Brenda DeForrest, O.D. DeForrest Eye Center & Optical
Brenda DeForrest, O.D., is a Florida board-certified optometric physician offering complete eye care, including optical and contact-lens fittings, Lasik evaluations, diabetic retinopathy evaluations and glaucoma treatment. She also provides no-puff glaucoma testing. Dr. DeForrest attended the University of Florida and New England College of Optometry, graduating with honors. She completed internships around the world, including Jerusalem; Boston; Albuquerque, N.M.; and Atlanta. She completed her residency, specializing in ocular disease and postoperative care, at the Magruder Eye Institute in 1990. Dr. DeForrest is a clinical examiner for the Florida State Board of Optometry and a volunteer for Prevent Blindness Florida and Grace Medical Home.
4884 S. Kirkman Road, Orlando • 407-298-8819 www.deforresteyecenter.com
Eye Physicians of Central Florida
With board-certified ophthalmologists Drs. Robert Gold, David Auerbach, Louis Blumenfeld, Victor Thomas, Jamie Ikeda and Lynda Kleiman, and board-certified optometrist Dr. Larry Lewis, Eye Physicians of Central Florida’s MetroWest office specializes in both pediatric and adult eye care. Located just off MetroWest Boulevard, between Kirkman and Hiawassee roads, Eye Physicians of Central Florida’s sub-specialized and fellowship-trained physicians provide a full range of eye care, from thorough eye examinations to surgery, including urgent and emergency eye care, examination and treatment of eye muscle and tear duct disorders, neuro-ophthalmic problems, cosmetic eyelid surgery, cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma and general eye exams for eyeglasses and contact lenses. In addition, the MetroWest office physicians and staff are committed to not only providing patients the absolute highest level of care available, but also ensuring that the level of caring matches it. From offering access to the latest medical advances and treatment options to comforting a young child who is nervous about an eye exam, the team treats each of its patients like family — with respect, warmth and compassion. And every member of the team believes in taking the time to provide the one-on-one, personal attention patients expect and deserve. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
1781 Park Center Drive, Suite 220, Orlando • 407-398-7730 www.eyephy.com
Robert J. Kraut, M.D. Florida Retina & Vitreous Center, P.A.
Robert J. Kraut, M.D., is a board-certified ophthalmologist who is fellowship-trained in medical and surgical retinal diseases. He earned his bachelor’s from the University of Pennsylvania. He attended New Jersey Medical School and was chief resident at the Friedenwald Eye Institute in Baltimore. Dr. Kraut completed a two-year vitreoretinal fellowship at Louisiana State University. He has practiced in Orlando since 1999. Dr. Kraut is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and American Society of Retina Specialists. Dr. Kraut provides the most current treatments for macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, macular hole, macular pucker, retinal tear and detachment.
1177 Blackwood Ave., Ocoee • 407-654-8000 www.floridaretinacenter.com
John Nowell, O.D. Southwest Orlando Eye Care
John Nowell, O.D., opened a new private practice of optometry, Southwest Orlando Eye Care. He is a board-certified optometric physician who has provided eye care to Southwest Orlando residents since 1991. Dr. Nowell has a reputation for delivering excellence in eye care and eyewear for the entire family. He has special interest in ocular disease, contact lens fitting of all types, and ocular nutrition. Southwest Orlando Eye Care provides the latest technology in accessing the risk of macular degeneration and glaucoma, and offers the latest high-definition eyeglasses and contact lenses. Dr. Nowell is an Orlando native, and he attended Lake Highland Preparatory School, Auburn University and the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry, where he received his Doctor of Optometry. Dr. Nowell completed a fellowship in refractive surgery and ocular disease at the Neumann Eye Institute in Deland.
7009 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Suite 110, Orlando • 407-271-8931 www.southwestorlandoeyecare.com
Keshini Parbhu, M.D. Orlando Eye Institute
Keshini Parbhu, M.D., is a native of Tallahassee. She graduated summa cum laude from Duke University with a bachelor’s in biology. Dr. Parbhu attended medical school and completed her general surgery internship and ophthalmology residency at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. She pursued two years of subspecialty training in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery at The University of Alabama at Birmingham under the auspices of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. She is a frequent contributor to academic journals and has presented research at a variety of meetings around the country. Dr. Parbhu serves as a volunteer faculty member and has an appointment with the University of Central Florida College of Medicine as an assistant professor of ophthalmology. She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. She is also certified by ASOPRS, an elite and prestigious society of about 500 members.
6068 S. Apopka-Vineland Road, Suite 10, Orlando • 407-704-3937 www.orlandoeyeopener.com • www.eyesandlids.com
Deepak Raja, M.D. Orlando Eye Institute
Deepak Raja, M.D., is a native of Englewood. He attended Duke University for his undergraduate studies and received a degree in biomedical and electrical engineering. He attended the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, where he received his medical degree. He completed his internship at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami and his ophthalmology residency at Vanderbilt Eye Institute in Nashville, Tenn. He completed a cornea and anterior segment fellowship at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis before joining The University of Alabama at Birmingham as a clinical instructor for two years, where he helped teach residents. He was recently appointed as an assistant professor at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine. He is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, and is a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, American Academy of Ophthalmology, and The Cornea Society.
6068 S. Apopka-Vineland Road, Suite 10, Orlando • 407-704-3937 www.eyesandlids.com
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