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 also fits special contact lenses for myopia control in children. 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. Sarah Eid
Dr. Sarah Eid was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She received her international baccalaureate degree prior to attending the University of Central Florida and completing her Bachelor in Health Sciences with honors. She continued her studies in Boston, Massachusetts achieving her Doctorate of Optometry at the New England College of Optometry. During Dr. Eid’s academic years she worked in the optical field for 10 years along with multiple VA clinics and Perkins School for the Blind.
Dr. Eid strives to create an enjoyable patient experience while practicing modern, evidence-based optometry. She enjoys all aspects of the field with a specialty in dry eye treatment and management. She describes an eye exam as having 3 main components: vision, neurology, and ocular health. She enjoys showing patients how the eye can give insight to the health of the rest of the human body, as many medical conditions can be detected through the eye.
“The light of the body is the eye. If your eye is healthy, your body will be full of light.”
Outside of practicing optometry Dr. Eid enjoys theatre and the arts. She has performed in productions in Florida and New York. She loves to travel and considers herself a culinary adventurer.
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.