Dr. Whitney Territo has been in private practice optometry in Ohio for over 3 years and is excited to be relocating back to her home state of PA. She is a Bedford County native and a former Bedford High School graduate of 2009. She was born into an optometry family as her father is an optometrist in Bedford. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and went on to The Ohio State University College of Optometry in 2012 and graduated from Summa Cum Laude, receiving her Doctorate in Optometry in May 2016. Dr. Territo was awarded the Beta Sigma Kappa Silver Medal upon her optometry graduation, signifying the attainment of the highest GPA of her graduating class. She was also selected to be the 2016 recipient of the Low Vision Rehabilitation Clinical Excellence Award. Additionally, Dr. Territo was chosen as the Class of 2016 Graduate of the Year for her clinical excellence and academic achievements.
While at Ohio State, Dr. Territo completed an ocular disease rotation at the Hefner Veterans Hospital in Salisbury, NC and advanced externship at Novus Clinic in Akron, OH. Her clinical interests lie in primary care optometry in patients of all ages and the management and treatment of diabetic eye disease, macular degeneration, glaucoma, and dry eye syndrome. She is also passionate about low vision rehabilitation and continues to advocate for patients who have sustained irreversible vision loss.
Dr. Territo is an active member in the American Optometric Association. She is a past 2017 Zone 6 Governor for the Ohio Optometric Association and served as a Trustee on the Central Ohio Optometric Association Zone 12 Board in 2019. She is working towards obtaining her Fellowship with the Academy of Optometry.
Dr. Territo enjoys playing piano and competitive bowling. She is married Dr. John Manard, a fellow optometrist. Together, they are avid bird watchers and enjoy traveling to unique places in search of a rare bird to add to their life list.