Melissa A. Vltek, OD

Melissa A. Vitek, OD

Assistant Professor

mvitek@salus.edu

Education:

  • OD - Salus University Pennsylvania College of Optometry
  • BS  - Pennsylvania State University
  • Optometric Technician Program, Manor College

Role at Salus: 

  • Assistant Professor, Pennsylvania College of Optometry
  • Director, Electives and Advanced Studies programs
  • Academic Liaison to Professional Studies and international optometric programs
  • Physiology laboratory instructor
  • Clinical medicine laboratory instructor
  • Clinical problem solving (CPS) facilitator

Clinical Specialty:

  • Clinical teaching and patient care at The Eye Institute, Chestnut Hill satellite clinic
  • Clinical teaching and patient care, working with remedial students
  • Clinical teaching and patient care in the international Clinical Optometry master’s degree program
  • Clinical consultant, teaching and patient care, The Eye Institute and its satellite clinics as needed

Lecture Experience

  • Evidence Based Medicine Course, Salus University:  August 2012-present
  • Can You Trust Your Antibiotic? New Jersey Academy of Optometry:  November 2012
  • Introduction to Optometry, Chestnut Hill Family Practice, Philadelphia, PA:  August 2012 
  • Salus University Interdisciplinary Evidence Based Medicine Course, Elkins Park, PA:  January 2012-present
  • Introduction to Optometry, Chestnut Hill Family Practice, Philadelphia, PA:  August 2012 
  • Orals Credentialing Course: Antifungals, Elkins Park:  May 2012
  • Case Panel Discussion, Elkins Park:  October 2011
  • Latest Topicals, Elkins Park:  July 2011
  • Case Panel Discussion, Poland:  April 2011
  • Practice Management, Poland:  April 2011
  • Case Panel Discussion, Spain:  April 2011
  • Ocular Indications for Oral Antibiotics, New Jersey Academy of Optometry:  November 2010
  • Case Panel Discussion, Austria:  July 2009
  • B-Scan Performance and Interpretation, Switzerland:  July 2009
  • Case Panel Discussion, Norway:  June 2008
  • Goldmann Tonometry, Israel:  January 2008
  • Case Panel Discussion, Spain:  April 2007

Professional Presentations:

  • Introduction to Optometry, Chestnut Hill Family Practice, Philadelphia, PA:  August 2012 
  • The Refresher Course for Graduates of the Clinical Masters Degree Program at PCO at Salus University, World Council of Optometry Meeting, June 2012
  • Advanced Studies in Contact Lens at PCO at Salus University, American Academy of Optometry, October 2012
  • Corneal Erosion:  An Atypical Ocular Sarcoidosis Presentation, American Academy of Optometry, October 2012
  • Advanced Studies Offerings at PCO at Salus University, World Council of Optometry Meeting, June 2012
  • More Choices for Students:  The Pathways Initiative at PCO at Salus University. World Council of Optometry Meeting, June 2012
  • Injection Techniques Workshop, American Academy of Optometry, October 2011
  • Ocular Indications for Oral Antibiotics, New Jersey Academy of Optometry, November 2010
  • Oh The Pressure! Optometric and Paraoptometric Continuing Education, Atlantic City:  June 2005

Professional Activities/Recognition/Awards:

  • Fellow, American Academy of Optometry
  • Member, American Optometric Society
  • Member, Pennsylvania Optometric Association

Professional Certification:

  • Pennsylvania license to practice Optometry 1995-present
  • CPR certification (current)
  • First Aid certification (current)
  • ACLS certification (current)
  • Duke University:  Teaching and Leading EBM: A Workshop for Teachers and Champions of Evidence-Based Medicine, March 2011
  • Duke University:  Teaching and Leading EBM: A Workshop for Teachers and Champions of Evidence-Based Medicine, March 2012

02.26.2013