Optometrists of Uptown Eyecare
Dr. Christopher McCann
Dr. Christopher McCann was born in Atlanta, Georgia and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina. He achieved a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from North Carolina State University. He achieved another Bachelor of Science degree in Vision Science and then his Doctorate of Optometry degree from Nova Southeastern University in 2007. He completed a residency in ocular disease at the VA Hospital in Baldwin Park, Orlando. Dr. McCann has volunteered with Volunteer Optometric Service to Humanity (VOSH), traveling to impoverished nations to provide medical eye care. He has participated in several medical mission trips to Trinidad, Peru, and Ecuador during his time at Nova. He is an active member of the American Optometric Association and the Florida Optometric Association. In his spare time, Dr. McCann enjoys spending time with his toddler twins and family, playing the guitar, and playing sports.
Dr. Vanessa Morales McCann
Dr. Vanessa Morales McCann was born in Bronx, New York and raised in Winter Park, Florida. She achieved a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Central Florida. She then achieved another Bachelor of Science in Vision Science and her Doctorate of Optometry with certificate of professional distinction in 2008 from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fl. She is bilingual in English and Spanish. Her special clinic interests include ocular disease and specialty contact lenses, including scleral and hybrid lenses. She has received advanced training in pediatrics. She is an active member of the American Optometric Association, Florida Optometric Association, and Beta Sigma Kappa, the Optometric Honor Society. In her spare time, Dr. Morales McCann enjoys spending time with her toddler twins and family, exercising, and hiking.
Dr. Eunice Pyon
Dr. Eunice Pyon is a Board Certified Optometrist who is passionate about improving the quality of vision and maintaining healthy eyes. Born and raised in Chesapeake, Virginia, she completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Virginia as an Echols Scholar with a degree in Biology. She then moved to Philadelphia to earn her Doctor of Optometry degree at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. She completed externships at the James A. Haley VA Hospital in Tampa, FL, two family practices in Virginia, and trained under a team of world-renowned eye specialists at Virginia Eye Consultants. She now proudly serves the growing population of Central Florida at Uptown Eyecare.
Dr. Pyon enjoys practicing all aspects of optometry on patients of all ages, including comprehensive eye examinations, treatment and management of ocular disease, and co-management with specialists. She also strongly believes in keeping up with the latest technological advances to provide the best care for her patients. Uptown Eyecare is one of the few practices in Florida that offers scleral fittings utilizing the sMap3D, which maps out the front surface of the eye to provide a unique, customized lens for the patient. This is especially helpful in improving the quality of vision for irregular corneas, such as those with post-surgical complications, keratoconus, and dry eye disease.
Dr. Pyon is an active member of the American Optometric Association, Florida Optometric Association, and Beta Sigma Kappa. Before beginning her career in Optometry, she participated in various missions trips within the US as well as to Guatemala. After graduating Optometry school, she was able to incorporate her skills by performing vision services in Ecuador, providing eyeglasses and medical exams to those unable to easily access proper healthcare. She looks forward to participating in many more trips in the future.
Outside of her time in the office, Dr. Pyon is very involved in her church. She also loves to travel and explore different foods and cultures. On any given day, she enjoys watching movies and doing various outdoor activities with her husband, as well as playing the guitar.
Dr. Amita Patel
Dr. Amita Patel is a licensed Therapeutic Optometrist. She was born in Jackson, Tennessee and was raised in sunny Fort Lauderdale, FL. Dr. Patel completed her undergraduate degree at the University of South Florida in Tampa, earning a Bachelor of Biology and minor in Biochemistry with honors. She continued her education at Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry graduating in 2007 with a Bachelor in Vision Science and earned her Doctorate of Optometry. During her four years there, she completed an internship with honors in family practice at the Atlantic Avenue Eye Care in Delray, Florida and at Tianjin Medical University Eye Clinic abroad in Tianjin, China. Dr. Amita Patel is fluent in speaking English, Hindi, and Gujarati. She also enjoys giving back to the community and has participated in One Sight missions in Ecuador. She is very excited to be part of a private practice at Uptown Eyecare. In her spare time, Dr. Patel enjoys family time with her two energetic daughters and her loving husband. She also enjoys reading, cooking, exercising and traveling.
Dr. Yasmeen Awada
Dr. Yasmeen Awada was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio. Dr. Awada achieved a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry as a magna cum laude from the University of Toledo. She earned her Doctorate of Optometry as a magna cum laude from the University of the Incarnate Word-Rosenberg School of Optometry in San Antonio, TX in 2015. Dr. Awada completed a residency in Primary Eye Care at Malcom Randall VA in Gainesville, FL in 2016. Dr. Awada has special interest in ocular disease and specialty contact lenses. She is an active member of the American Optometric Association, Florida Optometric Association, Gold Key Optometric Society, and Beta Sigma Kappa. She is bilingual in English and Spanish. When she is not in the clinic, she prefers to spend time with her family and friends, traveling, and visiting Disney World.