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. Before 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, originally from South Jersey, currently lives in Philadelphia. His interests include watching movies, hiking, watching Philadelphia Union and US Mens National Team play soccer, and playing with is dog, Cessa.
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.
Dr. Mills, Megan (his wife), and their daughter live in Haddonfield. In his free time, he enjoys watching Philadelphia sports, spending time with his wife and daughter, trying new restaurants, and spending time at the shore.
Marlee Silversmith, O.D. -starting September 1, 2021-
Dr. Marlee Silversmith completed her undergraduate study with honors in biology at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. She received her Doctorate of Optometry from State University of New York (SUNY) College of Optometry. Afterwards, she furthered her training by completing an extensive residency that covered ocular disease, low vision, contact lenses and traumatic brain injury at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston, SC. Dr. Marlee is looking forward to bringing these specialties to her patients at Premier Eye Associates.
During her studies at SUNY College of Optometry, Dr. Silversmith completed externships in private practice, SUNY’s specialty clinics, and the Philadelphia VA Medical Center. These externships focused on many specialties such as ocular disease, specialty contact lenses, pediatrics, primary care, myopia control, dry eye, and vision therapy.
Dr. Marlee Silversmith is a native Floridian and was born and raised in originally Boca Raton, FL. She currently lives locally with her husband. Her interests include exploring new cities, trying new foods/restaurants, and going to fitness classes.