Jean Marie Pagani, OD, FAAO

Associate Professor, Pennsylvania College of Optometry


  • BS, Villanova University 
  • BS, OD, Pennsylvania College of Optometry 
  • Postgraduate training in Radiation Hazards and Control from Rutgers University.
  • Residency in Primary Care Optometry at The Eye Institute of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry.

Role at Salus University:

  • Pennsylvania College of Optometry
    • Tenured, Associate Professor of Optometry
    • Interim Associate Dean of POM, Director of Traineeship Program
    • Director of the Internship Program
    • Coordinator of the Clinical Medicine Course and Laboratory
    • Lectures on Standard (Universal) Precautions to Optometry and Audiology students
    • Coordinator Ocular Medicine Course (Clinical Medicine) for Physician Assistants at Salus University and Arcadia University

Professional Honors and Activities: 

  • Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry
  • Certified in Interpretation of Fluorescein Angiography and Utilizing Injections in Primary Eye Care
  • International Studies, Master’s Program, offered by Salus University. Area of expertise is in the Eye and Systemic disease. Lectured extensively on this area throughout the United States and in Europe.

Clinical Specialty: 

  • Chief of Primary Care in Suite 2. Her clinical teaching responsibilities include supervision of patient care by residents and optometry interns at The Eye Institute.


  • Staff Optometrist, Nemours Senior Care, AI DuPont Foundation
    Wilmington Delaware
  • Medscape Optometry, Clinical Case Series, Editor, January 2013 to present

Selected Representative Publications:

  • Richards, L., Pagani JM., Optic Nerve Mass and Retinal Traction in a 66-Year-Old Woman, ‎Apr 30, 2013
  • Brackley, R., Pagani JM., Conjunctival Erosions Associated with Pemphigus Vulgaris, Optometry and Vision Science, Volume 88, number 8, August 2011, pp 1010-1013
  • Pagani JM, Duan J, Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) Induced Immune Recovery in a HIV patient with a History of Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus, Optometry-Journal of the American Optometric Association 82 (2011), pp77-82 

Selected Representative Presentations:

  • Ocular “Expectations” in the Pregnant Patient, Fourth Annual S.T.O.R.K. Day, Sharing Topics of Research and Knowledge and Poster Fair, Friday, February 21, 2014, John H Ammon Medical Education Center, Christiana Care Health System, Women’s Health Services
  • Pagani JM, Le, Y, Discovery of Recurrent, Bilateral Optic Disc (Drance) Hemorrhages, Academy 2011 Boston Scientific Program, American Academy of Optometry Meeting, October 12, 2011, Boston Mass.
  • Le Yen, Pagani JM, Idiopathic Stromal Keratitis, Multimedia Poster Session at SECO, Atlanta Georgia, March 2011.


  • Principal Investigator in research study at The Eye Institute: Level of Presbyopic Symptoms in Undiagnosed Presbyopic Patients 38-50 years old in an Urban Philadelphia Optometry Clinic, Vistakon Presbyopia Project inception 10/2013 to ongoing.

Professional Associations: 

  • American Academy of Optometry (AAO)
  • American Optometric Association (AOA)
  • Pennsylvania Optometric Association (POA)
  • Chester-Delaware County Optometric Society (CDOS)