Meet the Optometrist Team at our Swansea, Illinois location
Dr. Dirk Massie graduated from Optometry School at the University of Missouri. He specializes in contact lenses and sports vision. There is not a one-size fits all when it comes to contact lenses, so it is important that you see an optometrist who specializes in the various types and fits of contact lenses. Dr. Massie has been specially-trained and has received additional certification to fit even the most complex contact lenses. In addition to those specialties, Dr. Massie is also here to help you with basic eye care needs such as annual eye exams or to write prescriptions for eye conditions.
Dr. Marcus Cuff obtained his degree from the University of Missouri – St. Louis College of Optometry. He has specialized interests in pediatric vision, binocular vision, vision therapy and ocular disease. Dr. Cuff sees children as young as three years of age. In addition to his specialized interests, Dr. Cuff is also certified to fit non-surgical contact lenses.
Meet our Ophthalmologists
Dr. B Wayne Dudney earned his medical degree with honors from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine. Dr. Dudney also received his ophthalmology residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and completed a vitreo-retinal surgical fellowship in Baltimore, Maryland. If our Optometrists refer you to Dr. Dudney’s for relief of diabetic eye care, retina tears and detachments, or age-related macular degeneration, rest assured you are in excellent care as he pays personal attention to each of his patients, setting him apart from other retina specialists.
Dr. Mason F. Bias graduated with his medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, TN. Being one of only two cataract surgeons in the St. Louis region, he specializes in advanced cataract eye exam and care.
What is the difference between Optometry & Ophthalmology?
Optometry is the study or health care profession of examining eyes for defects, and being able to prescribe corrective lenses or medical diagnosis and treatment of abnormalities. Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine that focuses on diagnosing & treating diseases of the eye and visual system. Treatment may include visual therapy or surgery.