Our promise is to put the patient’s vision and health above everything else!
VSA Optometry is an independent group of eye doctors that practice inside every Optimart location. Each doctor is board-certified and licensed to practice Optometry in the state of Florida.
Our doctors provide comprehensive eye exams, evaluating you for many eye diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration.
These dedicated doctors and the caring staff at Optimart have earned the trust of our patients and the many medical providers with whom we coordinate patient vision care.
Adam Furman, OD
Palm Harbor, Port Richey, Saint Petersburg, Sun City Center
Dr. Furman grew up in a small town in Ontario, Canada and earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology and Physiology at the University of Western Ontario. He earned his Doctorate of Optometry in 2014 after four years of study at the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago. He rotated through several sites in his final year including the Daytona Beach Outpatient VA, a binocular vision/pediatric private practice and advanced care at the Illinois Eye Institute. In 2013, he went on a mission trip to Peru and helped provide eye care for over 1,200 people. Dr. Furman specializes in primary eye care, contact lenses and managing ocular disease.
He and his wife, Megan, moved to Florida four years ago and recently moved to the St. Petersburg area. There is never a dull moment in their lives thanks to their two year old labrador retriever, Charley. He enjoys watching and playing several sports and exploring new areas in Florida.
Alfred Lappano, OD
Dr. Lappano is a graduate from the Pennsylvania College of Optomety. He has practiced in the Tampa Bay Area for the past 35 years. He finds joy in helping others see to their full potential in order to enhance their quality of life. In his time off, he enjoys jogging, walking, cycling, tennis and golf.
He has been married to his wife Kathy for 35 years and has three children. He has worked in Zephyrhills for about 15 years and finds it his pleasure and passion to serve this community.
Scott Clough, OD
Crystal River, Port Richey
Originally from upstate New York, Dr. Clough received his doctor of optometry degree from Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago. Soon after he relocated to the Tampa Bay area and has lived here for over twenty years. He and his family live in west Pasco county and enjoys outdoor activities including boating and restoring cars.
Paul Day, OD
Dr. Day has been practicing for over 30 years.
Interests: Optometry, Opticianry
Dane Kuplicki, OD
Seminole, Sun City Center
Dr. Kuplicki is a native Floridian, born and raised in Pinellas County. He attended the University of South Florida St. Petersburg where he received his BA in Finance, as well as Pre-Optometry. He received his doctoral degree in Optometry from Indiana University’s School of Optometry in Bloomington, Indiana. He is very happy to be back in Florida, providing compassionate eye care to the community where he was born and raised in.
Dr. Kuplicki specializes in primary eye care, contact lenses and managing ocular disease. He is a member of the American Optometric Association, Florida Optometric Association, and the Pinellas County Optometric Association.
Dr. Kuplicki and his family live in beautiful Pinellas County. In his free time Dr. Kuplicki enjoys exploring the great outdoors, listening to live music, and avidly following the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Megan Furman, OD
Dr. Furman grew up in the suburbs of Indianapolis, Indiana. She received her undergraduate degree at Indiana University and continued on to the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, where she met her husband. They moved to Florida together after graduation and have been enjoying the sunshine with their dog ever since.
What Dr. Furman enjoys most about her profession is taking care of each patient’s individual needs. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her family, cook, and travel the world with her husband.
Caleb Saint Jean, OD
Zephyrhills, Sun City Center, Port Richey
Dr. Saint Jean graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritional Sciences from The University of Florida in 2012 and received his Doctor of Optometry degree from Nova Southeastern University’s College of Optometry in 2016. Dr. Saint Jean enjoys going on Mission Trips. He has travelled to Nicaragua, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, and Mexico. He enjoys volunteering at his church, running, and playing tennis.
Brian Merlino, OD
Dr. Merlino is native of Ontario, Canada and received his Bachelor of Science in 2000 from the University of Guelph, in Guelph, Ontario. He then received his Doctor of Optometry at the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago Illinois in 2004. He graduated cum laude and is a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society.
Dr Merlino performs comprehensive eye exams on adults and children ages 4 and up. He also performs diabetic annual eye exams, as well as standard and specialty contact lens fittings. He is board certified to prescribe both oral and topical eye medications. Dr Merlino truly enjoys caring for patients of all ages.
In his free time, Dr Merlino enjoys spending time with his wife Ashlie, and their two boys Liam and Jack. He also enjoys traveling, playing golf and cooking.