Dr. Edward A. Legarreta is a board-certified ophthalmologist with over 30 years of practice experience, providing comprehensive eye care at his Williamsville, New York, practice since 1984. As a highly skilled and proficient physician, Dr. Legarreta also holds hospital affiliations at Millard Fillmore Hospital, Buffalo General Hospital and Lockport Memorial Hospital.
Dr. Legarreta graduated with his Bachelor of Science degree from the City College of New York, before he received his medical degree from the SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine. He then completed his internship at Millard Fillmore Hospital and residency training in Ophthalmology at Buffalo General Hospital.
In addition to his practice experience, Dr. Legarreta is also a member of several professional organizations, including:
With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Thomas O'Connor is a fully licensed optometrist providing our patients with a full range of vision correction and eye care services.
Dr. O'Connor received his undergraduate degree in biology at SUNY Buffalo, and received an additional degree in Vision Science, as well as his optometry degree, at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. Dr. O'Connor then completed extensive internship training in Primary Care at the Eye Institute, in Pathology at the VA Medical Center and in Pediatrics/Vision Therapy at May & Clark, ODS.
Upon completion of his training, Dr. O'Connor provided comprehensive optometry services at several locations across the country, before joining the staff at Legarreta Eye Center in 1996.
Dr. Deborah Arenos is a licensed optometrist with over 20 years of experience, currently providing comprehensive eye care services at Legarreta Eye Center. Previously, Dr. Arenos worked at Health Care Plan in Buffalo and at Pearle Vision. While at Health Care Plan, she was an adjunct Clinical Instructor with the State University of New York College of Optometry.
Dr. Arenos received her undergraduate degree in Biology from Central Connecticut State University, and her optometry degree from the State University of New York College of Optometry. Dr. Arenos completed an extensive internship at Montrose VA Hospital located outside of New York City. She is married to Dr. Glenn Arenos and has 3 children.
With 10 years of experience, Dr. Michael Towles-Schwen is a fully licensed optometrist providing our patients with comprehensive eye care services. Before joining our staff, Dr. Towles-Schwen provided eye care services at several locations in the Buffalo area.
Dr. Towles-Schwen received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from the University of Chicago. He then pursued and received a masters of Science degree in immunology from Northwestern University in Chicago. While at Northwestern University, he performed 5 years of medical research in genetics and immunology. Dr. Towles-Schwen receieved his Doctor of Optometry degree from Indiana University. While at Indiana University, Dr. Towles-Schwen completed comprehensive internships at Ireland Army Hospital in Fort Knox, KY, Eye Care Consultants of Evansville, IN, and the Indiana University Optometry clinics.