At Birmingham Vision Care, our staff of experienced, friendly optometrists is ready to provide you the best, most comprehensive eye care in Oakland County. Call today to schedule an appointment!
Dr. Patricia Poma-Nowinski
Dr. Patricia Poma-Nowinski is a Michigan native, born and raised in Shelby Township. She received a Bachelor in Science degree at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. While an undergraduate student, she spent a semester abroad in Florence, Italy. She also worked at the Kellogg Eye Center doing genetic research on retinitis pigmentosa, a devastating disease that may lead to blindness.
While attending the Ohio State College of Optometry in Columbus, OH, Dr. Poma worked at the Chillicothe Veterans Administration Hospital. She also did extensive clinic rotations in contact lenses, vision therapy, low vision and pediatrics. Dr. Poma was selected as the sole recipient of the Eschenbach Low Vision Award.
Dr. Poma has also been involved in clinical research in contact lenses and contact lens solutions for Johnson and Johnson and Alcon Pharmaceuticals. In addition, Dr. Poma worked four years with two ophthalmologists specializing in treating anterior segment (front portion of the eye) diseases. These include infections, inflammations, degenerations and glaucoma.
Dr. Poma earned her post-doctorate fellowship in pediatric development. She is an active member of the AOA (American Optometric Association), MOA (Michigan Optometric Association) and COVD (College of Vision Development). She particularly enjoys working with children, helping them become successful students through vision therapy, and fitting difficult contact lens cases. She works hard to identify and treat binocular vision dysfunction which includes but is not limited to prescribing prism.
Dr. Poma is fluent in Italian and relatively articulate in Spanish. She is happily married and enjoys time with her two sons.
Dr. Ellery Isaac
Dr. Isaac was born and raised in L’Anse, Michigan located on the shores of Lake Superior. In her senior year of high school she fell in love with optometry after being prescribed contact lenses for the first time. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Ferris State University. Continuing on to graduate with distinction from The Michigan College of Optometry. Throughout Optometry school she completed in-depth training in low vision, speciality contact lens fittings and ocular disease. Her clinical disease training was done at the Battle Creek Veterans Association Hospital where she became confident in managing glaucoma.
She believes staying involved and supporting her profession is very important and is a current member of the American Optometric Association and the Michigan Optometric Association. She frequently reads, studies and attends optometric conferences around the country to stay up to date with research to ensure she is providing top quality eye care to her patients.
Dr. Isaac strives to give her patients clear, comfortable vision by providing comprehensive eye exams for all ages. She specializes in treating chronic dry eye based on each individual patients symptoms and lifestyle. She also fits a variety of speciality contact lenses including orthokeratology, to help manage myopia in children, and scleral lenses for severe dry eye and keratoconus. She uses her knowledge and state of the art technology to diagnose glaucoma and develop a management plan that is right for each patient.
She loves calling metro Detroit home and is excited to be the newest member of Birmingham Vision Care. Outside of the office, Dr. Isaac enjoys running with her dog Turner, cooking and traveling with her husband Chris.
Dr. Melissa Schultz
As a young girl living in Ohio, Dr. Schultz realized that she wanted to become an Optometrist the second she put on glasses for the first time. She was fascinated by how clearly she could see the world! That passion for clear vision and helping people becomes very evident when she is caring for her patients. A patient recently said “Dr. Schultz truly cares about the whole patients’ care and wellbeing.”
To pursue her dreams of becoming an Optometrist, Dr. Schultz chose Michigan State University where she graduated with honors in Human Biology. She then continued on to the Michigan College of Optometry where she earned an honors distinction as well. Although passionate about primary eye care, Dr. Schultz has vast experience in treating ocular disease. These impactful experiences allowed her to excel in caring for patients of all ages with various eye diseases.
As a long time contact lens wearer, Dr. Schultz is passionate about providing the latest technology in contact lenses to all of her patients, including specialty lenses designed for keratoconus or other corneal irregularities and has received post doctorate training and certifications.
When Dr. Schultz is not at the office, you can find her at one of her daughter’s schools volunteering. She has been recognized with the Founder’s Day award for this dedication, and is currently the head of a community service club at the Middle School. She and her family all enjoy being active outdoors, especially on our Great Lakes in the summer.
Dr. Eliza Seros
Dr. Seros is originally from Dearborn, Michigan. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan. During her undergrad education, she worked with the Vision Research Institute at the Michigan College of Optometry assisting in research of specialty contact lenses. Dr. Seros went on to receive her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee. While there, she completed in-depth clinical training in ocular disease, contact lenses, and pediatric eye care.
Dr. Seros completed a Primary Care and Ocular Disease residency at the Southern College of Optometry. During residency, she gained experience in managing a variety of eye conditions including diabetic eye disease, macular degeneration, and glaucoma.
Dr. Seros’ passion for eyecare began at a young age after she had several surgeries to correct a strabismus, commonly known as a lazy eye. Beginning in 2014, Dr. Seros has attended five Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (VOSH) trips traveling to several countries to provide eye care to those in need. She is also a member of the American Optometric Association (AOA) and the Michigan Optometric Association (MOA). She is working towards becoming a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) as well as becoming board certified with the American Board of Optometry (ABO). When not in clinic, she enjoys being outdoors, spending time with her dog, Kilo, and being active through CrossFit and running.
Dr. Harriet C. Pelton
Dr. Harriet Pelton was born and raised in the Metro Detroit area. She attended the University of Michigan from 1974 to 1977. She received early admission to the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, IL, and graduated with her Optometric Doctorate in 1981. While attending the Illinois College of Optometry, Dr. Pelton did a residency at the Veteran’s Hospital in Chicago.
Dr. Pelton has been with Birmingham Vision Care since 1981. In addition to adult care, and specialty contact lenses, she has worked extensively with children’s vision. She specializes in prescribing prism and other therapy for binocular vision dysfunction. Dr. Pelton has built up one of the largest vision therapy practices in the Midwest, receiving referrals from teachers, parents, principals, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, reading specialists, physical therapists, psychologists, counselors, pediatricians, optometrists and ophthalmologists.
Dr. Pelton earned her post-doctorate fellowship in pediatric development. She is an active member of COVD (College of Vision Development), PAVE (Patients for Active Vision Education) and OEP (Optometric Extension Program), along with the AOA (American Optometric Association), MOA (Michigan Optometric Association) and MDOS (Metro Detroit Optometric Society). She has given many talks and workshops to educators, parents, occupational therapists, physical therapists and psychologists. Dr. Pelton went on a volunteer optometric mission to Merida, Mexico, and to an Indian Reservation in North Dakota. She loves working with kids and helping them reach their academic potentials.
Dr. Pelton is married and has three awesome children.