Bloom Eye Associates

Meet Our Doctors

The team of experienced eye doctors at Bloom Eye Associates looks forward to caring for you and your family. We use the latest technology in diagnostics and treatments to provide the best possible eye care. Learn about our doctors below.

Lawrence H. Bloom, MD, FACS

Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Lawrence H. Bloom, MD, FACS

Board Certified: American Board of Ophthalmology (also Oral Board Examiner)
Fellow: American College of Surgeons (FACS), American Academy of Ophthalmology (FAAOE)
Fellowships: Medical Retina, Moorfields Eye Hospital, University of London, London, England; Retinal Vascular Disease, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Residency: Ophthalmology, Scheie Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Hartford General Hospital, Hartford, CT
MD: Albany Medical College of Union University, Albany, NY
Member: Pennsylvania Medical Society, Montgomery County Medical Society
Division Chief of Ophthalmology: Department of Surgery, Roxborough Memorial Hospital, Philadelphia, PA (1986 to present)
Former President of Hospital Staff: Roxborough Memorial Hospital
Former Chair and Current Board Member: Roxborough Memorial Hospital

“When I was a kid, I really enjoyed using small instruments to take apart watches, toys, and other gadgets and then put them back together. Being good with my hands and a keen visual learner came naturally to me. So when I decided to pursue a career in medicine, I wanted to choose a specialty that would allow me to use intricate, hands-on skill to improve people’s lives. During my first rotation in medical school, I discovered that the field of ophthalmology was for me.

After completing my ophthalmology residency, I spent two years of subspecialty fellowship training in retinal diseases and surgery. Today, my advanced training and expertise allows me to help people with serious vision problems. I find this is both personally and professionally rewarding.”

Outside of the office, Dr. Bloom enjoys spending time with his wife and their two daughters. He is also an avid runner and has competed in two Philadelphia Marathons, numerous Philadelphia Distance Runs, and the Philadelphia Broad Street Run. Dr. Bloom and his wife are actively involved in the Southern Poverty Law Center, an internationally known nonprofit organization that teaches tolerance.

Anthony Antonello, MD, FACS

Comprehensive Ophthalmology & Cataract Surgery

Anthony Antonello, MD, FACS

Board Certified: American Board of Ophthalmology
Fellow: American College of Surgeons (FACS)
Residency: Ophthalmology, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV
Internship: Lankenau Hospital, Wynnewood, PA
MD: Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
BS: Pharmacy, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
Member: American Academy of Ophthalmology, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Pennsylvania Medical Society, Delaware County Medical Society, Alpha Omega Alpha
Former Clinical Instructor: Department of Ophthalmology, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV
Scientific Research: Dr. Antonello has authored scientific papers and poster presentations for West Virginia University School of Medicine’s Department of Ophthalmology and the American Academy of Ophthalmology, among others.
Licensed: State of Pennsylvania

“To me, there is no profession more noble than that of medicine because it allows you to serve the health needs of people and improve their quality of life. This is why I entered the field of health care. After earning my medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, I wanted to specialize in something that would combine the aspects of family medicine and surgery, and this led me to ophthalmology. I really enjoy interacting with my patients and helping them overcome their vision problems.

I am dedicated to providing comprehensive eyecare along with the utmost personalized care. This means taking the time to explain your condition and any recommended treatment in simple, easy-to-understand language and treating you with respect, dignity, and compassion, every step of the way.”

Dr. Antonello’s commitment to his community isn’t merely as an ophthalmologist, but also as a concerned, involved citizen. He takes part in many local activities and is actively involved with his church and his children’s school. In his spare time, Dr. Antonello coaches youth baseball and football.

Andrew Pritchard, OD

Contact Lenses, Routine Eye Exams for Children 4 and up

Andrew Pritchard, OD

Board Certified: American Board of Optometry
OD: Pennsylvania College of Optometry, Elkins Park, PA
Member: Pennsylvania Optometric Association
Licensed: State of Pennsylvania

“Visiting my family’s optometrist during my younger years sparked my interest in the field of eyecare. The thought of being able to diagnose a variety of eye diseases and look for signs of related systemic (‘whole-body’) disease was very intriguing to me. I went on to earn my Doctor of Optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry.

When I started practicing in 1987, my goal was to provide patients with the latest eyecare advances in a caring, personalized environment. Today, I’m proud to say that I still uphold these standards on a daily basis for every patient I see. I will take the time to listen to you, answer your questions and address any concerns that you may have. It’s the same level of care that I would want for my own family members.”

When Dr. Pritchard isn’t keeping his patients’ vision healthy, he likes to spend quality time with his family. He also enjoys running and has completed many races with Dr. Bloom, including the Philadelphia Distance Run and Philadelphia Broad Street Run.

Suzanne J. Pesce, MD

Comprehensive Ophthalmology & Cataract Surgery

Suzanne J. Pesce, MD

Board Certified: American Board of Ophthalmology
Fellow: American Academy of Ophthalmology (FAAOE)
Residency: Ophthalmology, Washington National Eye Center, Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC
Internship: Internal Medicine, George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, DC
MD: George Washington University Medical School, Washington, DC
Member: American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons
Licensed: State of Pennsylvania

“The daughter of a doctor, I witnessed firsthand the rewards my father experienced by helping other people. When the time came to decide what I wanted to do with my life, the decision was easy. As a medical student, I found ophthalmology exciting and, ultimately, a way to have a significant positive impact on people’s lives. To me, it seemed there was no greater reward than helping people maintain and protect their eyesight.

My mission as an eye physician and surgeon is to improve people’s quality of life. I aim to help people realize not just the importance of their vision to their lives but also that they can take control of their health and improve their quality of life. And I’ve learned that spending time and listening carefully are central to my effectiveness and, in the end, the success of the care they receive. While educating patients about their eyesight and the care of their vision is also essential to my mission, experience has taught me that I have as much to learn from them.”

Dr. Pesce is a wife and mother of two children, a boy and a girl, in whom she hopes to instill the caring and compassion for life she learned from her parents. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and baking, bicycling, and going to zoos and museums with her family.

Joshua Greene, MD

Retinal Diseases & Surgery

Joshua Greene, MD

Board Certified: American Board of Ophthalmology
Fellowship: Retinal Surgery, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN
Residency: Ophthalmology, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY; Chief Resident 2004-2005
Internship: Medicine, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
MD: Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Member: Pennsylvania Medical Society, New York Ophthalmologic Society, Long Island Ophthalmologic Society, American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Medical Association
Vitreoretinal Surgeon: Private practice, 2006-present
Clinical Associate of Ophthalmology: Scheie Eye Institute, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2006-present
Director, Vitreoretinal Surgery: VA Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, 2006-2007
Publications: Dr. Greene has published numerous articles on retinal and other ophthalmologic injury and surgical procedures.
Licensed: State of Pennsylvania, State of Indiana

"My lifelong fascination with the visual process and how it works is what led me to the field of ophthalmology. I decided to focus exclusively on retinal surgery because I enjoy working with my hands, and this ophthalmic specialty requires a great deal of precision and technical skill. I always keep in mind that retinal procedures are new to my patients, so I take the time to explain everything in a way that they can understand."