Creekside Family Eyecare
Dr. Andrew To is a glaucoma-certified, therapeutic optometrist. He grew up in Northwest Houston and received his Bachelors of Science in Biology at the University of Houston. He then obtained his Doctor of Optometry degree at the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, IL. In addition to making Dean’s list, Dr. To received clinical honors during his studies. While as a student, Dr. To volunteered as a teaching assistant, helping students during their contact lens laboratory. As a result, he has gained invaluable experience fitting specialty, as well as complicated contact lens fittings. Dr. To has received extensive clinical training in the diagnosis and treatment of ocular diseases during his internships at the Illinois Eye Institute, Cleveland VA Hospital and White River Junction VA Hospital. He also did internships specializing in Pediatrics, Low Vision and Refractive Surgery. He has been practicing for over 17 years. Along with co-managing refractive, lasik and cataract surgeries with multiple ophthalmologists in the Woodlands/Conroe area, he is also involved in the diagnosis and treatment of many eye diseases. He is married to Dr. Vicky Pham, who he met in Optometry school, and they have 5 lovely children. Dr. To enjoys snowboarding/skiing, watching movies, and taking family vacations.
Times have changed with how much time kids spend on digital devices, reading, studying and I've seen firsthand how much this can impact their myopia. Actually having the technology and studies to back up the science behind myopia control has been extremely rewarding and satisfying to offer to my patients. With 5 kids of my own, I'm very comfortable seeing kids, so it felt natural for me to offer myopia management at my office.
Advanced Vision Solutions PLLC
Dr. Koplos lives in El Paso and is married with three children. She was born in east Texas and graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M in 1992. She attended the University of Houston College of Optometry during which time she did an externship with the top Neuro-ophthalmologist in Houston, Texas and one at the El Paso Veterans' Hospital. She was awarded the Corning Low Vision Award. Dr. Koplos was a co-author of the article "Telemedicine Screening of Glaucoma" published in Telemedicine Journal in 1999. Her fundus photography telemedicine data was used by a team of specialty ophthalmologists for several other telemedicine articles covering the validity of telemedicine and digital photography for the diagnosis and treatment of diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma. After graduating from optometry school in 1997 Dr. Koplos moved to El Paso and started the only low vision clinic in El Paso. In 2009 she joined a large medical optometry clinic where she provided low vision, vision rehab and medical eyecare. Dr. Koplos recognized the need for myopia intervention and began myopia management in 2019. Because of her 25 years of treating severe permanent vision loss, much of which was the result of high myopia, Dr. Koplos is particularly passionate about promoting awareness that childhood myopia, when allowed to progress year after year without intervention, significantly increases the risk of many eye conditions that often result in permanent vision loss later in life and sometimes in childhood. In 2020 Dr. Koplos opened the regional optometric referral clinic, Advanced Vision Solutions, where she is the solo practioner providing Myopia Management, Vision Rehabilitation, Vision Therapy, Neuro-optometric Rehab and Sports Vision. At the referral clinic all methods of Myopia Management are prescribed based on the specific needs of the child, pre-teen, teen or young adult to best address the stage and agressiveness of myopia progression with the goal of preventing permanent vision loss and providing optimal vision throughout life.
20+ years of being a low vision optometrist, I have to try to help families be aware that these conditions, the conditions I work with daily, may be in their child's future and now we can dramatically reduce that risk.
Seattle Vision Care Center, Inc.
Bruce T. Williams, OD, FIAO, practices in Seattle with an emphasis on complex contact lens fitting including Orthokeratology. He is actively involved in clinical trials for several lens manufacturers and has published, lectured and conducted workshops across the US and in more than 30 cities on 5 continents. Dr. Williams is member of the American Optometric Association, The Cornea and Contact Lens Section of the AOA and the British Contact Lens Association. He is a Reviewer for Contact Lens and Anterior Eye, the Journal of the British Contact Lens Asso. He is Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Missouri, St. Louis, College of Optometry and Western University of Health Sciences. He is also a Visiting Professor at He University Medical School in Shenyang, China and Ramkamphaeng University in Bangkok, Thailand. Dr. Williams is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control and the International Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control. He is Vice President of the Global Council on Myopia Management and Associate member of The International Association of Contact Lens Educators.
Family Eyecare Center
Dr. Cara Finn is excited to join Family Eyecare Center and provide comprehensive eye exams for patients of all ages. She received her Optometry degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis School of Optometry in 2014. While her training provides her with the ability to provide a variety of services including routine vision exams and medical exams for injuries and infections, she has a special interest in working with specialty contact lenses like CRT (Ortho K) and Scleral lenses for patients with corneal disease. In February 2014 Dr. Finn volunteered with I-Care International and the UMSL chapter of Students Volunteering Optometric Services for Humanity in Trujillo, Honduras bringing eye care to those in need. She hopes to be able to participate in more mission trips in the future. After two years of practicing in Ohio, Dr. Finn is excited to begin practicing in Raleigh, NC. She is originally from Napoleon, Ohio and graduated from Napoleon High School. She then attended the University of Michigan where she received her bachelors of science in psychology. She is the daughter of Jay and Patti Finn and has two sisters; Mackenzie (Finn) Plassman and Shannon.
Dr. Green graduated magna cum laude from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1989, obtaining a B.S. in Natural Science and Mathematics. He attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry, obtaining his O.D. in 1992. After graduation, he served as an Optometrist in the U.S. Army as the Chief, EENT Clinic, Ft. Monmouth, New Jersey, until 1994. He remained in the U.S. Army Reserves until 2000. From 1994 until 2004, Dr. Green worked as an associate in two private practices and had his own practice in Selma, Alabama, from 1997 until 2003. In 2004, Dr. Green purchased West Alabama Eye Associates in Demopolis which was renamed Green Family Eye Care. Dr. Green opened his second location in 2016. VisualEyes is located in the Village at Northbank in Tuscaloosa. Dr. Green is an active member of the American Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control, the American Optometric Association, the Sports Vision Section of the AOA, and the Alabama Optometric Association. He has served on the Board of the Alabama Optometric Association. His time outside the office is spent with his family. He and his wife, Meredith, have five children. They live in Tuscaloosa and attend Church of the Highlands.
Blink Eyecare and Eyewear
I am from Newfoundland Canada where I received my Biology Degree in 1992. I then graduated from The Illinois College of Optometry in 1996. I received an award for clinical excellence. I have practiced in various settings, with ophthalmology and optometry. I am married with twin boys that are now 17. When they started kindergarten, I opened my own practice, Blink Eyecare, with my partner, Dr. Tracy MacIntyre. I enjoy spending time with my patients and getting to know them and their families. In our office we can go beyond just correcting your vision. We work on goals, and habits to keep your eyes healthy and prevent disease.
I practice myopia management to prevent today's myopic kids from being tomorrow's retinal detachment or glaucoma patients. My own brother is very near sighted and has had 3 retinal detachments and now has glaucoma. I want to keep my patients from having these issues as much as possible. The best way is to slow down this myopic progression. I tell my patients that they are helping their future selves and they should be proud of that.
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.
My first introduction to optometry was in one of the world’s leading vision institutes called Sankara Nethralaya and the Elite School of Optometry in Chennai India. After practicing with a cataract surgeon for 2 years, I was fortunate to pursue a Master of Science program (in Visual Psychophysics) at the University of Auckland, NZ through a fully funded scholarship. Following this, my Doctor of Optometry degree was at the New England College of Optometry, Boston graduating in 2001. I started this practice in 2007 for people who want to experience thorough and accurate care, a personal experience, progressive treatments and great eyewear. I hope I am able to provide these services for you too.
Demonstrating stability in prescription as an outcome is rewarding to the child, both for self-esteem and lifestyle; it is rewarding to the parent in minimizing risks of eye health problems for their child. This area of work elevates the practice profile in the community in extending a much needed service.
Today's Vision - Las Colinas
Dr. Paul G. Hayter was born in Alexandria, MN, spent his childhood in the Midwest moving from Minnesota, Iowa, and Missouri. He attended the University of Missouri-Columbia where he received his bachelor of science in biology graduating cum laude. After graduating, he went on to optometry school at the University of Missouri-St. Louis School of Optometry. During his training at the optometry school Dr. Hayter was treasurer and then president of Student Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (SVOSH). This organization allowed him to volunteer his skills to the underprivileged in Mexico in which he and a group of his fellow students performed free eye exams.
I practice myopia management because I want my young patients' eyes to be as health as possible in the future.
Dr Cesar L Lau
Graduated Illinois College of Optometry 1993. Started private solo practice in October 2012. practicing full scope primary care Optometry
To try to prevent kids from increasing their myopic condition and help athletes perform without cls
J. Mathis Dixon, OD, PC dba Advanced Eyecare Center
Dr. Matt Dixon practices in Perry, GA and has specialized in myopia management for over 20 years. He also offers specialty contact lens services for challenging conditions affecting the cornea. His other interests include music and spending time with his 3 grandkids!!
I've offered ortho k for 20 years now with good success for controlling myopia. We have 2 other docs in the practice who are both passionate and proactive in educating parents about the risk of myopia progression.
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.
San Marcos Vision Center
Dr. Sanchez is from El Paso, Texas. She graduated in 2011 from Adams State University in Colorado with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. After graduating, she attended the University of Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry in San Antonio. Dr. Sanchez is licensed to diagnose and manage various ocular disease such as glaucoma, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, and dry eyes. Dr. Sanchez is a member of the Texas Optometric Association, the American Optometric Association, and the Central Texas Optometric Society. Dr. Sanchez values getting to know her patients and taking the appropriate time with each exam to ensure quality care.
Love helping kids
Integrated Vision Associates
Dr. Eric Bang received his Doctorate of Optometry from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, located in Philadelphia, PA, in 1995. During his Optometric Internships, he studied developmental vision in Philadelphia, PA and specialty contact lenses and ocular disease in Charleston, SC. Owing to his passion for improving the vision of children, Dr. Eric Bang has studied extensively on such topics as the use of vision therapy to improve reading skills and has lectured to paraprofessionals as well as the general public on the visual care of children, the importance of vision in personal development, and options for controlling nearsightedness. Dr. Bang is a committed doctor for myopia management in kids.
It’s exciting and it works! We have a large pediatric practice and love helping kids function better in life. This is the most game changing technology to help children’s vision in all the 25 years that I have been practicing optometry.
Advanced Vision Clinic
I graduated from optometry school with distinction at Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR in 1991. Since then I have practice in the Army, private practice, commercial practice, and in an ophthalmology practice. My preferred way to practice in my own private practice. That is what I am doing now. I have 5 children, two boys and two girls, and one step-daughter. Two of the children are older and have their own families now. Two of the younger children are still teenagers at home. I have had this current private practice now since 2020. I have specialized in myopia management since 1998. It was not called myopia management then, but we were doing it using orthokeratology.
To help children become free from glasses and contact lenses and keep their prescriptions from becoming worse. I was one of those children that could have benefited from myopia management if it was available then. I know firsthand what it is like to have to suffer with wearing glasses and contact lenses as a child. My glasses kept getting worse year after year. I have children of my own that would benefit from myopia management also.
Brain Vision Institute
Dr. Ingryd Lorenzana is an international award-winning optometrist and vision specialist, the innovator of the groundbreaking patent-pending CogniViiSION® “TRAIN the BRAIN not JUST the EYES“® protocol that targets vision disordes in the brain and a true believer in Brain Training through vision as an effective method to succeed in school, excel in sports, increase productivity in the work place ultimately transforming quality of life. Dr. Lorenzana is a Fellow of both the College of Optometrist for Visual Development and The American Academy of Optometry in additional to serving as Adjunct faculty to both the Chicago College of Optometry and Western University College of Optometry. She has collaborated significant contributions to the arena of children’s vision research specifically in the area of strabismus and amblyopia as an active principal investigator for the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigative Group since 2004. As a highly sought after, international speaker, Dr. Lorenzana has garnered numerous industry awards for her research and contributions to optometry. She has been featured on the “Donny Loves Jenny” TV series for her work with Jenny McCarthy’s Son, Evan, and WGN Channel 9 Morning News on the topics of children’s vision and it impact on learning. Recently she was named “3D Eye Doctor of the Year” from Hollywood’s 3D International and Advanced Media Society and won the 2014 Influential Women in Business Award from the Daily Herald. In 2013, she was selected America’s Top Optometrist by the Consumer research Council of America. However, she considers her greatest achievement to be the opportunity to make a difference in every one of her patient’s lives.
We are dedicated to providing the highest level of eye care to all our patients and provide vision care to your whole family as if they were our very own. At Brain Vision Institute, we offer a large range of services and perform eye exams, emergency care, vision therapy, and manage a variety of ocular diseases. I believe that educating our patients is a key factor in keeping their eyes healthy. Along with my expert staff, we take the time to discuss and answer any questions you might have and supply you with the most up-to-date information to help parents and children with myopia progression to effectively manage their myopia.
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.
Weslaco Vision Source
I was born and raised in Weslaco, TX. I attended the UT Pan American for my undergraduate studies and I graduated from University of Houston College of Optometry in 1999. I have been in private practice as an Optometrist for 23 years and most recently in my Weslaco location for 14 years. We also have a second location in San Benito, TX. My wife, Jessica, and I have three adult children Jacob, Iliana and Joshua and we recently became grandparents to our grandson Lukas. My two older children (Jacob and Iliana) are current students at UHCO and my youngest son Joshua just completed his second year at the University of Texas in Austin.
As a eye care provider I feel it is important to educate parents about the importance of early intervention in slowing the progression of their child's myopia. It is my ethical responsibility to educate patients about the benefits of Myopia Management so that we can improve patient's long term visual outcomes.
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
Jason Teh is a member of the Optometry Australia Association and has been practicing Optometry for more than 19 years. Jason has high expectations for patient outcomes and delivers his consults with patience and care. He started up a myopia management clinic more than 10 years ago and is adamant that he will do everything he possibly can to reduce the impact of short sightedness in the general community. This uncompromising passion for eye care also led to him setting up one of the earliest dry eye clinics in Melbourne. Jason recognised that the next major threat to eye health comes in the form of tear film dysfunction, and he now runs a busy Dry Eye Group out of 3 locations with his team of passionate Optometrists. Jason is a passionate optometrist and family man at heart He has two awesome teenage kids and a fantastic life partner of more than 20 years in Ericka. As owner of In2Eyes Optometry in Surrey Hills, he believes in helping people with the health of their eyes and all their eye wear needs.
Family Eyecare Center
Dr. Jeffrey Handschumacher has been practicing optometry in North Carolina since 1999–specializing in primary eye care and contact lenses. He is a member of the American Optometric Association, the North Carolina State Optometric Society, and the American Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control (AAOMC). Dr Handschumacher is a Myopia Management Specialist. His goal is to help children's vision from getting worse every year.
I want to help children's vision from getting worse every year. I have worn glasses and contacts since the sixth grade and every year I went to the eye doctor, my parents were told my eyes were getting worse and I needed stronger lenses. I want to help my patients' vision from getting worse like mine did. I have been treating my son's myopia for over 3 years, and his eyes have not gotten worse during that time. I want to offer this same treatment to my patients.
Progressive Eye Care
Dr. Broadhead received his Doctor of Optometry Degree, graduating “with distinction” from Pacific University College of Optometry in 1998. A recipient of a coveted United States Air Force Health Professions Scholarship, he served for three years as Chief of Optometry at Malmstrom AFB in Great Falls, Montana. Dr. Broadhead founded Progressive Eye Care in 2005. In addition to general eye care for adults, children, and seniors, Dr. Broadhead offers care for patients with glaucoma, diabetes, cataracts, and corneal disorders. Dr. Broadhead is a member of the Utah Optometric Association, the American Optometric Association, and the Orthokeratology Academy of America. Doctor Broadhead is fluent in Spanish. Dr. Broadhead and his wife, Melanie, have resided in West Jordan since 2001. They are the parents of eight children, five of whom are adopted and two who came via foster care. He and his wife enjoy travelling. Their favorite places to visit are his childhood home in Alberta, Canada and Peru, where Melanie lived as a child.
Knowing there is something we can do to slow myopia progression is a great relief for parents who worry that their child's eyes are getting worse every year. As doctors, we are elated to know we can partner with children and their parents to prevent myopia from getting worse and reduce risk of future eye disease.
O'Fallon Family Eyecare
Meet Dr. Hegyi I’ve needed glasses and contact lenses since I was eight years old. During childhood my vision worsened every year so I went to the eye doctor regularly. Every time I left my optometrist’s office I would see great, but the exam part wasn’t the funnest experience for a kid (or even an adult). So I became an optometrist to not only help people see better, but also to create an eye care practice that patients would love to visit. No white coats, no air puffs, no dilation drops. A place where we take your eye care seriously, but not ourselves. A place to laugh, have fun, and be family. I look forward to serving you and your family.
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.
Vision Source--Orland Park
Dr. DiGiorgio is a certified optometrist credentialed in therapeutic eye disease treatment. He has been a member of the Orland community for over 30 years and resides in Orland with his family. He has served as president of the Chicago South Suburban Optometric Society and as a director for the Executive Council of the Illinois Optometric Association in Springfield. He has also served as a clinical examiner for the National Board of Examiners in Optometry and as a preceptor for advanced 4th yr interns from the Eye Institute of the Illinois College of Optometry. Dr. DiGiorgio is highly experienced in designing medically necessary contact lenses, like prosthetic scleral contact lenses, for conditions including Keratoconus. He has had a special focus on Ortho-K lenses and it's development into today's myopia management. He has also enjoyed serving his community as a director of the Orland Park Chamber of Commerce and as past secretary for the Orland Park Kiwanis Club. He is an accomplished skier and enjoys skiing with his family.
Working to help young children to preserve their vision and avoid become highly nearsighted has always been our mission. We treat our patients like family.
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.
Georgia eye center
Dr. Kyle Jones is a graduate of the New England College of Optometry. He has an undergraduate degree (BS) in food science and nutrition. He finds particular gratification caring for people with keratoconus, irregular corneas, poor outcomes from refractive surgery. Dr Jones has been fitting patients in orthokeratology lenses for twenty years. In his leisure time he enjoys traveling with his family. He is a member of the Orthokeratology Academy of America.
Optometrist/Myopia Management Specialist
Focal Point Eyecare
Dr. Park has been practicing in the Carrollton/Lewisville are for seven years
Myopia management is of personal interest to me. I have a very high prescription and a large number of my family members also have a very high prescription. My personal mission is to try to prevent any other children from being as depending on contact lenses and glasses as I am.
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.
Just a city boy, Born and raised in....j/k, lol. Beyond eyes, he has a strong passion for things technology-related. He is a Tesla enthusiast and enjoys family time, tennis, and pickle ball!
Doing my part to help stave of the impending myopia epidemic and thereby enriching our pediatric patients eyes so they can live successfully to their greatest potential! I love being at the forefront and practicing state of the art eyecare to help my patients.
Progressive Eye Care
Dr. Chism earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Brigham Young University-Hawaii, Laie, Hawaii with summa cum laude. He went on to complete his Doctorate of Optometry at Western University College of Optometry, Pomona, California as a member of Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society. Dr. Chism is a therapeutic optometrist certified in glaucoma and orthokeratology (corneal reshaping therapy). He is trained in the treatment and management of eye diseases, specialty contact lenses, dry eye, and the preoperative evaluation and postoperative care of patients. Dr. Chism is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Utah Optometric Association Dr. Chism speaks Spanish fluently and loves to travel. He spent six months backpacking with his wife, Nichole, through South and Central America where he learned to fly fish in Patagonia. He is an avid snowboarder who loves the outdoors, scuba diving, and spending time with his wife and two children.
I'm passionate about helping kids see better and parents worry less about seeing their child's eyes get worse.
EYE CITY OPTOMETRY
Dr. Kha got her doctorate's degree from the University of California, Berkeley. She has been in practice for 18 years and has special certification in Corneal Refractive Therapy, newly FDA-approved MiSight lenses for Myopia Control, Zenlens Scleral Lenses by Bausch & Lomb, and other specialty contact lenses. She has two teenage daughters who wear Ortho K and Misight lenses as well.
As a high myope myself, I can very much relate to my patients. I want to help as many kids as I can to slow down the progression of myopia. What we do now will affect their lives forever.
Sunrise Specialty Lens & Dry Eye Institute
Dr. Haiman graduated with Honors from Indiana University School of Optometry in 1999. He completed his residency at the Boston Veterans Administration. After his residency he accepted a position as Director of Optometry at New England Eye Center – one of the Country’s top 5 Ophthalmology Centers. This referral site gave him advanced experience in cornea diseases such as keratoconus, dry eyes, blepharitis, corneal transplants as well as LASIK consultations and co-management. He specialized in hard-to-fit contact lenses including scleral, semi-scleral and RGP contact lenses. In 2002, he relocated back to his home state of Florida and started his independent clinical practice, Sunrise Eye Care. From 2009-2016 Dr. Haiman took a full time position as hospital-based Optometrist at the West Palm Beach Veterans Hospital. He also served as an adjunct faculty member for the Illinois College of Optometry, Nova College of Optometry and New England College of Optometry. Additionally, Dr. Haiman has lectured nationally and has published in industry journals. Dr. Haiman continues to expand his knowledge of dry eyes, glaucoma and scleral and semi-scleral and Hybrid contact lenses by attending specialty meetings such as the International Contract Lens Congress. He is a member of the Academy of Myopia Control and Scleral Lens Education Society.
My goal is to provide out kids the best opportunity to lead a happy, healthy life and achieve all their goals without limitations that could have been avoided. By detecting myopia and/or emerging myopia timely and educating patients together we can provide their child the best chances for success. I also want to assure that we limit potential conditions that may arise such as glaucoma, retinal detachments and cataracts to prevent potential for vision loss.
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.
May Vision Center
Dr. Winkler joined May Vision Center July 2018 after several years of practicing corporate optometry in the Madison and Janesville areas. She has a Degree in Human Biology from UW-Green Bay and earned her doctorate from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, graduating with honors. Dr. Winkler is a TPA certified optometrist and a member of the Wisconsin Optometric Association, the American Optometric Association and Waunakee Lions Club. She participates in Vision USA, the InfantSEE program and Special Olympics Opening Eyes. She is certified in Myopia Management, including Orthokeratology, dual axis soft contact lenses and atropine treatment. She also fits specialty scleral contact lenses. In her spare time, she plays volleyball and enjoys spending time with her husband and two young daughters.
Myopia management is near and dear to my heart. I got my first pair of nearsighted (myopic) glasses in second grade and couldn't believe what I was missing! Unfortunately myopia control wasn't available when I was young and I have since progressed to a very high prescription. As a result I developed a retinal tear that required emergency surgery. Fortunately my vision was saved but the risk for a repeat occurrence is high. Slowing my myopia with myopia control treatment would have reduced my risk for ocular disease significantly. This will help young patients now and in the future, my children included.
Board Certified Optometrist | American Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control
Ocean Park Optometry
Dr. Sarah Ito at Ocean Park Optometry is skilled at providing myopia management services. She and the team 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.
Clearview Family Eyecare
Dr. Salley was born here in Memphis and grew up all over the country. He spent all his summers with family in nearby Sardis, Mississippi, leading him to love this part of the world. He attended Harding University in Searcy Arkansas studying computer science, then the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis. He completed an Ocular Disease residency at Southern Eye Associates in Memphis and stayed on there as a Consultative Optometrist until beginning another dream by starting Clearview Family Eyecare in Memphis. When he’s not at work he’s at home with his lovely wife, Cassandra and adorable sons, Elliott and Oliver.
Valley Vision Optometry
While at swimming lessons at age 10, Dr. Golemba’s mother wondered why he wasn’t waving back at her from the pool. It turned out he couldn’t see her, so she took him for an eye exam where he was diagnosed with myopia (near-sightedness). Year after year, his curiosity about the profession grew with each visit to the Optometrist. So too, did the length of his eyeballs and the thickness of his glasses. Years later, he obtained his Doctor of Optometry degree at the University of Waterloo in Ontario. He had always wondered whether something could have been done to reduce his myopia. His curiosity around myopia research led him to Washington, DC in 2019 to attend a large myopia conference which was followed by several courses through the Brien Holden Foundation to bring myopia management to Port Alberni. In 2020, Dr. Golemba was awarded by the BCDO the prestigious award of Optometrist of the Year. Separate from clinical duties, Dr. Golemba has also been a guest speaker at several conferences both in Canada and abroad. When not at work, Dr. Golemba enjoys Playing Hockey, Snowboarding, Dirt Biking, and spending time with his wife, Shannon, their children, Aiden and Sejal, and their pug dogs, Rosie and Sophee.
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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.
Advanced Eye Center
Dr. Jong received her doctorate degree from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN in 1979 where a strong interest in vision therapy developed. At the same time, she started expanding her knowledge about the new field of orthokeratology. With the improved ortho-k designs, Dr. Jong started wearing ortho-k lenses in 1997 and still enjoys the freedom of only having to wear lenses at night. Because of Dr. Jong's passion for helping patients, exclusive assessments and therapy programs are continually implemented which draw patients from all of Louisiana plus the surrounding states. During her spare time, Dr. Jong enjoys reading, traveling and abiding by the motto of "learn something new every single day". She and her husband, David Pate, are the parents of four fantastic daughters who make life interesting and fun!
Myopia management is the perfect adjunct to our vision therapy specialty with the same goal - helping kids function better through vision improvement. Love being able to tell parents there is a better solution to their child's progressing myopia instead of just stronger glasses or contact lenses. This was completely opposite of my personal experience. My myopia started in 4th grade and worsened every 6-8 months which meant stronger and thicker glasses each time. Now with myopia management, children with progressive myopia no longer have to settle for the "old way" of just increasing their prescription glasses/contact lenses.
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.
Dr. Victor Vuong is a NECO graduate who has been practicing in the Albany area for 5 years. He enjoys boardgames and can often be seen at the movies.
Our primary goal in myopia management is improving long-term health for children whose myopia is worsening and putting them at higher risks for retinal holes, tears, and detachments.
Winter completed his Doctor of Optometry degree at The University of Melbourne and is therapeutically endorsed to prescribe medication to treat a range of eye diseases. During his training, he attended an externship at The University of Waterloo in Canada, as well as clinical placements in rural and metro Victoria. Winter is our Senior optometrist having been with us for over 5 years. Having needed to wear glasses growing up, he has an interest in myopia control treatments such as orthokeratology. He is also passionate about the management and treatment of dry eye disease with the latest technologies including Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and Lipiflow. Apart from his breadth of knowledge in optometry, he is loved by his co-workers for being a great team player. Outside of optometry, Winter is an avid badminton player and skier. He loves dogs and enjoys hanging out with his maltipom, Hunter. Besides English, Winter can conduct consultations in Cantonese and conversational Mandarin.
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.
Pathological myopia is bad news. We are doing our part to try to minimize it for the next generation.
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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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