Overview and Profile
James Sickler is an Optometrist and was certified by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry 2006 and became a  Fellow in the American Academy of Optometry in 2009. He is licensed in New York State (2010), Montana (2010), North Carolina (2008) and Florida (2006). He has been affiliated with Lake Plains Eye Center, 500 Erie Street South, Medina NY since February 2011.

Medical Education
‘Jim’ attended the State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY and graduated with a B.A. in Biology in May 2001 He also completed course work at both Pennsylvania College of Optometry, Philadelphia, PA B.S. Visual Science  inMay 2003 and Pennsylvania College of Optometry, Philadelphia, PA O.D. in May 2006. His Optometric Residency in Ocular Disease July 2007 was at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, FL.

Scientific Posters
Spectral Domain OCT Pinpoints Cause of Decreased Vision in a Patient With Dry AMD” at the American Academy of Optometry Meeting 2008

“Early Onset Angle Closure Glaucoma Secondary To Central Retinal Vein Occlusion” at the American Academy of Optometry Meeting 2007

“Familial Exudative Vitreo Retinopathy” at the American Academy of Optometry Meeting 2006;

Professional Affiliations
Member of American Academy of Optometry and Member of American Optometric Association.

Dr. Sickler is single and resides in Buffalo, NY .

Independent contractor at two separate private practices in Charlotte, NC from August 2008 until October 2010. Primary care optometry was the predominant form of care practiced at both locations, with an emphasis on fitting toric and multifocal soft contacts and various RGP lenses, treating dry eyes, treating walk-in conditions and co-managing pre and post operative cataract and LASIK patients. Proficiency obtained with the EMR program Exam Write.

Independent contractor in commercial optometry settings with  two national chain Centers in Miami, FL from August 2007 until July 2008. The eye care consisted of primary care optometry, with an emphasis on fitting toric and multifocal soft contacts and RGP lenses. Proficiency obtained in Spanish- only eye exams.

His residency in ocular disease at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, FL began in July 2006 and ended in July 2007. The residency consisted of direct patient care in the primary care, pediatric, neuro-ophthalmology, cornea, retina and glaucoma clinics, alongside various ophthalmologists and optometrists. with an emphasis on ancillary diagnostic test interpretation including: visual field, fluorescein angiogram, optical coherence tomography, anterior segment optical coherence tomography and corneal topography. Weekly educational meetings included grand rounds, fluorescein
angiography review and journal club.

What is an Optometrist?
Optometrists, also called doctors of optometry (O.D.), diagnose and treat vision problems, eye diseases and related conditions.