Meet our Providers

At Center For Sight, we are committed to providing our patients the highest caliber of care. Many 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
A Florida native, Dr. Shoemaker gained early admission to medical school and received combined B.S. ...

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...

Joaquin O. De Rojas, M.D.

Cataract & Lens Replacement, LASIK and Corneal Surgeon
Dr. De Rojas is a board-certified, fellowship-trained cataract, refractive and corneal surgeon. He e...

Tanuj P. Banker, M.D.

Vitreo-Retinal Surgeon
Dr. Tanuj Banker is a Bascom Palmer fellowship trained retina surgeon specializing in the diagnosis ...

Jesse T. McCann, M.D., Ph.D.

Vitreo-Retinal Surgeon
Dr. Jesse McCann is fellowship trained in vitreoretinal disease and surgery from Columbia University...

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 Bockhold, O.D.

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

Thomas 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 ...

Daniel Hadland, O.D.

Optometric Physician
Dr. Daniel Hadland is a board-certified optometric physician who provides a wide range of primary ey...

Timothy Hamilton, O.D., F.A.A.O.

Optometric Physician
Dr. Timothy Hamilton is a board-certified optometric physician. Dr. Hamilton performs comprehensive ...

Melissa 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 and board-certified optometric physician specializing in nume...

David Hunt, O.D.

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

George Hurwitz, O.D.

Optometric Physician
Dr. George Hurwitz is an optometric physician who provides a wide range of primary eye care services...

James Lenhart, O.D.

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

John Lewis, O.D.

Optometric Physician
Dr. John Lewis has been treating patients in Southwest Florida for over 30 years. He brings a wealth...

Lori Long, O.D.

Optometric Physician
Dr. Lori Long is a board-certified optometric physician who has been practicing optometry in Florida...

Casey Maloney, O.D.

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

Mary Elizabeth McVey, O.D.

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

David Mertzlufft, O.D.

Optometric Physician
Dr. David Mertzlufft is a board-certified optometric physician who began his career with an optometr...

Charles Putrino II, O.D.

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

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 ...

Frederick E. Soto, Jr., O.D., M.B.A., M.P.H., J.D., FAAO

Optometric Physician
Dr. Soto was born in Tampa, Florida but moved to Sarasota as a child when his father started working...

Joseph Sowka, O.D., F.A.A.O., Diplomate

Optometric Physician
Dr. Joseph Sowka received his Bachelor of Sciences Degree with Distinction from Cornell University, ...

Scott Stevens, O.D.

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

Lori Vollmer, O.D., M.S., F.A.A.O.

Optometric Physician
Dr. Lori Vollmer earned her undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of South Florida in ...

Trisha Werner, O.D.

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

Lindsey Banks, Au.D., F-AAA

Audiologist
Lindsey W. Banks is a Florida-licensed audiologist with a wide variety of experience in hearing heal...

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...

Gosia Napieracz, L.E.

Licensed Aesthetician
Gosia Napieracz is a Licensed Aesthetician at Center For Sight, serving patients in our Englewood of...

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

Optical 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

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

Maureen Maglione

Licensed Optician
Maureen Maglione has been a dedicated member of the Center For Sight team since 2012.  She has an A...

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

Licensed Optician
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...

Jennifer Schwalm

Licensed Optician
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...