Our Physicians

Melissa Black, O.D.

Melissa Black, O.D. - SunCoast Founder and Optometrist


Dr. Melissa Black is a residency trained board-certified optometric physician who has been providing comprehensive eye care in Venice, Florida for over 20 years. She practices compassionate eye care, which includes full eye examinations, diagnosis and treatment of ocular disease, surgical co-management, contact lens fitting, and emergency care.

Originally from Maryland, Dr. Black earned her Bachelor of Science degree from University of Maryland, College Park. She then went on to complete her doctorate with clinical honors from Pennsylvania College of Optometry. She is a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa honors fraternity. Following graduation, Dr. Black was chosen for a residency position at the prestigious Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.

Dr. Black lives in Osprey with her husband, Scott, their daughters, Madelyn and Hannah and their dogs, Bradley, Zoey, and Lola. In her spare time, Dr. Black enjoys tennis, boating, and spending time with her family and friends.

Professionally, Dr. Black is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Florida Optometric Association. She is committed to providing the most comprehensive eye care to her patients.

Certification

National Board Certified

Therapeutic Management of Ocular Disease Certified

Honors & Awards

Clinical Honors, Pennsylvania College of Optometry

Member, Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society

Alma Boden Scholarship Recipient

Licensure

Florida State Board Certified with Therapeutics

Stephanie Ross, O.D.

Dr. Ross O.D. - Optometrist


Dr. Stephanie Ross is a residency trained board-certified optometric physician who has been providing comprehensive eye care in Venice, Florida for over 20 years. She practices compassionate eye care, which includes full eye examinations, diagnosis and treatment of ocular disease, surgical co-management, contact lens fitting, and emergency care.

Originally from Maryland, Dr. Black earned her Bachelor of Science degree from University of Maryland, College Park. She then went on to complete her doctorate with clinical honors from Pennsylvania College of Optometry. She is a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa honors fraternity. Following graduation, Dr. Black was chosen for a residency position at the prestigious Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.

Dr. Black lives in Osprey with her husband, Scott, their daughters, Madelyn and Hannah and their dogs, Bradley, Zoey, and Lola. In her spare time, Dr. Black enjoys tennis, boating, and spending time with her family and friends.

Professionally, Dr. Black is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Florida Optometric Association. She is committed to providing the most comprehensive eye care to her patients.

Certification

National Board Certified

Therapeutic Management of Ocular Disease Certified

Honors & Awards

Clinical Honors, Pennsylvania College of Optometry

Member, Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society

Alma Boden Scholarship Recipient

Licensure

Florida State Board Certified with Therapeutics