Gordon Wuebbolt, MD


Gordon Wuebbolt founded Community Eye Care Specialists in 1994. He has expanded the practice to include one ophthalmologist, four optometrists, seven offices, and one state of the art surgery center. Currently, he performs a variety of surgeries. Cataract Surgery is the most requested operation in which Dr. Wuebbolt specializes in, performing over 1,000 cataract surgeries per year. He also specializes in ocular plastic surgery, which includes operations such as, cosmetic eyelid surgery, cosmetic eye bag repair, cancer treatment of the skin, and straightening of lazy eyes. Dr. Wuebbolt also performs several procedures on the retina, which include injections for macular degeneration and diabetes.

Dr. Wuebbolt graduated from University of Toronto in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology, in which he was the Valedictorian of his Biology class. He attended medical school at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, graduating in the class of 1987. Following medical school Dr. Wuebbolt completed his residency in ophthalmology at the University of Alberta, where he was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Seeking international experience and exposure, Dr. Wuebbolt completed further specialty training in Oculofacial Plastic Surgery in London, England in 1992.

As a member of the American Board of Ophthalmology, Dr. Wuebbolt is also a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, a renowned international board certification. In 1994 he was licensed by the state of Pennsylvania and in the year 2000 he was licensed by the state of New York.

Dr. Wuebbolt and his wife, Mary Beth, have four daughters together. He is extremely active and truly enjoys hunting, fishing, and skiing. One of his most beloved hobbies is flying his floatplane and helicopter, especially with his daughters.

Michael O’Neill, OD


Dr. Michael O’Neill joined Community Eye Care Specialists in June of 2015.

Dr. O’Neill was born and raised in Canonsburg PA, a suburb of Pittsburgh, PA. He received his Bachelor of Science Pre-Optometry degree from the Indiana University of PA in 2011. From there, he moved to Florida and received his Doctor of Optometry from Nova Southeastern University in May 2015. Dr. O’Neill completed externships at Manatee Rural Health Services in Bradenton, FL and Katzen Eye Group in Baltimore, MD.

Dr. O’Neill is a member of the American Optometric Association and NSU Optometric Practice Management Association. He also has experience with sports vision, which helps improve the visual abilities of athletes in their respected sports. In his free time, he enjoys playing ice hockey, soccer, and traveling.


Lauren Moore, OD


Dr. Lauren Moore joined Community Eye Care Specialists in July of 2016.

Dr. Moore grew up just outside of Brantford, Ontario, Canada. She attended the University of Waterloo where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Science in 2011. In 2012, Dr. Moore moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida where she attended Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry. She completed externships at Aker-Kasten Eye Center in Boca Raton, FL and Eye Centers of South Florida in North Miami Beach, FL. She received her Doctor of Optometry degree in May 2016.

In her spare time, Dr. Moore enjoys playing hockey, watching sports and spending time with family and friends back home in Ontario.

R.G. Witchey Jr., OD


Dr. R.G. Witchey Jr. has 33 years of experience in optometry and has had private practices in Natrona Heights, Lower Burrell, and New Kensington. He received his undergraduate education at Penn State University (University Park, PA) and went on to optometry studies in medical eye and vision care at The Pennsylvania College of Optometry (Philadelphia, PA).In his spare time, Dr. Witchey enjoys working out and running. His favorite race is the Boston Marathon. He recently was employed at Butler Eye Care and relocated to the Chautauqua area.

Matthew Eernisse, OD


Dr. Matthew Eernisse grew up in Russell, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Eisenhower High School. In 2017, he earned his BA in chemistry with minors in history and biology from the University of Pennsylvania. He then attended the Accelerated Scholars Program for optometry at Salus University, where he graduated as Valedictorian in 2020. His externships included practicing at the Feinbloom Low Vision Center in Philadelphia, PA, Massucci Vision Plus in Wexford, PA, Nittany Eye Associates in State College, PA, and at the James E. Van Zandt VA medical center in Altoona, PA.

In his free time, Dr. Eernisse enjoys watching soccer, rooting for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and spending time outdoors.

Michael Mikita, PA

Michael Mikita joined Community Eye Care Specialists in April of 2020.

He was born and raised in Rural Valley, a small town in Western Pennsylvania. Michael attended Westminster College, where he received his B.S. in Biology. From there he went on to attend Indiana State University where he obtained his Masters of Physician Assistant Sciences and received his PA-C in May 2019. Michael then relocated to the Chautauqua area where he began his career working in family medicine in Jamestown.

Outside of the clinic Michael enjoys playing/watching sports, spending time with family and friends, and tending to his dogs, ducks, and chickens.