Dr. Danielle T. Callegari joined Atlantic Eye Institute in 2014. Dr. Callegari was raised in Memphis, Tennessee and received her Bachelor of Biological Sciences degree from Mississippi State University. In 2012, Dr. Callegari received her Bachelor of Vision Science and Doctorate degrees from NOVA Southeastern University College of Optometry in Ft Lauderdale, Fl. She completed Ocular Disease Internships at the VA Bay Pines Medical Hospital, as well as, other cataract and pediatric clinics while in south Florida. Dr. Callegari is board certified by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry. She is an active member of the North East Florida Optometric Society and the Florida Optometric Association.
Dr. Callegari specializes in challenging contact lens fittings due to keratoconus, high astigmatic errors and corneal disorders.
In her free time, Dr. Callegari enjoys being active in organizations that give back to the community including vision screenings and volunteer work with Vision is Priceless. She also volunteers at the Ronald McDonald House of Jacksonville by helping to serve breakfast to the families of children who are being treated. Dr. Callegari has assisted with fundraising for Girls Inc,- whose local chapter seeks to provide higher academics, and safe, positive, after school programs to girls from low income families.
Dr. Neil Shmunes, a Jacksonville native, attended the University of Georgia where he received his Bachelor of Science degree and was inducted into Psi Chi Honor Society. Dr. Shmunes graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Medical College of Georgia in 1981. There he was inducted into the AΩA Medical Honor Society.
Dr. Charles V. Duss, a Jacksonville native, received his Bachelor of Science degree, graduating Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Notre Dame in 1999. He later attended the University of South Florida College of Medicine where he joined the AΩA Medical Honor Society.
Dr. Karim J. Samara, a Jacksonville native, graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Boston University in 1998. Dr. Samara is one of only a few physicians in the United States who is Board Certified in both Ophthalmology and Internal Medicine.
Dr. Michelle Diaz joined Atlantic Eye Institute in January 2016. She is a fellowship trained refractive surgeon specializing in cataract and LASIK surgery. Dr. Diaz graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Florida.
Dr. Sushma Vance joined Atlantic Eye Institute in January 2017 and is a board certified, fellowship trained retina specialist. Dr. Vance graduated with distinction from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology.
Dr. C. Steven Lancaster, born in Chicago, Illinois, received his Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University in 1976 and his Bachelor of Visual Science and Doctorate degrees from the Illinois College of Optometry, graduating with honors in 1980.