Two Convenient Locations: Bakerstown and Natrona Heights!

Bissell Eye Care Staff


John D. Bissell, OD – Owner of Bissell Eye Care

Dr. Bissell  grew up in Natrona Heights and after graduating from the University of Pitt-Johnstown, he received his optometric degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 2004.  His residency was in primary care and ocular disease specializing in disease management.  Working side by side with both ophthalmologists and optometrists who specialized in neuro-ophthalmology, ocular-plastics, glaucoma, retina-vitreous, macular degeneration, low vision and vision therapy, he expanded his knowledge and experience.

In 2003, Dr. Bissell went on a 10 day mission trip to Mexico to perform eye examinations and dispense eye glasses to some of the poorest people in the world.  Hundreds of people benefited from this mission!

He is one of the few doctors in the country who has received advanced training from the International Academy of Low Vision Specialists in using specially designed telescopic glasses for the treatment of significantly decreased vision due to numerous ocular conditions.

Tri-State Low Vision, a division of Bissell Eye Care affords Dr. Bissell the opportunity to help patients with low vision. by offeing comprehensive treatment options for end stage macular degeneration and other low vision disorders.

Dr. Bissell is married to his wife, Brooke, and has two daughters, Amelia and Victoria. He is an avid runner and enjoys spending his free time with his family.


Sheri Sturm, O.D. - Optometrist at Bissell Eye Care

Sheri Sturm, O.D. – Optometrist at Bissell Eye Care

Dr. Sturm earned her undergraduate degree from Slippery Rock University and her Doctorate of Optometry degree from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale Florida, where she graduated with clinical honors. During her time there she also completed a second bachelor’s degree in Vision Science.

Active in the professional community, Dr. Sturm holds memberships with the American Optometric Association, Pennsylvania Optometric Association and the Western PA Optometric Society.

Practicing a healthy lifestyle, Dr. Sturm enjoys traveling, running, yoga, gardening and being active in outdoors. She lives in Cranberry with her husband and son. Dr. Sturm is excited to be a part of the Bissell Eye Care Team and looks forward to meeting new faces and serving the community.



Nicole Long-Fratangelo, OD  - Optometrist at Bissell Eye Care

Nicole Long-Fratangelo, OD – Optometrist at Bissell Eye Care

Dr. Long-Fratangelo grew up in Lower Burrell  and earned her undergraduate degree from Saint Vincent college in Latrobe.   She went on to the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia where she graduated with clinical honors. While in optometry school Dr. Long-Fratangelo did several rotations specializing in pediatric vision care.

Since graduation Dr. Long-Fratangelo has  practiced in a  family practice setting in Pittsburgh  treating patients of all ages.  From children to adults she provides routine care to patients with amblyopia (lazy eye), glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetes and other eye diseases.

Dr. Long-Fratangelo spends her free time enjoying the outdoors with her husband Antonio and son Enzio. Hobbies include:  distance running, tennis, cooking and traveling.   She looks  forward to meeting new people and families in the practice as well as serving the community.


Terri…is our office manager/optician. She oversees all office administration, billing, assists patients with all vision needs, frame selection/fitting and fills in where/when needed.


Allison…is our front desk optician/patient scheduler. She handles ordering of eyeglasses and contact lenses, assists patients with determining vision benefits with their vision plans, checking in eyeglasses, repairs and check out.


Amy…is our pretesting technician, medical billing specialist, assists in patient flow and keeping appointments running smoothly.


Sharyn…is an optician, does repairs, helps maintain inventory, and fills in for pretesting and frame selections..


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