Meet Huntingdon Valley Optometrist, Dr. Robin Sapossnek
Dr. Sapossnek is an Optometrist in Huntingdon Valley providing complete eye care services for the surrounding communities.
Dr. Robin Sapossnek grew up in Queens, NY. Having good eyes throughout her school years, Dr. Sapossnek developed an interest in optometry as a Biology major in Queens College, on the pre-med track.
" I was always good at science and math, and even loved physics and organic chemistry in college! I learned about Optometry from a family friend who thought the world of their optometist, Dr. Yvonne Babenau, who became my role model."
Dr. Sapossnek graduated from the State University of New York (SUNY), State College of Optometry in 1981 and received her Doctor of Optometry degree (O.D.).
" My education certainly did not end once I graduated from SUNY. I attend at least 50 hours a year of continuing education credits annually, although the state requirement is half of that. I love learning and sharing with my patients. I've come to understand vision as a whole process involving not just the eyes but the whole body and brain which depends on normal development and health."
"I am most proud of attaining the status of Fellow of the College of Optometry in Visual Development in 1996. The process of fellowship deepened my understanding of visual development and binocular vision."
"Helping people improve their vision through standard and holistic methods has been extremely rewarding and humbling to me. I learn from my patients everyday to be a better doctor and a better person. I believe it is important to really communicate with the goal of understand my patients in order to help them best."
Dr. Sapossnek practices what she preaches about living a healthy lifestyle which includes healthy eating and conciously balancing her life. Strength and flexibility exercises keep her in shape for her passion, Ballroom dancing!
She is an active member of many optometric associations, including:
Philadelphia County Optometric Society
Pennsylvania Optometric Association
American Optometric Association
American Optometric Society
Ocular Nutrition Society
Optometric Extension Program
College of Optometrists in Vision Development
Neuro Optometric Rehabilitative Association
Through memberships in these various groups she participates with continuing education in ocular and general health, vision development, vision rehab including low vision and nutrition.
Associations & Awards
Dr. Sapossnek is a 1981 graduate of the State University of New York, State College of Optometry. She is a member of the Philadelphia County Optometric Society, Pennsylvania Optometric Association, American Optometric Association, Optometric Extension Program, College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) and the Neuro Optometric Association (NORA). She is board certified in vision development and vision therapy from COVD and clinical skills certified from NORA.