MEET OUR DOCTORS
The region’s most experienced eye care team, specializing in medicine on the forefront of medical technology.
Natasha (Tasha) Hindman, OD, has been practicing optometry since 2003. She graduated magna cum laude with a BS in Biochemistry at Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, NY, where she also played basketball, captaining her team. She then attended Pennsylvania College of Optometry (now Salus University) where she received a BS in Visual Science as well as her doctorate (OD).
At Scott and Christie Eyecare Associates, Dr. Hindman is the Director of Clinical Research, spending time working with clinical studies and trials to advance the technology of eyecare for the future. Additionally, she enjoys seeing patients of all ages (especially children) for routine exams, as well as treating dry eye, glaucoma, diabetes, and other ocular and systemic issues.
Dr. Hindman has done multiple charitable missions throughout the years traveling to underserved countries in Central and South America as well as Asia to provide free eyecare to people living there. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and stepdaughter, as well as playing and watching sports.
With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Timothy McKernan is dedicated to providing quality eyecare for the whole family. In addition to performing comprehensive eye examinations for vision correction with eyeglasses and contact lenses, Dr. McKernan is therapeutically certified to detect and treat diseases of the eye utilizing state-of-the-art technology.
Dr. McKernan is an alumnus of Grove City College. He continued his education at Pennsylvania College of Optometry where he earned a degree in Vision Sciences and a Doctorate in Optometry.
Jacqueline E. Pokusa, O.D. Originally from Western PA, Dr. Pokusa is a graduate of Kiski Area High School, and of Oberlin College, where she received her BA with high honors in Biology and also spent a semester abroad in Seville, Spain. After working in a lab setting as a cellular biology researcher at Carnegie Mellon University, Dr. Pokusa decided she would enjoy a career that would allow her to interact with and more directly help others on a daily basis. She went on to earn her O.D. as well as residency training in Pediatric Optometry and Strabismus from the New England College of Optometry in Boston, MA, where she learned to serve truly diverse populations under the guidance of wonderful mentors. Following residency, she was honored to join the ophthalmology faculty at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C.
In 2015, Dr. Pokusa returned home to the Pittsburgh area, where she enjoys providing quality eye care for patients of all ages and considers it a true joy and privilege. She loves spending time with her husband and daughter, running, traveling and yoga.”
The New England College of Optometry (NECO), Boston, MA
Residency in Pediatric Optometry
The New England College of Optometry, Boston, MA (NECO)
Doctorate of Optometry – Graduated May 2012
Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH
B.A. with High Honors in Biology – Graduated May 2006
Universidad de Sevilla, Seville, Spain, Council for International Educational Exchange
Boston University, The School for Field Studies, Costa Rica
American Optometric Association
Pennsylvania Optometric Association
Western Pennsylvania Optometric Association
American Academy of Optometry
National Optometric Student Association
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society