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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Coastal Vision Center the leading provider of vision care products and services in Fernandina Beach.

John W. McClane,III, O.D.

Board Certified Optometric Physician

Dr. John McClane, III has practiced Optometry for over 30 years in Fernandina Beach, first with his father Dr. John McClane Jr. and currently with his business partner Dr. Anthony Stubits. They are also associated with cataract and retina specialists who come to their office to provide surgical services on Amelia Island. Dr. McClane specializes in eye care for the elderly with an emphasis on cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease. He is currently an Associate staff member of Baptist Medical Center Nassau.

Dr. McClane is the past president of the Florida Optometric Association and has been honored as Florida’s Optometrist of the year in 1993 and Optometrist of the Decade in 1998. Dr. McClane was appointed to serve as a member of the Florida Board of Optometry by Governor Jeb Bush in 1999 through December 2007; he served two terms as Chairman of the board of Optometry.

Dr. McClane is married to Linda who is the Managing Director for Amelia Community Theater. They have two grown sons, Jack and David. In his leisure time, Dr. McClane enjoys cycling and boating around Amelia Island.

Anthony L. Stubits, O.D.

Board Certified Optometric Physician

Dr. Tony Stubits has practiced Optometry in Fernandina Beach for the past 30 years with his partner Dr. John W. McClane, III. He did his undergraduate studies at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, majoring in biology. He then graduated from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1982, earning a degree as Doctor of  Optometry. Dr. Stubits was a member of Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Fraternity and Phi Theta Upsilon Fraternity.

Dr Stubits presently holds both Florida and Georgia optometric state licensure. His professional activities include membership in the American Optometric Association, Georgia Optometric Association and Past-President of the Northeast Florida Optometric Society.

Dr. Stubits enjoys writing and is the author of two novels; Unnatural Selection, a medical thriller, and The Ocean Under the Moon, a novel about the local shrimping industry. In his leisure time, Dr. Stubits enjoys golfing, fishing and spending time with his family.


J. Russell Stackhouse, M.D.

Board Certified Cataract and Refractive Surgeon

After getting his undergraduate degree from North Carolina State University, Dr. Stackhouse graduated from medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and then completed his ophthalmology residency at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. He then completed a fellowship in Cornea, External Disease, and Refractive Surgery at Tulane University Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is a mem
ber of the American Medical Association, American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

Dr. Stackhouse’s area of expertise include general ophthalmology, complex cataract surgery, refractive cataract surgery, medical and surgical care of the cornea and ocular surface, corneal transplantation, and LASIK refractive surgery.

Dr. Stackhouse is thrilled to make Amelia Island his home, along with his wife and two children, and to be Nassau County’s only full-time ophthalmologist.

James A. Staman, M.D.

James A. Staman, M.D. is a board certified retinal specialist. He graduated from Cornell University in New York, then, received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Temple University. He then completed his Ophthalmology Residency at the University of Florida and his Vitrioretinal Fellowship at Barnes Hospital. He specializes in treatment of diseases of the posterior segment of the eye, such as retinal detachments, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy.

Jonathan A. Staman, M.D.

Jonathan A. Staman, M.D. has joined his father’s practice and is, also, a board certified vitreoretinal specialist. He graduated from Emory University, then, received his M.D. degree from the University of South Florida College of Medicine. He completed his Ophthalmology Residency at LSU/Ochner and his Fellowship in Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery at The Foundation for Retinal Research.