Dr. Steven Shaw is a Florida native. He grew up in Miami and later attended college at Florida State University. After receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Meteorology with minors in mathematics and physics he worked as a meteorologist in both North and Central Florida. After three years he realized meteorology was not the career he wanted for the rest of this life and he returned to college to prepare to attend optometry school. He moved to Philadelphia in 2004 to attend the Pennsylvania College of Optometry with detailed focus on ocular disease management, primary eye care, low vision, and specialty contact lens fittings. After graduating with Honors he worked in the Washington D.C. area. He later realized how much he missed the Florida winters and decided to return to his home state.
Dr. Shaw and Dr. Strucko met in optometry school in Philadelphia and are now married and co-owners of Eye Care Center of Ocala. He loves technology and is always looking for the next best piece of technology to bring into the office to provide even better care to his patients! He enjoys working with patients and looks forward to the challenging cases in terms of diagnosing ocular disease and fitting a complicated contact lens patient. In his spare time, he enjoys the outdoors, playing golf, and spending time with his family.
Dr. Shaw holds professional affiliations with the American Optometric Association, Florida Optometric Association, and North Central Florida Optometric Society. He is also certified by The Florida Medical Association and Florida Optometric Association to prescribe oral medication for the treatment of eye disease.
Dr. Nadia Strucko was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, and attended Towson University where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Finance. After completing her undergraduate studies she started working in finance for T. Rowe Price. Three years later she realized she was not happy in that field and decided to return to school to pursue her love of science and medicine. Dr. Strucko left Baltimore and moved to Philadelphia in 2005 to pursue her doctorate. She attended Pennsylvania College of Optometry and specialized in low vision.
Nadia Strucko, O.D. is a Board Certified Optometric Physician and has been practicing optometry since 2009. She started Shaw Eye Care Associates with her husband Dr. Steven Shaw which has grown into Eye Care Center of Ocala. There she specializes in primary eye care, diagnosing and managing ocular diseases including diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. She also fits specialty contact lenses including rigid gas permeables.
Dr. Strucko holds professional affiliations with the American Optometric Association, Florida Optometric Association, and North Central Florida Optometric Society. She is also certified by The Florida Medical Association and Florida Optometric Association to prescribe oral medication for the treatment of eye disease.
Dr. Michelle Cevallos has been an integral part of our team since 2014. She grew up in South Florida and received her B.S. in Vision Science from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and her doctorate at Nova Southeastern in 2007. She graduated with Honors in Cornea and Contact lens clinic and in Primary Care. Dr. Cevallos completed her externship rotation in geriatric care and post surgical management at Braverman Eye Center in Hallendale Beach, Florida.
Dr. Cevallos specializes in dry eye/ocular surface management, specialty contact lens fittings, ocular disease management and treatment, and pre/post operative LASIK management. Throughout her career, Dr. Cevallos has trained and worked alongside leaders in the fields of cornea, LASIK, and general ophthalmology.
She has also participated in service trips to Peru and Trinidad for Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity, an organization providing comprehensive eye care to impoverished communities. Dr. Cevallos is a member of the American Optometric Association, Florida Optometric Association, and North Central Florida Optometric Society.
In her spare time, Dr. Cevallos enjoys traveling, hiking, and camping with her husband, daughter and son. She is fluent in Spanish.
Dr. Sean G. Walton practices full scope optometric care in our Ocala office where he specializes in primary eye care, ocular disease treatment and management (including glaucoma and macular degeneration), specialty contact lens fittings, pediatric eye care, dry eye care, and urgent eye care services. He strives to tailor every patient’s treatment regiment to their individual needs to give their concerns the attention they deserve.
Dr. Walton joins our Ocala optometry practice after serving the NY/NJ area as a primary care eye doctor for over 5 years, including practicing with an exclusive Spanish speaking population in Union City, NJ. Dr. Walton graduated from Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry in 2008. In his time at Nova, he distinguished himself and achieved the Dean’s list, was a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society, and won the NBEO Award for Highest Score for his exceptional performance during board certification. Furthermore, he completed his clinical rotations with honors at both Aker-Kasten Cataract and Laser Institute at Boca Raton, FL and at Liane Downtown Eye Associates in downtown Jacksonville, FL. A member of the American Optometric Association, the Florida Optometric Association, and past secretary of the Hudson County Society of Optometric Physicians, Dr. Walton strives to stay active and current with the ever changing system of health care management and delivery.
Dr. Walton has teamed up with the Lions Club to organize several service trips to provide eye care to underserved populations, including trips to Lima, Peru and several locations in Trinidad. He has also organized fundraisers, meetings, and local elementary school vision screenings as a past president of SVOSH working with VOSH, as well as participating in Special Olympics athlete screening programs throughout Florida. Dr. Walton’s interests include exploring natural dietary and nutritional health solutions to better serve his patients’ health needs. Dr. Walton also enjoys playing tennis, reading (especially historical fiction), and playing music in his spare time.