Meet The Team
Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Optimized Eyecare the leading provider of vision care products and services in Chesterfield.
Matthew S. Kelly
O.D. and CEO/OWNER
Dr. Matthew S. Kelly is a graduate from the University of Incarnate-Word Rosenberg School of Optometry in San Antonio, Texas. He completed his externships in Chicago, as well as Peoria, IL where he provided eyecare to United States Veterans at the local VA hospital. Dr. Kelly received the prestige honor of Pre-Clinical Excellence. He is also a fellow of American Academy of Optometry.
Dr. Kelly is a comprehensive optometrist who specializes in primary vision care, contact lens fittings, keratoconus comprehensive exam, problem-focused eye examinations, diabetic eye care, urgent eye care, and pre- and post-operative care.
Upon his return to his hometown, Dr. Kelly knew he never wanted to work for a corporate conglomerate, so when his family’s longtime eyecare Doctor wanted to sell his practice, it felt like a ‘meant-to-be’ moment. He takes pride in the ability to provide care to the same community in which he grew up and currently resides in.
In his free time, Dr. Kelly enjoys Blues games with his family, outdoor home projects, and time with his two dogs, Baloo and Mowgli.
O.D. and Founder
Dr. Stephen Cusumano is a graduate from the University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry, specializing in keratoconus and other contact lenses since 1986. He practiced optometry in Columbia, Missouri for four years before he moved to St. Louis to open his own private practice. Cusumano Vision Center, now renamed Optimized Eyecare, was formed in 1998 as a result of Dr. Cusumano’s desire to better serve his patients, offering optimal care along with a warm, friendly environment.
Dr. Cusumano is a comprehensive optometrist who specializes in primary vision care, contact lens fittings, keratoconus comprehensive exam, problem-focused eye examinations, diabetic eye care, urgent eye care, and pre- and post-operative care.
He serves on the Board of Directors for the Lighthouse for the Blind and continues to participate in the community by holding speaking engagements at area schools.
In his free time Dr. Cusumano enjoys spending time with his family, going for motorcycle rides, and cheering on his favorite hockey team- the St. Louis Blues.
Brandy started with the practice in late 2018. Prior she had worked in an extremely vast category of job types stretching from small business to large corporation. Her talents as a quick learner and problem solver, as well as being highly organized is what makes our office run like a well-oiled machine. Brandy earned a Bachelor of Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice and Sociology from the University of Missouri- St. Louis.
In her free time, Brandy enjoys doing intricate gel-dip and acrylic nail art. She also likes to spend quality time with her husband and their three dogs.
Jada recently moved to St. Louis in January 2021 and joined the Optimized Eyecare team in March of 2021. She has over six years of experience in the eyecare industry ranging from small private practice to a fortune 500 company. She is very methodical, providing the team with organization that emphasizes good teamwork skills to both the staff and the patients. Jada loves the more fun frames in the office and encourages our patients to step outside their comfort zone. Her next step to further her career in the eyecare industry is to become ABO certified. Jada earned a Bachelor of Biology from the University of South Eastern Louisiana.
In her downtime, Jada likes to explore the St. Louis area with her long-term boyfriend and daughter.