Meet The Doctors


Elliot M. Kirstein, OD, FAAO Elliot M. Kirstein, OD, FAAO

Dr. Kirstein received his doctorate from the Massachusetts College of Optometry in 1976 and is the founder and director of Harper’s Point Eye Associates. He is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Association of Vision Research in Ophthalmology and the Contact Lens Section of the AOA. Dr. Kirstein is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a member of the Optometric Glaucoma Society, the Ocular Surface Disease Society of Optometry and the National Glaucoma Society. He is a co-managing doctor for cataract and laser refractive surgery at the Midwest Eye Center. Dr. Kirstein has written several scientific articles, which have been published in professional journals. He has lectured and written on topics such as glaucoma management, visual field analysis, contact lenses and computer integration of medical eye care and a recent text book chapter on measurement of intraocular pressure. He was an investigator for the United States Food and Drug Administration in the 1970’s, during the early development of soft contact lenses. He has served as the glaucoma consultant for Paradigm Medical Industries, in Salt Lake City, Utah and the United States glaucoma research consultant for Ziemer Ophthalmology, AG, Switzerland. He now serves on the Speakers Alliance for Alcon, Reichert, Optovue and Haag Streit, USA and is an Assistant Clinical Professor at The Western College of Optometry.

Dr. Kirstein is the co- founder of the MidWest Optometric Society and is a sixteen time recipient of the American Optometric Association Optometric Recognition award.

Todd A. Zelczak, OD, FAAO Todd A. Zelczak, OD, FAAO

Dr. Zelczak received his doctorate from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia in 1992, and completed his residency in primary medical eye care from The Eye Institute in Philadelphia, Pa in 1993. Dr. Zelczak is a member of the American Optometric Association, The Contact Lens Section of the AOA, as well as the Ohio and Cincinnati Optometric Associations. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a five-time recipient of the Optometric Recognition Award. Dr. Zelczak is a co-managing doctor for laser, refractive, and cataract surgery and has worked as a clinical associate at the MidWest Eye Center and the Cincinnati Eye Institute.

Dr. Zelczak is the co- founder of the Cincinnati Optometric Society and the MidWest Optometric Society. He has lectured and written articles on several ocular disease topics, including glaucoma, dry eye, and ocular neurology and currently lectures as a CORE speaker for Allergan Pharmaceuticals. Additionally, Dr. Zelczak has participated in the spring training vision evaluations for the Cincinnati Bengals since 1994.

Alex. D. Gibberman, OD Alex. D. Gibberman, OD

We welcome Dr. Alex D. Gibberman as the newest member of the professional staff at Harpers Point Eye Associates. In 2014, Dr. Gibberman graduated with the distinction of Clinical honors from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, in Philadelphia. He is a native Cincinnatian and graduated from Sycamore High School before attaining his Bachelor of Science degree from Pennsylvania State University.

During Optometry school, Dr. Gibberman completed clinical externships in ocular primary care in North Carolina, South Carolina and Maryland with an emphasis on diagnosis and treatment of ocular disease and has also gained extensive experience with contact lens fitting and pediatric eye care.

Dr Gibberman has recently taken a special interest to Scleral Contact lens fitting which has been life changing for many patients with difficult prescriptions, keratoconus, LASIK complications, and other corneal scars and abnormalities. Often times, this has circumvented the need for corneal transplantation. He works closely with corneal specialists to comanage these cases.

He is a member of the Ohio Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association and, while in graduate school, was a member of the student optometric service to humanity, which raised money to provide eye examinations and eyeglasses in third world countries.

James J. Sanitato, MD James J. Sanitato, MD

Dr. Sanitato was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. His medical career in Cincinnati began in 1984 as an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Cincinnati Department of Ophthalmology. In 1992, Dr. Sanitato left the University and began a private practice. During his entire twenty-five-year career in ophthalmology, he has specialized in cornea, cataract and refractive surgery. Married with four children, Dr. Sanitato resides in Anderson Township.
In addition to his career in medicine, Dr. Sanitato finds time for Reds baseball, Cyclones hockey, Xavier University athletic events, and his childrens’ many athletic and school events. Dr. Sanitato is an avid art lover and amateur art scholar. He has written the definitive art biography and career history of Cincinnati artist Lewis Henry Meakin (1850 – 1917).
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Tiffany M. Young, OD Tiffany M. Young, OD

Dr. Tiffany M. Young was born and raised in San Francisco, California. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California at Santa Cruz. During optometry school, she completed clinical externships at the Braverman Eye Center, in Hallendale Beach, Florida, Veterans Administration Medical Center, in Newington, Connecticut, Neuro-Vision Associates of North Texas, in Plano, Texas, and the Glaucoma and Diabetes Eye Institute at Harper's Point Eye Associates, in Cincinnati.
In 2016, Dr. Young earned her doctorate from Western University of the Health Sciences in Pomona, California. She then returned to Cincinnati and completed a residency in primary eye care and ocular disease serving our nation's veterans at the Cincinnati Veterans Administration Medical Center Eye Clinic, where she also gained experience in low vision examinations and specialty contact lens fitting.
Dr. Young is a member of the Ohio Optometric Association, American Optometric Association, and American Academy of Optometry. She has lectured and presented case reports at optometric conferences, including the American Academy of Optometry.

Tyler W. Dowdall, OD Tyler W. Dowdall, OD

Dr. Tyler W. Dowdall received his doctorate from the Ohio State University College of Optometry in the year 2018. He was raised in Cincinnati and attended Sycamore High School before going on to earn his Bachelor of Science degree from the Ohio State University.
While earning his doctorate, Dr. Dowdall completed rotations at the Southern Arizona Veterans Administration Health Care System, in Tucson, AZ, and University Hospitals Eye Institute at the Case Western University Department of Ophthalmology, in Cleveland, Ohio. These clinical rotations emphasized diagnosis and management of ocular disease along with fitting of contact lenses for traditional and complex cases.
Dr. Dowdall is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Ohio Optometric Association and the American Academy of Optometry.