Finally, a doctor dedicated to your child's myopia care.

Welcome to eye care the way it should be. A myopia management doctor focused on doing something about your child's myopia progression and not just prescribing new glasses.

Meet Your Doctor

  • Dr. Andrew To

    Optometrist

    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.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

    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.

  • Dr. Bruce Williams

    President

    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.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

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  • Dr. Cara Finn

    Optometrist

    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.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

  • Dr. Chad Green

    OD

    VisualEyes

    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.

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  • Dr. Charlene Henderson

    OD

    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.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

    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.

  • Dr. David Dalesio

    Optometrist

    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.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

    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. Keshav Bhat

    President

    Keshav Bhat

    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.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

    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.

  • Dr. Ed Laubach

    OD

    Visualeyes Optometry

    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.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

    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.

  • Dr. Eric Bang

    Optometrist

    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.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

    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.

  • Dr. Gary White

    President

    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.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

    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.

  • Dr. Ingryd Lorenzana

    Neuro-Optometrist

    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.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

    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.

  • Dr. Jacqueline Cozzone

    Optometrist

    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.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

    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.

  • Dr. James Aversa

    Optometrist

    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.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

    To help my patients avoid threatening eye diseases associated with myopia

  • Dr. Jason Teh

    Optometrist

    In2eyes Optometry

    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.

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  • Dr. Jeff Handschumacher

    Optometrist

    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.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

    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.

  • Dr. Joy Bate

    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.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

    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.

  • Dr. Kandi Moller

    Optometrist

    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.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

    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.

  • Dr. kyle jones

    doctor

    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.

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  • Dr. Lisa Park

    Optometrist/Myopia Management Specialist

    Focal Point Eyecare

    Dr. Park has been practicing in the Carrollton/Lewisville are for seven years

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

    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.

  • Dr. Lorraine Labiento Smith

    OD

    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.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

    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.

  • Dr. Matt Esperon

    Optometrist/Owner

    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.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

    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.

  • Dr. Phillip Haiman

    Optometrist

    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.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

    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.

  • Dr. Sandip Chander

    Clinical Director

    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.

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  • Dr. Sarah Ito

    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!

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

    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.

  • Dr. Seth Salley

    Owner/Optometrist

    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.

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  • Dr. SHAUN GOLEMBA

    Owner Optometrist

    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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  • Dr. Shefali Miglani

    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.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

    I love helping kids become more confident after their myopia care program.

  • Dr. Steve Berry

    OD

    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.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

    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.

  • Dr. Steven Sheiner

    Optometrist

    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.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

    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.

  • Dr. Susan Jong

    OD, FCOVD

    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!

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

    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.

  • Dr. Todd Cohan

    Optometrist/President

    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.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

    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

    Optometrist

    Optique Vision

    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.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

    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.

  • Dr. Winter Chan

    Optometrist

    In2Eyes Optometry

    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.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

  • Dr. Yoram Friedman

    Optometrist

    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.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

    Pathological myopia is bad news. We are doing our part to try to minimize it for the next generation.

Hoot’s Medical Leadership

Hoot's mission is to reimagine myopia management from the ground up. Everything we do
is driven by using technology to give a great parent and patient experience.

Dr. Shefali Miglani Chief Medical Officer

BIOGRAPHY

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.

EXPERIENCE

  • Chief Medical Officer, Hoot Myopia Care
  • Founder and Owner of Monroe Eye Care
  • Myopia Management specialist in kids

EDUCATION

  • SUNY College of Optometry O.D.
    with Honors
  • Rutgers College B.S. in Chemistry & Psychology
    with Honors

Wait Less, See Your Eye Doctor More

Quality Time With Your Eye Doctor

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.

Work Together

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.

Collaborate and Create Plan

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!

Dr. Vanitha Yadalla

MD Mom of 14 year old in the myopia care program

Your Clinical Care Team

We are myopia management experts who develop videos and content to help your doctor share valuable tips,
advice and instruction with you and your child. From showing you and your child how to insert Ortho-K Lenses to
answering questions about cleaning solutions, we use our experience and knowledge to create content that it is
useful to you and your doctor.

How to Get Started

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ensure your child's future vision."