Shawn Sussmane

Shawn Sussmane, OD

Optometrist

Department: MD-OPHTHALMOLOGY
Business Phone: (352) 265-2020
Business Email: ssussmane@ufl.edu

About Shawn Sussmane

Hi my name is Dr. Sussmane. I am an optometrist with a passion for helping patients achieve their eye care goals. Originally from Florida, I moved to Tennessee as a teenager and completed my education there. I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from East Tennessee State University and a Master of Science degree in biochemistry from the University of Tennessee. I received my Doctor of Optometry degree from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee, and completed my externship at Eyecare Associates in Metairie, Louisiana.

For the past eight years, I have been an optometrist for an ophthalmology/optometry multispecialty practice. I am a member of the American Optometric Association and the Florida Optometric Association. My clinical interests include nearsighted and farsighted astigmatism, presbyopia, dry eye, cataracts, and contact lenses.

My interest in eye care began as a child when I had a dog bite injury to my eye. This led to visits with an ophthalmologist and a retina specialist. This experience drew my interest into this field. I enjoy getting to know patients and helping them meet their eye care needs, as well as educating them about their eye health.

Outside of work, I am an avid runner and enjoy participating in races, hiking, fishing, going to the beach, traveling, and going on cruises.

Clinical Profile

Areas of Interest
  • Adult cataract
  • Astigmatism
  • Dry eye syndrome
  • Farsightedness
  • Nearsightedness
  • Presbyopia

Publications

1995
A fluorometric assay for pyridoxal kinase applicable to crude cell extracts.
Analytical biochemistry. 225(1):109-12 [PMID] 7778760.

Education

Doctor of Optometry
1999 · Southern College of Optometry
Master of Science in Biochemistry
1994 · University of Tennessee
Bachelor of Science in Biology
1991 · East Tennessee State University

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 265-2020
Emails:
Business:
ssussmane@ufl.edu
Addresses:
Business Street:
6201 W NEWBERRY RD
GAINESVILLE TN 32605