Dr. Kristina Pusz, OD
Optometrist | Corneal and Contact Management2026 East Carson Street Pittsburgh PA, 15203
Dr. Pusz is the owner and leads the charge for the Pittsburgh Primary Eyecare’s integrated approach to eye care. As a wife, mother, and active yoga instructor, she finds daily balance of mind, body, and soul and promotes this through her approach to patient care.
Dr. Pusz is a graduate of Penn State and the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. She did an externship program in Bethel, Alaska, where she provided optometric care to the Yupik Native American population and did her primary care residency at The Eye Institute in Philadelphia, PA. She is an active member of the American Optometric Association, Pennsylvania Optometric Association, and WPOS. In addition, she received Clinical Excellence in Low Vision and Pediatrics from the Eye Institute in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Pusz is a diplomate of the American Board of Optometry.
Dr. Pusz finds interest and joy in leading her team members to be the best version of themselves. Her professional interests include dry eye management and treatment and specialty contact lens fittings. She also enjoys reading, spending time with her husband and children, yoga, surfing, golf, and learning to play tennis
Education and Training
Pennsylvania College of Optom Doctorate of Optometry 2005
American Board of Optometry
Areas of expertise and specialization
- American Optometric Association
- Pennsylvania Optometric Association
Favorite Place to Vacation
- Duck, NC
Hobbies / Sports
- Yoga, Tennis, Surfing, Golf
Dr. Kristina Pusz, OD's Practice location
Get to know Optometrist Dr. Kristina Pusz, who serves patients in Pennsylvania.
As the owner of Pittsburgh Primary Eyecare, Dr. Pusz passionately leads her team members to reach their full potential. Her professional interests revolve around dry eye management and treatment, as well as specialty contact lens fittings. She also finds interest in using primary eyecare to educate patients about functional care.
Before embarking on her professional journey she graduated from Penn State with a bachelors in biology and a minor in chemistry. She then went on to get her Doctorate in Optometry from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. She gained valuable experience through an externship program in Bethel, Alaska, where she provided optometric care to the Yupik Native American population. She further honed her skills during her primary care residency at The Eye Institute in Philadelphia, PA.
Dedicated to clinical excellence, Dr. Pusz is a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry (ABO), which was founded in 2009 as a non-profit organization that board certifies optometrists in the United States and Canada. Established to serve the public and the optometry profession by assessing and certifying the competency of optometrists.
Recognizing the significance of continuous professional growth, the doctor actively participates in the American Optometric Association, Pennsylvania Optometric Association, WPOS (Western Pennsylvania Optometric Society), and is a founding member of a women’s optometry focus group.
Optometry is a healthcare profession that involves examining the eyes and applicable visual systems for defects or abnormalities, as well as diagnosing and managing eye disease. Optometrists are healthcare professionals who provide primary eye care through comprehensive eye examinations to detect and treat various visual abnormalities and eye diseases. Being a regulated profession, an optometrist’s scope of practice may differ depending on the location. Thus, disorders or diseases detected outside the treatment scope of optometry (i.e. those requiring certain surgical interventions) are referred out to relevant medical professionals for proper care, more commonly to ophthalmologists who are physicians that specialize in the tertiary medical and surgical care of the eye. Optometrists typically work closely together with other eye care professionals, such as ophthalmologists and opticians, to deliver quality and efficient eye care to the general public.
Among her most notable achievements, Dr. Pusz’s dedication and commitment to excellence were acknowledged through the Clinical Excellence in Low Vision and Pediatrics award from the Eye Institute in Philadelphia, PA.
Beyond her medical career, she finds joy in various activities. She enjoys reading, spending quality time with her husband and children, and participating in yoga, surfing, golf, and learning to play tennis.
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