About Lakeside Vision
Founded in 2002 by Dr. Amy Neal, Lakeside Vision has always been about bringing great eye care to Hawley. In 2008, Dr. Michael Neal joined the practice. In that same year we moved to a new, larger space.
When you walk through the door, you’re always greeted with a smile. Our patients become our friends.
Helping Kids Learn to Read, Every Day.
One of the things that we really believe in is pediatric eye care. We bend over backwards for kids! We do everything necessary to help kids learn to read, and it’s something that we’re really good at.
Kids face many new challenges as they go to school and experience the world. We want to ensure that they aren’t facing additional challenges from their vision.
We perform extensive testing to help us learn about reading challenges that a child may be facing. With over 14 years of this kind of experience, we’ve learned how to develop rapport and trust with our young patients.
Working together, we help give them the tools and confidence they need to succeed.
Leveraging Advanced Technology for More Accurate Diagnosis’ and Effective Treatments
Our commitment to providing the best care, advice, and comfort is based on our understanding and extensive use of advanced diagnostic testing and modern treatments.
By staying on top of our field as it moves forward, we can ensure that we offer Hawley the best in modern eye care.
Our Eye Doctors & Team
Dr. Amy M Neal
Dr. Amy founded Lakeside Vision and has built the practice by earning each patient’s respect and trust. She takes pride in providing comprehensive, thorough care for your entire visual system.
With degrees from Wilkes University and The Pennsylvania College of Optometry, Dr. Amy is specialty-trained to detect and treat eye disorders like glaucoma, cataracts, diabetic & hypertensive retinopathy, and macular degeneration. She also diagnoses, manages, and treats dry eye syndrome, amblyopia (“lazy eye”), strabismus (“eye turn”), and performs and prescribes vision therapy.
Dr. Amy was one of the first InfantSEE program eye doctors in Pennsylvania. She is one of only 15 optometrists in the country to serve as a Clinical Director for the Special Olympics Opening Eyes Program. She was awarded the prestigious Young Optometrist of the Year award from the Northeast Chapter of the Pennsylvania Optometric Association in 2007.
Dr. Michael R. Neal
Dr. Mike joined Lakeside Vision in 2008 and has built the practice by incorporating cutting edge technology and friendly, happy eye care.
He is a graduate of the University of Alberta and the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. Dr. Mike is an expert when it comes to detecting and treating eye disorders like glaucoma, cataracts, diabetic eye disease, and macular degeneration.
Dr. Mike enjoys implementing technology to raise the overall quality of our vision care. He also initiated the 5-Star Patient Service program at Lakeside Vision.
He is also a huge hockey fan and carries his ice skates in his car, just in case he needs them.
Catherine joined our team in 2014 after moving to Hawley the year prior. Her work experience is broad and technical, ranging from creating custom jewelry to managing a specialized medical practice in Manhattan.
She is an attentive and caring Optician, providing great care and service to our patients.
Kathy started working at Lakeside Vision in March 2010 at the Check-Out desk. She was a certified technician at Lakeside and then trained in the optical department for three years. She was awarded the licensed optician certification by the American Board of Opticians in November 2018. She loves spending time with family, crafts and dogs.
Tricia joined us in spring of 2009. She is a graduate of Hofstra University in Long Island. Tricia’s primary responsibility is verifying insurances and coordinating appointments between patients and doctors. Most importantly, Tricia works with doctors and patients to ensure that all care and financial responsibilities are clear and understood.
Anna joined the Lakeside Vision team in 2016. Since then she has cross trained as an Ophthalmic Technician, Scribe and Refractionist. Anna enjoys working closely with our doctors and team members to ensure that all of our patients are treated professionally with kindness and care.
Has been at Lakeside Vision since 2018. Previously worked as an Optician and worked at a hair salon for over 5 years. Loves making people happy. Interests – baking, cooking, taking care of animals.
Caitlyn joined us here at Lakeside Vision in 2018, and is an Ophthalmic Technician, Scribe and Refractionist. When Caitlyn is not helping the patients here at Lakeside Vision, she enjoys spending time outdoors hunting and fishing. She likes to craft using organic materials and makes an amazing raspberry jam.
Samantha is the first friendly face that you’ll see when you enter through Lakeside Vision’s door. Samantha wears many hats here at Lakeside Vision and has been helping patients here since 2015. Sam has a special way of making our patients feel welcomed, almost like part of the family. In her spare time, she enjoys attending her children’s various sporting events and extracurricular activities.
Originally from New Jersey, Morgan works as an Ophthalmic Technician, Scribe and Refractionist. She’s also going to school for Allied Health Science, enjoys photography, hiking, and spending time with family
Lakeside Vision’s Dr. Amy Neal Voted Best Optometrist
2017 & 2018
Thanks to all of your votes, we are thrilled to announce that Lakeside Vision’s, Dr. Amy Neal has received the award for “Best Optometrist” from Happenings Magazine. The Happie Awards are presented to businesses and organizations with the happiest customers in Northeast PA. We couldn’t be more proud of our team here at Lakeside Vision. Please join us in congratulating
Dr. Amy on this huge achievement!