Darrell E. White, M.D. is the founder of Skyvision Centers. Dr. White graduated from Williams College in 1982 with a BA in biology. He then attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine, receiving his medical degree in 1986. Internship at Rhode Island Hospital (a Brown University teaching hospital) was followed by an ophthalmology residency at New York University. Dr. White’s training culminated in a year as the Executive Chief Resident in 1990.
Dr. White and his family moved to Northeast Ohio in 1991. Dr. White has been one of the preeminent ophthalmic surgeons in the area since that time. He has held numerous leadership positions including President of the Cleveland Ophthalmological Society, and Medical Director of the first excimer laser center in Northeast Ohio. Dr. White continues to be a leader among ophthalmic surgeons in the area, bringing new technologies, advanced concepts and new products to Northeast Ohio. Dr. White performed the first VISX laser PRK surgery in the Cleveland area back in 1994 and has been doing LASIK eye surgery since 1995. He performed the first Crystalens™ accommodating lens surgery for cataracts in Northeast Ohio. He has performed close to 20,000 cataract surgeries!
Over the past decade his focus on the treatment of Dry Eye has made SkyVision a “Dry Eye Center of Excellence”, one of the first in the U. S. with this distinction. Dr. White is a sought after speaker on the topic of Dry Eye and he is the leader in Northeast Ohio in the successful implementation of the new technology “Lipiflow” for the treatment of Meibomian Gland Dysfunction. Dr. White enjoys being a resource for other doctors on the treatment of this exponentially increasing disease. In addition to Dry Eye treatment, Dr. White has been one of the few ophthalmologists in the area to add an in-house YAG laser for the treatment of eye floaters, called Laser Vitreolysis as well as the more common laser treatments for glaucoma.
Dr. White was introduced to the eye care industry as a child by his father. Dick White spent his entire working career in the optical industry. Beginning with his first job at American Optical in Southbridge Massachusetts, Dick was involved in all aspects of optical manufacturing. In the latter part of his career, Dick and his partner owned the Martin-Copland Company, one of the oldest frame manufacture’s in America. Because of his unique early exposure to eye care, eye doctors, and the optical industry, Dr. White’s perspective as an ophthalmologist is truly unique.
Dr. White and his wife Beth currently live in Avon Lake and have lived in the Westshore area for over 20 years. Early in their years in Cleveland, the White family fell in love with skiing and they have spent time together both in the mountains and on the beach all over the United States. They had settled in to “empty nesting” but now they are finding that their “empty nest” is not so empty! Their three married children Dan, Megan, and Randy are beginning their families. They now have 3 grandchildren in the area. The nest is often filled with the words “Papi” and “Grammy”!
Dr. White is a lifelong athlete. In January of 2006, he discovered CrossFit. Dr. White will tell everyone who will listen how great CrossFit is, and how much more healthy and fit he is since he started using CrossFit for his physical fitness. He is a certified CrossFit trainer and holds the unofficial title of “CrossFit community goodwill ambassador,” a position given to him by the CrossFit founder Greg Glassman.