, J. P.:  The Contact Lens in TherapyVol. #3 – Anterior Segment at Risk: #2,  35-83, 1984.

Edmonds, S. E. and Edmonds, S. A.:  Prismatic Scanning vs. Standard Microscope Technique – A Preliminary Study, Journal of Vision                                                       Rehabilitation3:  #2, 12, 1985.

Wright, F.; Magargal, L. E.; Edmonds, S. E.; Goldberg, R. E.;  Robb-Doyle,E.; Edmonds, S. A.; Callen, D.:  Visual Analysis of Patients With Bilateral Proliferative Macular Degeneration, Transactions of the 1985 Annual Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology Meeting, Bedford Springs, Pennsylvania, 336-339, 1985.

Edmonds, S. A.:  Protect Your Patients from Acanthamoeba, Review of Optometry, 124:  #2, 85-88, Feb., 1987.

Lichtenstein, S. B. and Edmonds, S. A.:  Implants in High Myopes, Ophthalmic Practice, 5:  #1, 22-23, 1987.

Edmonds, S. A.; Edmonds, S. E.:  Prismatic Scanning vs. Standard Microscope Technique, The Journal of Vision Rehabilitation, 1:  #3, 49-51, 1987.

Shovlin, J. P.; DePaolis, M. D.; Edmonds, S. A.; Notz, R.; Jordan W.;Catania, L. J.: Acanthamoeba Keratitis:  Contact Lenses as a Risk                                                                                 Factor, Case Reports and Review of the Literature, International Contact Lens Clinic, 14:  #9, 349- 358, 1987.

Levin, A. V.; Edmonds, S. A.; Nelson, L. B.; Calhoun, J. H.; Harley, R. D.:  Extended-wear Contact Lenses for the Treatment of Pediatric Aphakia,                                      Ophthalmology, 95: #8, 1107-1113, 1988.

Edmonds, S.A.: Contact Lens Management of Aphakic Children, Contact Lens Forum, 15: #8, 15-18, 1990

London, R., Cole, R.G., Rosenthal, B.P.: PROBLEMS IN OPTOMETRY, Volume 4, Number 1;   Edmonds, S.A. Chapter: Contact Lens                                                      Consideration for Low Vision Management, 13-19, J. B. Lippincott Company, 1992

Edmonds, S.A.: Get a Grip on Reimbursement and Make It Work for You, Review Of Optometry, 133, # 6, 50-52, 1996

Edmonds, S.E.: Edmonds, S.A.; Jeffers, J.B. Low Vision Care,  Current Concepts in Ophthalmology, Volume 5, 63-66, 1997

Edmonds, S.A.: Managed Care – Network Prescription, EYEWEAR Magazine, #3, 10-11, 1997

Edmonds, S.A.: Fitting Infants and Toddlers with Contact Lenses, Review Of  Optometry, 140, #10, 41-45, 2003

Edmonds, S.A.: Edmonds, S. E. New Evidence that Vision Rehabilitation is a key component in the management of Patients with Macular Degeneration, Current Opinion in Ophthalmology, 17(3):278-280, June 2006

Edmonds, S.A.: Uncommon Uses for Colored Lenses, Optometric Management, 42, #4, 41-44, April 2007

Anderson, B.; Edmonds, S.A.; Bennett, E.: Case Grand Rounds: GP Keratoconus Patients Contact Lens Spectrum, Volume 22, #10 28-34 October 2007

Maguire; J.I.; Murchison,A.P.; Jager, E.A.: WILLS EYE HOSPITAL 5-MINUTE OPHTHALMOLOGY CONSULT Edmonds, SA; Edmonds, SE; Edmonds, RP

Chapter on Low Vision, 25, 404-405 Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins 2012

Edmonds, S.A.: Today’s Primary Care OD can Provide Low Vision Care more easily Primary Care Optometry News, Volume 17, #3 4 March 2012

Edmonds, S.A.: Today’s Optometric Physician provides Primary Health Care. Primary Care Optometry News, Volume 18, #3 1 March 2013

Edmonds, S.A.: Optometry’s Role in Health Care Reform. Primary Care Optometry News Online Blog Format:

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