Meet Our Doctors
Stuart E. Hirsch, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Hirsch has lived in Lower Bucks and provided care to patients in this area for over thirty-five years. An active member of the community, he and Dr. Edward Poole founded Eye Associates of Bucks County. He enjoys spending time with his patients and developing lasting relationships. He is a comprehensive ophthalmologist and eye surgeon.
Dr. Hirsch graduated with his Bachelor’s degree and medical degree from Ohio State University, followed by an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Philadelphia General Hospital. To further advanced his training, Dr. Hirsch also completed residency training in Ophthalmology at the Scheie Eye Institute of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
Dr. Hirsch is Board Certified, and on staff at the Wills Surgery Center of Bucks County, the Wills Eye Institute, and Scheie Eye Institute. Outside of his practice and training, Dr. Hirsch is also a member of several professional organizations, including the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American College of Surgeons.
Sagun J. Pendse, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Pendse provides comprehensive eye care including the medical management of Glaucoma. He specializes in cataract surgery utilizing the most advanced technology including the newest intraocular lens implants that correct astigmatism (AcrySof Toric), and correct both distance and near vision (Crystalens, ReStor, and Tecnis Multifocal). Dr. Pendse also offers Laser Refractive Surgery and Functional Eyelid Surgery.
He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. As a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine, he was selected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He completed his ophthalmology residency at the prestigious Wills Eye Hospital where he served as Co-Chief Resident during his final year. After his residency, he was in private practice for three years in Wilmington, Delaware and an additional two years in Philadelphia. He is an experienced surgeon who teaches Cataract Surgery to Resident Physicians training at the Wills Eye Institute.
Dr. Pendse is Board Certified and on staff at Aria Health, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and the Wills Eye Institute. He is actively involved in the education of the Ophthalmology Residents at Wills Eye Institute as a member of the Cataract and Primary Eye Care Service. He also covers Trauma Call at the Wills Eye Emergency Room and performs many emergency eye surgeries there.
Edward F. Poole, M.D., F.A.C.S.
As the President of Eye Associates of Bucks County, Dr. Edward F. Poole has over 30 years of experience providing patients with comprehensive care for a wide range of eye conditions. He is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and remains dedicated to offering state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment services.
Dr. Poole graduated with his Bachelor’s degree from St. Joseph’s University, and then received his medical degree from the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey. He completed his medical internship and a year of residency training in Neurology at UMDNJ, before choosing to continue his residency in Ophthalmology at UMDNJ.
In addition to his practice, Dr. Poole also holds hospital appointment at Wills Eye Surgery Center of Bucks County, where he is a member of the Board of Trustees. He is also a Clinical Associate at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School, where he is able to impart his expert knowledge with young doctors and residents.
Vincent F. Sardi, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Vincent F. Sardi, M.D. F.A.C.S. is a Vitreoretinal Specialist. He is an expert in diseases that affect the retina such as diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration. He also performs surgery to correct retinal detachments, macular holes, and epiretinal membranes.
Dr. Sardi graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania and earned his medical degree at Temple University in 1984. After finishing his ophthalmology residency at St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center in New York, NY, he continued on to complete a fellowship in the Diseases & Surgery of the Retina and Vitreous with Retina & Vitreous Associates of Kentucky in Lexington in 1989.
He holds Board Certification by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He also provides consultation services at other locations throughout New Jersey and Bucks County.
Beeran B. Meghpara, M.D.
Dr. Meghpara is a fellowship-trained ophthalmologist who specializes in cornea, cataract, and laser refractive surgery. He has extensive experience with advanced technology intraocular lens implants that correct astigmatism and presbyopia. He performs all forms of corneal transplantation, including partial thickness DSAEK and DALK. He also specializes in bladeless customized LASIK and phakic intraocular lens surgery. As an anterior segment specialist, Dr. Meghpara also treats corneal infections, ocular surface diseases such as dry eye, and glaucoma.
After earning his Bachelor’s degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Meghpara went on to graduate from the University Of Illinois College Of Medicine, where he was selected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He then completed his ophthalmology residency at the Cullen Eye Institute, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. After residency, Dr. Meghpara completed a fellowship in cornea, refractive surgery, and external disease at the University of Colorado.
Dr. Meghpara is Board Certified and on staff and the Wills Eye Institute and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He is involved in the education of Ophthalmology residents at the Wills Eye Institute as a member of the Cornea service. He also covers trauma call at the Wills Eye Hospital emergency room and performs emergency surgeries there. As the newest associate of Eye Associates of Bucks County, Dr. Meghpara looks forward to joining his colleagues in providing compassionate and state of the art eye care to the community.
Victoria Ries, O.D.
Dr. Victoria Ries received her Bachelor of Science and Philosophy degree in Rehabilitation Science from the University of Pittsburgh, graduating from the Honors College, Summa Cum Laude. She went on to attend New England College of Optometry where she was inducted into the Optometric honors society, Beta Sigma Kappa. During her four years in Optometry school, Dr. Ries completed internships at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the Providence Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Dr. Ries graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2012 and continued her education in ocular pathology by completing an Optometric residency at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Dr. Ries has spent the last four years, practicing primary care optometry, in a busy ophthalmology practice located in southern New Jersey. During this time she not only focused on primary eye care, but also managed ocular pathology, performed low vision exams, co-managed post-operative cataract patients and provided specialty contact lens fittings.
She, currently, takes a special interest in all aspects of ocular pathology. She is excited about joining Eye Associates of Bucks County and providing comprehensive ophthalmic care for the community.