Getting to know Dr. Joy Schmalzle

Dr. Schmalzle was born in Seoul, Korea and grew up in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. As an Army Optometrist she travelled all over the world for various assignments, including a 15 month deployment to Balad, Iraq during the Surge.


Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from West Chester University of Pennsylvania, certificate in Marine Science from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Doctor of Optometry from Pennsylvania College of Optometry (now Salus University), Residency in Family Practice Optometry from State University of New York College of Optometry in conjunction with the United States Military Academy at West Point and a Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in Healthcare Management from Fayetteville State University


Dr. Schmalzle retired from the US Army (20 years) in 2022 and enjoys triathlon, hiking, photography and dance.