; Skip to Main Content

Doctors & Staff

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

Dr.Dr. Harvey Hanlen

Dr. Harvey P. Hanlen had been in private Optometric practice for 39 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 in Philadelphia, PA for 6 years.

Dr. Hanlen has been the recipient of many awards as well including P.O.A. Optometrist of the Year in 1987, the P.C.O. Alumnus of the Year in 1987 and received an Honorary Doctorate of Human Letters from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in May, 2000 and the H. Ward Ewalt, Jr. OD Meritorous Service Award from the POA in 2013 which is its’ highest honor.

Dr. Hanlen had retired and then opened a new practice in 2010 with all state of the art instrumentation. He has developed an AMD Center of Excellence in caring for Macular Degeneration patients who have the disease or may be “at risk.”

The new office, in the quaint village of Boalsburg, is where the technology of the future meets the charm of the past.