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Dr. Blade Grupe O.D.

Dr. Blade Grupe O.D.


  • B.S. University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire  
  • O.D. Southern College of Optometry  


  • Dry eye, cataracts, macular degeneration, diabetes, ocular disease, keratoconus, specialty contact lenses, and myopia control  

Associations and Certificates:  

  • American Optometric Association   
  • Pennsylvania Optometric Association   
  • NBEO Injections Skills Exam Certification  
  • CooperVision MiSight Myopia Management Certification  
  • Paragon CRT Orthokeratology Certification  

Awards and Achievements:    

  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Southern College of Optometry    
  • Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society member  
  • Third Year Clinical Skills Award recipient  
  • Received clinical honors in primary care, ocular disease, contact lens, and low vision care  
  • Board of Trustees Endowed Scholarship and Bays Family Endowed Service Award recipient  


  • Dr. Grupe joined Nittany Eye Associates in June 2022. He was born and raised in Alma Center, WI, and graduated from Lincoln High School. During his years at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, he was President of the pre-optometry club and was a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars Honor Society. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with B.S. in Biology. Dr. Grupe chose a career in optometry because he wanted to use his passion for science to help preserve everyone’s most important sense, sight.  
  • While attending optometry school at the Southern College of Optometry (SCO) in Memphis, TN, Dr. Grupe was the Contact Lens Society President, Beta Sigma Kappa honor society Vice-President, and a student ambassador for both CooperVision and Bausch & Lomb. Dr. Grupe completed his fourth-year clinical rotations at Nittany Eye Associates, The Eye Center at SCO, and Eye Specialists of Mid Florida. Dr. Grupe now resides in State College with his fiancé, Heather, where they enjoy hiking, indoor rock climbing, and trying new restaurants. Dr. Grupe is excited to return to Nittany Eye Associates and provide care to the State College area. 


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