Doctors & Staff
Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Family Eyecare North the leading provider of vision care products and services in Seven Fields.
David M English OD, President
As a leader in the Laser Vision Correction arena, Dr. English has counseled many patients through the life changing experience of laser surgery. He had the procedure done years ago, and has been able to offer real life answers to the questions patients may have. As the owner and president of Family Eyecare North, he has been active in the Western PA Optometric Society, and State Chairman for Vision USA, a charitable program for local residents who have no means to obtain quality eye care. In offering full exams, contact lens evaluations, pediatric analysis and geriatric care, he has built a complete vision center. He graduated with a BS in neuroscience from the University of Pittsburgh before continuing his education at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. He and his family reside in Forward Township.
Adam J. Dillner OD, Associate
Adam J. Dillner, O.D. was born and raised in Mars, PA and graduated from Mars High School in 2006. He attended Allegheny College and earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with a minor in Economics. While there, he was an active volunteer firefighter and EMT for the local fire department. Continuing his education at The Pennsylvania College of Optometry, he earned his Doctor of Optometry in 2014 and clinical honors at The Eye Institute of Philadelphia.
Dr. Dillner completed internships focused on disease and management at Family Eyecare North, Philadelphia VA Medical Center, and several health clinics. He is therapeutically licensed and remains focused on preventative medicine and early disease detection and management. Along with primary care, Dr. Dillner is involved in contact lenses, pediatrics and binocular vision, and advancements in dry-eye procedures. He is a member of the American Optometric Association.
Dr. Dillner is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys fishing on his boat. Like most “Pittsburghers,” he is a loyal fan of the Steelers, Penguins, and Pirates
Amy Lazzo, Office Administrator
Joining our staff in 1992 part time, Amy has worked her way through our office at front desk, pretesting and optical. Now managing the practice full time, she can answer just about any question you may ask her. Taking care of the accounts receivable, accounts payable and making sure your insurance claims get paid correctly keeps her busy. Amy enjoys working with our staff and patients.
Debra Ziegler, Front Desk
Debbie first came to us as a pre-examiner but now operates our front desk. She always greets with a smile and will make you feel right at home and apart of our Family Eyecare North “family”. We call her our insurance expert!
Jane Cumberledge, Front Desk
Jane joined our family in a part time position. You will see her at the front desk greeting the patients and gathering the important information for the patient’s record. She also assists with Accounts Receivable, takes weekly inventory of the contact trials and performs the Visual Field testing.
Sue Hritz, Pre-Testing/ Scribe
Sue will begin taking the patients health history and any testing the doctor orders for your eye health exam. She will also assist the doctor by entering your information into our EHR software during your eye health exam. Sue is our “dry eye expert”.
Amber Fritz, Pre-Testing/Scribe
Amber will begin taking the patients health history and any testing the doctor orders for your eye health exam. She will also assist the doctor by entering your information into our EHR software during your eye health exam.
Michelle Lazzo, Pre-Testing/Scribe
Michelle will begin taking the patients health history and any testing the doctor orders for your eye health exam. She will also assist the doctor by entering your information into our EHR software during your eye health exam.
Brian Emark, Optician
Brian joined our family in 2013. Brian will help you find your “New” frame and choose the right lens for your Optical needs. Just ask him about what lens material and treatments will keep you seeing at an optimum level everyday!
Julie Horstman, Optical Administrator
Julie joined our family November 2008. Julie is originally from the state of Indiana. She began working in the optometric field there and then moved to the Pittsburgh area. We were lucky that she found our office while searching for a job in this area. You will find Julie in The Optical Showcase overseeing all the daily duties and patient care. If you have a question about your insurance coverage just ask Julie.
Joanne Zediker, Optician
Helping patients chose eyewear that makes them look their best, is just one part of the job at the Optical Showcase next door to Family Eyecare North. Joanne Zediker has many years experience in making your choices easier by educating you to the value and benefits of lens materials and treatments that not only make you look great, but keep you seeing at an optimum level on a day to day basis. Being able to give patient’s the advantage of glare free vision is just one of the benefits Joanne gives every patient that walks through our doors.
Denise Stevens, Laser Vision Correction Coordinator
Denise has counseled hundreds of patients through the life changing process of Laser Vision Correction. When asked for her thoughts, Denise said “Our success rate has been so high because of the care we take to answer all the patient’s questions and our doctors don’t just recommend LASIK for everyone. I had the procedure done in 1999, and it truly is a gift. I can give the patient first hand guidance through the decision, financing and post operative care. No one ever says I wish I never did this. Most say why did I wait so long?”