Dr. Christen Russell is our optometric physician. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Central Florida in 2005 (with honors) and her optometric education and training from Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry, graduating with honors in 2009. She is Florida Board Certified in therapeutic eye care and oral medications.
Dr. Russell has done postgraduate studies in contact lenses and in the primary care of glaucoma. She is a member of the Florida Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association and serves on numerous professional committees. Dr. Russell specializes in the treatment of dry eye, management and treatment of ocular disease, contact lens fittings as well as comprehensive eye care for children and adults. She also works closely with our optical, striving to provide her patients with the most up to date products in spectacles and contact lenses.
Dr. Russell enjoys being active in the community. She volunteers with the Special Olympics and participates in elementary school vision screenings. When not at work, she enjoys the beach, boating, and traveling, as well as spending time with her family and spoiling her two dogs.