All of us at Eyesight and Surgery Associates owe a great deal of gratitude to Freeman Botnick, MD, without whom our wonderful practice would not exist. We wish to thank Dr. Botnick for his many years of service and dedication to his patients. Thanks Free!


Andrew Jusko, MD

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Andrew Jusko, MD joined Freeman Botnick, MD at Eyesight and Surgery Associates in 2004. Dr. Jusko graduated from Middlebury College summa cum laude. He then attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and graduated magna cum laude and achieved the highest honor of joining Alpha Omega Alpha as a third year medical student. Dr. Jusko completed his residency training in Ophthalmology at Cornell University Medical Center in New York City. He is an avid golfer and lives in Longmeadow, MA.

Elizabeth Arsenio, MD

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Elizabeth Arsenio, MD joined Andrew Jusko, MD at Eyesight and Surgery Associates in 2014. Dr. Arsenio graduated from McMaster University Medical School. Prior to joining Eyesight and Surgery Associates, Dr. Arsenio worked for many years in the Springfield, MA area, much of it spent at her own practice, Family Eye Care Center. In her time away from the office, Dr. Arsenio enjoys traveling, and spending time at the beach with her family.

Larry A. Litscher, MD

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Larry A. Litscher, MD, a native of Pittsfield Massachusetts, graduated Summa Cum Laude from Dartmouth College, where he was Phi Beta Kappa and participated on the varsity cross-country and ski teams. Dr. Litscher is a board-certified eye physician and surgeon who is also fellowship trained as a sub-specialist in corneal diseases and surgery. His practice encompasses comprehensive care, including cataract, glaucoma, infectious disease, contact lenses, and diabetes, as well as his specialty interest in advanced cataract/lens implant surgery, corneal transplant surgery, and laser vision correction.

Moulaye Haidara, MD

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We are pleased to welcome Dr. Moulaye Haidara to our practice.  Dr. Haidara graduated from Howard University, in Washington DC, summa cum laude. He then attended University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, where he also completed his residency in Ophthalmology. He treats most diseases of the eye, including cataract, glaucoma, diabetes, macular degeneration, some eyelid disorders, as well as some forms of strabismus. He is also committed to provide eye care to remote regions in West Africa.

William Derr, OD

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Dr. William Derr has been a staff optometrist with Eyesight and Surgery Associates since 2002. He graduated from Clark University magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Derr received his Doctor of Optometry degree from New England College of Optometry in Boston, MA. A member of the American Optometric Association, Massachusetts Society of Optometrists, and the Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society, Dr. Derr also enjoys hiking and amateur photography.

Christopher Symolon, OD

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Dr. Christopher Symolon received his Doctorate of Optometry from the New England College of Optometry in 2004. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Connecticut in 1999. Dr. Symolon holds membership in the American Optometric Association and Massachusetts Society of Optometrists. He proudly served as an Army Optometrist before joining Eyesight and Surgery Associates in 2007.

Kathryn Skarbez, OD

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Dr. Kathryn Skarbez studied biology at the University of Scranton prior to her early acceptance into optometry school. She received her Doctorate of Optometry from the New England College of Optometry in 2010. Following graduation, Dr. Skarbez completed a residency in ocular disease at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in West Roxbury, MA. She continued working with the Veterans Affairs in Northampton, MA prior to joining Eyesight and Surgery Associates. Dr. Skarbez is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.