Experts Guide
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Eye Care Experts

Terri Call, O.D.

Primary optometric care • Ocular disease • Low vision

Christine Curcio, Ph.D. 

Aging • Age-related macular degeneration • Pathogenesis

Marcela Frazier, O.D. 

Pediatric eye care • Child eye development • Eye injuries 

Christopher Girkin, M.D.

Pediatric and adult glaucoma • Complex cataracts


Adam Gordon, O.D., MPH, FAAO 

General eye care and safety • Contact lenses in normal and diseased eyes • Medical applications of contact lenses • Ophthalmic optics

Tyler Hall, M.D.

Cataracts • Eye safety • Eye injuries

John Mason, M.D.

Ocular melanoma • Diabetic retinopathy • Macular surgery

Cynthia Owsley, Ph.D.

Age-related macular degeneration • Vision and driving • Improving eye care access and quality for underserved populations

Shilpa Register, O.D.

Contacts • Ocular disease • Primary eye care

Lindsay Rhodes, M.D. 

Cataracts • Glaucoma • Comprehensive ophthalmology • Telemedicine 

Beth Steele, O.D., FAAO

Primary optometric care • Ocular disease