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Meet Our Doctors

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors who make Dr. Hanlen and Associates the leading provider of vision care products and services in Boalsburg and surrounding communities.

Dr.Dr. Harvey P. Hanlen

Harvey P. Hanlen, OD, FAAO has been in private Optometric practice for over 40 years. He did his undergraduate work at the University of Maryland and received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1974. He was the President of the Mid-Counties Optometric Society in 1978, served as the President of the Pennsylvania Optometric Association in 1982 and served as the 78th President of the American Optometric Association, completing his term in June, 2000. He served on the Board of Trustees of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, now Salus University, for 6 years.

Dr. Hanlen has been the recipient of many awards, including:

  • P.O.A. Optometrist of the Year (1987)
  • P.C.O. Alumnus of the Year in (1987)
  • P.C.O. Honorary Doctorate of Human Letters (2000)
  • P.O.A. H. Ward Ewalt, Jr. OD Meritorious Service Award (2013, the organization’s highest honor).

During his brief retirement Dr. Hanlen remained fiercely committed to fostering quality patient care using the latest technology in a private practice setting, continuing his work with several organizations. Than, in 2010, he opened a new practice, utilizing state of the art instrumentation to implement the latest techniques for his patients. He has made his practice an AMD Center of Excellence, instituting protocols for individuals who have the disease or may be “at risk.” He developed practice protocols for management of dry eye and has become a local resource for specialty treatment of corneal problems that interfere with good vision.

In 2016 he brought Dr. Tinkelman in to the practice to further strengthen the practice commitment to quality care, glaucoma diagnosis and management and geriatric eye care.


Dr. Michael D. Tinkelman

Michael D. Tinkelman, O.D. has been in private Optometric practice for over 40 years. He lived and practiced in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania since 1979 and joined Dr. Hanlen and Associates in 2016.

After graduating The Pennsylvania State University in 1969 he received training in the fabrication of glasses and contact lenses for a summer job and became interested in the profession of Optometry.

Dr. Tinkelman was first licensed to practice Optometry in Pennsylvania  in 1973, following completion of the doctorate program at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, in Philadelphia. He received expanded license privileges in 1998, following completion of transcript quality courses and passing the national board examination in Therapeutic practice.

He is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Pennsylvania Optometric Association, and is a past president of the Mid-Counties Optometric Association. He has been a member of the Bellefonte Lions Club since 1980 and has held every club office. In 1994 he was awarded the Melvin Jones Fellow for service, the Lions Club’s highest award for community service. He served as a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Sightloss Support Group of Central Pennsylvania since 1982 and was awarded the Joseph R. Cardenuto Service Award by the group in 1994. For seven years, he served on the board of the Bellefonte Family YMCA.

Dr. Tinkelman has a special interest in Glaucoma along with geriatric eye care. He was one of the first local practitioners to utilize diagnostic imaging to facilitate earlier diagnosis of the disease and enjoys working with a network of local practitioners who excel at their specialty, including Dr. Hanlen.

Dr. Tinkelman has had a lifelong passion for music, both playing and performance. During his student years in Philadelphia he performed along the east coast as part of the folk duo, Thomasson and Tinkelman. Later, he played both lap steel and mandolin in the city bluegrass group, Brownstone Canyon. Locally, he was a founding member of The Bald Headed Blues Band (guitar and vocals) and Cliff Turner and the Afterburners (keyboards).

Dr. Tinkelman is married to multimedia artist, Manya S. Goldstein and resides in Bellefonte. His daughter, Sarah, lives in Maryland with her husband Geoff and children, Aidan and Kieran. Besides family and music, his interests include lap swimming, walking, baking bread and living a healthy lifestyle.