MIMI LEE PARMA, Ph.D., O.D. she is a graduate of Drexel University and received her Doctorate in Optometry from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry where she is also a Basic Science instructor in ocular pathology. She also has a M.S. from Temple University (Dept. of Pharmacology) and a Ph.D. from Thomas Jefferson University (Dept. of Pathology, Anatomy and Cell Biology). Dr. Parma’s research interests are concentrated in the biochemical analysis of retinal development and has related publications in this field. She has received many honors from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry including Clinical Excellence, Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society, COVD Award for Excellence in Vision Therapy, and the RGP Lens Institute Award for Contact Lens.