Thursday, January 6, 2011

Skyvision Doctors 1 of 3 Darrell E. White, MD

Patients often ask us about our doctors.   We have one Opthalmologist (MD) and two Optometrists (OD).
Dr. White is our medical specialist and physician.   Drs. Schelgel and Kaye are our Optometrists, doctors of optometry, vision care specialists. 


Darrell E. White, M.D. is the founder of Skyvision Centers. Dr. White graduated from Williams College in 1982 with a BA in biology. He then attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine, receiving his medical degree in 1986. Internship at Rhode Island Hospital (a Brown University teaching hospital) was followed by an ophthalmology residency at New York University. Dr. White's training culminated in a year as the Executive Chief Resident in 1990.

Dr. White and his family moved to Northeast Ohio in 1991. Dr. White has been one of the preeminent ophthalmic surgeons in the area since that time. He has held numerous leadership positions including President of the Cleveland Ophthalmological Society, and Medical Director of the first excimer laser center in Northeast Ohio. Dr. White continues to be a leader among ophthalmic surgeons in the area, bringing new technologies, advanced concepts and new products to Northeast Ohio. He performed the first crystalens™ accommodating lens surgery in Northeast Ohio.

Unlike most ophthalmologists Dr. White was introduced to the eye care industry as a child by his father. Dick White spent his entire working career in the optical industry. Beginning with his first job at American Optical in Southbridge Massachusetts, Dick was involved in all aspects of optical manufacturing. In the latter part of his career Dick and his partner owned the Martin-Copland Company, one of the oldest frame manufacture's in America. Because of his unique early exposure to eye care, eye doctors and the optical industry, Dr. White's perspective as an ophthalmologist is truly unique.

Dr. White and his wife Beth have lived in Bay Village for almost 20 years. They just became empty nester’s! Their three children Dan, Megan, and Randy are all in college. Early in their years in Cleveland the White family fell in love with skiing and they have spent time together both in the mountains and on the beach all over the United States.

Dr. White is a life-long athlete. In January of 2006 he discovered CrossFit. Dr. White will tell everyone who will listen how great CrossFit is, and how much more healthy and fit he is since he started using CrossFit for his physical fitness. He is a certified CrossFit trainer, and holds the unofficial title of “CrossFit community goodwill ambassador,” a position given to him by the CrossFit founder Craig Glassman.

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