About Us

Brian L. Vitz, D.O.

Dr. Vitz is the founder of the Elmwood Eye Center, which he established in 1985. Prior to becoming a physician, Dr. Vitz served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. Upon completion of his medical training, he returned to his native York and has been serving the patients of this area for the past 30 years. In his free time, he enjoys racing cars, which is evident by photos displayed at the practice.

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Medical Education

  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Internship & Residency

  • Memorial Osteopathic Hospital, York, PA
  • Oklahoma Osteopathic Hospital, Department of Ophthalmology, Tulsa, OK

Specialty Interests

  • Cataract Surgery
  • Advanced Lens Technology

Hospital Privileges

  • Memorial Hospital of York, York, PA
  • Hanover Surgical Center, Hanover, PA

Societies/Honors

  • Board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Ophthalmology & Otorhinolaryngology

Denise L. Kerchner, M.D.

Dr. Kerchner joined the practice in 2013. She was born and raised in the York area, and had always wanted to return to her home community to serve her friends and neighbors. When not at the office, she enjoys working on renovation projects with her husband and spending time with friends and family.

Medical Education

  • The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA

Internship & Residency

  • York Hospital/Wellspan, Department of General Surgery, York, PA
  • The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology, Hershey, PA

Specialty Interests

  • Cataract Surgery
  • Advanced Lens Technology
  • Glaucoma

Hospital Privileges

  • Memorial Hospital of York, York, PA
  • Hanover Surgical Center, Hanover, PA

Societies/Honors

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology
  • The Pennsylvania Medical Society
  • The Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology

Dennis R. Delp, O.D.

Dr. Delp has been a practicing optometrist in York for more than 35 years. He formerly operated a solo practice in the Shiloh area, but joined the Elmwood Eye Center in 2010. He was also formerly a staff optometrist at the Army War College in Carlisle, PA. In his spare time, he often travels abroad on medical missions.

Optometric Education

  • Pennsylvania College of Optometry

Specialty Interests

  • Primary Eye Care/Routine comprehensive examinations

Societies/Honors

  • Board certified by the Pennsylvania State Board of Optometry
  • American Optometric Association
  • Past president of the Central Pennsylvania Optometric Society
  • American College of Optometric Physicians
  • Optometric Glaucoma Society
  • Optometric Retinal Society

Mark Grandas, O.D.

Dr. Grandas was the owner of Cruse Eye Care Specialties from 2003-2016. He joined the Elmwood Eye Center on January 1, 2017.

Dr. Mark Grandas is a native of Hooversville, Pennsylvania. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biology, magna cum laude, from Saint Francis University. He received his Doctor of Optometry degree in 2000 from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. He is an active member of Saint Joseph Church, enjoys running, spending time with his family, and the outdoors. Dr. Grandas looks forward to continuing to provide your primary eye care at the Elmwood Eye Center.

Optometric Education

  • Pennsylvania College of Optometry

Internship

  • Laurel Eye Clinic
  • Manchester Veterans Hospital

Specialty Interests

  • Primary Eye Care/Routine comprehensive examinations
  • Contact lens fitting and management
  • Treatment of glaucoma and ocular disease

Societies/Honors

  • Beta Sigma Kappa, the International Optometric Honor Society
  • Fellowship of Christian Optometrists, former vice president