Friday, October 31st, 2014

Dr. Lora Smith


Dr. Lora J. Smith is originally from New Jersey. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Delaware Valley College of Science and Agriculture in 1991 and another Bachelor of Science degree in Visual Sciences from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. She received her Doctorate of Optometry from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1995. She has trained with contact lens specialists in Harrisburg, pediatric physicians in Philadelphia, and in pathology/geriatric medicine at Lyons VA Medical Center in New Jersey.

Dr. Smith joined our practice in May 1999 after spending four years in private practice in New Jersey. In addition to primary care, her professional interests include the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases including cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration and conjunctivitis. She is an active member of the American Optometric Association, the Pennsylvania Optometric Association, the Central Pennsylvania Optometric Society and currently serves on the Legislative Affairs Committee for the POA. Dr. Smith participates in many optometric education programs at elementary and secondary schools in the area.

Dr. Smith stays active in the Alumni Associations of her alma maters. She and her family are active members of Faith Presbyterian Church where she and her husband organize the Adult Fellowship Group and she currently sits on the Health and Wellness Committee. In her spare time, Dr. Smith enjoys spending time with her husband, Kirk, son, Michael, daughter, Hannah and their dog, Ali. She enjoys camping with her family as well as bicycling.