Chelsea M. Dunn, O.D., joined the Elk County Eye Clinic in 2014. Dr. Dunn earned a Bachelors of Science in chemistry with a minor in biology from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford in 2010. She then went on to earn a doctorate of optometry from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) at Salus University in 2014.
Dr. Dunn completed numerous clinical rotations while attending Salus with concentrations in neuro-ophthalmicdisease (Eye Institute, Philadelphia), advanced corneal cases and specialty contact lens fits (Optometric Inc., Pittsburgh), ocular and systemic disease (Veterans Affairs Medical Center, White River Junction , Vermont), and comprehensive ophthalmic care including the diagnosis and management of glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration, as well as ocular pathology associated with diabetes and hypertension (West Penn Hospital, Pittsburgh). While at West Penn Hospital, Dr. Dunn also gained experience in the burn unit, as well as in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit screening premature babies for retinopathy of prematurity. Dr. Dunn received clinical honors at all five of her externship rotations as well as all three of her rotations in primary care at PCO. She was also chosen by the faculty of PCO for clinical excellence in both primary care and Neuro-ophthalmic disease.
While in optometry school, Dr. Dunn became a member of the Student Optometric Service to Humanity where she completed numerous hours of volunteer work as well as traveled to El Salvador where she participated in ocular health examinations at four under-served villages, providing care for more than 650 individuals. She also participated in Give Kids Sight Day with the Philadelphia Eagles at the Wills Eye Institute in Philadelphia and was an Optics and Clinical Procedures Lab tutor at PCO. Additionally, she was elected as a member of Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometry Honor Society.
In 2014, Dr. Dunn was the primary author of case report which was presented at Optometry’s meeting at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia and was later published.
Dr. Dunn currently resides in Elk County.