Andrew Gurwood, OD, FAAO


  • Professional Staff, Chief of Primary Care
  • Professor of Optometry

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About Dr. Gurwood:

Dr. Gurwood graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1984.  Following his undergraduate education he entered the Pennsylvania College of Optometry and received his Doctor of Optometry degree in 1989.  He completed a one year post-graduate residency at The Eye Institute in 1990. In addition to his clinical practice at The Eye Institute, he also maintains at practice in the Department of Ophthalmology at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia

Dr. Gurwood is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Optometry.  He is a member in good standing of the American Optometric Association and the Pennsylvania Optometry Association.  In 1998 he was recognized by the American Optometric Association as “Young Optometrist of the Year.”   The Pennsylvania Optometric Association recognized him in 2006 as the state’s “Optometrist of the Year.”  

Dr. Gurwood has published extensively in optometric journals, and has authored textbook chapters, as well as entire professional texts.  He currently serves on the numerous editorial boards including  The Journal of The American Optometric Association ( Optometry ),  The Southern Journal of Optometry, and the Review of Optometry.   Dr. Gurwood continues to lecture extensively throughout the country on his areas of professional expertise, internal and external ocular disease.

In addition to his passion for his profession, Dr. Gurwood is a Lieutenant in The Northampton Township Volunteer Fire Company where he also serves as an Emergency Medical Technician.