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Our Doctors

John C. Hart, Jr., M.D., FACS


Dr. John C. Hart, Jr. is a board-certified ophthalmologist currently practicing at Associates in Ophthalmology and as the Co-Chief of Anterior Segment Surgery at William Beaumont Hospital. In addition to his practice duties, Dr. Hart is also a Clinical Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences at Oakland University.

Dr. Hart received his medical degree with distinction in Biomedical Research from Wayne State University School of Medicine, before completing Transitional and Ophthalmology residency training at William Beaumont Eye Institute, where he served as Chief Resident during his final year.

As an active member of the medical community, Dr. Hart is a member of several professional organizations, including:

  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Michigan Society of Eye Physicians & Surgeons
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • Michigan State Medical Society
  • Oakland County Medical Society

Throughout his practice experience, Dr. Hart’s work has appeared in numerous publications, presentations and abstract papers, as he remains on the cutting edge of new technology in the field of ophthalmology.

Brian R. Sygiel, M.D.

As a board-certified, highly trained ophthalmologist, Dr. Brian Sygiel provides comprehensive care to patients at Associates in Ophthalmology, in addition to providing surgical training of ophthalmology residents at William Beaumont Hospital.

Dr. Sygiel received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine, where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He then completed a Transitional residency and Ophthalmology residency at William Beaumont Eye Institute, serving as chief resident his senior year.

In addition to his practice experience, Dr. Sygiel is also a member of several professional organizations, including:

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Michigan Society of Eye Physicians & Surgeons
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • Michigan State Medical Society
  • Oakland County Medical Society

In his spare time, Dr. Sygiel enjoys coaching youth sports, snow skiing, traveling and fishing.

Jill R. Schnurer, O.D.

Dr. Schnurer attended the Michigan College of Optometry, where she graduated with highest distinction while receiving her Doctor of Optometry degree. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Physiology, Magna Cum Laude from Northern Michigan University.

Dr. Schnurer is certified by the Michigan Board of Optometry and is licensed in the management and treatment of ocular disease. She demonstrates particular acumen in advanced contact lens fitting, and offers a personable approach to eye care.

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