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Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery

Southwestern Pennsylvania Eye Center is proud to offer the LenSx® Laser System, a bladeless advanced technology bringing a new level of precision to cataract surgery

TearLab Osmolarity System

A breakthrough technology in the diagnosis and treatment of dry eyes.

iStent: Glaucoma treatment during cataract surgery

Southwestern Pennsylvania Eye Center is now implanting the iStent® - the smallest medical device to treat your glaucoma at the time of cataract surgery

Facial Aesthetic Center

Visions of Beauty of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Eye Center

Our Doctors

 

Ophthalmologists

 

E. Ronald Salvitti, M.D. has been in the practice of ophthalmology since 1973. In 1986 he became the founder and medical director of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Eye Center. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Washington & Jefferson College in 1959 and graduated from Temple University’s School of Medicine in 1963. He entered family practice in Washington, PA in 1964. In 1970, Dr. Salvitti changed his focus to ophthalmology, completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine at Eye & Ear Hospital. Dr. Salvitti has since become an innovator in the field of ophthalmic surgery, designing intraocular lenses for cataract surgery that have been widely used. Dr. Salvitti has received much recognition for his work over the years. Most recently, he was named W&J College’s Outstanding Entrepreneur of the Year in 1999. He has taught various courses in eye surgery, has lectured in 25 states and 2 countries, yet still maintains his home in Washington, Pennsylvania, and is dedicated to serving the Southwestern Pennsylvania community.

Jennifer Salvitti Davis, M.D. completed her Ophthalmology residency at the Eye and Ear Institute – University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Davis is licensed to practice medicine in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases as well as performing cataract, refractive, and laser procedures. She is a graduate of Vanderbilt University with a bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology. She received her Doctor of Medicine from Temple University where she became a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. Dr. Davis resides in Washington County with her husband, Ryan, and their four children, Elli, Will, Lochlan, Piper.

Dr. Davis maintains office hours in the Washington and Waynesburg offices of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Eye Center.

Sean Pieramici, M.D. earned his medical degree at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio in 2000, and than completed his Ophthalmology residency at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia in 2004. Dr. Pieramici was invited back the next year to serve as Chief Resident in 2005 at Emory University. In 2006, Dr. Pieramici completed his Cornea and Refractive Surgery Fellowship at the prestigious Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. Dr. Pieramici joined Southwestern Pennsylvania Eye Center in 2010, after practicing ophthalmology in Palm Springs, California for four years. Dr. Pieramici specializes in the treatment of corneal diseases as well as refractive surgery. Dr. Pieramici performs cataract and corneal surgeries including corneal transplantation, as well as laser vision correction surgery. He has published in book chapters and peer reviewed journals, and was a clinical investigator in a LASIK FDA study. Dr. Pieramici resides in Washington County with his wife Rebecca and his two children, Harlow and Hudson.

Dr. Pieramici maintains office hours in the Washington and Waynesburg offices of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Eye Center.

Thierry C. Verstraeten, M.D. is a member of the Allegheny Ophthalmic & Orbital Associates, P.C. He received his B.S. in 1980 at the University of Notre Dame of Namur, Belgium, and his M.D. at the University of Louvain, Belgium. He completed an Ophthalmology residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and a fellowship in Vitreo-Retinal Surgery at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. He has served at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Allegheny General Hospital. He has contributed chapters to many books and scholarly journals. In 1986 he received the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Travel Fellowship. He is a native of Belgium and now resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with his wife and four children.

Randall L. Beatty, M.D. is a member of the Allegheny Ophthalmic & Orbital Associates, P.C. He received a B.A. from Washington & Jefferson College in 1974, a Doctor of Optometry from Illinois College of Medicine in 1978 and an M.D. from Albany Medical College in 1984. He completed an ophthalmology residency at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine where he served as chief resident. This was followed by a fellowship in Oculoplastic, Reconstructive and Orbital Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He has served as an assistant professor at various universities including the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is currently the ophthalmologist for the Pittsburgh Steelers Football Club. Dr. Beatty resides in Sewickley, PA with his wife and two children.

 

Optometrists

 

Duane T. Smyth, O.D joined Southwestern Pennsylvania Eye Center in 1998. He is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. in Biology. He received his Doctor of Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, Illinois. He graduated from ICO as a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society. In 1986, Dr. Smyth was one of the first optometrists to pass The Treatment and Management of Ophthalmic Disease exams in Pennsylvania. In 1998, he expanded the scope of his license by completing a 100 hour therapeutic course at the University of Missouri, St. Louis. Most recently, in 2003, Dr. Smyth became certified to manage glaucoma, the highest certification for optometrists in Pennsylvania. He resides in Mt. Lebanon with his wife and three children.

Ashley Mowl O.D. Dr. Ashley D. Mowl joined Southwestern Pennsylvania Eye Center in 2007. She is a graduate of Radford University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She received her Doctor of Optometry for Indiana University School of Optometry in Bloomington, Indiana. She graduated IU as a member of Beta Sigma Kappa National Honor Society. Upon graduation, Dr. Mowl went on to complete an ocular disease residency at Indiana University. She is an avid sports fan and resides in Washington.

David J. Monroe, O.D. earned his B.S. in Biology from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. He completed his Doctor of Optometry at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. He has practiced at the Southwestern Pennsylvania Eye Center since 1998. His work experience includes private practice at Dalmo Optical Center in Tarentum, PA, Wal-Mart Vision Center, and Sterling Vision here in Washington. In 1998 Dr. Monroe received therapeutic certification in the diagnosis and treatment of ocular disease as well as glaucoma certification in 2003. He resides in Pittsburgh with his wife, Beth and three children, Alex, Alyssa, and Austin.

Monica L. Rechichar, O.D. joined Southwestern Pennsylvania Eye Center in 2011. She is a graduate of Duquesne University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She received her Doctor of Optometry at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia. Her work experience includes private practice at Dr. Swinker’s in Brownsville and the VA Hospital in Pittsburgh. She resides in Pittsburgh with her husband and daughter.