MEET OUR EYE DOCTORS
Dr. Michael McGrath is a native of Saint Albans, West Virginia. He graduated with honors from West Virginia University where he earned his B.S. in Biology as well as his B.S. in Nursing. After working as an R.N. for WVU Hospitals in Morgantown, Dr. McGrath decided to attend the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia. There, he earned a B.S. in Visual Sciences as well as his Doctor of Optometry (O.D.), graduating with clinical honors. Dr. McGrath was awarded Western Pennsylvania Optometric Society "Young Optometrist of the Year" 2013 Upon graduation, he began practicing optometry in greater Baltimore, Maryland. He has since relocated to western Pennsylvania, joining our practice in 2011. He is licensed in the treatment and management of ocular disease. Dr. McGrath has two daughters who keep him very busy. He enjoys spending time with his family, including their pug, Lola.
Dr. McGrath earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry form the University of Pittsburgh. She then attended Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia, where she graduated with both clinical honors and academic honors, while earning a B.S. in Visual Sciences as well as her Doctor of Optometry degree. After finishing her residency in Baltimore, she moved back to greater Pittsburgh where she has been practicing Optometry, focusing on the primary care, surgical co-management, and emergency eye care. Dr. McGrath is Board Certified by the Academy of Optometry. She is member of the American Optometric Association, the Pennsylvania Optometric Association and the Western Pennsylvania Optometric Society, where she is on the Board of Directors. She was honored as the 2014 Western Pennsylvania Optometric Society as the ‘Young Optometrist of the Year.' She was also awarded the Young Optometrist of the Year for the entire state of Pennsylvania. Her passion for Optometry is only rivaled by spending time with her wonderful family, Dr. Michael McGrath, their two beautiful daughters and cute little pug!
Dr. Robert C. Wheatall graduated from Illinois College of Optometry with a Doctorate of Optometry degree, O.D., in 1982. Prior to attending Illinois College of Optometry, Dr. Wheatall attended the Indiana University of Pennsylvania where he obtained an undergraduate degree in Biology and graduate education in Biochemistry.
He has been in private practice in Butler, Pennsylvania, since 1982. Wheatall assumed the practices of two of his retiring colleagues, Dr. A. Neil Kerns and Dr. Gerald Zucker. This has given Dr. Wheatall the opportunity to work with respected mentors and provide ongoing care to the patients in their long-established practices.
Throughout his 39-year practice, Dr. Wheatall has continued to introduce new options in eye care as they become available. He is excited to be providing orthokeratology (also known as overnight vision correction or ortho-k) to provide clear vision without lens correction all day long. Dr. Wheatall also specializes in fitting scleral lenses that provide an amazing combination of good comfort and clear vision for patients experiencing keratoconus or other corneal problems.
Dr. Wheatall, a Diplomat of the American Board of Optometry, was recognized in 2017 as the Optometrist of the Year by the Western Pennsylvania Optometric Society.
When he is away from the office, Dr. Wheatall enjoys participating in triathlons, researching his family tree, listening to classical music, and camping with his family. A long-time member of First Church in Butler, he is the father of three adult children and the very proud grandfather of five.
Dr. Danielle Cozza is a native of Williamsport in north central Pennsylvania. She graduated with honors from the University of Pittsburgh where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Science with a minor in Chemistry. Dr. Cozza went on to attend the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University in Philadelphia, where she graduated with clinical and academic honors. She has provided eye care for patients all around the Pittsburgh area, including Murrysville, Monroeville, West Newton, Mt. Pleasant, and Charleroi. Dr. Cozza practices full scope optometry and provides primary vision care to patients of all ages. She specializes in the treatment and management of ocular disease such as cataracts, dry eye disease, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration. She is member of the American Optometric Association, the Pennsylvania Optometric Association, the Western Pennsylvania Optometric Society, and Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society. In her spare time, Dr. Cozza enjoys spending time with her husband, her young son, and their two miniature dachshund puppies.
What our Eye Doctors Have to Say...
At our Butler eye care clinic, we handle everything from adult and children’s eye exams and hard-to-fit contact lenses, to eye emergencies, treatment of eye diseases and co-management of eye surgery such as LASIK.
Expert eye care solutions should be convenient and easy, and we excel in serving all your vision needs while maximizing the convenience. We are devoted to helping you maximize your vision, so you can enjoy the highest quality of life!