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Stephen Hess, OD
Dr. Stephen Hess received his Bachelor of Science in Biology in May 2000 from Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, PA. He then went on to receive his Doctor of Optometry degree in 2004 from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University, located in Elkins Park, PA. Dr. Hess has done externships throughout the country and has been thoroughly trained in all areas of eye care, including primary eye care, contact lenses, pediatric eye care, ocular pathology, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and low vision. He also offers pre and post operative care to cataract and refractive surgery patients.
Dr. Hess is a member of the American Optometric Association , Pennsylvania Optometric Association, and American Academy of Home Care Physicians. He is currently the president of the Bucks-Montgomery Optometric Society. In 2003, Dr. Hess was part of a group of optometrists that visited remote areas in Mexico to provide eye care to those who had otherwise been unable to receive it. Since early 2005, he has had over twenty medical abstracts published in peer reviewed journals. He frequently lectures senior citizens on various topics and assists local school nurses and day care centers with vision screenings. Dr. Hess has been named Young Optometrist of the Year in 2006, 2009 and 2011. He was recently recognized at Bucks Montgomery Optometrist of the year for 2013.
Dr. Hess has been a member of numerous community service organizations. He currently resides in Bucks County with his wife, Lisa and daughters, Sophia and Jolene.
Shana Barrett Zeitlin, OD
Dr. Zeitlin was awarded a four year, full-tuition academic scholarship at the University of Scranton, where she received her Bachelor of Science with dual majors in Biology and Philosophy in May 2007. Before entering optometry school, she spent two years in virology research at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia, with a focus in vaccine development. She has contributed to several publications and abstracts in top research journals. Dr. Zeitlin is a 2013 graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University, where she was her class president and was active in multiple student advisory boards.
Having worked closely with the Department of Ophthalmology at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, she has extensive experience in the field of ocular disease, including the diagnosis of macular degeneration and visually significant cataracts, and the treatment of multiple types of glaucoma. Dr. Zeitlin has a particular interest in medical optometry, especially geriatric eye care. She has worked in numerous skilled and assisted nursing facilities, and has developed proficiency working with patients who can be difficult to examine, including those with dementia, advanced multiple sclerosis, and marked cerebral palsy. Dr. Zeitlin is also skilled in contact lens fittings, including multifocal, toric, and gas permeable lens fittings, as well as general primary care optometry.
Dr. Zeitlin licensed in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey to the highest therapeutic level. She is a current member of the American Optometric Association and the Pennsylvania Optometric Association, and she is the chair of the Student Membership Committee at the state level. She is a board member and the president-elect of the Bucks-Montgomery Optometric Society.
Dr. Zeitlin currently resides in Philadelphia with her husband, Brett, and their small white fuzzy dog, Hermes. In her spare time, Dr. Zeitlin enjoys ballet and ballroom dancing, cooking gourmet meals, and planning her next vacation.
Dr. Aaron Presutto, OD
Dr. Aaron Presutto earned his Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Rutgers University in 2010. At Rutgers University, his study was focused on prosthetics and biomechanics. He then attended Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus university, located in Elkins Park, PA. There, Dr. Presutto completed rotations in primary care, low vision, and advanced ocular disease. Through study at the Wilmington VA Medical Center, he has extensive experience with ocular disease management, including: glaucoma, macular degeneration, and cataracts. His rotation through the Feinbloom Low Vision Center has expanded his knowledge in the subject of fitting low vision devices and rehabilitation.
He spent three years as an active duty optometrist in the United States Air Force with the 87 Medical Group at Joint-Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. There, he helped enable our Airmen to fulfill the mobility and refueling task assigned to JB-MDL’s mission partners. At the 87 MDG he had extensive training on refractive surgery evaluation and co-management. He currently provides eyecare services to our aircrew in the Pennsylvania Air National Guard.
Dr. Presutto is licensed in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey to practice Optometry. He is a member of the American Optometric Association, Pennsylvania Optometric Association, and Bucks-Montgomery Optometric Society. Dr. Presutto enjoys giving his time to Opening Eyes vision screenings at the New Jersey Special Olympics every year. He currently resides in Bucks County with his wife, Jessica and son, Owen.