Dr. Marnie O'Brien, DO

Dr. Marnie O'Brien, DO

Ophthalmology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 51
Dr. Marnie O'Brien, DO is an ophthalmology specialist in Allentown, PA and has been practicing for 19 years. She graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1994 and specializes in ophthalmology and cataract surgery.Read her story

400 N 17th St

Allentown, PA 18104

Contact Information

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  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Gateway Health Plan
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Top Care Areas

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Senile Cataracts
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers
Cataract Removal Surgery
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. O'Brien's bio

This content was provided by Dr. O'Brien "Dr. Marnie O'Brien, certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, completed her residency training in ophthalmology at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia after attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.Dr. O'Brien is a talented cataract surgeon, utilizing state of the art multifocal lenses for cataract patients seeking the youthful ability to see near and far without glasses. She was the first surgeon in the Lehigh Valley to become trained in and perform bladeless laser assisted cataract surgery for the correction of astigmatism.In addition to cataract surgery, Dr. O'Brien performs refractive surgery to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. She received her certification to perform LASIK/PRK surgery in 1999, and offers Bladeless LASIK for patients who seek independence from glasses.Dr. O'Brien, was born and raised in the Lehigh Valley. She has been practicing ophthalmology in the area since 1998. Dr. O'Brien is dedicated to optimizing her patients' visual system to allow them to see the world clearly."


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2  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology*

4  Conditions Treated

  • Cataract
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Senile Cataracts

6  Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Denison University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1989
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • Delaware Valley Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. O'Brien has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. O'Brien's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. O'Brien to family and friends
25 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (25)

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Dr. O'Brien's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

I been coming here for more than a decade. I trust Dr. Obriens opinion. She is highly education in her field. She even talks about other things to make her patient comfortable. I really like her.
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Dr O'Brien took time and answered all my questions. A VERY complete exam. Staff was warm and friendly.
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The prescription for my contact lenses clearly shows both eyes are a correction for distance. A copy was made for her files. I am nearsighted and therefore have NO need for a contact lens in order to read...as I repeatedly told her during the 5 minutes she saw me. Dr. O'Brien VERY rudely and...more
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This was the worst medical exam I have ever had. Dr. O'Brien was rushed, distracted and seemingly bothered by all my questions/concerns not mention that she provided little to no information about the procedure that she tried to perform. I am a medical professional, and Dr. O'Brien broke nearly...more
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Rushed and more rushed after a long wait and very long wait with eye drops. In this office literally, "cant' see the chart" is listed as 20/20 vision. Never returning.
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