Meet our Providers

At Center For Sight, we are committed to providing our patients the highest caliber of care. All of our medical doctors have received the prestigious Castle Connolly “Top Doctors” recognition, which honors outstanding physicians for their unmatched expertise and contributions to the medical field.

Our doctors are “super specialists” – Medical Doctors who devote their entire practice to one discipline, truly making them the best doctors in the field. We are proud to provide world-class, compassionate care from remarkably skilled physicians and staff members.

David W. Shoemaker, M.D.

Founder and Director of Cataract & Lens Replacement Surgery
David W. Shoemaker, M.D. founded Center For Sight over 30 years ago with the mission “To bring cle...

William J. Lahners, M.D., F.A.C.S.

LASIK, Cataract & Lens Replacement Surgeon
A specialist in All-Laser LASIK, cataract and glaucoma surgery, Dr. Lahners earned his bachelor’s ...

Joshua W. Kim, M.D.

Glaucoma, Cataract & Lens Replacement Surgeon
As a specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma, Dr. Joshua W. Kim is committed to delive...

William L. Soscia, M.D.

Laser Cataract & Lens Replacement Surgeon
Dr. William L. Soscia is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He is a decorated Ar...

William J. Mestrezat, M.D.

Vitreo-Retinal Surgeon
Dr. William Mestrezat is board-certified and a Harvard fellowship trained Ophthalmologist specializi...

John P. Fezza, M.D.

Cosmetic Facial Surgeon
Dr. John P. Fezza has been a member of the Center For Sight team since 1998 and specializes in cosme...

Joshua M. Newman, M.D.

General, Surgical and Cosmetic Dermatology
Dr. Joshua M. Newman brings patients at Center For Sight a wide range of medical services for the ca...

Kalie Kosek, PA-C

Certified Physician Assistant
Kalie Kosek is a Florida-licensed physician assistant (PA-C) and is board certified by the National ...

Gary K. Bockhold, O.D.

Optometric Physician
Dr. Gary Bockhold is a board-certified optometric physician who has been an active member of the Sar...

Thomas F. Brill, O.D.

Optometric Physician
Dr. Thomas Brill is a board-certified optometric physician who is dedicated to providing the residen...

J. Campbell Gaunt, O.D.

Optometric Physician
Dr. Campbell Gaunt is a board-certified optometric physician who has served the Englewood community ...

Stuart A. Gindoff, O.D., M.B.A., F.A.A.O.

Optometric Physician
Dr. Stuart “Skip” Gindoff is a board-certified optometric physician. Originally from Lakewood, N...

Shannon Gleason, O.D.

Optometric Physician
Dr. Shannon Gleason is a Florida board-certified optometric physician who provides a wide range of p...

Melissa H. Hammond, O.D.

Optometric Physician
Dr. Melissa Hammond is a board-certified optometric physician who provides a wide range of primary e...

Erin Hardie, O.D.

Optometric Physician
Dr. Erin Hardie is a residency-trained, board certified optometric physician specializing in numerou...

David Hunt, O.D.

Optometric Physician
Dr. David Hunt is a board-certified optometric physician who provides a wide range of primary eye ca...

James R. Lenhart, O.D.

Optometric Physician
Dr. James R. Lenhart is a residency-trained and board-certified optometric physician who provides a ...

Casey Maloney, O.D.

Optometric Physician
Dr. Casey Maloney is a board-certified optometric physician who provides a wide range of primary eye...

Elizabeth McVey, O.D.

Optometric Physician
Dr. Elizabeth McVey is a residency-trained and board-certified optometric physician who provides a w...

David P. Mertzlufft, O.D.

Optometric Physician
A board-certified optometric physician, Dr. David P. Mertzlufft began his career with an optometric ...

Charles R.
Putrino II, O.D.

Optometric Physician
Dr. Charles R. Putrino II is a board-certified optometric physician who has practiced in the Sarasot...

Kyle Schaub, O.D., F.A.A.O.

Optometric Physician
Dr. Kyle Schaub is a residency-trained and board-certified optometric physician who provides a wide ...

Scott A. Stevens, O.D.

Optometric Physician
Dr. Scott A. Stevens is a board-certified optometric physician who provides a wide range of primary ...

Trisha D. Werner, O.D.

Optometric Physician
Dr. Trisha Werner is a board certified optometric physician who provides a wide range of primary eye...

Pia Simonson, LE, CME

Licensed Aesthetician, Board-Certified Electrologist and Skin Care Specialist
Pia Simonson is a Licensed Aesthetician and a Florida state of medicine board-certified electrologis...

Edward F. Fusco, MPA, BC-HIS

Hearing Instrument Specialist
Edward F. Fusco is a board-certified and Florida licensed hearing instrument specialist with over a ...

Jim Alpaugh

Licensed Optician
A dedicated employee of Center For Sight, Jim Alpaugh has been with the company since 1995. Jim relo...

Jean Austin

Licensed Optician
Jean Austin has been a dedicated member of the Center For Sight team since 1999. She is a licensed o...

Leslie Bednar

Optical Technician
Leslie Bednar is an Optical Technician in the University Park location of Center For Sight. She has ...

Benita Benicki

Opticial Technician
Benita Benicki is an optical technician in the Englewood location. Benita has been a Center For Sigh...

Amy Cocks

Optical Technician
Amy Cocks brings more than twenty years of professional experience as an optical technician to the C...

Susan Cucchiaro

Optical Technician
Susan Cucchiaro is an optical technician in the Sarasota location; she has been with Center For Sigh...

Cortney Long

Optician Apprentice
Cortney Long joined Center For Sight in 2013 after moving from the Metro-Detroit area of Michigan. S...

Shawntet Macchia

Licensed Optician
Shawntet Macchia is a board certified, licensed optician at our North Port office. She enjoys helpin...

Daniel Moffa

Optical Technician
Dan Moffa brings 18 years of experience as an optician from New Jersey. He takes pride in matching e...

Ryan Monahan

Optical Technician
Ryan attended West Chester University of Pennsylvania, where he studied Psychology. He and his wife ...

Cynthia Morris

Licensed Optician
Cindy is a licensed optician with more than 30 years in the optical industry. She loves helping peop...

Chris Newby

Licensed Optician
Chris Newby is a board certified, licensed optician with more than 30 years experience in the optica...

Amanda Newland

Licensed Optician
Amanda Newland is a Licensed Optician at our Venice location. She started her optical career in 2011...

Julia Payton

Licensed Optician
Julia Payton hails from Toledo, Ohio. She became interested in the optical field as a frame stylist ...

Jennifer Schwalm

Optician Apprentice
Jennifer joined Center For Sight in 2010, following her move from Upstate New York. In New York, she...

Kathie Wier

Licensed Optician
Kathie is a licensed optician and joined the Center For Sight team in August 2011. She began her opt...