Meet Our Doctors

Dr. George T. Roberts, B.A, B.S., O.D., Dpl. NBEO

*Certified to treat ocular disease to the fullest extent allowed by law in the State of New York

Dr. Roberts, a second generation optometrist, graduated from Binghamton Central High School, earned a Bachelor of Arts at Ithaca College and Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Optometry from Pennsylvania College of Optometry. While studying at Pennsylvania College of Optometry, Dr. Roberts received several awards for academic and clinical excellence. He is listed as an Honor Student and Noteworthy Practitioner by Beta Sigma Kappa, International Optometric Honor Society. He is a Diplomat of the National Board of Examiners in Optometry, a Fellow of the Essilor Academy, a Paul Harris Fellow, a member of the American Optometric Association Contact Lens Section, Sports Vision Section and the New York State Optometric Association.

Dr. Roberts is listed in Who's Who in Optometry and America's Top Optometrists. He has served as the official optometrist for the Binghamton Rumble Ponies, Binghamton Devils, Binghamton Junior Devils, Binghamton University Bearcats, BCC Hornets, Dick's Sporting Goods Open, and The Tri-Cities Opera.

Dr. Roberts and his wife Kathi, the Practice Director at Roberts Eyecare Associates, reside in Vestal and on Hilton Head Island, SC.

Dr. Scott Hage, B.S., O.D.

*Certified to treat ocular disease to the fullest extent allowed by law in the State of New York

Dr. Hage has been in practicing in the Triple Cities area since 1984. He has been in private practice since 1989 in Johnson City, NY before joining Roberts Eyecare Associates in January 2017. Dr. Hage earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Hamilton College and a Doctor of Optometry degree from the New England College of Optometry. He graduated with honors, ranking 5th out of a class of 86. He is a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society. He is a member of the American Optometric Association as well as the New York State Optometric Association. His clinical interest is primary care optometry with an emphasis on evaluation and treatment of glaucoma.

Dr. Hage resides in Vestal, NY. His daughter Trisha, recently graduated from Salus University and is an optometrist in Florida. Dr. Hage enjoys riding motorcycles.

Dr. Angela Marx, B.S., O.D.

Director of Pediatric Services

*Certified to treat ocular disease to the fullest extent allowed by law in the State of New York

Dr. Marx graduated, Magna cum Laude, from the University of Scranton with a Bachelor of Science in Biophysics. Her Doctor of Optometry was granted by the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, Salus University with Honors. Her memberships include Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society and the American Optometric Student Association. While at Salus University, she performed internships at the Baltimore Vision Fitness Center, Wilkes-Barre VA Hospital, Northeastern Eye Institute and the William Feinbloom Center in Philadelphia.

Dr. Marx is loves working with children as demonstrated by her volunteer efforts with the Lions Club Special Olympics program, membership in the Optometric Association for the Support of Children, and long time umpire for Girls Fast Pitch Softball.

Dr. Marx is in charge of Pediatric Services at Roberts Eyecare Associates.

Dr. Edgar Ekure, O.D., M.S.,F.A.A.O.

*Certified to treat ocular disease to the fullest extent allowed by law in the State of New York

Dr. Edgar Ekure graduated from the University of Benin in Nigeria, where he obtained his Bachelors and Doctor of Optometry degrees with honors. He further obtained a Masters degree in Clinical Vision Research from Nova Southeastern University where he excelled, becoming the first graduate clinical vision research student to obtain the president's research grant award for his seminal study on: The Global Summation of Radial Frequency Patterns and the Effect of Transient Glare on Shape Discrimination. Dr, Ekure is a published researcher and has presented lectures at both national and international scientific conferences. His Clinical interest is in primary care optometry with emphasis on contact lens practice, glaucoma and neuro-optometry. Dr. Edgar Ekure has been practicing since 1992. Dr. Ekure is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.

Dr. Christopher Lopez, B.S., O.D.

*Certified to treat ocular disease to the fullest extent allowed by law in the State of New York

Dr. Christopher Lopez graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Houston College of Optometry. He grew up in Southern California before moving to Iowa to obtain his undergraduate degrees and work in eye care research. He graduated in the top ten in his class and received numerous scholarships and accolades during his time in optometry school. His memberships include the American Optometric Association, Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society, and Phi Kappa Phi. He is a published researcher and has presented posters at national optometry conventions.

Dr. Lopez completed externships at several private practices and medical institutions in Houston, Texas focusing on complex eye disease, glaucoma, and fitting specialty contact lenses. His clinical interests include specialty contact lenses, low vision, and primary eye care with an emphasis on glaucoma and eye disease.

Dr. Christopher Lopez, his wife, and his daughter recently moved to Broome County and are excited to become a part of this great community.

Dr. Ryan Whinery, B.S., O.D.

*Certified to treat ocular disease to the fullest extent allowed by law in the State of New York

Dr. Whinery graduated magna cum laude and received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Houston College of Optometry. Dr. Whinery graduated magna cum laude from Youngstown State University in Ohio with a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry. His memberships include Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society and the American Optometric Association. While in optometry school, Dr. Whinery completed his externships at the Albuquerque Veterans Affairs Hospital in New Mexico and Oak Hill Eye Care in Austin, Texas.

Dr. Whinery grew up in Ohio and he is new to the area. He played rugby for the Youngstown Steel Valley Men’s Club and is a huge Cleveland Indians and Browns fan.

Dr. Chad Belanger, B.S., O.D.

*Certified to treat ocular disease to the fullest extent allowed by law in the State of New York

Dr. Belanger joined our Sidney office in September of 2018. He has practiced in Zachary, LA since he graduated from optometry school in 2003. He attended Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, LA where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. His next stop was Birmingham, AL where he received his Doctorate of Optometry from UAB. Upon graduation, he received many awards including the Most Outstanding Student in the Department of Optometry.

Dr. Belanger resides in Oneonta with his family. His wife, Shannon, is from Fort Edward, NY and is also an optometrist. They have three children. Abby is 9 and loves softball and horses. Brynn and Beau are four and they love their dog Lulu. Dr. Belanger and his family are very happy to be in the community and they are looking forward to providing eye care services for years to come.

Dr. Michael Christensen, B.S., O.D.

Dr. Michael Christensen grew up in Provo, Utah where he earned his undergraduate degree in neuroscience from Brigham Young University. He then moved to Houston, Texas where he graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Houston College of Optometry. While in optometry school Dr. Christensen completed a specialty contact lens internship in addition to interning at the Salt Lake City VA Medical Center where he routinely cared for patients with cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, dry eyes, and diabetes. Dr. Christensen received several scholarships and awards as a student, including an award for excellence in medically necessary contact lens fitting.

Dr. Christensen and his wife Keala are excited to make their home in Broome County along with their children Albert (3), and baby twins Sonny and Ada.