At Persila V Mertz, MD, P.C., you will find an experienced and helpful team of eye care professionals dedicated to meeting your eye health needs. We recognize you have a choice for your eye care professional and thank you for choosing us to care for your family’s vision needs. Our practice offers personalized, superior service and state-of-the-art technology. We are dedicated to meeting the needs of our patients.
Meet the Doctor
A native of Pennsylvania, Dr. Mertz is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist who has been in solo practice in Ephrata, Pennsylvania since 1994. She received her undergraduate degree from Brown University, having graduated with honors. From there she went on to obtain her medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and completed her internship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.
After internship, Dr. Mertz completed her residency at Georgetown University Hospital’s Department of Ophthalmology in Washington, D.C. where she served as Chief Resident in her final year. Dr. Mertz has received many honors and awards throughout her career, and has participated in research projects and publications. Dr. Mertz is married and has two sons. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, gardening and hiking.
Meet the Team
Dr. Mertz’s expertise, combined with her well-trained and capable staff provide for personalized, exceptional eye care experience. Dr. Persila Mertz’s technicians are certified by the Joint Commission on Allied Health in Ophthalmology, the certifying board of the ophthalmic medical assisting community. The knowledgeable front desk staff is happy to assist patients with scheduling appointments, insurance, and any other related questions patients may have. The Custom Eyes Optical Center is headed by an American Board of Opticianry certified optician who’s been in the field for over 30 years. The entire staff value patient relationships and strive to improve the patient’s quality of life through eye health and vision wellness.