Get to know Optometrist Dr. Samantha Love, who serves patients in Clermont, Florida.
Dr. Love is a talented, caring, and innovative optometrist and the driving force behind the Clermont Family Eyecare. She takes the time to listen and understand her patients’ ocular needs and wants. She feels that patient education is very essential to quality eye care and she spends the extra time to make sure that each patient understands the importance of better eye health.
“At Clermont Family Eyecare, the patients have our undivided attention. We never rush a visit. We never “push” a product. Our commitment to the patient goes far beyond the average eye exam into our vision of making your vision of you better. That means exceptional service, style, and medical professionalism—without compromise.”
After receiving a mild eye injury at age 16, Dr. Love began to explore optometry as a future career path. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She then went on to pursue her dream and obtained a Doctor of Optometry degree from Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago in 2005.
During her academic career, she served as President of the National Optometric Student Association, Residential Complex Ambassador, tutor, teaching assistant, and Lions Club Charter member. She also served as a member of the American Optometric Student Association, the College of Optometrists in Vision Development, Private Practice Club, and several others.
Upon graduation, Dr. Love obtained a license to practice optometry in Florida and Georgia. She began filling in at private and commercial offices in the Atlanta metro area. After 1 ½ years of filling in for various doctors, she took over a Wal-mart Vision Center and began building her practice, Bella Vista Family Eyecare. Within a year, her practice quickly grew to two locations in Lithia Springs and Marietta, Georgia. In 2013, she relocated to Florida and purchased a private practice in Clermont in July of 2015.
With extensive externship experiences, Dr. Love was provided with a plethora of knowledge in practicing full-scope optometry. Her externships emphasized contact lenses, vision therapy, low vision, and post-operative care for lasik and cataracts.
In addition to her educational credentials, her professional affiliations include the National Optometric Association, the American Optometric Association, the Florida Optometric Association, and the Central Florida Society of Optometric Physicians. She has served as an internship preceptor for the Health Careers Academy at East Ridge High School and the University of Central Florida Healthcare Management Program.
Optometry is a health care 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.
With an intense desire to serve her community, Dr. Love currently participates in several community vision screenings, food drives, and church activities. Outside of the clinic, she enjoys spending quality time with family, traveling, and scrapbooking.
Learn More about Dr. Samantha Love:
Through her findatopdoc profile, https://www.findatopdoc.com/doctor/2263462-Samantha-Love-Optometrist or through Clermont Family Eyecare, https://clermontfamilyeyecare.com/staff/samantha-love-od/
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