Margaret A. Shirk, O.D. & Associates Inc.
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Dr. Margaret A. Shirk is a Developmental Optometrist born and raised in Michigan.
grew up in the small town of Pinckney with her
parents and sister Abby.
parents and sibling still reside in Michigan, Dr. Shirk
, along with her
husband Steve and daughters Alexandra, and Holland have decided to make Pennsylvania their home.
Dr. Shirk began her college education by obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Physiology/ Pre-Medicine in 1995 from Eastern Michigan University.
While at the University she
participated in both the dance team, and Pre-Medical Student Association
She sat as Vice-President of the Pre-Medical Student Association in 1993, and helped to organize tours of the medical schools in the area.
While not practicing dance, and participating in the association she
enjoyed rock climbing, camping, and going to the gym.
In 1996 Dr. Shirk began year one of the four year intensive graduate program for Optometrists at the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago.
clinical education at The Illinois Eye Institue, Sydney Hillman Health Center, Illinois Center for Rehabilitative Eyecare, and Olympia Fields Hospital
As a part of her
pediatric training Dr. Shirk
was fortunate enough to be able to participate in a program for children at the Easter Seals day care center.
Every child was screened and given appropriate eyecare as needed.
A rotation at the University of Chicago Hospital
helped solidify her
Low Vision Training.
has spent her
time focusing on treatment of developmental vision disorders, contact lenses and ocular disease.
is well versed in Vision Therapy, and in the treatment of diseases such as Glaucoma.
is an avid and well experienced fitter of both bifocal contact lenses, and colored contact lenses.
She is a member of the Golden Key National Honor Society, and the International Thespian Society.
looks forward to many years of practice in Berks, Chester & Lancaster County's, helping you and your family obtain healthy eyes and excellent vision!