About Bayfront Eyecare

Bayfront Eyecare is pleased to offer a wide range of optometric services, eye care products including eyeglasses, specialty eyewear, frames, and contact lenses. Our staff is happy to help however we can.

Our mission is 100% patient satisfaction. It shows in everything that we do. From your first contact with us to your appointment and your follow-up, we aim to make your eye care experience great. This is what drives us to provide you with the best care year after year!

Contact us any time to learn more or to schedule your next appointment.

Dr. Cage

Dr. David Cage, O.D.

Dr. David Cage, OD is a Gannon University graduate and Erie native. He earned his doctorate from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 2004, in which he was a clinical tutor and a member of the school’s judicial board. He received Clinical Excellence awards in Ocular Disease, Low Vision, Pediatrics, and Contact Lenses. Dr. Cage is board certified to practice in the state of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Optometric Association, American Optometric Association, Lion’s Club, and currently serves as a board member for the Sight Center of Northwestern Pennsylvania.

He practiced with Dr. Scott Griffith, M.D. at Griffith Eye Center in North East, until 2009 when he joined Bayfront Eyecare. He resides in Greene Township with his wife Bethany and their sons Gavin and Hudson.

Special interests include Diabetes, Ocular Disease, Glaucoma, Age Related Macular Degeneration, Ocular Emergencies, Dry Eye Syndrome, Contact Lenses, and High Prescriptions.

Dr. Ricart

Dr. Robert Ricart, O.D.

Dr. Robert Ricart, OD was born and raised in Millcreek where he graduated from McDowell High School. He graduated cum laude from Allegheny College with a bachelor degree in Biology and went on to receive his doctorate from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1981. In 1982 he joined the practice of Dr. Robert Leitenberger. In 1985 the practice moved to 300 State Street where Bayfront Eyecare found its permanent home.

At the Pennsylvania College of Optometry Dr. Ricart was a teaching assistant in contact lenses and also interned at the Eye Institute. His other internships included one with the late Dr. Shahane Kirman, Dr. Robert Johnson in Latrobe, PA., as well as the Eye Clinic of Kimbrough Army Hospital in Fort Meade, MD.

Dr. Ricart is a member of the American Optometric Association, Pennsylvania Optometric Association and is board certified to practice in the state of Pennsylvania. He is past president of the Northwest Optometric Association and the Greater Erie Eye and Organ Bank. He served on the advisory board of Vistakon Ophthalmics as well as the speaker’s bureau of ISTA pharmaceutical.

His specialty interests involve working with hard to fit contact lens patients and helping contact lens “drop outs” be successful. He has been in the fore-front in utilizing the latest contact lens designs and lens care options. Dr. Ricart resides in Erie with his wife Lynne and has two grown sons, Ryan and Kevin. Interests outside of work include roller-blading, tennis, golf and gardening.

Dr. Villella

Dr. Douglas Villella, O.D.

Douglas J. Villella, OD joined the practice of Dr. Robert Ricart and Dr. Robert Leitenberger in 1987 after completing four years in the military. Dr. Villella received his optometry degree at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (now called Salius University) and his undergraduate degree in biology at St Bonaventure University. For the past 25 years he has been on staff at Health South Rehabilitation Hospital and Community Health Net.
He is the executive director of a non-profit, Vision for the Poor (www.visionforthepoor.org), that is dedicated to building sustainable eye hospitals in Latin America and Haiti. Eight eye hospitals in Guatemala, Haiti, Mexico, Peru and Nicaragua treat more than 175,000 patients annually.

His specialty interests are treating children who have vision-related learning problems, patients who have suffered traumatic brain injury and patients who experience vision-related dizziness and imbalance symptoms. He was born and raised in Punxsutawney, PA. He lives in Erie with his wife, Holly and son, Anthony. His interests are travel, Latin American culture, cooking, kayaking, cross-country skiing, telemark skiing, cycling and golf. His second language is Spanish.

Awards:

  • Lions Clubs International Melvin Jones Award
  • VSP Humanitarian of the Year
  • VOSH International Humanitarian of the Year
  • Northwest Optometric Society Optometrist of the Year

About Our Team

Our team of eye care professionals is experienced and friendly. We’re here to help all patients understand their benefits, schedule appointments, and fulfill their eye doctor’s orders. Our opticians can give you guidance in picking out your perfect pair of eyewear, and our friendly office staff is knowledgeable about billing and benefits coverage.

Learn more about our team here!

Opticians

Jamie – CPO, Shelley – ABOC, NCLE, & CPOT, Annette – ABOC, Jennifer, Sandy – Optical Manager

Opticians

Technicians

Kaela – CPO, Matthew – CPOT, Kaylee – CPOA, Shelley – CPOT, ABOC, & NCLE, Ana – COMT, NCLE, ABOC, COC-A, Sonya – CPOA

Technicians

Billing

Diane, Nancy – Office Manager

Billing

Front Desk

Rachel, Kim, Maryann – Front Desk Manager, Michelle, Anthony, Curtis

Front Desk