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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Triangle Visions Optometry of Apex the leading provider of vision care products and services in Apex.


Michael Marino, O.D.

Dr. Michael Marino graduated from Wake Forest University and The New England College of Optometry. He has been practicing optometry since 1998 and specializes in the management of contact lenses, dry eye syndrome, and co-managing refractive surgery. Dr. Marino is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at the UNC School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology. He enjoys playing softball and flag football and writing a blog that reviews burgers in the Triangle. Dr. Marino lives in Cary with his wife, two children, and their two dogs.


Elana Scheiner, O.D.

Dr. Elana Scheiner was born in New York City, NY, and raised in Randolph, NJ. She graduated from Rutgers University in New Jersey with a B.S. in Exercise Physiology in 1993.

After 4 years of study she earned her Doctor of Optometry degree at the prestigious New England College of Optometry in Boston, MA in 1997. It was there where she met her future husband and partner Dr. Michael Marino.

Dr. Scheiner furthered her professional education by completing a residency in low–vision rehabilitation at the West Haven VA Medical Center in West Haven, CT in 1998.

Dr. Scheiner relocated to North Carolina in 1999 to start her career with Fox Eye Care in Raleigh.

In October of 2000, Dr. Scheiner and her husband Dr. Marino opened their private practice as Family Eye Care of Apex.

She is well trained and enjoys providing patients of all ages the most comprehensive optimum eye care. She provides quality eye care for people who require yearly monitoring with no specific correction required and those who need eye examinations for eyeglasses and single vision and bifocal contact lenses.

Dr. Scheiner’s most rewarding days involve working with the visually impaired adult population as well as students attending the local public school systems and school systems throughout the state. In addition, she evaluates and prescribes treatment for children at the Governor Morehead School for the Blind in Raleigh, N.C. and recently began seeing the children with visual impairment at the Duke Eye Center in Durham. Dr. Scheiner is recommended by the Raleigh Division of Services For The Blind and local retinal specialists for those young adults and elderly in our state with visual impairment. Dr. Scheiner’s continual goal is to enhance the overall quality of life and visual independence to those whose vision and correlated function is impaired.


Heather O’Mara, O.D.

Dr. Heather O’Mara received her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She attended optometry school at Southern College of Optometry, where she participated in medical mission trips to Colombia, Mexico, and Honduras and received an award for Excellence in Ocular Disease. Her specialties include contact lenses, pediatric eye care, and ocular disease. She enjoys running, backpacking, and traveling with her family. As a Spanish speaker, she is extending services to Spanish speaking patients in Chapel Hill and Sanford.

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