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.

Susan Edmonds, OD

Subspecialty: Contact Lens, Low Vision


Grove City College – 1979
Pennsylvania College of Optometry – 1982
Clerkship in Primary Care – Navy Regional Medical Center, Phila.Externship in Primary Care – Veterans Administration Clinic, Phila
Externship in Contact Lenses – Robert Morrison, O.D.
Externship in Low Vision – Feinbloom Vision Rehabilitation Center
Externship McDonald Eye Associates
Low Vision Training Program – New York Lighthouse
Post Graduate Education in Low Vision – New York Lighthouse
Current Ocular Therapy – 100 hour program- Pennsylvania College of Optometry
Cornea Refractive Therapy – Paragon Ophthalmic
Glaucoma Management – Pennsylvania College of Optometry

Honors and Awards

National Board of Examiners in Optometry, Therapeutics/Glaucoma
E.F. Wildermuth Foundation Scholarship 1982
Clinical Excellence Award – Low Vision 1982
License to practice optometry – Pennsylvania 1982-
License to use Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agents- Pennsylvania 1999-
Certification – Cornea Refractive Therapy 2002-
License to Treat and Manage Glaucoma Pennsylvania –OEG-000493 2003-

Language Spoken



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

Melrose, M.; Magargal, L. E.; Donoso, L.; Goldberg, R.; Edmonds, S. E: Vision Parameters in Krypton Laser Photocoagulation of Subfoveal Neovascular Membranes, Ophthalmic Surgery Vol. 16, No. 8 August, 1983.

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

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

Edmonds, S.E.; Resources for the Visually Impaired, Journal of Ophthalmic Nursing and Technology, Vol 9, 11, 1990.

Edmonds, S.E.; Information about Albinism, National Organization Albinism Health,1996.

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

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

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