We are a small private practice that focuses on excellence. As a result, our entire team pitches in to provide you with caring, personalized service. Feel free to ask any team member for help.
Douglas R. Tupps, O.D.
Board Certified Optometric Physician
From Columbus, Ohio
Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Dr. Tupps attained his Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from The Ohio State University in 1986. He returned to OSU in 1989 and earned his Doctor of Optometry from The College of Optometry in 1993.
Dr. Tupps has been in practice in Pinellas County since late 1993.
In the past, Dr. Tupps worked as the Contact Lens Specialist / Staff Optometrist at St. Luke’s Laser & Cataract Institute. He has also served as a clinical researcher for contact lens companies.
Dr. Tupps practices primary care optometry with a special emphasis on the latest technology and personalized care (including hard-to-fit contact lens prescriptions.) He is able to detect, diagnose, and treat many vision conditions using some of the latest computerized diagnostic instrumentation.
Working with ophthalmologists with subspecialties such as vitreo-retinal, refractive, corneal, cataract, cosmetic reconstructive and glaucoma specialists rounds out the care that Dr. Tupps provides to his patients.
Known for his kind manner and ease with patients of all ages, Dr. Tupps will take the time to hear all your concerns and answer all of your questions.
Dr. Tupps is a career-long member of the American Optometric Association, the Florida Optometric Association and the Pinellas Optometric Association. He has also worked with charitable organizations including the Sheriff’s Youth Ranch and Lions Club. Dr. Tupps lives in Safety Harbor with his wife Michelle. His hobbies include fishing, surfing, snowboarding & travel.
Licensed Optician & Office Manager
From Tampa, Florida
Sharon will help you select the best frame, lenses and accessories for your needs. She also handles our billing and appointment setting. In addition, she orders all of our frames and maintains our wide selection of eyeglasses & accessories. She can help you with any questions you may have about our practice. Sharon is certified by the American Board of Opticianry & the National Contact Lens Examiners. Sharon has been in the optical field since 1990. She enjoys her pets, gardening, kayaking, cooking and riding her motorcycle.
From Seminole, Florida
Jonathan does exam pre-testing, visual field testing, takes retinal photos and conducts retinal scans. Jonathan will also help you select the best frame, lenses and accessories for your needs. In addition he conducts contact lens insertion and removal training. Jonathan has been in the optical field since 2005. He enjoys tennis, cooking and baseball.
From Northamptonshire, UK
Natasha does exam pre-testing, visual field testing, takes retinal photos and conducts retinal scans. Natasha will also help you select the best frame, lenses and accessories for your needs. In addition she conducts contact lens insertion and removal training. Natasha has been in the optical field since 1992. She enjoys cooking, biking and the movies.
From White Plains, New York
Susan runs our on-site lab edging and finishing lenses. She also orders and verifies the work we send to outside labs. In addition, she will consult you on the best frame, lenses and accessories for your needs. Susan has been in the optical field since 1997. She enjoys reading, working out and sailing.