Dr. Mark Smith

After graduating from Seminole High School, Dr. Mark Smith received his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Florida State University.

He received a second Bachelor’s Degree in Physiological Optics and then his Doctorate in Optometry at Southern College, also completing an externship in Ocular Disease at VEF Eye Center at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City, OK.

Dr. Smith returned to his hometown to enter private practice and became the Center Director for an ocular disease & surgery referral center owned by Omega Health Systems. Currently, Dr. Smith lives in St. Petersburg, where he joined the ophthalmology practice within Suncoast Medical Clinic and has practiced there for twenty-five years.

He is a member of the American Optometric Society, the American Optometric Association and the Florida Optometric Association. He is also a member of the International Sports Vision Association.

Dr. Smith participates and donates to YMCA Clearwater Fishing Tournament and has for the past ten years. He maintains a collection on site for the Lions Club to collect donated glasses and has personally contributed over 3,000 new eyeglass frames to the lions club organization to make eyeglasses for the underprivileged.

He volunteers his time for the “Be My Eyes” online visual service for the blind and urges everyone to become involved. He is an avid fisherman and sportsman and is active in his Church.


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Suzy Rose

Licensed Dispensing Optician
Suzy is a native Floridian, born and raised in Miami. She moved to the St. Petersburg area in 1998 after serving four years in the US Army. She has been in the optical field for over 15 years and has been a licensed dispensing optician for close to ten of those years. Suzy enjoys working with patients to find them that perfect pair of eyeglasses and will ensure that she does everything she can to make your purchase both informative and enjoyable. When she is not at work, Suzy enjoys horseback riding and spending time with her husband and his family.