Meet Our Staff

Richard L. Jahnle, M.D.

Dr Richard Jahnle | Ophthalmologists Havertown PA | Media PARichard L. Jahnle, M.D. is a board certified ophthalmologist specializing in cataract and lens implant surgery. One of the most experienced cataract surgeons in Delaware County, Dr. Jahnle has performed over 20,000 eye surgeries. He is a comprehensive medical and surgical ophthalmologist, evaluating and treating patients with cataracts, glaucoma, diabetes, age related eye diseases and numerous other eye conditions.

Dr. Jahnle grew up in Havertown. He graduated summa cum laude from St. Joseph’s University. He attended Jefferson Medical College where he graduated with honors, having been elected to the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. Dr. Jahnle completed his ophthalmology residency at The Wills Eye Hospital where he was selected Chief Resident in his senior year. He was an active member of the teaching service in the cataract and primary eye care service at Wills Eye Hospital for ten years.

Dr. Jahnle is a founding partner and board member of the Crozer-Keystone Surgery Center at Haverford. He is an attending surgeon at Riddle Memorial Hospital and is on the courtesy staff at Bryn Mawr Hospital. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology and a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Among his professional affiliations are the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the Wills Eye Hospital Society, the Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology, and the Greater Philadelphia Ophthalmology Society. He is a Main Line Today magazine “Top Doc” award winner.

Dr. Jahnle and his wife live in Radnor township and have four children. Dr. Jahnle enjoys sports and coached recreation league basketball, baseball and softball for years. He enjoys music, art and architecture.

Edward J. Mekel, O.D.

Dr Edward Mekel | Optometrists Havertown PA | Media PAEdward Mekel, O.D. graduated from Loyola College with a Bachelor of Science in biology. He received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry where he was recognized by the Pennsylvania Optometric Association for highest academic achievement. He was also the recipient of awards from Bernell Optics and Bausch and Lomb for clinical excellence in the areas of binocular vision and contact lens care. Before joining the practice in 1991, Dr. Mekel received specialized training in pediatric vision care at the Eye Institute in Philadelphia. He also completed a comprehensive rotation in ocular disease management at the VA Hospital in Baltimore, MD.

Dr. Mekel is committed to providing quality eye care to patients of all ages and has extensive experience fitting specialty contact lenses, managing pre and post-operative surgical patients, and coordinating low vision services. Dr. Mekel regularly attends numerous educational conferences to maintain the highest standards in the diagnosis and treatment of ocular disease.

Rocio C. Pasion, O.D.

Dr Rocio Pasion | Optometrists Havertown PA | Media PARocio C. Pasion, O.D. is a board certified optometrist specializing in primary care, low vision and specialty contact lens fitting. She is fluent in Spanish.

After graduating from the University of Rhode Island, with a B.A. in Biology/Spanish, Dr. Pasion obtained her B.S. in Visual Science and O.D. degrees from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University. Dr. Pasion completed her optometry clinical externships at Allegheny University Hospital, Omni Eye Services in Atlanta, GA , the Eye Institute and JFK Hospital.

Prior to joining the practice in 1999, Dr. Pasion continued her clinical training at Holy Redeemer Hospital, Lankenau Hospital and Wills Eye Hospital. Dr. Pasion is a clinical preceptor for the Pennsylvania College of Optometry interns and has been named one of the "Top Docs" in Main Line Today magazine.

Dr. Pasion has acted as a clinical collaborator in the Vital Study for low vision patients at Jefferson University. She received publication recognition by Retina, The Journal of Retinal and Vitreous Diseases for "Diagnostic and Therapeutic Challenges".

Dr. Pasion's honors include All American Scholar, National Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholar, National Collegiate Minority Leadership Award, Career Expo Scholarship recipient, Spanish International Honor Society, and she is a member of the American Optometric Association.

Hugo M. Linares, D.O.

Hugo M. Linares, D.O.,  is a vitreo-retinal surgeon, evaluating and treating patients with retinal diseases including macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal tear and retinal detachment, vitreous floaters, macular edema, branch retinal vein and artery occlusion, epiretinal membrane, and macular hole. He performs retinal injections, laser procedures, and retinal detachment surgeries. Dr. Linares graduated from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey with a bachelor of science in biological sciences. He received his medical degree from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Linares completed his internship at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford, New Jersey. He performed his residency in ophthalmology at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine where he was chief resident in his final year.

Dr. Linares completed his fellowship training in vitreoretinal surgery at The National Retina Institute in Towson, Maryland. He is a member of the American Society of Retinal Specialists and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is fluent in Spanish.

Deepak P. Grover, D.O. 

Deepak P. Grover, D.O is a board certified, fellowship trained ophthalmologist specializing in refractive cataract surgery, glaucoma, diabetic eye care, and neuro-ophthalmology. He has performed thousands of surgeries. He specializes in suture-less cataract surgery and micro-invasive glaucoma surgery. He has been in private practice since 2010.

Dr. Grover is originally from New York City, where he attended Stony Brook University for his undergraduate degree. He received his medical degree from the New York Institute of Technology of Osteopathic Medicine. He served his medical internship in the Jefferson Health System, followed by his residency at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Finally, he completed a fellowship in Neuro-Ophthalmology at Wills Eye Hospital in 2010.
In his free time, Dr. Grover enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters. He plays several sports and enjoys exercise. He savors learning new recipies while listening to jazz and eighties music. Dr. Grover is a fellow of the American Osteopathic Colleges of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology --Head and Neck Surgery. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and the Wills Eye Hospital Society.

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