Pediatric Ophthalmology, Adult Strabismus, Facial Aesthetics and Oculoplastic Surgery
Judith B. Lavrich, M.D. has been practicing pediatric ophthalmology, adult strabismus, and cosmetic plastic surgery of the eye and lids for over 20 years.
Dr. Lavrich graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. Degree in Chemistry from the University of Toledo in Ohio and received her M.D. from the University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine.
Dr. Lavrich performed her internship at Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center. She accomplished her Ophthalmology Residency at the University Of Arizona Medical Center, Department of Ophthalmology, and was trained extensively in oculoplastic surgery by one of the leading oculoplastic surgeons in the world. Dr. Lavrich completed her fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia. She became Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology in 1991. She is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. In 2009 she was named Top Doctor in Ophthalmology by the Consumers’ Research Council of America. Dr. Lavrich was recognized as “Top Doctor” of Pennsylvania 2017 and 2018 by the distinguished Castle Connelly as well as Top Doctor in Philadelphia Magazine’s 2018 Top Docs edition.
As a fellowship-trained pediatric ophthalmologist, Dr. Lavrich is on active staff at Wills Eye Hospital Department of Pediatric Ophthalmology. She is an Associate Surgeon at Wills Eye Hospital and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University. Locally she is an Attending Surgeon at St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne, PA and at Capital Health System in Trenton, NJ, as well as Wills Eye Hospital Surgical Center in Northeast Philadelphia. She is the director of Facial Aesthetics and Oculoplastic Surgery at Total Eye Care & Cosmetic Laser Centers.
Over the past 15 years, Dr. Lavrich has been performing various cosmetic procedures, including ptosis repair, upper and lower lid blepharoplasty, brow lifts, laser skin resurfacing, chemical peels, BOTOX® injections, dermal fillers, microdermabrasion and micropigmentation (permanent makeup). She was one of the first doctors in Bucks County, PA with clinical training and expertise in the use of BOTOX® for the treatment of eye muscle spasms, and facial wrinkles. She incorporates the use of a variety of dermal fillers including Juvederm®, Restylane®, Radiesse™ and Sculptra®. Dr. Lavrich was also one of the first doctors in Bucks County to achieve certification in laser resurfacing techniques of the skin utilizing the CO2 UltraPulse® laser and the Protégé® erbium laser and has been successfully treating patients with these techniques for over 14 years. She was selected as one of the top four ophthalmologists and one of the top 125 doctors in the nation as a leader in OBAGI® NU-DERM® skin rejuvenation.
As the director of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus at Total Eye Care & Cosmetic Laser Centers, she treats children and adults with double vision, turning of the eyes, tearing disorders and dry eyes. In private practice since 1991 she has extensive experience in the surgical correction of misaligned eyes in adults and children and has been sought out for her proficiency in this area.
Dr. Lavrich has published widely in the ophthalmology literature including publications in Journal of Ophthalmic Surgery, Binocular Vision, Ophthalmic Clinics of North America, Current Eye Research, Retina, Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Contemporary Pediatrics and Pediatric Clinics of North America. She was the author of several chapters and the co-editor of the book Strabismus Surgery published by W. B. Saunders. She has been highly involved in educating the current and future generations of doctors and nurses. She has taught many residents of ophthalmology at Wills Eye Hospital and Pennsylvania College of Osteopathic Medicine as well as students of optometry from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. She continues to lecture at Wills Eye Hospital, in many of the community hospitals and holds yearly seminars for school nurses in Bucks County, PA. Download her recent article “Convergence insufficiency and its current treatment” here.
At home with her husband and two children in Princeton, New Jersey, Dr. Lavrich enjoys gourmet cooking, gardening, yoga and reading novels.