Dr. Edward Savarno O.D., MS, Immediate-Past President, Pennsylvania Optometric Association, is a life-long resident of the Mon-Valley. He attended Belle Vernon Area High school where he was a 2-year letterman in football. Following high school, he attended the Indiana University of Pennsylvania receiving a Bachelors in Biology in 1981. He continued to the Pennsylvania College of Optometry receiving a Bachelors in Integrated Biological Science and Doctor of Optometry degrees. He followed with a Masters in Clinical Vision Research from Nova Southeastern University. He has chaired many committees in the Western Pennsylvania Optometric Society and was their Optometrist of the Year in 1981. Received the 1982 George Gottschalk Award from the Pennsylvania Optometric Association. American Board of Optometry Ambassador to Pennsylvania and is the current President of the Pennsylvania Optometric Association. He enjoys hunting, fishing and travel.