Gary S. Kirman, O.D.



The son of Dr. Shahane and Janet Kirman, Gary was born and raised in Hummelstown, PA. Sharing his father’s interest in optometry, Gary earned a B.S. in Biology at Lafayette College (1982) and received his doctorate from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (1986). During his studies, Gary broadened his knowledge of optometry by participating in numerous optometric externships. Gary also trained in several subspecialties of optometry including the treatment and management of eye disease, low vision, and pediatric vision.

In 1986 Dr. Gary Kirman joined his father as a partner at Kirman Eye where he specializes in contact lens fitting and Low Vision evaluations. He has served through the chairs of the central Pennsylvania optometric society. He was awarded optometrist of the year from the central Pennsylvania optometric society. He was also the first optometrist to receive the "Young Optometrist of the year award" from the Pennsylvania optometric association.

Dr. Kirman was a member of two mission teams that provided eye care to the people of Dominica and Belize. Dr. Kirman helped the teams deliver needed routine eye care, post operative eye care, treatment of eye disease, and dispensing of spectacles to the people in these two countries.

Outside of the office, Dr. Kirman spends time with his wife Jodi, and their four children, Philip, Joshua, Nathanael, and Olivia. He enjoys boating, water skiing, hunting, snow skiing, and is an active member of his church.

Stephen D. Baer, O.D.



Stephen Baer attended Juniata College where he earned a B.S. in Pre-Medicine/Biology (1991).   He went on to earn his O.D. at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (1995).


Dr. Baer joined Kirman Eye in 1995, where he specializes in primary eye care, contact lenses, and ocular diseases. He has been very active in organized optometry and served as the President of the Central Pennsylvania Optometric Society from 2003-2004. In 2000, Dr. Baer was named “Young Optometrist of the Year” by his colleagues and later received the “Optometrist of the Year” award in 2004.


Outside of work, Dr. Baer enjoys hunting, fishing, golf, and spending time with his wife, Julie and two sons Tyler and Connor.

Drue A. Bahajak, O.D.



Drue Bahajak was born and raised in Middletown, PA and attended Bishop McDevitt High School. She continued her education at Lebanon Valley College in Annville, PA, earning her B.S in Biology, graduating summa cum laude. In May 2016, Dr. Bahajak graduated with honors from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, obtaining her doctor of optometry degree. While attending optometry school, she spent one of her clinical rotations at Kirman Eye, learning under the guidance of Dr. Kirman and Dr. Baer. She specializes in primary/comprehensive care, contact lenses, and ocular disease.


Currently, Dr. Bahajak is a member of Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Society, Central Pennsylvania Optometric Society, Pennsylvania Optometric Association, American Optometric Association, and Harrisburg Young Professionals.


Drue now resides in Harrisburg, PA.


Dr. Patel earned a Bachelor of Science in Life Science and Master’s in Biotechnology from Pennsylvania State University. He later continued on to earn his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at the highly acclaimed Salus University in Philadelphia.

Dr. Patel continued on to complete his residency at the Wilmington Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Dr. Patel is a member of the American Optometric Association, the American Academy of Optometry, and the Pennsylvania Optometric Association.

Having been a resident of Pennsylvania since 1998, Dr. Patel currently resides nearby with his wife. Outside of the office, Dr. Patel is an avid reader, enjoys watching sports, and playing tennis and is multilingual including English, Gujarati, and Hindi.

Dr. Patel completed an externship at Kirman Eye during his clinical rotations while in optometry school and now works at our office on Saturdays.

Prajay Patel, O.D



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