Joan Tanabe Wing, OD

Associate Professor, Pennsylvania College of Optometry


  • BS, California State University of Sacramento
  • BS, OD, Pennsylvania College of Optometry
  • Residency in Primary Care Optometry, The Eye Institute, Pennsylvania College of Optometry

Role at Salus University:

  • Lecturer in content areas including Histology, General Pathology and Ocular Histology, Embryology & Physiology
  • Coordinator, Clinical Problem-Solving 1A & 1B
  • Course Coordinator, Anterior Segment Disease 1 & 2
  • Director, Integrative Studies

Selected Representative Publications:

  • Wing, J. Medical Abstracts:  Quality of vision in patients with Fuchs endothelial dystrophy and after Descemet stripping endothelial keratoplasty.  Optometry Online 2012:83(4):4.
  • Wing J, Narayanan, S.  Do Clinical Problem-Solving Courses Improve Clinical Performance?  Annual meeting ot the American Academy of Optometry, 2011, E-abstract 115085
  • Wing J.  Uveitis and Immune Mechanisms.  Review of Optometry, 2007; 144(10):87-95.
  • Wing JT, Malloy K, Dayhaw-Barker P., et al.  Clinical Problem-Solving Module, Year Two:  A Progress Report on the Transition From Classroom to Clinic.  American Academy of Optometry, poster session, December 2003.
  • Lewis T, and Wing, JT: Anatomy and Physiology of the Optic Nerve. In: Primary Care of the Glaucomas, TL Lewis, M Fingeret, eds., McGraw-Hill, 2nd ed.,2001.

Professional Honors and Activities:

  • Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry
  • Biomedical Science Educators Special Interest Group, Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry 

Clinical Specialty:

  • Primary care optometry

Teaching Awards: 

  • Onfrey G. Rybachok Award.  Presented by the Student Council, Salus University, 2012.
  • Basic Science Professor of the Year.  Presented by the Student Council, Salus University, 2010.