Dean N. Shissias, O.D.
Dr. Dean (as he likes to be called) joined Horizon Eye Care in 1999 after fifteen years of private practice throughout the area. He is an optometrist, providing general eye care with emphasis on contact lenses to the Horizon Eye Care patients in Margate, Galloway and English Creek. In addition to general optometric training, Dr Dean is licensed to prescribe therapeutic medications to his patients.
Dr. Shissias regularly volunteers his care to The New Jersey State Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired. He is an area resident who enjoys golfing and going to the beach.
Andrea J. Mazur, O.D.
Dr. Mazur is a primary care optometrist who joined Horizon Eye Care in 2001 after working for a medical practice outside Philadelphia. Dr. Mazur is a graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. She is committed to providing outstanding eye care for patients in the Egg Harbor Township and Ocean City locations. As a primary care optometrist, she helps patients with their glasses, contacts, and surgical options for Lasik and cataracts. She is therapeutically licensed to treat eye disease.
She and her husband have 2 young children and like to spend their leisure time with them. She also enjoys outdoor activities, reading, and traveling to visit family and friends.
Jill J. Rodio-Vivadelli, O.D.
Dr. Jill Rodio-Vivadelli completed a bachelor's degree in Biology with a minor in Psychology at The College of New Jersey. Her optometric studies were completed at the State University of New York College of Optometry in New York City, where she graduated second in her class with a Doctorate of Optometry in 2004. Dr. Vivadelli trained at Philadelphia Veteran's Medical Center, Omni New Jersey Eye Specialists and SUNY Optometric Center. She was the recipient of various graduation awards and distinctions, including Esther J. Werner Memorial Award for Academic Excellence. Upon graduation, she completed a fellowship program in cornea and contact lenses in New York City, which provided advanced training in specialty contact lens fitting and refractive surgery.
Dr. Vivadelli currently resides in Hammonton with her husband, son and two daughters. When not in the office, she enjoys playing the piano, tennis, skiing, running, and relaxing at the beach with her family. She has been an active participant in the Multiple Sclerosis Walk for over ten years.
Nickolas J. Shissias, O.D.
Nickolas J. Shissias, OD, a native of Northfield, New Jersey, received his BS in Vision Science and Doctor of Optometry degree from Salus University. During his externship rotations he received honors for Primary Care, Ocular Disease and Hospital/Ocular Disease management and was a member of Beta Sigma Kappa optometric honor society. Before optometry school, he received his bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Delaware.
Dr. Shissias’ clinical training includes diagnosis and management of ocular disease, specialty contact lens fitting, pediatric and geriatric eye exams, and comprehensive primary care optometry. During his external clinical rotations he trained at Select Eye Care in Baltimore, MD, and Charleston Eye in Charleston, SC, and Lyons Veteran’s Hospital in Lyons, NJ. Dr. Shissias has helped co-author a poster that was accepted by the American Optometry Association.
During his free time, he enjoys working out, cooking, traveling, and cheering on Philadelphia sports teams.
Sara Shkalim, O.D.
Dr. Sara Shkalim grew up in Brooklyn, New York and graduated from SUNY Binghamton University, with a Bachelors of Science in Cellular and Molecular Biology. After completing her degree, she entered the Pennsylvania College of Optometry and received her Doctor of Optometry degree in 2010.
After graduating from optometry school, Dr. Shkalim completed a one year residency specializing in Low Vision and Rehabilitation at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. Dr. Shkalim's interest in low vision, as well as academic instruction, led her to not only provide care for low vision patients but also lecture on the subject of optical principles in ophthalmics course at Salus University. Dr. Shkalim became a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry in 2012 and spoke at both the 2012 and 2013 Academy meetings. Dr. Shkalim currently maintains a role as an adjunct professor at Salus University.
Dr. Shkalim enjoys a balance of both primary care and low vision; the most important factor of each being patient education and satisfaction. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, running, and traveling.
Michael Klufas, M.D.
Dr. Klufas will be taking care of Dr. Omesh Gupta's patients in Margate and Dr. Sunir Garg's patients in Egg Harbor Township.
He is an East Coast native, born and raised in Connecticut where his father has been practicing internal medicine for over 30 years. His wife, Samantha, and their new daughter, Katie, are excited to be returning to Samantha's home state of New Jersey.
Dr. Klufas strongly believes the patient and the physician are a team working together toward a common goal and aims to deliver thoughtful and individualized patient care. He is also conversant in Ukrainian & Spanish.
Dr. Michael Klufas graduated Magna Cum Laude with Honors in Neuroscience from Brown University, and received his Doctor of Medicine degree with academic distinction and Honors in Research from Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY. Dr Klufas completed his transitional intern year at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, NY. He performed his ophthalmology residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell, New York, NY where he was awarded the Weill Cornell Resident Research Award and the New York Weill Cornell Medical Center Alumni Council Distinguished Housestaff Award. Dr Klufas completed his two-year vitreoretinal surgery fellowship at Jules Stein Eye Institute/University of California, Los Angeles, CA where he was recognized as the Thelma and William Brand Fellow & Abe Meyer Memorial Fellow, and received the Stein Eye Institute Fellow Teaching Award.
Dr. Klufas is Board Certified in Ophthalmology. He is an active member of the Retina Service at Wills Eye Hospital, and is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University.