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Doctors of Optometry, Inc.

Our Practice

The history of our practice is rooted with Dr. Joseph E. Fitzgerald. Dr. Fitzgerald first opened his practice in Cleveland in 1938. In 1947 he moved his practice to Parma on Ridge Road near Snow Road where it remained for 55 years. Dr. Dowd joined the practice in 1977 and Dr. Zanoudakis joined the practice in 1986 when Dr Fitzgerald retired. In 1991 Dr. Dowd and Dr. Zanoudakis began to see patients in North Royalton as well, at the practice of Dr. Daniel G. Hummel, which they later acquired when Dr. Hummel retired. In October 2002 both locations were moved to a new state-of-the-art facility at 7448 Ridge Road, just south of Pleasant Valley Road. Dr. Hornik joined the practice in 2006.


Paul M. Dowd, O.D., F.A.A.O

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Dr. Dowd attended Kent State University in a course of study in pre-optometry and is a Cum Laude graduate of the Ohio State University College of Optometry. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a member of the American Optometric and Ohio Optometric Associations, and the Optometric Refractive Surgery Society. He is a past President of the Cleveland Optometric Association and the Northeast Ohio Academy of Optometry. He has a special interest in pediatric vision care and surgical co-management. He currently resides in North Royalton with his wife Sandy. He has two sons, Trevor and Darren.


Emmanuel Zanoudakis, O.D.

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Dr. Zanoudakis received his bachelors' degree in Biology at Kenyon College and is a graduate of the Ohio State University College of Optometry. He is a member of the American Optometric and Ohio Optometric Associations, and the Optometric Refractive Surgery Society. He is a past president of the Cleveland Optometric Association. He has a special interest in pediatric vision care, treatment of eye diaease, and surgical co-management. He currently resides in North Royalton with his wife Mary and children Nicole, Victoria, and Michael.


Paul S. Hornik, O.D.

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Dr. Hornik is a 1967 graduate of St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland, Ohio. He did his undergraduate studies at Ohio University and graduated from The Ohio State University College of Optometry in 1973. He served as president of the Cleveland Optometric Association in 1976-78. His interests include specialty contact lens fitting, LASIK co-management, diabetic, and geriatric eye care. He resides in Middleburg Heights with his wife Jane. He has two sons, Phillip and Andrew and a daughter, Rachel.


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