Dr. Mark Eger    Following his 1968 graduation from the Ohio State University College of Optometry where he served as president of the optometric fraternity, Epsilon Psi Epsilon, Dr. Eger joined in practice with his father, Elmer H. Eger, O.D. He then served as a Captain in the United States Air Force from 1969-71 at Keesler Air Force Base, the Medical Center for the Southeast U.S., in Biloxi, MS. After fulfilling his Vietnam War military obligation, he returned to practice in Coraopolis in 1971.

   Dr. Eger donates much of his time to community activities and organizations. He was a 17-year member of the Moon Township Rotary Club, a past president and past chairman of all executive offices and committees. Dr. Eger also served as chairman of the Rotary's District 730 Conference.

   Additionally, Dr. Eger's involvement in the Moon Area School District is extensive. As a member of the PTA, he was on the Afterprom and Blast-Off Committees, which promote and sponsor alcohol and substance-free events for high school students. Dr. Eger also served on two advisory committees concerning special education and basic educational requirements within the district. He served as the school district's optometrist for over twenty-five years, conducting visual screenings on every first grader each year. He has also implemented school screening programs in other area public and private elementary schools. And, he has been involved with other professionals and businessmen to promote optometry at career day conferences for high school students.

   As a member of the Health Care Team for the Holy Family Institute, a residential treatment center for children in crisis, Dr. Eger has provided free comprehensive vision examinations to every young person entering the institute in need of eye care. He serves as the optometrist for a local ARC, a retarded citizens center. Additionally, Dr. Eger was a scoutmaster, a chairperson for the Coraopolis and Western Area YMCAs, past president of the Montour Heights Country Club, a member of the advisory committee for Moon Township Parks and Recreation, and was a host of a local cable TV program, which introduced local leaders and groups to the community.

   As a 37-year member of the American Academy of Optometry, Dr. Eger has served as a Regional Chair, National Vice-Chair, and National Chair of The Committee on Admittance. In 1998 he was elected to the Board of Directors of the Academy, which is an international optometric organization of more than 5,000 members dedicated to vision research and education. He has served the Academy as its Secretary-Treasurer, President-Elect, and will serve as President of the Academy during the years 2009 and 2010. He has also served as a charter member and chairman for a regional task force involving local optometrists and ophthalmologists studying the impact of managed care in the area. In 1998, Dr. Eger was appointed by the governor of Pennsylvania to serve on the State Board of Optometry, and completed a four-year obligation.

   Dr. Eger along with three other local optometrists in 1995 founded the AllSight Laser Center located in Wexford, PA, which provides laser vision correction to nearsighted patients. Today the center is the TLC Laser Center of Pittsburgh. TLC is the largest provider of laser vision correction in the nation with 55 centers in major cities across the country. He has served both businesses as a Board member and officer. In addition, he has served as president of Resident Eye Care Associates of SW PA that provides in-the-facility vision care to nursing home residents.

   Dr. Eger was a board member of the Western Pennsylvania Optometric Society, served on the Contact Lens Prescription Release Task Force, and is a member of the Optometric Foundation that sponsors vision research.

   Dr. Eger has been married to his wife Susan for 41 years. They have two sons, Noah Michael, also an optometrist, and a partner in the Eger Eye Group; and Jason Aaron, a Penn State graduate, currently working in Pittsburgh, PA as a Director of Project Management for an international software company.

   In 1994, the Western Pennsylvania Optometric Society awarded Optometrist of the Year for Western Pennsylvania to Dr. Eger. In 1996, the Pennsylvania Optometric Association awarded Optometrist of the Year for the State to Dr. Eger.



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   Kevin D. Clark, MD is a board certified ophthalmologist and primary ophthalmologist and consultant to the Eger Eye Group. Dr. Clark specializes in bifocal and toric implants. He also has a great deal of expertise in corneal and refractive surgeries, laser retinal treatments and glaucoma laser treatments. Dr. Clark graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh in 1985, where his educational emphasis was in chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics and French. Dr. Clark earned his medical degree in 1989 from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. After completing an internship at The Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh, Dr. Clark entered his ophthalmology residency at the Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine in Norfolk, Virginia, where he served as Chief Resident. Dr. Clark has also served as an assistant clinical instructor in ophthalmology at the University of Pittsburgh. Among his many achievements, Dr. Clark has earned special certifications in many specialized procedures, including custom LASIK, Intralase, PRK, Intacs, and premium implants including ICL, Verisyse, Acrysof Toric, Crystalens, ReSTOR and Rezoom.

   In his free time, Dr. Clark enjoys playing music with several local bands, and has written music for several local orchestras, including the Pittsburgh Philharmonic, McKeesport Symphony, Edgewood Symphony, and Wheeling Symphony.



Dr. Noah EgerDr. Noah EgerDr. Holly Burkert is the most recent addition to the Eger Eye Group, having joined our practice in May 2012. She completed her undergraduate work at Washington & Jefferson College in Washington, PA with a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry in 2008. She went on to receive her Bachelor’s degree in Visual Science in 2009 and her Doctorate of Optometry at Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 2012. She graduated from optometry school with highest clinical honors. When not in the office, Dr. Burkert sees patients at Friendship Ridge Rehabilitation, Villa St. Joseph Nursing Facility, West Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center, Hillview Home and McGuire Home. Prior to attending optometry school, Dr. Burkert spent her summers and breaks from school working as an optician and technician at an optometry office in Seven Fields, PA. Dr. Burkert is a member of the American Optometric Association, Pennsylvania Optometric Association as well as the Western Pennsylvania Optometric Society.
Dr. Burkert is a Beaver County native graduating from Riverside High School in 2004. She currently resides in Cranberry Township. In her free time she enjoys running, skiing, attending concerts with her friends and boyfriend, and spending time with her family locally and in Macon, GA.

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Dr. Noah EgerDr. Noah Eger    Dr. Noah Michael Eger joined the practice in 1997 and represents the third generation of optometry in the family. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology/Vertebrae Physiology from the Pennsylvania State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Visual Science from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. In 1997 he was graduated with honors, with a Doctorate of Optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry.

   Noah is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a member of the American Optometric Association. He has performed vision screenings and acted as the eye consultant for local school districts: Moon Area, Cornell, St. Joseph, and Rhema. As a member of the Health Care Team for the Holy Family Institute, a residential treatment center for children in crisis, he has provided comprehensive vision examinations to those young persons in need of eye care. Dr. Noah has participated in VisionUSA by providing gratis services to the indigent. He serves as optometrist for a local ARC, and was the consultant to the Robinson Development Center for the mentally and physically handicapped. Noah also provides geriatric eye care to several nursing homes in Western Pennsylvania. Additionally, Dr. Eger had been the staff optometrist at Vencor Hospital in Pittsburgh.

   In September 1999, Dr. Eger was published as the feature article in Optometric Management titled Taking a Closer Look at Nursing Homes. Dr. Noah has also conducted an Ellerbrock continuing education lecture entitled "Nursing Home Eye Care" for the past three years at the American Academy of Optometry. At the 1996 Academy meeting in Orlando, he presented a poster on Coats Disease. Dr. Noah frequently lectures at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry to third year students. He is an adjunct professor to the Salus University/Pennsyvania College of Optometry.

   Dr. Eger is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Coraopolis and was a founding member of the Coraopolis Downtown Restoration and Management Team. Noah is a member of the Pennsylvania Optometric Association, sat on the board as president of the Western Pennsylvania Optometric Society, and sits on the POA Legislative Affairs Committee. He has been a member of the Corporate Advisory Committee for Citizen Care, Inc., which pursues employment opportunities for the mentally handicapped. Dr. Noah also is a founding member of the Pennsylvania Optometric Partnership for Progress. Noah was also the team eye doctor of the Pittsburgh Forge junior ice hockey team.

    In 2000, the Western Pennsylvania Optometric Society awarded "Young Optometrist of the Year for Western Pennsylvania" to Dr. Eger. And in 2008 the Western Pennsylvania Optometric Society named him "Optometrist of the Year." Dr. Noah Eger lectures nationally on a variety of topics that include ocular allergies, viral eye infections, therapeutics, glaucoma and technology.

He currently resides in Moon Township with his wife Michele, newborn daughter Ella Rose and son Elijah Michael. Dr Eger is an avid golfer, Pittsburgh Penguins and Steelers fan, as well as the Nittany Lions.

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After 27 years of practicing in Moon Township, Dr. Tim Corcoran is happy to be joining the team here at Eger Eye Group. Dr. Tim is a graduate of Allegheny College in Meadville, Pa. and he graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. Dr. Corcoran is a member of the Pennsylvania Optometric Association and a member and past president of the Western Pennsylvania Optometric Society. In 1997 the Western Pennsylvania Optomectric Association honored him with "Optometrist of the Year". Dr. Tim provides eye care for senior citizens as part of Life Pittsburgh. He performs school screenings for Cornell and Moon school districts and has been part of a team of doctors providing health care for the athletes of Robert Morris University. He provides eye care for Girls Hope and participates in Mission Vision, which enables low income families to receive eye exams.

   Tim and his wife Katie live in Sewickley and are the parents of three wonderful children; Annie, Mike and Cassie. Tim enjoys cycling on the Montour Trail with Dr. Noah. Tim and Katie have ridden much of the Great Allegheny Passage and C and O Canal trails together. Some of Tim's favorite family activities include; running road races with Annie, competing in triathlons with Mike and skiing with Cassie.

   Dr. Corcoran looks forward to providing you and your family with quality eye care in the years ahead.

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