Nora Conway, OD
I am not a city person. I love my quiet little rural Pennsylvania and all it has to offer. So when I went away to Optometry school in Philadelphia, I knew my goals were to come back home and practice.
While interning with a local Optometrist, I learned that he had taken his son to a Developmental Optometrist in Pittsburgh after he suffered a concussion playing sports and was having trouble with his vision. Because Vision Therapy is a specialized area of optometry, this young man required a specialist and his father did not feel comfortable treating him. After treatment with Vision Therapy his vision problems were no longer affecting him.
I ran into the exact same scenario on another rotation with a different Optometrist. As I finished my schooling I found my heart pulling me towards this specialized area of Optometry due to the need at home. While working with my therapy patients a passion for Developmental Optometry ignited inside me.
After graduation I worked locally, but never forgot my desire to serve my community by offering Vision Therapy. When the opportunity to specialize came knocking, I just couldn’t pass it up. So, my very supportive husband, 6 week old baby, and I went to Manitoba, Canada and finished an optional residency program to become a Developmental Optometrist.
Dr. Nora Conway is a 2014 graduate of Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University with a Doctor of Optometry Degree. Dr. Conway graduated with a BS in Biology from St. Francis University, completing a 3+4 program with Salus University and is an alum of Bishop Carroll Catholic High School.
Prior to graduation, Dr. Conway completed her externships in different locations and specialties; primary care in State College, PA, eye disease in Bethel, AK and the Veteran’s hospital in Altoona, PA, contact lenses in Indiana, PA, and Pediatrics in Philadelphia, PA.
In 2020, Dr. Conway completed an optional Residency in Pediatrics, Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation through Pacific University in Manitoba, Canada. She is
also a member of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development and
is working towards her fellowship. In 2018 Dr. Conway was awarded
Southwestern Pennsylvania Young Optometrist of the Year.
Dr. Conway is the current president of the local Southwest Optometric Society, is active with the Pennsylvania Optometric Society and is a member of the American Optometric Association. Dr. Conway lives with her husband and daughter in Portage, PA. In her free time she enjoys baking, quilting, and crocheting.