Meet the Team
Optometrists at our Metro East Illinois location
At Performance Eyecare in Swansea, Illinois we currently have 4 eye doctors — Dr. Dirk Massie, Optometrist, is the owner of our vision practice. Our Swansea office also features Optometrist Dr. Marcus Cuff, Cataract Surgeon Dr. Mason Bias, and Dr. B.W. Dudney, our Retina Specialist.
Visit our office in Swansea, located near Belleville, O’fallon & Fairview Heights.
Optometrists at our St. Louis, Missouri location
At Performance Eyecare in Creve Coeur (St. Louis, Missouri), we have Optometrists Dr. Susan Dryer and Dr. Dirk Massie available to perform eye exams.
Please read below to find out more about the professional certifications and qualifications of our Optometrists and Ophthalmologists (eye doctors).
Optometrists at our Alton, Illinois location
At Performance Eyecare in Alton, Illinois, we have Optometrists Dr. W. Kevin Wright, Dr. Dirk Massie, and Dr. Marcus Cuff available to perform eye exams.
Also serving nearby areas of Bethalto, Godfrey, Grafton, and Granite City.
Dr. Dirk Massie | Optometrist
Dr. Dirk Massie attended the University of Illinois where he graduated with honors while earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology (Sports Medicine). He then attended 4 years of Optometry School at the University of Missouri. Some of you may know other people or doctors with the last name Massey. Doctor Massie is often asked if he is related to anyone who is also named Doctor Massey. He usually goes on to tell them that he is the first Optometrist in the family and they are not relatives of his. While in Optometry school, he worked at one of the largest private practices in the country where the eye doctors were also the team eye doctors for the St. Louis Rams, St. Louis Blues, and University of Missouri athletes.
Dr. Massie specializes in contact lenses and sports vision. He has been specially-trained and certified to fit the most complex contact lenses. He routinely prescribes contact lenses for patients with astigmatism, contacts for eye disorders/diseases, bifocals, and even vision shaping contact lenses that provide non-surgical vision correction. Dr. Massie also practices full scope eye care, including LASIK surgery care, and has the authority to write prescription medicines for conditions such as glaucoma, dry eyes, and allergies. In his spare time Dr. Dirk Massie enjoys spending time with his wife, Julie and their three children, Carson, Brock, and Olivia. He enjoys traveling, playing golf, and attending University of Illinois sporting events.
Dr. Marcus Cuff | Optometrist
Doctor Marcus Cuff is a native of the metro-east area having grown up in Collinsville, IL. Marcus attended Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO) in Cape Girardeau, MO graduating with Bachelor’s degrees in both Chemistry and Biology. Marcus graduated cum laude with academic distinction in the field of biology related to Microbiology research completed while at SEMO. Marcus was also actively involved in education as a supplemental instructor while at SEMO receiving a University Service Award for outstanding service to the University and the Southeast region. Upon completing his studies, Marcus elected to continue his education at University of Missouri- St. Louis College of Optometry. During his Optometric education, Marcus worked at Performance Eyecare performing several tasks related to patient care. Marcus obtained a variety of patient care specialization with rotations at many well known clinics including the St. Louis Veterans Affairs Medical Center at Jefferson Barracks and John Cochran and well-established private doctor’s offices in the St. Louis area.
Doctor Cuff’s optometric fields of interest include pediatric vision, binocular vision and vision therapy, ocular disease, and specialized contact lens fitting. Doctor Cuff is dedicated to treating patients of any age just like they were family and likes the variability that can be encountered in daily practice while working with patients with different needs. Doctor Cuff is an active member of the American Optometric Association, Illinois Optometric Association, and Southwestern Illinois Optometric Society. In his spare time, Dr. Cuff enjoys spending time outdoors including hunting, fishing, golfing, and camping.
Dr. Susan Dreyer | Optometrist
Dr. Susan Dreyer is a 1990 graduate of the University of Missouri – St. Louis School of Optometry and has been in optometric practice in the St. Louis area for over 20 years – the last 15 years serving the Creve Coeur area.
She holds two undergraduate degrees from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania where she received a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish. She was honored to be awarded the Low Vision Clinical Award upon graduation from Optometry school for her exceptional performance in this specialized area.
While native to the St. Louis area, Dr. Dreyer spent her high school and college years on the east coast before returning back to St. Louis to establish her clinical practice as a Doctor of Optometry.
Dr. Dreyer has enjoyed watching Performance Eyecare in Creve Coeur grow and evolve of the last 3+ years. She believes that the quality of care and professionalism exhibited by all Performance Eyecare employees is simply unmatched. Patients and their ocular needs and concerns come first in her practice. She is eager to fit you in the perfect pair of contacts, treat your dry eyes and prescribe spectacles that give you the best possible vision.
She is married with three children and is very active in her community; volunteering to work a fish fry, serving on a school board, or co-chairing the annual auction. When she has free time, she loves to travel and spend time with her family enjoying the outdoors.
Dr. W Kevin Wright | OPTOMETRIST
Dr. W. Kevin Wright graduated from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 1980 with a bachelor of arts degree in Science and Technology. He is a 1984 graduate of The University of Houston College of Optometry, and has been servicing the Greater Alton/Riverbend Area for over 30 years and hopes to continue to do so for several more years to come as a member of Performance Eyecare. Dr. Wright does not specialize in any one area of optometry, rather he practices in all areas and is well-trained to prescribe contacts or glasses to fit your lifestyle needs, as well as medications for eye emergencies and diseases.
When not in the office, Dr. Wright and his wife, Starlet, enjoy spending time at their private property in Vulcan, MO and visiting with their three children and four grandchildren. They will be celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary in December 2016! Dr. Wright is a very active individual and rides his bicycle 6-10 miles per day, and even when it’s too cold to do so, he runs on a treadmill or hits the gym. Dr. Wright and Starlet are active members of The Church of Christ located in East Alton, and Dr. Wright practices as an elder of the church.
I have over 25 years of experience at this office. I devote much of my time to submitting vision insurance claims for patients, a very daunting task with all the changes that continue to occur in the vision insurance industry.
St. Louis Vision Center Office Manager
Steve has over 18 years of optical experience and holds a degree in Accounting and Business Management. He is an experienced eyeglass frame stylist and has over 10 years specializing in lens manufacturing and technology. As the manager of the Creve Coeur office, Steve welcomes you to Performance Eyecare St. Louis!
Office Manager - Alton Location
I have several years of optical experience and have ABO, CPOA, and NCLE certifications. I work in conjunction with reception and optical to provide the most comprehensive support available. It is always my pleasure to answer any questions you may have about insurance, benefits, and eyewear, and to help make your experience a most enJOYable one.