ROUND ROCK EYES
Dr. Hamilton grew up in Rochester Hills, MI, outside of Detroit. He received his Bachelor's of Science degree in Biology at Calvin University in Grand Rapids, MI and Doctor of Optometry degree at Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. Brett and his wife Kristin relocated to Austin, TX in 2003 so that she might obtain a Masters Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Kristin graduated from this program but does not practice acupuncture clinically. Kristin works for Round Rock Eyes and is in charge of merchandising and purchasing. Dr. Hamilton has two children, Luke and Lily and is actively involved in their school, Round Rock Christian Academy, as a cross country and track coach. He also enjoys the outdoors and snow skiing.
Fort Myers Eye Associates
Doctorate: Doctor of Optometry, New England College of Optometry, Beta Sigma Kappa Optometry Honor Fraternity; Graduate: B.A., State University of New York at Oswego (double major in Psychology and Biology/Pre-Medicine). Postgraduate Training Includes: Fellowship in the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (FCOVD), specialty in learning-related vision analysis and treatment, specialty contact lenses certification for Ortho-K and myopia management soft contact lenses.
I want to help children become less myopic, lessening their risk of eye diseases as they mature. I am very nearsighted, and I can relate well to myopic patients.
Dr. Laubach received his Doctorate of Optometry from Southern California College of Optometry and his Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry from the California State University at Fullerton. He is an expert in Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT), having worked with patients of all ages, particularly children. Dr. Laubach is also TPA certified and thoroughly trained for Therapeutic Management of Ocular Diseases. Dr. Laubach moved to Northern California to open up his practice, Edward A. Laubach, OD & Associates in Milpitas in 1994. He served on the doctor advisory panel for National Vision for ten years and he was one of the four members of the Quality Assurance Committee. He also served as the media spokesperson for National Vision.
Working in a pediatric practice, I noticed that our patient’s glasses prescription often got worse over time. Early on, I recognized that this was more than an inconvenience; it can pose a serious risk to a child’s long-term vision. If the child’s myopia or amount of nearsightedness progresses, the child is at a higher risk of developing dangerous eye diseases later in life. In early 2007, I developed a myopia management program at Visualeyes Optometry, with the mission to give our young patients better vision for life. Myopia management is the process of trying to decrease the progression of myopia or nearsightedness. In the past, it was thought that nothing could be done to slow the increase of myopia from year to year. However, research has now demonstrated that there are treatment options that successfully slow down the progression of myopia. Our goal is to help children to have better vision now and reduce their future risks of serious eye diseases associated with myopia. It is rewarding to make a difference in my patient’s future eye care health.
Forsight Vision, LTD
Dr. Jacqueline Cozzone is excited to join Forsight Vision and serve patients of all ages in the Long Grove community. After receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Biology/Pre-optometry from Augustana College, she earned her Doctorate at the Illinois College of Optometry in 2018. Her rotational experience provided her with advanced knowledge of ocular disease, contact lenses, and pediatrics. Dr. Cozzone currently resides in Palatine with her husband and dog. In her free time, she enjoys group fitness classes and spending her time outdoors.
I enjoy treating adult and children to provide the most up to date technology and treatment options available. We utilize the latest technology to ensure long lasting lifelong vision for our valued patients. If a problem can be prevented I'd prefer to do the best for the patient in slowing down their myopia by our various treatment options rather than giving them stronger eyeglasses/contacts each year. I've undergone extensive training with some of the top specialty contact lens experts in the country to provide the best care to our patients.
Heights Eye Center
Dr. Aversa received his doctorate of optometry from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1985 and subsequently completed his residency in ocular disease at the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center. He has been in practice for 30 years and founded Heights Eye Center in 1990. His practice is devoted to primary eye care with an emphasis in diagnosis and management of eye diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration. He also specializes in binocular vision dysfunction, chronic dry eye disease and myopia control management.
To help my patients avoid threatening eye diseases associated with myopia
OD, PhD, FAAO
Joy Family Eye Care
I completed my Doctorate of Optometry and PhD from the University of Houston College of Optometry. I am from the north Ft Worth area and a graduate of Northwest High School. I have a Bachelors of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from Tulane University. I have experience in vision research and high resolution retinal imaging. I have seen patients in the DFW area since 2007. I have extensive experience providing medical and general eye care.
We provide Myopia Management services to protect children’s vision from future ocular disease and complications that are increased with myopia. I also want to help children not be as dependent on glasses as adults as I am myself. I have high Myopia myself and am very dependent on glasses and contacts.
Eye Candy Optical
I got my first pair of glasses at the age of 11, and grew up to become very nearsighted, so I know firsthand the trials the kids are going through. I want their teen years to not be filled with self-esteem issues from glasses or with fears of becoming "blind," they have enough in life to deal with. I work very hard to help children manage their myopia.
Managing myopia in children is very important today due to the potential risk of serious eye diseases later in life. There is an added benefit of not having to worry about glasses or contacts when using Ortho-K lenses.
Sudbury Eye Care
Dr. Lorraine Labiento Smith is the founder and owner of Sudbury Eye Care, a leading primary care optometry office in Metrowest Boston. Her practice specializes in primary care optometry for children and adults, contact lenses, myopia control, and Orthokeratology. Dr. Labiento Smith is a former staff optometrist at Harvard Medical School's Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. She has more than 25 years' experience working in leading primary and tertiary care practices in Massachusetts and New York.
I am so excited to offer Myopia Control in my practice. Being able to give children the opportunity to maintain their eye health and dramatically reduce the progression of their near-sightness is life changing. Being near-sighted, I was never offered this opportunity. As an Optometrist working with children, I feel that medical science has offered a gift that I am obligated to share with all of my patients.
Focus Eye Care, P.C.
I grew up in Los Angeles, CA and attended college at the University of California San Diego with a degree in Animal Physiology and Neuroscience. I worked for a few different optometrists in the area, and found a love and a respect for the profession of optometry. I really enjoyed helping people and felt proud to have a small role in helping them to improve their lives by improving their vision. I then attended the State University of New York College of Optometry, and graduated with my Doctorate of Optometry in 2003. I was supported in school by the US Navy through the Health Scholarship Collegiate Program, and served as a lieutenant in the Navy in San Diego until 2006. I was fortunate to work with many different Navy institutions including the Balboa Naval Hospital, 32nd St. Naval Station, North Island Naval Air Station, the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, and the Naval Training Center where I completed a fellowship in Laser Refractive Surgery. After I completed my commitment to the Navy, I moved to New Jersey to join in a practice with Dr. Paul Berman. Dr. Berman and I met when I volunteered with him to work the the New Jersey Devils, and with Special Olympics Opening Eyes. I became the owner of Focus Eye Care, P.C., and we continue to be the official optometrists for the New Jersey Devils. We are a primary care optometry practice focusing on eyecare for all ages, ocular disease, and specialty optical and contact lenses. I recently began to attend school again to earn a master's degree in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine.
Myopia has always been thought of something the is inevitable, and that increasingly high glasses are a fact of life for those of us who are unlucky enough to be born with it. Now that the science shows that if we catch it early enough and treat it properly, we can drastically slow down, or even eliminate the progression to worse and worse vision. The fact that kids have to spend so much more time on small screens for school and for work, let alone leisure time, makes the potential problem significantly worse. I grew up with myopia. I started with glasses in 3rd grade, and my vision got worse and worse until I relied on my glasses or contacts 100% of the time. As a parent of three young kids who may grow up with the same problem, I realize the importance of treating myopia as soon as I am able to.
Primary Eye Care Associates
I became fascinated with vision as a young child. My sister needed eyeglasses at a very young age. Her first pair of glasses made such a wonderful impact on her life, I knew that I wanted to help others the way my sister was helped with our most precious gift...our eye health and vision. I concentrated on spending many years in advanced training, including several externships in specialized areas of medical and visual eye health. Even now as an optometrist, I spend over the required amount of time learning new advancements in our profession. It is a passion of mine. Myopia (nearsightedness) management is mandatory. This disease, is too often corrected with a 'bandage' of simply increasing one's diopter power to thicker and thicker eyeglasses. Allowing a patient with diabetes to steadily have increased sugar levels and simply adjusting drugs and insulin is not current or accepted medical treatment; nor should increasing one's diopter prescription to thicker glasses leading to blinding disorders such as cataracts glaucoma and retina detachment be accepted. I'm proud to be a specialist in myopia management with like colleagues who share the same passion to fight the battle of myopia (nearsightedness) diseases. It's more than blurred vision, and we as doctors can stop blindness from occurring.
Board Certified Optometrists | American Academy of Orthokeratology & Myopia Control
Ocean Park Optometry
Dr. Sarah Ito and Dr. Magdalena Fuentes at Ocean Park Optometry are skilled at providing myopia management services. They employ all the available methods, such as orthokeratology, soft multifocal lenses, and atropine drops. They are early adopters to incorporate new technologies as they develop. They utilize all the latest and best instruments to provide care, such as the Aladdin biometer which tracks the growth of the eye to monitor the effectiveness of treatment. They are focused on precision as well as ongoing safety. They treat each child with care and pay attention to the whole person, not just the eyes. With years of experience, a team of caring professionals, and a track record of success, they are eager to help your child to have the best vision and experience possible. For more information, please visit opoptometry.com. Thank you!
At Ocean Park Optometry, we are your expert team at the forefront of the eye care profession. With compassion and respect, we strive to positively and profoundly impact every person we serve. We earn our reputation of excellence through the highest standards and integrity. We believe our patients deserve the very best. We live our mission everyday and we make decisions for our patients the same way we do for our closest family and friends.
Optometrist Myopia Management Specialist
Monroe Eye Care
Dr. Shefali Miglani is the Owner of Monroe Eye Care and Chief Medical Officer of Hoot Myopia Care. In her private practice of 13 years, she provides comprehensive eye care with a special focus on myopia management now having managed hundreds of patients with myopia.
I love helping kids become more confident after their myopia care program.
Albuquerque Vision Care
New Mexican raised, Dr. Berry grew up in Albuquerque and graduated from Eldorado High School. He obtained a Bachelors degree in Biology from the University of California, Irvine, then moved to Chicago and graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry with a Doctor of Optometry and a Bachelor of Visual Sciences. After this training, Dr. Berry returned home to serve his home state. Dr. Berry tries to lead an active lifestyle and incorporates these experiences in his Optometric Practice at Albuquerque Vision Care. He emphasizes finding the best solutions to each patient’s individual needs and desires. Medical eye care and its relationship with overall health are passions in his practice.
Nearsightedness (Myopia) is likely the first concept covered in clinical training in Optometry school, as a majority of the students have the diagnosis. Myopia has increased dramatically world wide over the two decades since I graduated, and it is accelerating; impacting over 90% of school aged children in many Asian countries. The US is not far behind. Until relatively recently, the only treatments available were stronger glasses or contact lenses. I experienced this decline in my own youth as I needed more correction every year just to maintain the same vision. Today, this seemingly inevitable erosion can be slowed significantly and even halted in some cases. We can now offer the possibility to our children that their vision does not need to degrade year over year. Modern Myopia Management can be what we have not had until now, the hope for our children to have a better outcome than we did.
Total Family Eyecare
Dr. Steven Sheiner is a board certified Optometric Physician and has been practicing in Boca Raton since 1998. He received his Doctorate in Optometry with Honors from Nova Southeastern University in 1997, and completed an internship at the world renowned Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami. He specializes in comprehensive eye care, including vision correction, diagnosis and treatment of ocular disease, and surgical co-management. He is a skilled contact lens practitioner specializing in hard to fit contact lenses, including contacts for astigmatism, as well as multi-focal contact lenses. Dr. Sheiner is one of only a handful of doctors locally certified and experienced in Myopia Management. Dr. Sheiner is married and resides in Boca Raton with his wife and 2 sons.
In this era of technology, kids spend hours every day staring at devices, and myopia is accelerating quickly. If left unchecked, when these kids become adults, serious eye problems can develop. I’m excited to offer kids a solution to slow down the progression of their myopia and protect their eyes in the future.
Forsight Vision, LTD
Todd Cohan, O.D. is a graduate of Indiana University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. He earned both a Bachelor of Science degree in visual science and his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Illinois College of Optometrists (ICO) and was the sole recipient of ICO’s College of Optometrists in Vision Development Award for excellence in vision therapy and pediatrics. He achieved Clinical Honors in all of his optometric rotations during his externship year of optometry school. He practices full scope optometry, providing treatment and management of ocular diseases, corneal refractive therapy, and contact lenses and vision therapy. Dr. Cohan continues to be on the forefront of technology to provide the most up-to-date and comprehensive care for his patients for the treatment and management of all types of ocular disease. Maintaining his strong commitment to vision development, Dr. Cohan continues to specialize in pediatric vision care programs, including particular expertise in vision therapy and the diagnosis and treatment of learning related vision problems. He also specializes in hard-to-fit contact lenses as well as extensive expertise fitting bifocal contact lens patients. Dr. Cohan lectures frequently on contact lenses to other optometrists for Alcon Vision Care as well as being a pre-clinical evaluator for newly developed contact lenses before they are launched nationally. He also serves as an optometric medical billing consultant helping fellow optometrists institute the medical model of optometry to their practices.
We have always been a very proactive practice in terms of doing our best to maintain our patients eye health before the small issues can manifest into larger issues. Whether it's using our advanced technology to catch early signs of eye/systemic disease before they become more problematic or slowing down our patients myopia to prevent visual disabling conditions that could have been prevented like retinal degeneration/glaucoma/macular degeneration we always provide the latest treatment options available for our patients.
Family Vision Center
Dr. Friedman is the eye doctor who speaks your language. Dr. Friedman graduated Phi Beta Kappa from The University of Texas at Austin’s Plan II Honors Program in 1994. He went on to complete a Fulbright Scholarship in Meknes, Morocco and later received his Doctorate of Optometry from The State University of New York College of Optometry. Dr. Friedman loves playing jazz, classical and gospel piano. He conducts exams in English, Spanish, French, Arabic, Hebrew and Mandarin Chinese.
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Dr. Shefali Miglani is an Optometrist serving patients in private practice for 20 years who specializes in children with early onset of myopia between the ages of 6-18 where she helps manage their myopia. Since specializing, Dr. Miglani has served hundreds of patients in myopia management.
Understanding myopia (nearsightedness) in your child can be difficult. We spend quality time with you in the office and through digital experience so that all your questions are answered.
We believe in shared decision making; what you say matters to us. Our doctors are here to guide you and not lecture you to help you choose the right path for you and your child.
At the end of your consultation visit, you will have a personalized plan based on your goals you discuss with your doctor. This may include behavioral coaching to help reduce screen time and increase outdoor play.
I didn't want to get her new glasses every year. I knew something was not right. So I sought out an eye doctor who specializes in myopia and found our amazing Doctor. She helped answer all our questions and my husband and I are committed to helping our daughter spend more time outside and she loves her Ortho-K lenses and being able to go swim and do the things a teenager should be able to do. Thank you Dr. Miglani!
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