Dr. Brian Cohen


A recognized Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and specializing in the Treatment and Management of Ocular Disease, Dr. Cohen is one of the most recognized leaders in his field. He is one of the area’s foremost experts on refractive surgery and has assisted in the training of many surgeons in this field. Dr. Cohen has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals and has traveled the country lecturing to his peers. He is a consultant for multiple pharmaceutical companies and has participated in several clinical trials, honors which are reserved for only the most advanced doctors in their fields.

After graduating from Rutgers University with a degree in Biology, Dr. Cohen received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (Salus University) in 1997 where he received multiple scholarships and was a member of the Golden Key and Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Societies. He completed his residency training at the prestigious Eye Institute in Philadelphia.

Dr. Cohen opened his newest office, Yardley Eye Care, to bring his skills back to his hometown. Dr. Cohen resides in Lower Makefield with his wife Christine and their 3 children. He is an avid skier, biker, and swimmer and loves the outdoors. But his favorite pastime is watching his kids participate in their sporting and academic events. If you don’t see him in his office, you will probably find him at a swim meet, a track or cross country event, or on the ball field. Dr. Cohen is on the board of the LMT swim team and is a certified USA swimming official. He was also a competitive swimmer in his younger years.

Dr. Cohen is a Pennsbury School District Partner working to improve community relations between the business community and the school district. He also proudly supports many local youth organizations and sports teams. He is is a charter member of the Yardley Makefield Lions Club and is a member of the American Optometric Association and Pennsylvania Optometric Association.


Dr. Christine Nicholson


Dr. Christine R. Nicholson has over 20 years of experience in the Optometric field. She received her Doctor of Optometry degree from The Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1997, where she was awarded many scholarships and was inducted into the Beta Sigma Kappa National Optometric Honor Society. She then went on to complete her residency in Primary Care at The Eye Institute in Philadelphia in 1998, where she earned her Fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry after being published in multiple peer-reviewed journals. During her residency, she honed her skills inpatient care, with a specific interest in Ocular Disease Management. Since then, Dr. Nicholson has broadened her specialties to include Pediatrics, Vision Therapy, and Vision Rehabilitation. She enjoys seeing and treating patients of all ages and often cares for entire families. She is devoted to helping people achieve their best possible quality of vision through treating the patient as a whole.

Prior to moving to Philadelphia, Dr. Nicholson grew up in Queensbury, a small town in Upstate New York, as the youngest of seven children. Her own experiences with her eyes and their care growing up led to an early interest in pursuing a degree in Optometry. After graduating high school, she completed her undergraduate degree of a Bachelor of Science in Biology at The State University of New York College at Cortland. While there, she was inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi and Tri-Beta National Honor Societies. She was also active in college athletics and competed in Cross Country and Indoor/Outdoor Track, and was a member of SUNY Cortland’s Division III National teams.

Outside the office, Dr. Nicholson is the wife of Dr. Cohen and a busy mother of 3 children. She enjoys running, biking and swimming to stay fit. But mostly she spends her time watching her kids participate in their sports all year round.