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

At EyeCare Specialties of Pennsylvania, we take your eyes seriously, and your eye health is our main priority. We welcome patients of all ages, and 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.

Dr. Frank Aulicino

Vision Care Associates

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Frank Aulicino, O.D. received his undergraduate degree from Youngstown State University, where he graduated with honors. He was awarded his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1981. Following residencies at the Eye Institute and Maryland Optometric Center he returned to his home town of Pittsburgh. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association.

His expertise is in primary eye care, providing routine well vision examinations and specializing in contact lens fitting. He also has extensive experience in the management and treatment of medical eye diseases. His greatest joy as a doctor is helping patients maintain their eye health and see their world clearly.

Dr. Frank Aulicino is devoted to staying up-to-date with the latest medical advancements and breakthrough technologies in the treatment of eye disease. His thorough eye health examination will detect diseases that not only can affect your vision, but your overall well-being.

Dr. Thomas Bartolac

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Dr. Thomas Bartolac is co-founder of Your Family Eye Doctors, Inc. along with Dr. Justine Cakanac. Dr. Bartolac is a graduate of Duquesne University, and has BS degrees in Biology and Visual Science. A Beta Sigma Kappa international optometric honor society inductee, Dr. Bartolac received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. Dr. Bartolac provided missionary eyecare in Haiti, and was later named Chairman of the interns dedicated to the humanitarian mission. Dr. Bartolac is a past member of the Executive Board of the Western Pennsylvania Optometric Society. He has served as an investigator for VSP of Pennsylvania. A member of the Contact Lens Section of the American Optometric Association, he heads the contact lens services at the North Huntingdon office and specializes in challenging cases.

“From day one, the motto here has been it’s clear we care. It’s about caring for people, not just seeing patients. we take that responsibility seriously and continually look for ways to improve the patient experience.”

Dr. Chris Cakanac

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Dr. Chris Cakanac earned his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. He went on to complete a residency in primary eye care from The Eye Institute in Philadelphia, PA. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and has authored numerous articles and papers. He is author of the text Cornea and Conjunctiva, Clinical Procedures. As a nationally recognized lecturer, Dr. Cakanac is also a member of the faculty at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. He established and continues to head the Low Vision program at the Westmoreland County Blind Association (WCBA) in Greensburg, PA for patients with permanent visual impairment from chronic disease or trauma. His particular interests include eye disease and vision rehabilitation.

“The word family means a lot to us. our practice is very unique in that all our founding partners are family. As a patient, you can expect to be treated as a member of our family.”

Dr. Randy Cakanac

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Dr. Randy Cakanac received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. Before joining Your Family Eye Doctors, Inc., he was a member of the department of eye care at the Allegheny Health Education and Research Foundation, an integrated multidisciplinary Pennsylvania health care system. He has a specific interest in diabetic eye disease.

“It’s an exciting time in eye care. by utilizing the latest technologies, we are able to detect many eye conditions sooner and more accurately than even just a few years ago. We have always tried to adopt meaningful technology early-on.”

Dr. Justin Cakanac

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Dr. Justine Cakanac completed her Doctor of Optometry degree at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. She is co-founder of Your Family Eye Doctors, Inc. along with Dr. Bartolac. Her vision was to create a family eye care practice based on a commitment to superior patient service. She has a special interest in women’s eye care and children’s vision.

“I think our patients have a certain comfort level with our practice. We are unique in that we are able to offer eye care with a personal touch, but with the resources and efficiency that only a large practice can provide.”

Dr. Ron Campana

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Dr. Ron Campana is a western Pennsylvania native, and proud alumnus of the University of Pittsburgh where he studied Microbiology. He went on to receive his Doctor of Optometry from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. His training includes ocular disease rotations at The Eye Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the Veterans Affair hospital outside of Hartford, Connecticut. Prior to joining Your Family Eye Doctors Inc. Dr. Campana served as a principal advisor on the Gulf Coast Optometry panel in Tampa Florida. He has a special interest in ocular disease and contact lens practice.

Dr. Ryan Centar

Noble Vision Center, Vision Care Associates (Pleasant Hills)

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Dr. Ryan Centar completed his undergraduate schooling at University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology; he furthered his education by obtaining a Doctorate of Optometry degree from Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University. He has been practicing optometry since 2015.

Dr. Centar became an optometrist because he worked in the field as a tech and it piqued his interests. What he loves most now is that there is an equal balance between patient interaction and medical decision making, which keeps daily life interesting and different.

Dr. Pamela Houghton

Clear Vision Family EyeCare

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Dr. Pamela Houghton obtained a Doctorate of Optometry degree from Indiana University College of Optometry, and specializes in Lasik and PRK today. She has been practicing optometry for over 20 years, and joined the Clear Vision team in 2020. Dr. Houghton became an optometrist because of her interest in the medical field and her experience with other optometrists. What she loves most now is the feeling she gets when she helps others to achieve their best vision possible.

Dr. Alexa Ives

Noble Vision Center

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Dr. Alexa Ives is a Pittsburgh native who graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Natural Science/Pre-Optometry in 2015. She is a 3rd generation legacy graduating from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 2019 like her father and grandfather. While attending PCO, she discovered her passion for corneal disease and pediatric binocular vision through various clinical externships primarily in the Washington D.C./Metro area.

She plans to work in private practice focusing on ocular disease and specialty contact lenses in addition to serving pediatric populations. She is active in the American Optometric Association as well as the Pennsylvania Optometric Association.

Dr. Maureen Weldon Kamons

Eyes on Regent Square

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Maureen Weldon Kamons O.D. graduated from Carlow University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing in 1985. She obtained a degree in vision science and her Doctorate of Optometry from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1989. She is a board certified diplomate of the American Board of Optometry.

Dr. Kamons established her practice, Eyes On Regent Square, in 1992 and continues to practice today providing personalized eye care in a professional setting. Her volunteer efforts over the years include senior wellness screenings and educational programs for Pennsylvania school nurses.

An active member of the Western Pennsylvania Optometric Society, Dr. Kamons served on the Board of Directors from 2000-2007, and as President in 2005. In 2003 she was recognized as “Optometrist of the Year”. She has been further honored several times as one of “America’s Top Optometrists” and her business Eyes On Regent Square was selected from 2009 to 2017 for the “Best of Pittsburgh” award from the U.S. Commerce Association.

Dr. Michael Lacina

Clear Vision Family EyeCare

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Dr. Michael Lacina joined Clear Vision Family EyeCare during the Summer of 2013.  He attended Duquesne University and graduated with clinical honors from the Ohio State University College of Optometry.

He practices full scope optometry, ranging from pediatric care, to disease management.  He resides in Cranberry Township with his wife, daughter and sons.

Dr. Deborah Martin

Pediatric & Adult Vision

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Dr. Deborah Martin received her Doctorate of Optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. She specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of visual problems related to reading, learning and performance.

Dr. Martin practices full-scope Optometry, providing comprehensive eye examinations while treating ocular diseases as well as performing contact lens fits, specialized in bifocal/multifocal lens fitting. She has been practicing optometry in the Wexford/North Hills area for over 18 years. Dr. Martin has been published in the journal of American Optometric Association for her work with angioid streaks and their effects on the retina. She has also served as the president for the student Pennsylvania Optometric Associate in past years.

Outside the office, Dr. Martin enjoys doting on her beautiful children, football and hockey seasons, and serving in her church organization.

  • Doctorate of Optometry from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry
  • Over 18 years of optometric experience
  • Specializing in multifocal contact lens fits
  • Vision and Learning Evaluations

Dr. Brandon McChesney

Pediatric & Adult Vision

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Dr. Brandon McChesney completed his undergraduate schooling at the University of Pittsburgh, earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Pre-Med. Additionally, he obtained a Doctorate of Optometry degree from the Southern College of Optometry. Dr. McChesney joined Pediatric Adult Vision Care in 2019. He is excited to have the opportunity to affect change in patients’ lives every day by providing specific needs for each patient.

Dr. Shannon Mihalacki

Clear Vision Family EyeCare

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Dr. Shannon Mihalacki, Optometrist – Dr. Mihalacki was born and raised in Johnstown, PA. She received her Bachelor of Science from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, located in Indiana, PA and a Doctorate in Optometry at Pennsylvania College of Optometry. She has served as the Clinical Director for TLC Laser Eye Centers in Pittsburgh. She is active with the Western Pennsylvania Optometric Society and was named “Young OD of the year” in 2010.

Dr. Mihalacki enjoys providing comprehensive care in regards to all aspects of vision and ocular heath. Her specialties included dry eye management and refractive surgery co-management. Dr. Mihalacki lives in Cranberry Township, PA with her husband,  two sons and two daughter.

Dr. David Monroe

Eyes on Regent Square

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Dr. David Monroe received his Doctor of Optometry and Bachelor of Visual Sciences from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University in 1989. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown.

The aspect Dr. Monroe particularly enjoys about being an Optometrist is being able to provide comprehensive eyecare services to his patients. His special areas of interest are in dry eye treatment and medical eyecare services.

Born and raised in the Pittsburgh area, Dr. Monroe now resides in Plum Boro, Pennsylvania, with his wife and their three children.

Dr. Natalie Noble

Noble Vision Center

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Dr. Natalie Noble, originally from Allegheny Township PA, graduated from Kiski Area High School in 2002, Allegheny College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology in 2006, and The New England College of Optometry in Boston in 2010. She is a 4th generation optometrist and had the unique opportunity to practice with both her uncle and grandfather, Doctors Arthur G. Duppstadt and Arthur O. Duppstadt, in Leechburg for over 5 years.

Dr. Noble is a medical optometrist and enjoys treating patients of all ages. She has a particular interest in keratoconus and specialty contact lenses as well as myopia control for children. When not in the office Dr. Noble can be found on skis at Seven Springs, playing beach volleyball in the summer and looking forward to the first day of trout season each year.

Dr. Robert Prazer

Pediatric & Adult Vision

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Dr. Robert Prazer is a Developmental Optometrist who has been involved in evaluating and treating visual dysfunctions since 1984. Dr. Prazer earned a Doctorate of Optometry from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry and specializes in developmental vision care. He also spent four years as an associate at the Reading Center at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. This center specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of visual problems related to reading, learning, and performance.

In 1990 he founded Pediatric and Adult Vision Care with the mission of providing full scope vision care in a patient friendly, professional setting. Dr. Prazer saw an increasing need for developmental vision care so he founded the Centers for Vision Development and Rehabilitation, (formerly known as Wexford Developmental Academy), in January 2008. Here, the emphasis is on providing a place for children to develop the visual skills they need for reading and academics, as well as help children and adults with visual difficulties resolve their visual concerns and improve their quality of life.

Through the inspiration and help of Dentistry from the Heart, Dr. Prazer founded Vision Care from the Heart, a non-profit, free event designed to help those in real need with free eye care and glasses. Through his efforts, the first ever Vision Care from the Heart event was held at Pediatric & Adult Vision Care on February 21st, 2014. His hope is that through his example, other Optometrists around the nation will follow suit and offer up one day a year to give back to their communities and provide a much needed service to those in need.

  • Doctorate of Optometry from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry
  • Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development
  • Member of the Pennsylvania Optometric Association
  • Member of The American Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control
  • Certified provider of Paragon CRT for Corneal Refractive Therapy

Dr. Leroy F. Seria

Family EyeCare – Lower Burrell

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Dr. Leroy F Seria is an Optometry Specialist in Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania. He graduated with honors from Southern College Of Optometry in 1977.

Having more than 44 years of diverse experiences, especially in optometry, Dr. Seria is one of the most experienced and caring optometrists in all of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Jonathan Skoner, OD, FIAOMC

Pediatric & Adult Vision

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Jonathan Skoner, OD, FIAOMC received his Doctorate of Optometry degree from Salus University (formerly Pennsylvania College of Optometry) where he graduated with academic and clinical honors, he practices full-scope optometry including ocular disease, infant exams and emergency visits.

Dr. Skoner is specialized in myopia control options for young children with progressively worsening eyesight. With over 5 years of post graduate work he completed his fellowship in the International Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control making him the only doctor in the state of Pennsylvania with this accreditation and one of the most qualified doctors in the region to slow a child’s worsening vision. Dr. Skoner has extensive experience in treating children with atropine, orthokeratology and multifocal optics to correct and slow myopia.

He has been published in the Journal of Asthma and Korean Journal of Asthma, Allergy, and Clinical Immunology regarding ocular complications secondary to inhaled corticosteroid use in patients with asthma.

When Dr. Skoner is not seeing patients he enjoys fishing, tennis and scuba diving.

Memberships

  • International Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control
  • Certified Provider of Paragon CRT for Corneal Refractive Therapy

Education

  • B.S. Juniata College, 2009
  • Doctorate of Optometry, Salus University (formerly Pennsylvania College of Optometry)
  • Fellowship in the International Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control

Dr. Rebecca Woodring

Clear Vision Family EyeCare

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Dr. Rebecca Woodring, Optometrist – Dr. Woodring was born and raised in Gibsonia, PA.  She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, located in Indiana, PA and a Doctorate in Optometry at Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Woodring has practiced optometry in Colorado and then moved back to Pennsylvania where she spent the past 10 years in private practice. Dr. Woodring enjoys volunteering with organizations such as Mission Vision locally and VOSH- which provides eye care and education to international locations such as Haiti.  Dr. Woodring lives in Mars, PA with her husband, three sons, and two daughters!

Dr. David Strattan

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Originally from Somerset County, Dr. David Strattan earned his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. While there, he trained in primary eye care at The Eye Institute in Philadelphia and also completed externships with the Public Health Service in South Dakota and at Kenner Army Community Hospital at Fort Lee in Virginia. He was an FDA investigator for the original Boston oxygen permeable contact lens material through Aire-Con laboratories in Pittsburgh. His practice in Cranberry Township centers around the core philosophy established by Drs. Justine Cakanac and Thomas Bartolac in providing comprehensive family eye care, including contact lenses and emergency care.