An estimated 61 million adults in the United States are at risk for serious vision loss, but only half visited an eye doctor in the last 12 months.

– Centers for Disease Control

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.


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Dr. David J. Gale
Solon Location
Dr. Gale has owned and managed his private practice for over 40 years. He is Board Certified in the Treatment and Diagnosis of Ocular Diseases.

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.

Dr. Jacquelyn Kuta
Solon Location
Dr. Jacquelyn Kuta obtained her Doctorate of Optometry at Illinois College of Optometry, graduating in 2016. She then completed her residency in ocular disease at Lois Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center. Post-residency, Dr. Kuta decided to make Cleveland her permanent home since she enjoyed living there so much..

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
Erie Optical

​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. Ryan Zimmerman
Solon Location
Dr. Ryan Zimmerman completed his undergraduate schooling at Ohio State University, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Zoology. He furthered his education by obtaining a Doctorate of Optometry degree from the College of Optometry at Ohio State University. He has been practicing optometry since 2000 and has been with ECS since 2019.

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. Julie Zysik
Zysik EyeCare (Pinnacle Eye Group)
Dr. Julie Yi Zysik is a native of Toronto, Canada, and received her B.S. in Biology from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, in 1989. She received her Optometric Doctorate with high honors from the New England College of Optometry where she attended school from 1990 to 1994. She also practiced with her husband in northern New York State in a group practice before moving to Perrysburg.

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. Michael Zysik
Zysik EyeCare (Pinnacle Eye Group)
Dr. Michael Zysik graduated with B.A in Biology from Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY, in 1988. He received his Doctorate of Optometry from the New England College of Optometry in Boston in 1994. Before purchasing Pinnacle Eye Group in Perrysburg with his wife in 1999, he was employed in his home town of Massena, NY, in an Ophthalmology/Optometry group practice. He was then on staff at the Toledo Clinic in the ophthalmology department from 1999 through 2007.

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.