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James Deom, OD

Dr. Deom lives in Drums, PA with his wife Jillian Stark who is physical therapy brain injury specialist. Dr. Deom graduated from Wilkes University with a Bachelor’s degree in biology and then went on to the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University. While at PCO, Dr. Deom served as the AOSA National President as well as many other service rolls. Dr. Deom graduated in 2014 as the first dual degree OD/MPH student from PCO. Dr. Deom’s MPH studies were focused on brain injury and vision rehabilitation.

Upon graduation from Dr. Deom joined the practice of Hazleton and Stroudsburg Eye Specialists. Shortly after joining the practice, Dr. Deom founded the Scleral Lens institute of which he is the Medical Director. Dr. Deom enjoys treating anterior segment pathology including Dry Eye Disease and fitting scleral contact lenses. Dr. Deom works with Valley Contax to bring quality scleral lens education to the Colleges of Optometry on the east coast as the Northeast Region Educational Consultant.

Dr. Deom is Vice President of his local optometric society and serves on the POA POPAC committee and student new grad committee. Dr. Deom is sitting for AAO fellowship at Academy 2015 and is a fellow of the Scleral Lens Society. Dr. Deom enjoys running, biking, and swimming in his spare time and has completed seven marathons and two full-distance Ironman triathlons.