Dr. Derek O’Donnell, O.D. is a native of the Butler County Area and is a graduate of Karns City High School. He attended Grove City College, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Molecular Biology. He continued his education at Nova Southeastern University where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Vision Science and a Doctoral Degree in Optometry.
Dr. O’Donnell has received clinical high honors for contact lens and pediatric care, and has continued to strive to offer the most innovative care for his patients. Beyond his role as a primary care optometrist, he was on staff at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Mary’s, PA for emergency room care and hospital consultations involving the eye. His research on the focusing of the eye “accommodation” was published in the Journal of Optometry and has been presented at national optometric conventions. Dr. O’Donnell has been a clinical sub-investigator for multiple FDA studies including the latest innovations in glaucoma treatments, cataract surgery, presbyopia, and dry eye.
Outside of the office, Dr. O’Donnell likes to spend time with his wife and two children. He also enjoys being outdoors hunting and golfing.