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Gary J. Levin, M.D.

Dr. Gary J. Levin, MD, is an ophthalmologist at Levin & Luminais Eye Associates. Serving Thorndale, Coatesville, Downingtown, West Chester, Malvern, Exton, Honey Brook, Parkesburg, Kennett Square, Paoli and all surrounding areas.Dr. Gary J. Levin received his medical degree from Thomas Jefferson University in 1973, through a combined five year BSc/M.D. Program with Pennsylvania State University. He was certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology in 1978 after completing his residency training in Eye Surgery at Jefferson. Immediately thereafter, he opened his practice in Downingtown.

Dr. Levin’s current hospital affiliations include Brandywine Hospital, where he had served as Chief of Ophthalmology, as well as Chester County Hospital, for two decades.


Steven K. Luminais, M.D.

Dr. Steven K. Luminais, MD, is an ophthalmologist at Levin & Luminais Eye Associates. Serving Thorndale, Coatesville, Downingtown, West Chester, Malvern, Exton, Honey Brook, Parkesburg, Kennett Square, Paoli and all surrounding areas.Dr. Steven K. Luminais earned his medical degree at Cornell University Medical College after graduating from Swarthmore College. He trained fully in Internal Medicine before taking his Ophthalmology residency at Temple University Hospital, where he became Chief Resident and won an award in eye surgery.

Dr. Luminais has been active as an instructor on the teaching staff of Wills Eye Hospital since 1986. Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology in 1987, he is also on staff at Brandywine Hospital, Chester County Hospital, Paoli Memorial, Wills Eye and Temple University Hospitals. He is the Medical Director of the Vision One Laser & Surgery Center.


Drew R. Chronister, M.D.

Dr. Drew R. Chronister earned his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 2005, after graduating with honors from Harvard University in 2001. He completed his internship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He then entered the ophthalmology residency program at the UPMC Eye Center, one of the most acclaimed ophthalmology residency programs in the country. At UPMC, Dr. Chronister achieved the honor of being chosen Chief Resident. He has also won awards for teaching and demonstrating the highest quality of patient care.

Dr. Chronister is on staff at Chester County Hospital, Brandywine Hospital and Wills Eye Hospital. His clinical interests include Cataract Surgery, Diabetic Eye Disease, the treatment of Macular Degeneration, Uveitis, Dry Eye and the medical and laser treatment of Glaucoma. Dr. Chronister also lectures and provides seminars throughout the state on various eye care related topics. In addition, he is developing a teaching and training focus for new eye care professionals in their residency program.

Dr. Chronister’s achievements include highest honors in high school, college, medical school and residency. He has earned numerous leadership and scholastic accolades for his achievements. Dr. Chronister is a native of York, PA and currently resides in Chester County with his wife and children.


Guri Bronner, M.D.

Dr. Guri Bronner is a Board Certified ophthalmologist with subspecialty training in the surgical and medical treatment of diseases of the retina and vitreous. He has particular interest in macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and the management of complex retinal detachments.

He studied at the University of Pennsylvania and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, earning his undergraduate degree in neurophysiology followed by his medical degree (MD) with multiple honors and awards. He then completed a rigorous training program at New Jersey Medical School where he acted as chief resident and was presented with the Shulman Award for Compassion in Medicine. He completed his training in retina and vitreous surgery at the prestigious Vanderbilt University, where he was honored as the J. Donald M. Gass, MD fellow. During this time, Dr. Bronner authored journal articles and book chapters and was involved in training residents. He came to our practice from private practice in New Jersey, where he was involved in numerous clinical trials.

When Dr. Bronner is not in the office, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons.


Kenneth E. Morgenstern, M.D.

Kenneth E. Morgenstern, M.D. is the director of the Morgenstern Center for Orbital and Facial Plastic Surgery in Wayne, PA. In addition to Levin & Luminais Eye Associates in Thorndale, PA, he has offices in Flemington, NJ and Northfield, NJ.

Dr. Morgenstern is a Board Certified surgeon with sub-specialty training in Adult and Pediatric Oculoplastic Surgery and Facial Cosmetic Surgery. He is one of the most highly trained facial plastic surgeons in the country, as evidenced by his certification by the esteemed American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Morgenstern began his medical training in Philadelphia and furthered it as Chief Resident at West Virginia University and as a Fellow in Oculoplastics and Facial Cosmetic Surgery at Ohio State University.

Presently he is the Director of the Orbital and Oculoplastic Service at the Philadelphia Veterans Medical Center and is part of the fellowship teaching staff at the University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania. Dr. Morgenstern continues to do extensive research, writing and lecturing, both locally and nationally, on both reconstructive and cosmetic topics.

Click here for more information on the Morgenstern Center.


Suzanne Smith, O.D.

Dr. Suzanne Smith, OD, is an optometrist at Levin & Luminais Eye Associates. Serving Thorndale, Coatesville, Downingtown, West Chester, Malvern, Exton, Honey Brook, Parkesburg, Kennett Square, Paoli and all surrounding areas.A 1988 graduate with honors of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, Dr. Suzanne Smith chose to do an optional one-year residency in ocular disease at the Lebanon VA Medical Center in Lebanon, PA. Her time since then was spent in two private practices in the Reading area, where she specialized in comprehensive eye exams on children and adults.

Dr. Smith received the Bausch and Lomb Excellence in Academic Achievement Award, the Herbert L. Moss Scholarship and an Alumni Scholarship while at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. She is a member of the Gold Key International Optometric Honor Society, Beta Sigma Kappa and Phi Beta Kappa Honor Societies.

Dr. Smith has been affiliated with Levin & Luminais Eye Associates since 1997. During her tenure here, she has specialized in contact lens fitting, specifically for those patients who require gas permeable contacts, bifocal contacts and contact lenses for astigmatism.


Dayna R. Helvick, O.D.

Dr. Helvick earned her Doctor of Optometry and Vision Science (BS) degrees from Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University in 2011, graduating with clinical honors. She also earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Neuroscience at The University of Pittsburgh in 2007. Dr. Helvick completed an additional one-year residency in low vision at the William Feinbloom Rehabilitation Center at the Eye Institute Philadelphia, PA.  Throughout her clinical training Dr. Helvick was recognized for clinical excellence and is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Pennsylvania Optometric Association.  Dr. Helvick practices primary eye care with specialty in ocular disease, contact lens, and low vision evaluations for the visually impaired.  Dr. Helvick joined LLCEA in August 2012.

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