About Mike

Dr. Cymbor joined Nittany Eye Associates in 1997.  He received his optometric doctorate from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. He completed a residency in hospital-based optometry with an emphasis in ocular disease at the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center. 

Dr. Cymbor was named Pennsylvania’s “Young Optometrist of the year” in 2000. He was awarded the “Young Optometrist of the Year” by the American Optometric Association in 2001.  He was also named as one of the top 175 optometrists in the nation by Newsweek.  He is a Primary Care Optometry News top 250 optometrist.  He was a co-winner of the Best of State College in 2021, and named “Best Optometrist of State College” in 2022. 

He is a principal investigator in numerous research studies in contact lenses, glaucoma and dry eye.   He is published in Optometry and Vision Science, Review of Optometry, Optometry, Primary Care Optometry News, Advanced Ocular Care, Optometric Management, Review of Optometric Business, New OD, and Optometry Times.  He was a guest on the “Ask the Eye Doctor” State College radio show. 

He is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.  He is a member of the Optometric Glaucoma Society, the National Optometric Society, the American Optometric Association, the Pennsylvania Optometric Association, and Mid-Counties Optometric Society.  

Dr. Cymbor is an adjunct clinical professor at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO).  He is also the co-founder of both the Glaucoma Institute  of State College and the Dry Eye Institute of State College.  He’s also been the Opening Eyes clinic director of the Pennsylvania Special Olympics Summer State Games for over twenty years.