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Meet Collingswood's Optometrists


Brian Samartino, O.D.

Dr. Samartino completed his undergraduate study with TriBeta honors in Biology at McDaniel College in Westminster, MD.  He received his Doctorate of Optometry from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University.
 
During his studies at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, Dr. Samartino completed externships in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Alaska with clinical honors. Prior to establishing Premier Eye Associates, he practiced full time in the South Jersey area.  During this time, he worked at an ophthalmology practice where he served as the contact lens specialist and practiced medical optometry including care for post operative cataract, retina and LASIK patients.
 
Dr. Samartino lives in Oaklyn, NJ with his wife Nikki.  His interests include watching movies, spending time at the shore, and playing soccer.
 
Professional interests include myopia control/orthokeratology, specialty contact lenses, keratoconus, ocular disease, dry eye treatment.


Tyler Mills, O.D., F.A.A.O

Dr. Mills graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in Biology in 2007. He completed his Doctor of Optometry at The Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University where he earned clinical honors.
 
During this time, he rotated through the Baltimore Veteran’s Hospital and attended regular lectures at the prestigious Wilmer Eye Hospital. He then completed a residency specializing in ocular disease at the Wilmington Delaware Veteran’s Hospital. There he managed a large amount eye disease including glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, macular degeneration, and cataracts.
 
Dr. Mills earned his fellowship with the American Academy of Optometry in 2013, a distinction less than 10 percent of optometrists in the country achieve.

In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Megan, watching Philadelphia sports, trying new restaurants, and spending time at the shore.
 
Professional interests include myopia control/orthokeratology, glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, dry eye syndrome, and uveitis.