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World-Class Dedication

US Eye stands out among the rest because we are a physician-led organization. David W. Shoemaker, MD, founded US Eye in 2019 and has assembled a world-class team dedicated to helping you efficiently and successfully grow your practice. 

Our team will take care of your daily functions, so you can focus on fostering meaningful relationships with your patients and providing them with exceptional eye care.

Partnership Team

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David W. Shoemaker, MD

Founder | Chief Executive Officer

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Kinga Huse

President

Michael Ames - CFO

Michael Ames

Chief Financial Officer

Kristin Zinkan

Chief Operating Officer

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Justin Santa Cruz

Chief Development Officer

Shelby Thompson

Chief Human Resources Officer

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Chris Diguette

Chief Information Officer & Chief Information Security Officer

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Stephanie Papoulis

General Counsel & Compliance Officer

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Ellen Grasso

Senior Vice President, Revenue Cycle Management

Bozena Raad

Vice President of Accounting

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Marissa Rossnagle

Vice President of Marketing & Physician Relations

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Cathy Perry

Vice President of Surgical Services

Brian Cullather

Vice President of Retail Sales

Myra Cherchio

Vice President of Operations, Southwest Florida

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Jessica Hondal

Vice President of Operations, South Carolina

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Nikki Reynolds

Vice President, Operations – Central Florida

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Daniel Flynn

Vice President, Business Development, South Carolina

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Joseph Sowka, OD, FAAO, Diplomate

Director of Optometric Business Development

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Lori Vollmer, OD, FAAO

Residency Program Director

Physician Advisory Board

Kerry D. Solomon, MD

Medical Director, Carolina Eyecare Physicians – Charleston, SC

Jon R. Berlie, MD

Medical Director, Center For Sight – Naples, FL

Joshua W. Kim, MD

Director of Glaucoma Services, Center For Sight – Sarasota, FL

Alexander M. Eaton, M.D.

Vitreo-Retinal Surgeon & Director, Retina Health Center – Fort Myers, FL

Vinay Gutti, M.D.

Laser Cataract Surgeon, Lake Eye Associates – The Villages, FL

Jitendra Swarup, M.D.

Board-Certified Ophthalmologist, Albemarle Eye Center – Edenton, NC

Paul Griffey, M.D.

Paul M. Griffey, M.D.

Board-Certified Ophthalmologist, Griffey Eye Care – Chesapeake, VA

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    The US Eye Difference

    Our Vision

    We intend to build the nation’s most admired brand in eye care with a focus on premium outcomes.

    Our Method

    We target specific markets and partner with only the best and brightest practices.

    Our Culture

    We adhere to a patient-centric philosophy by putting the patient first in everything we do.

    A Message From Our Founder

    Testimonials

    News

    US Eye Raises $100,000 in 24 Hours for Hurricane Ian Victims

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    SARASOTA, Fla. (October 5, 2022) – US Eye, the management company of multiple local ophthalmology groups, including Center For Sight and Southwest Florida Eye Care, is proud to announce the establishment of the US Eye Better Together Employee Relief Fund, a program providing charitable financial support to employees who have experienced significant loss during Hurricane […]

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    October 10, 2022
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    US Eye announces ‘Better Together Employee Relief Fund’ to support team members impacted by Hurricane Ian

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    At US Eye we are incredibly proud of our amazing staff who make the impossible possible and change people’s lives, through the gift of sight, every day. Our team was devastated to witness the destruction left behind by Hurricane Ian in Southwest Florida, impacting over 300 of our hard-working employees and their families in the […]

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    October 5, 2022
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    US Eye hosts first inaugural physician retreat in Savanna, GA

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    US Eye hosted its first US Eye Physician Retreat in Savannah, GA from September 16-18th. We held a variety of educational sessions over the weekend led by physicians and administrative team members. Additionally, we welcomed a keynote speaker from the Ritz-Carlton Leadership Center who spoke on achieving excellence in healthcare within our growing organization. Attendees […]

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    October 5, 2022
    useye

    SARASOTA, Fla. (October 5, 2022) – US Eye, the management company of multiple local ophthalmology groups, including Center For Sight and Southwest Florida Eye Care, is proud to announce the establishment of the US Eye Better Together Employee Relief Fund, a program providing charitable financial support to employees who have experienced significant loss during Hurricane […]

    Read More…

    At US Eye we are incredibly proud of our amazing staff who make the impossible possible and change people’s lives, through the gift of sight, every day. Our team was devastated to witness the destruction left behind by Hurricane Ian in Southwest Florida, impacting over 300 of our hard-working employees and their families in the […]

    Read More…

    US Eye hosted its first US Eye Physician Retreat in Savannah, GA from September 16-18th. We held a variety of educational sessions over the weekend led by physicians and administrative team members. Additionally, we welcomed a keynote speaker from the Ritz-Carlton Leadership Center who spoke on achieving excellence in healthcare within our growing organization. Attendees […]

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