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Meet The Doctors
Elliot M. Kirstein, OD, FAAO
Dr. Kirstein received his doctorate from the Massachusetts College of Optometry in 1976 and is the founder and director of Harper’s Point Eye Associates. He is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Association of Vision Research in Ophthalmology, the National Board of Examiners in Optometry and the Contact Lens Section of the AOA. Dr. Kirstein is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a member of the Optometric Glaucoma Society, the Ocular Surface Disease Society of Optometry and the National Glaucoma Society. He is a co-managing doctor for cataract and laser refractive surgery at the Midwest Eye Center. Dr. Kirstein has written several scientific articles, which have been published in professional journals. He has lectured and written on topics such as glaucoma management, visual field analysis, contact lenses and computer integration of medical eye care. He was an investigator for the United States Food and Drug Administration in the 1970’s, during the early development of soft contact lenses. He has served as the glaucoma consultant for Paradigm Medical Industries, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He now serves on the Speakers Alliance for Alcon Laboratories, Allergan Inc., Inspire Inc., Pfizer Inc. and Heidelberg Engineering. He is the United States glaucoma research coordinator and Pascal Sales Director for Ziemer Ophthalmology, AG, Switzerland. Currently, he is participating in glaucoma research projects at Johns Hopkins University, New York Eye & Ear Infirmary, Ohio State University, College of Medicine, Indiana University, College of Optometry, State University of New York, College of Optometry and The Ohio State University, College of Optometry.
Dr. Kirstein is the co- founder of the Cincinnati Optometric Society and the MidWest Optometric Society. He is a fifteen time recipient of the American Optometric Association Optometric Recognition award and is now in his 35th year of practice.
Todd A. Zelczak, OD, FAAO
Dr. Zelczak received his doctorate from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia in 1992, and completed his residency in primary medical eye care from The Eye Institute in Philadelphia, Pa in 1993. Dr. Zelczak is a member of the American Optometric Association, The Contact Lens Section of the AOA, as well as the Ohio and Cincinnati Optometric Associations. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a five-time recipient of the Optometric Recognition Award. Dr. Zelczak is a co-managing doctor for laser, refractive, and cataract surgery and has worked as a clinical associate at the MidWest Eye Center and the Cincinnati Eye Institute.
Dr. Zelczak is the co- founder of the Cincinnati Optometric Society and the MidWest Optometric Society. He has lectured and written articles on several ocular disease topics, including glaucoma, dry eye, and ocular neurology and currently lectures as a CORE speaker for Allergan Pharmaceuticals. Additionally, Dr. Zelczak has participated in the spring training vision evaluations for the Cincinnati Bengals since 1994.
David M. Schneider, MD
David M. Schneider, M.D. is the founding Lasik eye surgeon of the MidWest EyeCenter. Currently licensed in Ohio, California, Kentucky and Hawaii, Dr. Schneider is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California in 1968 and his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati in 1975. Following graduation from medical school, Dr. Schneider completed his internship, residency training and fellowship program in ophthalmology. Current memberships include the Cincinnati Academy of Medicine, the American Association of Ophthalmology, the Ohio State Medical Association, the International Society of Refractive Keratoplasty, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, the Society for Excellence in Eye Care (SEE) and the Outpatient Ophthalmic Surgery Society. Experienced Surgeon Dr. Schneider has been directly involved in the development of the technology and procedures for Lasik eye surgeon’s in Cincinnati, Ohio for more than 20 years. Dr. Schneider and his staff of laser eye surgeons Cincinnati, Ohio have performed more than 50,000 vision correction procedures.
Ralph R. Lim, D.O.
Dr. Ralph R. Lim is a comprehensive ophthalmologist specializing in cataract and refractive surgery. He comes to Harper’s Point Eye Associates after a distinguished twelve year career in the US Air Force. He served as the Director of Ophthalmology Services at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio where he specialized in cataract and corneal refractive surgery. Dr. Lim also medically and surgically treats eye diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, strabismus, retinal diseases and facial plastics. Dr. Lim received both his Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Sciences at the University of California, Irvine in 1991. He later attained his medical training at the University of Health Sciences, Kansas City, Missouri in 1997. After internship at Mt. Carmel Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio, Dr.
Lim served his country as a Flight Surgeon at Wright Patterson Air Base for three years where he flew numerous missions with the 47th Air Lift Flight and the 178th Fighter Squadron, Springfield, Ohio. Dr. Lim completed his residency training in ophthalmology at the prestigious Doheny Eye Institute – University of Southern California in 2004, and received his corneal refractive training at the US Naval
Refractive Surgery Center in San Diego, CA. Dr. Lim was also deployed to Iraq where he served as Ophthalmology Theater Consultant and member of the Head and Neck Trauma team in 2008.
Ryan J. Holte, ABOC
Mr. Holte is a board-certified optician and the President of Holte Eyewear, the optical boutique located inside Harper’s Point Eye Associates. He is an optical industry veteran who spent his career traveling the globe as an executive with one of the world’s largest eyewear companies. Mr. Holte earned a B.A. degree in Communications from the University of Minnesota and executive management certification from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Jennifer J. Specht, OD
Dr. Specht received her doctorate at the Illinois College of Optometry in 2011 with the distinction of magna cum laude. She has completed rotations at the Daytona Eye Center in Florida, Omni Eye Services in New Jersey, and the Dayton VA medical center in Ohio. Dr. Specht has traveled to Chinandega, Nicaragua on an optometric mission trip and is interested in continuing this service in the future. She grew up in Kettering, Ohio and graduated cum laude from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She is currently a member of the Gold Key international honor society, Tomb and Key honor society, Beta Sigma Kappa honor society, the American Optometric Association, and the Ohio Optometric Association.
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