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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Place Eye Care the leading provider of vision care products and services in LeRoy.

William Lapple, OD

Dr. Lapple graduated with honors from The Ohio State University College of Optometry. His undergraduate studies were in Microbiology where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree also from Ohio State. Dr. Lapple has been in private practice for over 20 years first in Rochester and settling in LeRoy in 1986. He is past president of the New York State Optometric Association and the Rochester Optometric Society. He has authored numerous professional articles and has lectured extensively to the national optometric community. He has been recognized for his quality work involving investigative studies of new contact lens products. Dr. Lapple and his wife, Angela live in LeRoy with their two children, Stephanie and John. Interests outside of optometry include coaching youth sports, skiing, golfing and gardening.

Alan F. Bloom, MD

Dr. Bloom graduated from the Yale University School of Medicine in 1983 and completed his ophthalmologic surgical residency at the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center in 1987. Dr. Bloom has been partners with Dr. Ronald Reed at Reed Eye Associates for over 18 years, and is one of the owners of the Westfall Surgery Center. This facility is considered one of the top out-patient surgical facilities in New York State. He specializes in cataract/implant surgery and glaucoma treatment, and has performed over 20,000 cases during his career in western New York. Some of his interests outside of medicine include fly fishing, cycling, golfing and skiing.

Mark Parsons, OD

Dr. Mark Parsons received his bachelor of science in biology from St. John Fisher College and his optometry degree with Honors from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University.  He then completed a residency in ocular disease at the VA Medical Center in Wilmington, Delaware where he received extensive training in the management and treatment of dry eye, glaucoma, uveitis, macular degeneration, and retinal vascular disease.  Dr. Parsons has co-authored an article on glaucoma during his residency and presented case-reports at the American Academy of Optometry and Excellence in Education Conference at Salus University. He is the recipient of the 2018 Young Optometrist of the Year award from the New York State Optometric Association.

Dr. Parsons was born in Liverpool, NY and is the second son of three boys.  He is an avid New York Yankees and Syracuse Orange fan and enjoys making trips to Syracuse and NYC to watch his two favorite teams.  In his free time, Dr. Parsons enjoys being at the gym, running outside in the warm weather, and spending time with both friends and family.

Barbara Hakes, Optician

Cheryl Hobbs, Optometric Technician

Alicia Watson, Optometric Technician




Jackie Morrison, Optometric Technician