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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Sisson-Boyer Eyecare the leading provider of vision care products and services in Newport.

Front Row: Dr. Boyer, Dr. Sisson, Dr. Walter
Back Row: Suzanne, Sherry, Sasha, Katie, Christina, Sue

Dr. RenaldsW. Reynolds Sisson, O.D., F.A.A.O.

Dr. Sisson received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1973. He has practiced independent optometry in Newport since September 1973. He was awarded fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry in 1980. Additionally, he is a member and past president of the Central Pennsylvania Optometric Society and a member of the Pennsylvania Optometric Association, the American Optometric Association and the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. He is a two-time recipient of the Central Pennsylvania Optometric Society “Optometrist of the Year”. Each year since 1982, Dr. Sisson has received the “American Optometric Association Optometric Recognition Award” for maintaining over 50 hours of optometric continuing education. He has served as chairman of the Pennsylvania Optometric Association’s Motorists Vision Committee. Dr. Sisson practices general, primary-care optometry with special interests in the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases as well as children’s behavioral vision care. He has been the only vision care practioner to become a certified field sobriety instructor by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and he has served as a prosecution expert witness at D.U.I. trials throughout the state. Dr. Sisson has lived in Newport with his wife, Donna, since 1973. They have a daughter, Nicole and a toy poodle named Zoey. The Sissons’ welcomed their second grandson in 2012!

Dr. KimberlyKimberly Frantz Boyer, O.D.

Dr. Boyer joined the practice in November 2004 and recently became a partner at Sisson-Boyer Eyecare. She provides family vision care with an interest in contact lenses, occupational lenses, and ocular disease. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Millersville University in 1997. Dr. Boyer attended the Pennsylvania College of Optometry and gained her doctorate in Optometry in 2000. She then traveled west to fulfill a one-year primary-care optometry residency at the Crownpoint Indian Hospital on the Navajo Reservation in rural northwest Mexico. Following a year in private practice in Santa Fe, Dr. Boyer returned to Pennsylvania. She was awarded the Central Pennsylvania Optometric Society “Young Optometrist of the Year Award” in 2004. Dr. Boyer is a past President of the Central Pennsylvania Optometry Society. She and husband, Jamie and daughter, Lizzie reside in Blain. She enjoys living in beautiful Perry County.

Dr. JefferyJeffrey Scott Walter, O.D.

Dr. Walter joined the office in September 2012. He provides primary vision care with a special interest in ocular disease and contact lenses. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown with a bachelor’s degree in Biology in 2003. Dr. Walter then attended the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, during which time he interned at Sisson-Boyer Eyecare. Upon completion of his doctorate in Optometry in 2008, Dr. Walter practiced primary care optometry in Memphis, Tennessee for the next four years. He currently resides in Marysville where he enjoys spending time outdoors.

Sasha Heffley, Receptionist

Sasha became a member of our team in 2010. She handles the duties of the front desk including patient check-in and check-out, fielding phone calls and scheduling appointments. She is also knowledgeable in pre-testing, insurance billing, and eyeglass repair. Sasha lives in Duncannon with her dog, Toby.

Sue Kauffman, Optometric Technician

Sue has worked in our office since 2000 as an Optometric Assistant. She is involved with patient pre-testing, visual fields testing, eye wear dispensing and contact lens training. She also manages our office during evening hours. She and her husband, Ron, a warehouse product distributor, are avid Penn State football fans. They are both active in the local chapter of Ducks Unlimited. Sue enjoys gardening, hiking, swimming, baking, canning and spending time with friends.

Katie Miller, Optometric Technician

Katie joined our team in February 2013. Her primary duty is chart preparation, but she also assists with patient pre-testing. She brings her experience in the hospitality industry and customer service to our office. Katie recently moved to Elliottsburg and enjoys camping, paintballing, 4-wheeling, horseback riding and cooking as she is also certified in the culinary arts.

Christina Weaver, Optical Technician

Christina joined our eyecare team in May 2006. She is involved primarily with assisting patients in choosing eyewear in our dispensary and is knowledgeable in calculating insurance plan benefits. Christina also assists in pre-testing, special testing and works “behind the scenes” in our optical fabrication lab where she edges and tints lenses. She lives in New Bloomfield with her husband, Heath, two daughters, Brittany and Maddie and her dog Maybelle.

Suzanne Gingrich, Billing Manager

Suzanne joined our practice in 2010. She brings with her over a decade of experience in insurance billing and patients’ accounts. She and her husband, Keith, live near Elliottsburg. They are both very active in the Hershey Region AACA. Suzanne also enjoys scrapbooking, shopping and a sunny day at the beach with a good book.

Sherry Pyle, Optical Technician

Sherry joined our team in 2013. She assists patients with choosing eyewear in our dispensary and also assists with pre-testing. Sherry lives in Millerstown with her husband, Tom. She enjoys softball, the beach and all 13 of her grandchildren.

Michele Neibert, Administrative Assistant

Michele is a part-time staff member and has worked in our office since January 2007. Michele manages updates to our Vision Source website and Facebook account. She also assists in various tasks at the office, including fielding phone calls, patient check-in and check-out, dispensing and repairing eyeglasses, pre-testing and helping patients with frame selections and calculating insurance benefits. She is also knowledgeable in insurance billing. Michele lives in Juniata County with her husband, Jim and their son and daughter.