Satya B. Verma, OD, FAAO, FNAP, Diplomate

Professor, Pennsylvania College of Optometry


  • DROpt., School of Optometry, Gandhi Eye Hospital (India)
  • BA, Delhi University (India)
  • OD, Pennsylvania College of Optometry

Role At Salus University:

  • Director of Externship Programs, Optometry

Clinical Specialty:

  • Geriatrics

Selected Representative Publications:

  • The Art of Collaboration, An Interview in Focus, American optometric  Association; June 2015
  • Vision, Aging and public Health- chapter in optometric care within the public health community, Old Post Publishing, Cadyville, NY; 2009
  • The Golden Years of Vision, Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses, Vol 146, No. 6; September 2009
  • Co-author, Eye Injury – chapter in Preventing Occupational Disease and Injury, APHA publication, Washington DC; 2005
  • Co-author, Eye Strain(Asthenopia) – chapter in Preventing Occupational Disease and Injury, APHA publication, Washington DC:2005
  • Co-author, Screening, Testing, and Community Optometry – chapter in  An Optometrist’s Guide to Clinical ethics, American Optometric Association; 2000
  • Eye Care in Nursing Homes – a manual for optometrists, PCO; 1995

Professional Honors and Activities:

  • President – National Academies of practice (NAP), 2015-2017
  • Board Member, Philadelphia corporation for aging, 2014-2016    
  • Chair, Awards committee American Public Health Association (APHA), 2010-2012   
  • Chair, Public health and Environmental Vision Section, American Academy Of Optometry, 2007-2008    
  • Secretary, Pennsylvania Vision Conservation Institute, 2006
  • Member National Eye Health education Planning Committee/ NEI, 2001-2008
  • Board Member National Council on Aging (NCOA), 1992-2011    

Professional Awards:

  • Dr. Jerry Davidoff Memorial Award,  Pennsylvania Optometric Association, May 2015
  • Life Fellowship Award, American Academy of Optometry, November 2104
  • James A Boucher award of Excellence, National Academy of Practice in Optometry (NAPO), April 2013
  • Geneva Mathiasan Award, National Council on Aging, March 2007
  • Professional Excellence Award, Council of Indian organizations, February 2006
  • Primary care health policy Fellowship, DHHS, June 2003
  • Carel Koch Memorial Award, American Academy of Optometry, December 2002
  • Distinguished Service Award, Prevent Blindness America, November 1998
  • Optometrist of the Year Award, American Optometric Association, June 1998
  • OD of the Year Award, Pennsylvania Optometric Association, June 1997 and June 1986     

Professional Certification:

  • Primary Care health Policy Fellowship- Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), January –June 2003