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.
Licensed Optician/Optical Manager
Amanda has been a Licensed Optician for over 22 years. She developed a passion for the optical industry at a very young age and knew it was the career for her. She has worked at The Optical Shop for Dr. Mark Smith for the past 13 years. She continually strives to make The Optical Shop a fun yet professional environment that allows patients to have an exciting and enjoyable experience. In her spare time, she teaches spin classes and is an avid runner. Most of all, she enjoys spending quality time with her family.
Susan is a Board Certified Licensed Optician. She has been in the optical industry for 20+ years. Susan started out by working in an optical lab, fabricating prescription glasses. She has been fortunate to work at The Optical Shop for Dr. Mark Smith for the past 10 years. Susan enjoys working with patients, helping them find the perfect pair of glasses and educating them on the latest lens technology. When Susan is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband.
Optical Sales Associate
Sasha is a Tampa native. She is the newest member of The Optical Shop team. She has 13+ years’ experience in the optical field. She loves working with patients, frame styling, and keeping them up to date on the newest eyewear and eye care trends. Outside of work, Sasha has a six-year-old son who she loves to travel and see the world with.