Meet Our Optometric Team in Cockeysville
Dr. Stephan Flemke, a native of Phoenix, Maryland, is also an outstanding optometrist who has practiced with us for over 25 years. He trained at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia. Dr. Flemke's extensive training has touched on all aspects of eye care with a special emphasis on contact lenses and eyeglass problems. Dr. Flemke is a part of a select group of optometrists in Maryland who are certified to treat medical eye conditions and dispense therapeutic medications.
Dr. Tony Phillips trained at the prestigious Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia. Dr. Phillips offers routine and medical eye examinations. She also fits all types of contact lens designs such as soft, rigid gas permeable and hard contact lenses. Although most contact lenses are clear, Dr. Phillips can also enhance your eye color with specially tinted contact lenses.
Dr. Gary Cassel attended Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania and left after 3 years to attend medical school (yes, a college dropout...). He earned his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He interned at New York University Medical Center, and spent two years conducting research on cataracts and diabetic eye disease at the National Eye Institute of N.I.H. He did his eye residency training at the Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia. Dr. Cassel later came to Baltimore and was a fellow at the Wilmer Eye Institute of Johns Hopkins Hospital doing retinal research. He is currently an instructor of Ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute. Dr. Cassel also has staff privileges at Greater Baltimore Medical Center and is a consultant to the State of Maryland Board of Physicians. And what does Dr. Cassel do in his spare time? Don't forget to ask him at your exam...
Biography coming soon.
Ms. Thomas is an experienced optician in Maryland. She brings with her experience in all aspects of the optical profession. Besides being extremely knowledgeable in the latest lens materials, coatings, and finishing techniques for eyeglasses, she has a tremendous amount of expertise in choosing frames that are right for each different facial shape and coloring. Ms. Thomas, armed with the latest tools available in the optical industry, often can adjust or fix your eyeglasses while you wait. Ms. Thomas also is the office manager of Cockeysville Opticians & Eyecare.
Mr. Tretton is also an experienced optician in Maryland as well the manager of the optical laboratory of Cockeysville Opticians & Eyecare. He is an optician with over 35 years of experience, including the time spent working with Debrouse Opticians and later his work for over 25 years as sole proprietor of Tretton Optical in East Baltimore. Since joining Cockeysville Opticians in 2018, Mr. Tretton said, "I've enjoyed working with the great team here, and all the wonderful clients and patients we see daily." And we feel lucky to have him and his expertise when it comes to the crafting of lenses and fitting of frames, especially for people who have had difficulty elsewhere in the past getting a comfortable pair of eyeglasses.
Ms. Kristina Josephs is a recognized and highly regarded experienced optician in Maryland. If there was a Nobel Prize for customer service, Kristina would be the first recipient of this award. Her caring, warmth, and sincerity are evident everytime she assists one of our patients in the selection of their frames and lenses. Kristina years of experience as an optician have also made her an expert in troubleshooting eyeglass problems and difficulties with lens designs. As the mother of two boys, Kristina also loves working with children and helping them achieve a look that will make them feel comfortable at home and at school wearing their eyeglasses.
Mr. DeGuilmi received his training as an optician from the Maryland Association of opthalmic dispensing where he completed courses to become a first and second degree dispsning optician, ophthalmic lab specialist, and ophthalmic lab optical machine repair techinician. Over his many years of experience crafting and dispensing eyewear, Lou has worked at Co-Optics as lab manager, Crown Optical as research and development manager, and New City Optical as a surface lab manager. Additionally, among Lou's many skills, he has also been certified as a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt by Essilor Labs. The wealth of experience which Lou has brought to our office is invaluable to our patients and we feel very lucky to have him.