PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa.—Medical Optometry America (MOA), a national optometric brand focused exclusively on medical, non-surgical eyecare, announced its newest eye health center in Plymouth Meeting, Pa. is now open. The new center will be led by medical director Dr. Patrick McManamon and is co-located with the Shafer Vision Institute, a premier cataract, LASIK, cornea, and glaucoma surgical specialty practice. Like other MOA eye health centers, the Plymouth Meeting location will offer a full suite of state-of-the-art technology for the diagnosis and treatment of all medical eye conditions, which enables MOA to elevate the eyecare continuum and offer world-class care in local communities.

Dr. McManamon, OD, brings nearly a decade of experience in high-level clinical excellence to his new role with MOA. While he specializes in dry eye disease and contact lens treatments, he also brings a broad knowledge base to the treatment of glaucoma, dry eye, macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, cataracts, eye emergencies, surgical co-management and more.

Most recently, Dr. McManamon served as the director of dry eye and specialty contact lenses at one of the largest ophthalmology practices in southeastern Pennsylvania. He played a lead role in managing pre- and post-operative care for complex corneal and refractive surgery patients. Dr. McManamon also focuses on teaching and training the next generation of optometrists and has held various positions at Salus University, such as clinical instructor, residency supervisor and lecturer for the advanced studies in anterior segment. 

 Patrick McManamon, OD.
“Leading this new MOA center offers me the opportunity to pursue my passion for high-quality medical eyecare with a personal touch,” said Dr. McManamon. “I am eager to provide our patients access to the cutting-edge testing and treatment options offered by the MOA model that will help them optimize their eye health now and in the future.”

Dr. McManamon graduated from Salus University where he also completed his residency in cornea and contact lenses. He is a member of the American Optometric Association, American Academy of Optometry and the Pennsylvania Optometric Association. Throughout his career, Dr. McManamon has contributed to advancing the understanding and treatment of eye diseases and conditions by authoring numerous peer-reviewed publications and lecturing on a regional and national level.

“As part of MOA, Dr. McManamon will serve as a strong resource for medical eyecare services as part of the health care ecosystem in the Plymouth Meeting area and beyond,” said MOA chief medical officer, Dr. Jim Thimons, FAAO. “He has forged great co-management relationships with ODs and MDs and is active in educating and inspiring the next generation of eyecare professionals. He is the perfect addition to the MOA team.”

Under the leadership of Dr. McManamon, Plymouth Meeting will be MOA’s fourth eye health center. Additional centers are located in Horsham, Newtown Square and Shrewsbury, Pa.

“With the opening of our most recent center, we are focused on strategically accelerating our growth through mergers and acquisitions of other practices,” said MOA CEO, Ken Krieg. “Our all-medical model and continued expansion is attracting eyecare professionals at all stages of their career who are looking to partner with us to focus more on medical eyecare or as they near retirement age.”