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Meet Our Doctors
Our mission, at Harper’s Point Eye Associates, is to provide our patients with the quality of medical eye care that is of the same high standard that we would hope to receive for our own families. We adhere to that standard when selecting and training our staff, designing our office, choosing the best technology for the diagnosis and management of eye disease and providing medical treatment plans for our cherished patients.
Dr. Kirstein has authored scientific studies, published several scientific articles and textbook chapters. He has lectured and written on topics such as glaucoma management, intraocular pressure measurement, visual field analysis, contact lenses and computer integration of medical eye care.
During the early development of soft contact lenses in the 1970’s, he was a clinical investigator for the United States Food and Drug Administration. 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 Aerie Pharmaceuticals. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor at The Western College of Optometry and the Illinois College of Optometry.
In August 2021, Dr. Kirstein was ranked #66 in Newsweek Magazine’s list of America’s Best Optometrists.
He is 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- director the MidWest Optometric Society which provides educational conferences and continuing education to optometrists around the country. He has lectured and written articles on several ocular disease topics, including glaucoma, dry eye, and ocular neurology and has lectured as a CORE speaker for Allergan and Shire Pharmaceuticals. Additionally, Dr. Zelczak has participated in the spring training vision evaluations for the Cincinnati Bengals since 1994.
Dr. Zelczak is a clinical assistant professor and preceptor involved with training and educating 4th year optometric student interns from Western University College of Optometry, Illinois College of Optometry and Pikesville University College of Optometry.
Prior to and during optometry school Dr. Lautz travelled to Campinas, Brazil and Tecate, Mexico to provide eye care to underserved populations. She also interned at the Veteran’s Affairs Medical Centers in Bedford, MA and Walla Walla, WA with a focus on ocular disease diagnosis and management. In 2020, Dr. Lautz received the Award of Excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care by the American Academy of Optometry Foundation.
When Dr. Lautz isn’t caring for her patients, she spends almost all of her time outdoors. She loves trail running, mountain biking, and skiing.
Dr. Nicole Charry
Nicole Charry, O.D. grew up in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She attended University of Central Oklahoma and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry. She went on to earn her doctoral degree in optometry from Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry in Tahlequah, OK. After graduation, she completed a residency in ocular disease at the Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico which focused heavily on glaucoma management.
Dr. Charry became interested in optometry during her first visit with the optometrist at 11 years of age. She spent 3 years working for an optometrist in her hometown during her undergraduate education and that experience solidified her decision to pursue a career in the field. She knew it was the right fit for her because she wanted a profession that was about serving other people, building relationships, and helping them love life through the way they see.
Her primary goal is to provide the highest quality clinical care as possible. Outside of work, she loves to travel and spend time with her husband.