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Meet Our Doctors
Most vision impairment and blindness is linked to age-related eye diseases. The aging baby-boomer population increases the number of individuals at risk for contracting eye conditions and diseases. This includes cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration, which continue to affect America’s aging population. At EyeCare Specialties of Ohio, we take your eyes seriously, and your eye health is our main priority. Our board-certified doctors and other highly trained eye care specialists will perform a comprehensive eye exam and screening to determine your overall eye health and to identify any eye conditions or diseases. Most eye diseases can be treated or managed successfully if the condition is identified or detected early on. Also, eye exams can reveal a range of other undiagnosed health issues like cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and diabetes. These undiagnosed conditions can also affect your vision.
One of Dr. Gale’s specialties is the hard to fit contact lens wearer. He has been fitting contacts since starting his practice and has seen many wonderful changes in both design and comfort.
He is a member of the Ohio and American Optometric Associations.
Outside of work, she enjoys exploring the downtown area, going to shows at Playhouse Square as well as checking out the nearby beaches and parks! Dr. Kuta also loves to spend time with her pet tortoise, Ferdinand!
Dr. Robert Waldman is the optometrist and owner of Erie Optical. Dr. Robert Waldman graduated from The Ohio State University in 1974 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. He went on to attend The New England College of Optometry, graduating in 1978. Dr. Waldman has spent his entire career at Erie Optical and is now seeing his third generation of patients. Many long-term satisfying relationships have been formed over the years.
Dr. Waldman is very involved in physical fitness. He has taken part in a number of charity bicycle rides. He is an avid Cleveland sports fan and enjoys playing golf.
It is Dr. Waldman’s goal that all his patients feel that they are fully informed and educated about all aspects of their eye care. He is a 25-year member of the American Optometric Association and regularly attends continuing education classes. Dr. Waldman lives in Mentor with his wife Caren.
Dr. Zimmerman specializes in contact lens fittings to ensure the best and appropriate fit for his patients’ vision needs. He became an optometrist because his childhood optometrist showed him the impact that quality eye care can have on someone’s quality of life. Dr. Zimmerman enjoys building relationships with his patients while protecting their ocular health and improving their vision.
Dr. Zysik volunteers and provides eyecare to the homeless at The Mildred Bayer Clinic. Dr. Zysik is a member of the Ohio and American Optometric Association. She is an avid ice hockey fan, enjoys reading, travelling and spending time with her family.
Dr. Zysik volunteers his time for “Infant See” eye exams for infants 6 to 12 months of age. Dr. Zysik is also a member of the Ohio and American Optometric Association. He enjoys snow and water skiing, swimming, playing ice hockey, and spending time with his family.