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 past-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 children, Sophia, Jolene, and Cael.
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 is certified in myopia control through the Brilliant Futures Program and Paragon Vision Sciences. He currently resides in Bucks County with his wife, Jessica and son, Owen.
Cassie VanEtten, OD
Dr. Cassie VanEtten grew up in northeastern Pennsylvania and earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Shippensburg University in 2013. She then received her Doctor of Optometry degree in 2018 from Salus University located in Elkins Park, PA. Dr. VanEtten completed multiple internships around the Philadelphia area, including a rotation with the Allentown VA Outpatient Clinic where she focused on the diagnosis and management of ocular disease.
During her other internships she had specialty training in ocular disease, diabetic eye care, contact lenses, surgical co-management, and geriatric eye care. Dr. VanEtten is a member of the American Optometric Association and currently resides in Philadelphia.