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.
Dr. Diana Perez specializes in comprehensive and medical eye exams for chronic conditions like diabetes and hypertension; as well as ocular conditions such as dry eye syndrome, glaucoma, macular degeneration, floaters, cataracts and red eyes.
Dr. Perez received her undergraduate degree from Florida International University, graduating with a Bachelors of Science. After earning her undergraduate degree, she proceeded to attend The State University of New York College of Optometry where she received her doctorate in Optometry. She was recognized for her excellence in ocular disease earning the distinguished William M. Rosenberg Memorial Award in 2017.
Dr. Perez has practiced in multi-specialty settings along ophthalmologist and other specialties to provide the utmost patient care. She practiced in New York for 2 years, during which time she was invited into the American Diabetes Association (ADA) in recognition of her professional commitment to the clinical care of patients with Diabetes. She is board certified in the American Board of Optometry and licensed to practice in both New York and Florida states. She is fluent in English and Spanish having extensively studied Spanish medical terminology.
Dr. Perez is also committed to her community, volunteering more than 100 hours at homeless shelters and elementary schools providing vision and health screenings.
Dr. Aurora Perez, OD is a board-certified optometric physician who graduated from Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry. She has been in practice over 15 years providing all eye care services including primary care, contact lenses, and LASIK management.
Dr. Perez is very happy to be a part of the Laria Eye Care family. She is very passionate about her career and providing the highest level of eye care to our patients.
When away from the office, the Dr. Perez enjoys spending time with her family.
Dr. Claudia C. Diaz is a board-certified optometric physician practicing in the greater Miami- Dade area with a particular interest in medical ocular diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetes and retina vascular pathology.
She earned her Associates Degree in Liberal Arts at Florida International University in Miami. Dr. Diaz graduated with a Bachelor of Visual Science and Doctor of Optometry degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry in 2017. Following graduation, she completed a residency in Primary Eye Care and Ocular Disease at the Miami Veterans Affairs Hospital.
In her time off, Dr Diaz likes to travel with her husband and spend time with her son. She is fluent in Spanish and English.
Lea is our Office Manager which includes running a busy Optometric Office. She has been a part of our team since 2013 and works hand in hand with Dr. Laria in making sure all patient's needs are met from beginning to end.
Lea is our expert on medical insurance billing and can provide clarification to any doubts you may have on your insurance benefits. She can also assist with concerns you have regarding any part of your visit. Her goal is to assist you and correct any matter as quickly as possible. Please fill out the below form and Lea will respond to you within 48 hours.
Our doctors and staff consider patient satisfaction our number one priority and will do their best to correct any misunderstanding.
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!
Annie is an expert at selecting frames and lenses that best fit your features and type of lens. She can show you samples of different materials for your lenses and help with recommendations according to your specific needs.
Annie 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 Annie can give you estimates of time according to your plan. Annie will also answer all your questions about insurance coverage and co-pays for your glasses or contacts orders.
Nathalie loves helping both adults and children through their eyewear selection process. She can advise you on the many types of lens options recommended for you and the best style, weight, and color of frames.
She also assists the doctors with contact lens fittings and educates patients on the use and care of contact lenses.
You are in great hands when being helped by Nathalie!
You will see your Miami optometrist soon after you have been Pre-Tested by Nathalie.
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.