Our Eye Doctors take the time to understand Your Eye Health
Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.
Our optometrists take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.
Meet our team:
Dr. Laria is the founder of Laria Eye Care. Originally from Cuba, she pursued her Bachelor’s degree in Biology at the University of Miami in the year 2000. Dr. Laria then attended State University of New York where she obtained her Doctor of Optometry Degree in the year 2004. Both a National and Florida Board Certified Optometrist that is licensed to prescribe therapeutic medications.
Dr. Laria practices primary care Optometry, which emphasizes in a patients’ best visual acuity and visual comfort with glasses or contacts which her patients usually describe as “the best pair of eyeglasses I have ever had”. This is because Dr. Laria is involved not only on the refractive portion of the prescription, but she helps you along in the selection of frames, special measurements according to your needs, be it in the office or for pleasure and sports and recommendations for best type of lens to use.
Dr. Laria provides comprehensive eye examinations, which means that all of her patients receive a complete eye health assessment including eye pressure, check up of the optic nerve and the retina and screening for eye diseases. If needed, she provides referral to the appropriate eye care specialist for further treatment.
Dr. Fischer is an optometrist in Miami, FL that specializes in all ages from adults to children and infants. Her interest is not only providing her patients with the clearest vision possible, but also the most comfortable vision. During an exam, she often asks which “feels” the best in addition to which is more clear. This is important because often a prescription that is too strong is chosen which may make the vision get worse later on. Dr. Fischer expertise is sometimes referred to as Pediatric Optometry, Developmental Optometry, or Behavioral Optometry.
She is both a National and Florida Board Certified Optometrist that is licensed to prescribe therapeutic medications.
Dr. Fischer graduated with a Bachelor in Molecular and Microbiology from the University of Central Florida in 2000. She earned her Doctor of Optometry degree from the State University of New York in Manhattan in 2005. To further her expertise, she completed an additional residency in Pediatric Optometry and Vision Therapy from Nova Southeastern University in 2006 and shortly thereafter joined Laria Eye Care.
Originally from Hong Kong, Dr. Chow came to the United States when he was six years old. He graduated from St. John’s University in New York City in 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. He then attended the State University of New York College of Optometry where he obtained Doctor of Optometry degree in 2016. He continued to pursue a residency in Pediatrics and Binocular Vision at NOVA Southeastern University, which he completed in 2017. The American Academy of Optometry (AAO) recently inducted Dr. Chow as a Fellow of the Academy during its 2017 annual conference. Fellows of the academy are evaluated against the highest standards of professional competence and must complete a candidacy process that includes submitting written work demonstrating their skills as an optometrist and sitting for an oral exam at the annual meeting of the academy. About 10% of practicing optometrists in the United States are fellows of the American Academy of Optometry. He is both a National and Florida Board Certified Optometrist that is licensed to prescribe therapeutic eye drops and oral ocular pharmaceutical agents.
Dr. Chow has a special interest seeing pediatric and post-traumatic brain injury patients. This includes patients complaining of eye strain, double vision, headaches, the perception of words floating on the page, intermittent blurry vision, etc. He is an expert in diagnosing children and adults with vision related learning disorders (strabismus, amblyopia, visual information processing deficits) and treating them through glasses and vision rehabilitation. He believes that there is much more to vision than “20/20” as a measure of visual function. Dr.Chow is passionate about helping patients gain (or regain) the level of visual function that they are capable of achieving.
Dr. Chow has been to several international medical trips including Panama, Costa Rica, and Mexico with various humanitarian groups. Outside of optometry, his interests include piano performance, competitive tennis, traveling, and exotic foods.
Lea is our Office Manager which includes running a busy Optometric Office. She works hand in hand with Dr. Laria in making sure all patient’s needs are met from beginning to end.
She can also provide contact lens training and follow ups, information on insurance benefits, help ordering contacts, and anything else our patient’s may need!
Judy not only can help you select stylist and comfortable frames, but she can make most simple glasses in under an hour with our state of the Art lens cutter and mounter! She is very happy to help you find frame and lenses that suit you best and can adjust your glasses free of charge!
She is also an expert fitting contact lenses including toric lenses for astigmatism and multifocal contacts for patients with distance and near problems
Judy is the right hand for both our doctors, her great care and friendly attitude towards our patients create for a home feeling atmosphere that our established patients like to come back for!
Luis is an expert at selecting frames and lenses that best fit your features and type of lens. He can show you samples of different materials for your lenses and help with recommendations according to your specific needs.
Luis makes sure that your eyeglasses orders are processed in a timely and efficient manner. Your glasses can be ready in as little as 15 min for simple prescriptions or 3 business days for other more complex prescriptions. Insurance orders take longer and Luis can give you estimates of time according to your plan. Luis will also answer all your questions about insurance coverage and co-pays for your glasses or contacts orders.
If you hear a sweet voice when you call for an appointment, you are talking to Liset. She will make sure that you are seen according to your needs and will help you when you pick up your products in our Miami eye care clinic or with any other issue. Liset is great at multi tasking and helps every one to keep a nice and efficient flow during the work day.
Liset has began pursuing her Optician Certification as well.
Laura assists Dr. Laria with the office flow and makes sure your every need is taken care of. She also oversees contact lens follow ups, ensuring you are seeing and feeling great with your new contacts.
You will often see her in the exam room with Dr. Laria conducting diagnostic tests, recording and measuring vision, testing eye function, and instructing patients in inserting and caring for contact lenses.
Ana Laura is our receptionist. She can help you make appointments, order contacts, or answer any question you may have. She can also clarify any questions you may have regarding your insurance benefits and coverage.
Her outgoing personality and helpful nature will make you feel that you are in good hands!
Nathalie is in charge of Pre-Testing patients. This involves collecting important information such as eye pressure, previous prescriptions, medical and eye history and many other measurements that aid our doctors in Miami, FL in their decision making and examination process.
You will see your Miami optometrist soon after you have been Pre-Tested by Nathalie.
Julio is our in-house eyeglass technician. He will cut your single vision lenses and let you leave with a new pair of glasses within minutes!
Julio can also help with any adjustments for your glasses.