Dr. Sterna is a medical optometrist with 37 years experience in patient care. He is a graduate of the Ohio State University College of Optometry and the College of Wooster (BA chemistry). He is board certified by the American Board of Optometry and currently serves as the Board Chair. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and member of the American Optometric Association. Dr. Sterna has served international eye care education by providing educational opportunities for visiting Russian eye doctors. He and his wife Dianna have also hosted several students from multiple European countries and South America. They have participated in medical missions to provide medical services to underserved third world communities.