MOA Myopia Management Center of Excellence – Myopia Center in Newtown Square

WELCOME TO OUR MOA Myopia Management Center of Excellence HEALTH CENTER


Medical Optometry America (MOA) is a state-of-the-art eye care practice that specializes in helping patients treat and manage their myopia. Led by nationally recognized expert in myopia management Dr. Marie Homa-Palladino, O.D., FIAOMC, IACMM, our highly trained eye doctors and staff spend quality, one-on-one time with each patient to ensure that each customized treatment plan slows the progression of their myopia and reduces their risk of developing other eye diseases later in life.

Marie Homa-Palladino, O.D., FIAOMC, IACMM, a distinguished national authority in the field. She holds the unique distinction of being the sole Fellow of the American Academy of Orthokeratology & Myopia Control in the Southeastern Pennsylvania region.

Myopia Management Center of Excellence in Newtown Square

Contact Information

Medical Optometry America Address

3475 West Chester Pike Suite 100A
Newtown Square, PA 19073

Medical Optometry America Contact Number

(610) 422-7999

(610) 422-7988

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TUESDAY 2:00PM – 7:00PM
THURSDAY 2:00PM – 7:00PM
FRIDAY 7:00AM – 9:00AM

Medical Optometry America in Newtown Square, PA

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Our Doctors

Dr. Marie Homa Palladino

Marie Homa-Palladino, OD, FIAOMC, IACMM

Director, Myopia Management Center of Excellence

Why is Myopia Management Important?

Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is a disease that elongates the eye (like a football) and makes objects far away appear blurry. Myopia is increasingly common: rates have risen 70% in just three decades. Symptoms often emerge early in a child’s life and worsen throughout adolescence. Not only do children suffering from myopia have a more difficult time focusing in school, but they are more susceptible to diseases in the long run. This is why it is crucial for children to receive annual exams from a trusted myopia expert — if caught early and properly managed, the symptoms can be greatly reduced and, in some cases, even reversed.

If your child regularly experiences the following symptoms, they may have myopia:

  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Inability to focus
  • Eye strain
  • Squinting to see properly
  • Losing their place while reading

Three groups of children who are especially at risk:

  • Kids who develop myopia before the age of 10/li>
  • Kids who have frequent changes their glasses prescription
  • Kids who have parents or siblings who are myopic, especially if they’re of Asian descent
Young boy taking an annual eye exam at Medical Optometry America
Young boy undergoing a Myopia Management exam at Medical Optometry America

How Does Myopia Management Work?

Myopia management begins with a free consultation to see if your child needs and is eligible for the treatment regimen. If approved, they will undergo a comprehensive consultation to determine their respective needs, including their lifestyle, eye shape, and more.

The management program itself does not require surgery and is non-invasive. We have a large range of highly modern treatment options backed by cutting-edge technology that puts us on the forefront of myopia treatment programs, including Ortho-K lenses, specialty contact lenses, and prescription eye drops specially formulated to prevent slow myopia progression in children.

Driving Directions


We are located at 3475 West Chester Pike Suite 100B Newtown Square, PA 19073.

If you’re coming from Philadelphia’s downtown and the east, take PA-3 / West Chester Pike until you pass Nicholas Smith Trains and Toys, which is on your right 2.1 miles from our clinic. Drive 1.5 miles until you see Charlotte’s Restaurant on your right. In another 0.6 miles, the entrance to our building’s plaza will be on the right.

If you’re coming from Wilmington or the southwest, take PA-452 N until it turns into Barren Rd. Drive 2.4 miles until you reach W Bishop Hollow Rd and turn left, which is at the Ridley Creek Trail Entrance in Ridley Creek State Park. Follow W Bishop Hollow Rd for 3.3 miles until you see First Watch across the street and turn right onto West Chester Pike. Drive for another 0.5 miles, and the 3475 building will be on your left.

Proudly Serving


MOA is proud to serve the people of Newtown Square in Delaware County and its surrounding neighborhoods, including Havertown, Broomall, Drexel Hill, Darby, Rose Valley, Bryn Mawr, Strafford, Berwyn, Narberth, Springfield, Morton, Media, Chester Heights, Ridley Park, Folcroft, Villanova, Malvern, Bala Cynwyd, Wynnewood, Paoli, and more. Whether you’re spending an afternoon hiking trails in Ridley Creek or enjoying time with the family at Greer Park, Medical Optometry America wants you to take it all in with the best vision possible!