About Us

 

Dr. Richard SterlingDr. Richard Sterling

Dr. Richard Sterling received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1980.  He received his undergraduate degree in science from Pennsylvania State University.  He began his optometric career in a private practice in New Holland, PA where he provided eye care and was responsible for the business side of the practice.  After 8 years in this partnership he continued in private practice in an urban setting in the Philadelphia, PA area.  After leaving this practice he acquired four leased optometric practices within Pearle, Inc where he was responsible for both optometric coverage and staffing.  In May of 1995 Dr. Sterling joined the surgical practice of Nevyas Eye Associates where his many responsibilities included Director of Interprofessional Relations, Refractive Surgical Coordinator, Director of Academic Affairs, writer and editor for their “in-house” publications, executive board member of Delaware Valley Refractive Surgery Partnership, Northeastern Eye Care Network and Camden Eye Center. Dr. Sterling has been on the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Optometric Association’s as its Secretary/Treasurer and was the President of the Philadelphia County Optometric Society for many years.  Dr. Sterling is still active as a “liaison” with the school of optometry (Salus University).  Dr. Sterling is CEO and President of Sterling Enterprises (business broker and consultations). In 2006 Dr. Sterling bought the practice of Dr. Martin Kalish and immediately transformed it into a full service eye care facility with convenient access for the elderly and disabled (an underserved population).  Dr. Sterling asked Dr. Jean Astorino to see his low vision patients in his office to serve this underserved population.  The practice of Richard H. Sterling, OD is a comprehensive practice based on Dr. Sterling’s experience in eye care allowing us to treat any and every visual problem www.sunbeltnetworkpa.com. Dr. Sterling is married to Toby, an elementary school guidance counselor and they have 3 children, Blair, Allison and Matthew, and a son-in-law Marc.      

Dr. Jean AstorinoDr. Jean Astorino

Dr. Astorino is a 1994 graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry and went on to become residency trained in Low Vision rehabilitation in 1995 at the William Feinbloom Vision Rehabilitation Center. Following her residency, she provided low vision services at several hospitals in the Philadelphia area including Wills Eye Hospital, Crozer- Chester Medical Center, and Lankenau Hospital. Dr. Astorino began practicing the visual rehabilitation model incorporating occupational therapy in 1998. In 2002, she accepted a position at Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh, where her duties included overseeing rehabilitation staff at one of the clinic’s two locations. It is here that Dr. Astorino refined her philosophy of the visual rehabilitation model. In 2005, at the urging of area ophthalmologists and optometrists, Dr. Astorino returned to the Philadelphia suburbs to develop her own Low Vision rehabilitation center. Astorino Vision Rehabilitation, its staff of Low Vision optometrists, and Low Vision occupational therapists now provide low vision services in 5 counties throughout the Delaware Valley. Area ophthalmologists and optometrists are now hailing Dr. Astorino’s model as the best in the country.  


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Judy Mason, Receptionist

Originally from the sunny shores of Queensland, Australia, Judy made the move to the crisper climate of Pennsylvania in 2009. She has extensive experience in customer service focused roles prior to the change of location. Since being in the United States she has worked in mental health administration before joining the Sterling team. Judy has two grown children back in Australia, two munchkin cat children, an American husband, and a Harley Davidson (which you can see parked outside our practice on warmer days).