“As a teen, I always had eye infections or inflamed eyes; this problem continued up until college. This caused me to be hyper-sensitive to eye health and to conduct my own research. It was during my freshman year at Ohio State that I shared some of my discoveries with my resident advisor, and it was she who introduced me to the optometry program. Prior to that conversation, I never realized that optometry was a different path than medical school. But once I learned more, it could not have been more clear as to the direction I was headed, and how I could use my personal experiences, and newfound passion, to help guide and support others.” – Dr. Josie Kosunick
Culture and relationships are everything to Dr. Kosunick. This is especially evident by the amount of time she puts into fostering a strong team at the practice; one that celebrates and supports them, and is fun for patients, as well as her personal connections and friendships (most of whom she’s had since childhood). A patient once told Dr. Kosunick that coming to their practice was like grabbing coffee with an old friend. It’s a memory that still brings a smile to her face. This love of people means she’s always planning something social, like trips (hot tip: let her plan, this is where her Type A personality shines!), concerts (she’ll go just about anywhere to see a good show, including her favorites; The Grateful Dead, Kenny Chesney and the Zac Brown Band) and dinners (just don’t sit next to her at said dinner as she’s not above stealing your food).
Dr. Kosunick grew up in Solon (go, Comets!) and never envisioned crossing the bridge to set up roots on the west side. However, now she couldn’t imagine life any other way. Dr. Kosunick is a proud resident of Olmsted Township, where she and her fellow optometrist husband, Greg, are raising their three children. Dr Kosunick is a dance mom and proudly declares life really is better at the lake, as you can find her family in Marblehead on any given summer weekend. Dr. Kosunick graduated Cum Laude from The Ohio State University College of Optometry in 2002, after receiving her Bachelor of Art degree in Psychology from the same school in 1998. She joined Broad View Eye Center in 2003, as a partner and co-owner. She is a member of the Ohio and American Optometric Association and served on the Broadview Heights Chamber of Commerce Board for 3 years, as she’s a strong champion for supporting local and other fellow small businesses.