About Dr. Lori Grover

A short bio, and some pictures of my favorite people, places, and things!

Lori Grover, O.D., Ph.D., FAAO has specialized in the comprehensive clinical care of individuals with chronic vision loss for more than 20 years. Dr. Grover is Senior Vice President for Health Policy at King Devick Technologies, Inc. and former dean of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University.  She served on the medical staff in the Department of Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and earned her Ph.D. in health services research and policy from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.  Dr. Grover is a past chair of the American Optometric Association (AOA) Vision Rehabilitation Section, serves on the AOA Evidence Based Optometry (EBO) Committee, and is an author of three AOA evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.  She is a past member of the board of directors of the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry, and is chair-elect of the Professional Development and Education Committee of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.  She is a past council member of the Vision Care Section of the American Public Health Association, a distinguished practitioner of the National Academies of Practice, and a diplomate in public health and environmental vision of the American Academy of Optometry.




Georgia advocacy and the AOA with Drs. Andrea Thau and Steve Loomis at SECO 2016


super grover

Thank you Dr. Mamie Chan and Rusty Chan for this great image!

AOA 2007

In honor of International Womens’ Day, here is a true gem, courtesy of Dr. Dori Carlson, who recently unearthed this during her new office move and packing!  Advocacy all the way back to 2001, this image captures some fantastic women of optometry who I am proud to call friends!  With Drs. Dori Carlson, Barb Horn, Sandy Block, and Beth Kneib




With then AOA President-Elect Andrea Thau OD at joint AOA/ASCO Board meeting


The AOA Membership Engagement Committee enjoying homemade limoncello from Ron Hopping OD – a treat!


With Lori Gray OD & Christin DeMoss at AOA/AOSA Advocacy Conference, Washington DC


With Andrea Thau OD, AOA President, and Linda Chous OD, Chief Eye Care Officer for United Health Care and AOA EBO Committee, at the AAO Women in Optometry Reception, November 2016


With Steve Eiss, OD, POA President; presenting on ‘Evidence-Based Care of People with Diabetes’ at the NJSOP Managed Care Seminar, December 2016


Proud to have served as Faculty Chapter Advisor for AOSA Chapter at PCO!  With Christin DeMoss, 2016-17 AOSA National Secretary, and Brian Johnson, PCO AOSA rep, at another AOA Advocacy Conference


With Mel Shipp, OD, MPH, DrPH and Past President of the APHA at his inaugural reception at APHA meeting, representing Maryland optometry and Vision Care Section


Our joint meeting of the AOA and ASCO Boards in my Arizona backyard!  At the Wrigley Mansion, 2016


With Dennis Siemsen, OD, MHPE, Mayo Clinic-Rochester Department of Ophthalmology at Anaheim AAO 2016


With Diane Dadnczyk, OD, 2016 PCO Alumna of the Year!


The fabulous AOA Evidence-Based Optometry Committee at Optometry’s Meeting 2014!  With John Amos OD, Trenda Rittenback OD, Bennett McAllister OD, Chair Diane Adamczyk OD, Dave Mashidas OD, Harue Marsden OD, and Linda Chous OD


More AOA EBO Committee famil y fun at AOA Mid Year Volunteer Meeting 2016!


The AOA does!


Proud to have organized and sponsored the first PCO faculty retreat in a looooong time


Mi familia


The Grand Canyon via mule!  From rim to river and back


With Jenny Coyle OD from Pacific and winner of the Spirit Award, and Nicole Rist, PCO’s National Student Bowl Champion 2015


With Sydney Dy MD, MPH, doctoral committee advisor – Johns Hopkins Bloomberg graduation in Baltimore


With Sue Cotter OD, and Lou Lipschultz OD, at ICO Alumni Reunion 2015 – optometry family!


With the fabulous Mamie Chan OD, Past President of NMOA at AOA MidYear meeting


With superwoman Marjolijn Bijlefeld, Editor of  Women in Optometry magazine


With my other daughter Kelly Wong SCCO ’20 and her classmates at AAO


At the GIN Evidence-based Guidelines Affecting Policy, Practice and Stakeholders (E-GAPPS II) Conference on behalf of the AOA at The New York Academy of Medicine 2015 during blizzard


Invited presentation to the New Jersey Academy of Optometry 2015


With Maria Parisi OD, Beth Tonkery OD, and Melissa Trego OD – my superteam of Associate Deans


At the AOA Advocacy Conference representing POA and AOSA Delegation


Presenting with wonderful Women of Optometry in 2014


 With Pam Lowe OD and Louise Sclafani OD at a Women in Optometry weekend in Chicago 2015 – Optometry family!

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