Meet the Optometrists


Dr Kossol

Dr. William R. Kossol, O.D.

William R. Kossol, O.D. holds a B.S. in Biological Science degree from St. Vincent College and a B.S. in Visual Sciences and Doctor of Optometry degrees from the Pennsylvania College of optometry. He has been in private practice since graduating in 1985, and started his own Chancellor practice in August of 2001. Dr. Kossol is also an Adjunct Professor of Biology at the University of Mary Washington.

Dr. Kossol was trained in primary eye care. He does comprehensive eye examinations which include the refraction (determination of the prescription), a binocular vision and focusing evaluation, and a thorough ocular health check. The office has specialized equipment which is state-of-the-art. In addition, Dr. Kossol places a special emphasis in fitting specialty contact lenses, managing laser vision correction, and pediatrics. He is licensed to prescribe medications for dry eye issues, eye infections or allergies, also to treat most eye injuries and disease.

Dr. Kossol has enjoyed being an investigator or sub-investigator in over forty Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved clinical trials of new ocular therapeutic drugs and new contact lenses materials. The office stays current on all aspects of eye care and technology and strives to educate the community on prevention and treatment of eye disorders.

Dr. Kossol was awarded a “FREDDIE AWARD” by the Fredericksburg Guidebook for “Best Doctor in Fredericksburg 2011” and the PARENTS CHOICE AWARD for best Optometrist in Fredericksburg 2015. He is a native of Charleroi, PA – Pittsburgh Steeler Territory- and resides in the Fredericksburg area with his wife and children. They are members of St. Patrick Catholic Church where he has volunteered as a Catechist.

Dr. Kossol is a member of the Battlefield Optometrist Society, the Virginia Optometrist Association, The American Optometrist Association and the Knights of Columbus.

Dr. Kossol was honored recently by the Spotsylvania Lions Club for the volunteer work he has done here in Fredericksburg and abroad. Dr. Kossol was awarded a Melvin Jones Fellowship for his humanitarian efforts by the Spotsylvania Lions Club. The club also celebrated its 51st year of service to the Spotsylvania County community. This is the first time that the Spotsylvania Lions have awarded a Melvin Jones Fellowship to someone who is not a member of the club. Chancellor Eye Care and the Spotsylvania Lions have teamed up to provide more than 2,000 eye exams and glasses to those in need here in Spotsylvania during the past 10 years.

The Lions Club has generously supplied Dr. Kossol and his eye care teams with thousands of pairs of eye glasses over the past 20 years. These donated glasses were collected by local Lions Club volunteers, cleaned and repaired and were then distributed to those in need on medical mission trips overseas.

If you have any eye wear that you would like to donate, the Spotsylvania Lions Club has an eye glass donation box in our Chancellor Eye Care office for anyone interested in seeing their old eye wear put to good use.

dr. pilat

Dr. Sarah Pilat Brannon, O.D., F.A.A.O

Sarah E. Pilat, O.D., F.A.A.O was born and raised in Chicago. She received her B.S. degree in Biomedical Science from Marquette University in 1998 and her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Illinois College of Optometry in 2002. After graduation, Dr. Pilat completed a post-doctoral residency at the Veterans Affair Medical Center in Huntington, West Virginia, with emphasis on primary eye care, the treatment and management of ocular disease, low vision rehabilitation, and the ocular manifestations of systemic diseases.

Dr. Pilat practices full-scope optometry. She enjoys contact lens fittings (including specialty and hard-to-fit cases), ocular disease management, pediatrics, and pre- and post- operative cataract and LASIK co-management. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a member of Beta Sigma Kappa, Gold Key International, and Phi Beta Kappa honor societies. Dr. Pilat has served as an examiner for the National Board of Examiners in Optometry and the Spotsylvania County Head Start Health Advisory Committee. 

Dr. Pilat lives in Fredericksburg with her husband and two children and enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with her family and friends.


Dr. David Rose

Dr. David Rose grew up in Montpelier, OH before attending Bowling Green State University for his undergraduate education where he majored in Biology, played football and ran track. Upon graduation with a Bachelor’s degree in Arts and Sciences, he attended The Ohio State University College of Optometry and earned a doctorate in optometry in 2003.

Following graduation, Dr. Rose spent one year working within nursing homes, assisted living facilities and hospitals for the developmentally disabled where he provided palliative comfort care, treated disease, and improved vision. Since then, Dr. Rose has been in a primary care practice treating eye disease, providing eyeglass prescriptions, and fitting contact lenses. Dr. Rose also provides specialty optometric care with an attention towards traumatic brain injury, eye muscle dysfunction, vision therapy and low vision. Dr. Rose is a member of Battlefield Optometric Society, the Virginia Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association.

When not practicing optometry, Dr. Rose enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, cycling, running and playing guitar.

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