Dr. Steven Shaw OD
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 OD
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.
Michelle Cevallos OD
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 Walton OD
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.
Dr. Erin McCabe OD, FAAO
Dr. Erin A. McCabe is excited to be joining Eye Care Center of Ocala after working 12 years in northern and southwest Virginia. Dr. McCabe received her Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Exercise Science from Wake Forest University. She worked as a personal trainer in the Washington DC area for a short time before deciding to pursue optometry with the help of a book matching her personality type to various careers. The career of optometry turned out to be a great fit, as she very much enjoys her work and highly values getting to know her patients while striving to provide them with the best possible eye care.
Dr. McCabe graduated with honors from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 2008, alongside Dr. Steven Shaw. She was a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society, and in 2009, her research culminated in a published peer reviewed journal article entitled Advancements in anti-inflammatory therapy for dry eye syndrome.
Dr. McCabe has worked extensively in group practices staffing both optometrists and ophthalmologists. Her experience working alongside ophthalmologists of all specialties has afforded her a myriad of opportunities to diagnose and treat ocular disease, and co-manage ocular surgeries, specifically cataract, glaucoma, corneal, and refractive procedures. During her time in northern Virginia, Dr. McCabe specialized in dry eye, geriatric eye care, and contact lens fittings for patients of all ages and for patients with irregular corneas. In southwest Virginia, Dr. McCabe’s focus shifted from the front of the eye to the back of the eye, where she managed a large population of patients with glaucoma and retinal disease.
Dr. McCabe was awarded fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry in 2014, and she is certified by the Florida Medical Association to prescribe oral medication in the treatment of eye disease.
In her spare time, she enjoys biking, cooking, traveling, and spending time with her husband, who is training to become an ophthalmologist.
Dr. Christopher Castello OD
Originally from Yonkers, New York, Dr. Castello received a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida Atlantic University in 1992 and a Doctorate in Optometry from Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry in 1997.
He is a Board Certified Optometric Physician who specializes in the treatment and management of ocular diseases. Dr. Castello also performs routine eye exams including contact lens fittings.
Dr. Castello was the President of the Palm Beach County Optometric Association from 2006-2007. He also served as an adjunct clinical professor for Nova Southeastern College of Optometry in Davie, Florida for four years.