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Our Doctors

Coupled with our high service level, our doctors use the most advanced technologies available for diagnosing, treating and preventing all types of vision conditions. Through the use of advanced technology and personal service, we deliver an eye care experience that is second to none.

(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!)

Elizabeth Arsenio, MD


A few parting words:
“It has been an incredible honor to serve you as a physician in our community throughout all these years. Caring for my patients for more than 40 years has been the most rewarding aspect of my career. I have come to know many of my patients and their families as friends. I have cherished my relationships with all of you. It is hard to put into words how truly grateful I am for your many years of trust, loyalty and friendship.”

We were fortunate enough to have Dr. Arsenio on our team for the last 6 years. She truly will be missed.

We are happy to pass along any retirement wishes or cards.

Andrew Jusko, MD

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. Furthermore, he 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.

Larry A. Litscher, MD

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. Furthermore, 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.

Christopher Symolon, OD

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

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.