Dr. Thomas Kislan is the founder and medical director of Stroudsburg Eye Specialists (est. 1999), Hazleton Eye Specialists (est. 2001) and Dry Eye Clinic of Northeastern PA (est. 2002). These practices are large multi-disciplinary eye care facilities which provide routine medical eye care and the treatment and management of ocular diseases, such as cataracts, glaucoma, dry eye disease, diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration. Dr. Kislan completed undergraduate study at Wilkes University and received his Doctor of Optometry from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia. He completed internships at the Lynch Pediatric unit in Philadelphia, the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center and the Trachtenberg Moran Eye Surgery Center in Allentown, PA. Dr. Kislan is an educational lecturer and speaks nationally on Dry Eye Disease, Glaucoma, Ophthalmic use of Omega 3 Fatty Acids and the management of Refractive Surgery. Dr. Kislan participates in clinical research and has presented this research at many national meetings. This research has also been published in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Kislan is a consultant for Allergan, AMO, PRN and Pfizer pharmaceuticals. Dr. Kislan is also the host of Eye Care Today. This is a monthly show which airs on local Hazleton Channel 13 and is syndicated nationally on the web at ssptv.com. Dr. Kislan sees patients of all ages. He resides in Drums, PA with his wife, Dr. Sandra Krokos and their son, Ryan. Dr. Kislan enjoys golf and traveling when he is not helping patients see better.
Dr. Sandra Krokos is a managing general partner of Stroudsburg Eye Specialists and Hazleton Eye Specialists. She is a graduate of Wilkes College and the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. Dr. Krokos completed internships at the Lynch Pediatric Clinic Philadelphia, the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center and St. Luke's Light & Laser Institute, Taragon Springs, Florida. Dr. Krokos enjoys seeing patients of all ages although she specializes in primary care and contact lenses. Dr. Krokos enjoys being a stay-at-home mom but does take requests for appointments.
Dr. Wasmanski most recently practiced for the last five years at Vision Associates in Elkton and Havre de Grace, Maryland, a multidisciplinary and multi-physician eye care facility. Dr. Wasmanski completed her undergraduate training at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and received her Doctor of Optometry at The Pennsylvania College of Optometry. Dr. Wasmanski completed clinical internships at The Lynch Pediatric Unit, Philadelphia, Feinbloom Vision Rehabilitation Center, Philadelphia; Eye Care Specialists of NEPA, Kingston and Eagle Butte Indian Hospital, Eagle Butte SD. Dr. Wasmanski completed her residency training at the VA Medical Center, Martinsburg, WV.
Dr. Wasmanski specializes in the treatment and management of ocular diseases of the anterior and posterior segments of the eye including glaucoma, dry eye disease, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and cataracts. Dr. Wasmanski also performs routine medical eye exams, pre and post-operative care of laser refractive surgery, lensectomy refractive surgery, she fits all types of contact lenses. Dr. Wasmanski also has a very special interest in pediatric eye care and sees children as young as 6 months old. She is a proud participant in the InfantSEE program.
Dr. Wasmanski proudly welcomes new patients and is a participating provider for Medicare, Geisinger, First Priority, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Davis Vision, Aetna, US Healthcare, Eye Med, Blue Cross POS and PPO, Visions Benefits of America.
Dr. Olzinski has been in private practice since 1993 in Stroudsburg. He received a Bachelor's degree in biology from King's College, Wilkes-Barre, and his Doctor of Optometry from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, Philadelphia.
Dr. Olzinski enjoys all aspects of patient care, including the treatment and management of glaucoma and eye infections, and the co-management of cataract and refractive surgery cases with area surgeons. He specializes in hard-to-fit contact lens cases and emergency eye care, such as foreign body removal.
Dr. Olzinski is currently accepting new patients of all ages. He welcomes the opportunity to provide you and your family with excellent clinical care in the relaxed and friendly atmosphere of Stroudsburg Eye Specialists.
Frank A. Bucci, Jr., M.D. is an internationally recognized expert in refractive and cataract surgery. He has been a pioneer in refractive surgery, having performed the first RK, AK, PRK, LASIK and MultiLx procedures in Wyoming Valley. He has performed over 8,000 refractive surgeries and over 22,000 cataract and lens implant surgeries. Dr. Bucci is the originator of the MultiLx procedure and is the first and only eye surgeon in Northeastern Pennsylvania to routinely implant multifocal lenses for both MultiLx and MultiLx Cataract patients. The majority of Dr. Bucci's patients who have the MultiLx procedure never need bifocals again.
Dr. Bucci is a prolific clinical researcher and has published over 30 peer-reviewed articles. He is an invited staff member at the prestigious Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia. He is the only fellowship trained refractive surgeon in Northeastern Pennsylvania. In 1998, Dr. Bucci founded the Bucci Cataract and Laser Vision Institute dedicated solely to correcting eye disorders through the pursuit of excellence in eye surgery.
Dr. Bucci performs LASIK procedures at his LASIK suite in Kingston. It houses the latest state-of-the-art LASIK technology. This includes the only free standing excimer laser in Luzerene County featuring Wavescan and Customvue laser vision applications from VISX. In 2000, Dr. Bucci founded the Angelina Theresa Bucci Eye Surgery Center which offers the latest technology and highly trained ancillary staff. The center is not only licensed by the PA Department of Health, but is also Medicare Certified and accredited by the AAAHC.
Dr. Patel was born in Patterson, NJ and grew up in Scranton, PA. After graduating from Jesuit High School (Scranton Prep) he chose to go directly to medical school in Europe and pursue the family trade. Dr. Patel comes from a high extended family of physicians. His father, sister, wife, and approximately 25 other relatives, enjoy practicing the different fields of medicine.
After completing medical school, Dr. Patel completed and internship in Flushing Hospital, New York. He went on to complete a three year residency in Opthalmology at Nassau University Medical Center and Stony Brook in Long Island, NY. During his final year in residency Dr. Patel was fortunate to have served as chief resident.
Following his Ophthalmology defree, Dr. Patel went on to earn his retinal surgery degree by completing two years of vitreo-retinal surgery fellowship. The first year was with world renowned surgeon and researcher, Dr. Gholam A. Permam at Tulane Univerity Health Sciences Center, and the second year was at the Ochsner Clinic Foundation due to the devestation of downtown New Orleans from Hurricane Katrina. Peymam is the most published vitreo-retinal surgeon in the history of the field, co-creator of the field of vitreo-retinal surgery, and a record member of the Ophthalmology Hall of Fame. Dr. Patel was fortunate and grateful to have this world-class experience.
Dr. Patel has a special interest in International Ophthalmology. After completing his retinal fellowship, he worked in Oslo, Norway in the vitreo-retinal division at Ulleval University Hospital. Here he was able to work alongside the countries most advanced VR surgeons. He was fortunate to learn and use the latest European techniques, which will soon be available in the USA.
Dr. Patel has also led two chartable mission trips to under-privileged areas in India. He was able to offer over a 100 eye saving surgical retinal procedures in a short two months. He hopes to continue surgical medical mission trips once every two years.