Jeffrey Empfield, O.D.

Scranton Optometrist Jeffrey Empfield, O.D.


  • Comprehensive Eye Exams
  • Optometric Management of Ocular Disease including:
    • Glaucoma
    • Dry Eye
    • Macular Degeneration
    • Cataracts
  • Contact Lens Fitting Evaluations
  • Refractive Surgery Evaluation and Co-Management

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Pennsylvania College of Optometry
Philadelphia, PA – O.D., 1989
Therapeutic Certification

Pennsylvania College of Optometry
Philadelphia, PA – B.S., Visual Science, 1987

Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA – B.S., Biology, 1985


Eye Care Specialists
Kingston, PA 1998 to present

Pugliese Eye Specialists & Surgical Center
Kingston, PA 1991-98

Livecchi Eye Associates
Scranton, PA 1990-91

Veterans Administration Medical Center (Residency)
Wilkes-Barre, PA 1989-90

Veterans Administration Ambulatory Care Center (Externship)
Philadelphia, PA 1989

The Eye Institute (Externship)
Philadelphia, PA 1988-89

Meilcarek Eye Associates (Externship)
Media, PA 1988

Veterans Administration Out-Patient Clinic (Externship)
Allentown, PA 1988

Awards and Honors

Board Certified, American Board of Optometry
Optometrist of the Year, 1999

Northeastern PA Optometric Society
Optometric Recognition Award, 1999

Clinical Honors in Externships, 1988, 1989

Penn State University Golden Key National Honor Society, 1984

Mission trips to Honduras with New Vision Ministries


Northeastern Pennsylvania Optometric Society 1990-present
Trustee – 1999 to 2005
President – 1998
Vice President of State Affairs 1996, 1997
Vice President of Education 1995

Pennsylvania College of Optometry
Adjunct Clinical Faculty 1999 – present

Pennsylvania College of Optometry Externship Program
Preceptor 1992 – present

American Optometry Association 1990 – present
Multidisciplinary Section 1990 – present

Pennsylvania Optometric Association 1990 – present