Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.
Our optometrist takes the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.
Meet our doctor:
Dr. James M. Budd has a degree in physics from St. Vincent College, and has been practicing optometry since 1984, when he graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. He formerly taught optics and other courses at the University of Missouri School of Optometry and the Alabama School of Optometry, and he has written computer programs (for designing contact lenses and demonstrating eye muscle problems) that are being used all over the world.
The Eyeglass Store was established by Dr. Bernard Shepman in 1981, and Dr. Budd bought the practice in 1991. It moved from its original location (in the Arcade) to its current location in 1994.
Dr. Budd enjoys spending time with his wife, Clare, and his three sons. He also enjoys music (he plays violin, keyboards, guitar, bass and mandolin), symphonies, theater, Pittsburgh sports teams, fixing things, anything on PBS, and a good laugh.
Dr. Telega is a Western Pennsylvania native and attended Washington and Jefferson College where she obtained her BS in Psychology and then went on to attend the Pennsylvania College of Optometry for her professional degree. Professional interests include the treatment of dry eye and allergy, contact lens fits, and LASIK co management. Dr. Telega is a member of the American Optometric Association, Pennsylvania Optometric Association, Western Pennsylvania Optometric Society. She is also a member of the Pittsburgh Rotary Club. She currently resides in Pittsburgh, PA and enjoys travel, food, and music.