Amanda Amberg, OD, an Optometrist with South Florida Eye Institute

Get to know Optometrist Dr. Amanda Amberg, who serves patients in Tamarac, Florida.

A skilled optometrist with a passion for providing exceptional eye care services, Dr. Amberg is affiliated with South Florida Eye Institute, based in Tamarac, Florida. She is a South Florida native and has worked in private practices throughout the community. As an optometrist, she is dedicated to examining, diagnosing, treating, and managing diseases, injuries, and disorders of the visual system, the eye, and associated structures. Her expertise further extends to identifying systemic conditions that may affect the eye. Dr. Amberg is also one of the few eye care practitioners in South Florida experienced with myopia management, fitting specialty contact lenses and pediatric eye exams.

At South Florida Eye Institute, Dr. Amberg practices full scope medical and comprehensive optometry including diagnosis and management of various eye disorders such as retinal conditions, glaucoma, dry eye, anterior segment conditions and is skilled at prescribing eyeglasses and contact lenses to correct vision impairment.  Collaboration is an essential aspect of her practice, and she frequently works closely with ophthalmologists who may be required to perform surgical procedures. 

Before embarking on her professional journey, Dr. Amberg  received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Nova Southeastern University. After graduation, she went on to continue her professional education and received her Bachelor of Vision Science and Doctorate of Optometry from Nova Southeastern University, College of Optometry. Her internships played a crucial role in her development as an optometrist. She gained hands-on experience at institutions such as the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center and CorrectVision Laser Institute, broadening her skills in pre- and post-operative care of refractive surgery. At The Eye Center at Nova Southeastern University, she specialized in pediatrics, specialty contact lenses, low vision, and geriatrics, honing her expertise in these areas. 

Dedicated to clinical excellence, the doctor is board-certified in optometry by the prestigious National Board of Examiners. Currently, she holds the esteemed position of Optometric Physician at the South Florida Eye Institute, where she has been serving since 2023. Dr. Amberg is also nationally recognized as a Key Opinion Leader on ocular allergy and continues to educate her peers about the latest advancements in care.

Included in her many professional affiliations, she is an active member of several esteemed organizations, such as the Florida Optometric Association, the American Society of Optometric Surgeons (ASOS), the Broward County Optometric Association, the Scleral Lens Education Society (SLS), the American Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control (AAOMC), the American Optometric Association, and the Ocular Wellness & Nutrition Society (OWNS). 

Among her most notable achievements, Dr. Amberg has been the recipient of several awards for her exceptional skills and contributions to the field of optometry. She has received prestigious awards such as America’s Best Eye Doctors 2023 by Newsweek, America’s Best Optometrists 2023 by Newsweek, and Best In Florida Magazine 2023 by Find a TopDoc.

Optometry is a healthcare profession that involves examining the eyes and applicable visual systems for defects or abnormalities, as well as diagnosing and managing eye disease. Optometrists are healthcare professionals who provide primary eye care through comprehensive eye examinations to detect and treat various visual abnormalities and eye diseases. Being a regulated profession, an optometrist’s scope of practice may differ depending on the location. Thus, disorders or diseases detected outside the treatment scope of optometry (i.e. those requiring certain surgical interventions) are referred out to relevant medical professionals for proper care, more commonly to ophthalmologists who are physicians that specialize in the tertiary medical and surgical care of the eye. Optometrists typically work closely together with other eye care professionals, such as ophthalmologists and opticians, to deliver quality and efficient eye care to the general public.

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