The Eye Care Institute at NSU Health

In conjunction with the Nova Southeastern University (NSU) College of Optometry, The Eye Care Institute provides the South Florida community with the most current care for vision correction, high quality diagnosis, and management of eye conditions. A full spectrum of primary and specialty eye care services is available to people of all ages, from annual eye exams and contact lens fittings to the management and treatment of eye conditions like glaucoma, macular degeneration, dry eye, and infections.

The Eye Care Institute at NSU Health Specialties

Since The Eye Care Institute is rooted in the NSU College of Optometry, you have a large list of specialties to choose from. Reasonably priced and covered by most insurance providers, each service is backed by extensive research and the very latest teachings, ensuring you will get the best optometric care.

This specialty evaluates and manages patients with brain injury, autism and other neurological deficits. Our optometric physicians provide visual rehabilitative therapy and a comprehensive evaluation of the visual changes associated with a history of traumatic brain injury.

We provide medical diagnosis and treatment for patients with advanced ocular diseases using the latest technology and instrumentation. Our leading optometric physicians are committed to protecting and preserving your vision. We also assist local eye care specialists in co-management.

The Eye Care Institute at NSU Health provides clinical care for patients who require specialty contact lens care or who have been unsuccessful in previous attempts to wear contact lenses. Consultations, referrals, pre- and post-operative co-management for refractive surgery are also provided.

If you suffer from dry, irritated eyes, the Dry Eye Care Center can help. We conduct dry eye evaluations that will lead to customized treatment plans utilizing the latest technology and therapies. From the simple to the complex, our eye doctors will explore treatment options that work best for you.

Visit The Eye Care Institute for emergency eye care services, available 24 hours a day/7 days a week for patients with eye injuries, acute ocular diseases and other emergent eye conditions.

Receive affordable care for complicated or advanced glaucoma. We employ the most current diagnostic technologies to accurately diagnose and manage patients with glaucoma and those suspected of having glaucoma.

The Eye Care Institute at NSU Health is dedicated to helping visually impaired patients who cannot be managed through medical or surgical treatment. We prescribe special optical, non-optical and electronic devices to permit the best use of remaining residual vision. We assist patients in attaining the highest level of independent living possible given their visual limitations.

Find the frame that’s perfect for you. We offer a large selection of affordable and designer frames to meet all eyewear needs for children and adults.

The Eye Care Institute at NSU provides comprehensive eye care for infants and children 12 years of age and under, along with individuals of all ages with binocular vision disorders such as amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus (eye turn) and eye tracking problems. Vision therapy and visual perceptual therapy train and enhance visual-motor and/or perceptual-cognitive deficiencies. Receive evaluations tailored to your child’s own visual needs, even if they are pre-verbal or non-verbal.

As the largest service, primary eye care is designed to meet the ocular and visual needs of patients ages 13+. The comprehensive exams include: refractive and binocular vision assessment, ocular health examination, management of eye diseases and hypertensive and diabetic eye evaluations.

Get evaluated for retinal conditions caused by diabetes, high blood pressure, chronic medication use, macular degeneration and trauma. Our optometric physicians use advanced technology and work with your primary care doctors to ensure all your health care and eye care needs are met.

The Eye Care Institute at NSU Health performs eye examinations on individuals of any age with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (ID/DD). Staffed by residency trained optometric physicians, our services include: evaluation for an eyeglass prescription, depth perception, ocular health, eye teaming and tracking skills.

We diagnose, treat and enhance sports performance visual skill deficits. Following a sports related traumatic brain injury (concussion), we rehabilitate eye-teaming, focusing and visual tracking skills. Vision rehabilitation at SVCC focuses on reducing post-concussion visual symptoms, earlier return-to-play or return-to-learn and improved visual skills for enhanced sports performance.

This service offers a comprehensive range of electrodiagnostic testing, performed in accordance with the International Society for Clinical Electro-Physiology of Vision. We also conduct ongoing research about how the function of the visual pathway is affected by disease processes.

You had our back. Now we have yours. NSU Health's Veterans Care offers affordable vision services to veterans and their families in our South Florida facilities. From convenient scheduling to a broad range of eye care specialties, you will get the help you need at the gold standard you deserve. Reach out to speak with specialized representatives who are knowledgeable about veteran care: (954) 262-3524select option 2 (Mon-Fri, 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.).


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Professional Staff

Linda S. Rouse, O.D.

Interim Dean

Rach A. “Stacey” Coulter, O.D.

Director of Autism and Neuro-Optometric Vision Rehabilitation

Barry J. Frauens, O.D.

Chief of Primary Care, North Miami Beach

Katherine Green, O.D.

Director of Traumatic Brain Injury Vision Rehabilitation

Samantha McIntosh, O.D.

Chief of Low Vision and Geriatrics

Chandra Mickles, O.D.

Director of Dry Eye Center

Thuy-Lan Nguyen, O.D.

Chief of Cornea and Contact Lens

Sherrol Reynolds, O.D.

Chief of Advanced Ophthalmic Care and Specialty Testing
Chief of Primary Care, Davie

Julie Rodman, O.D.

Chief of Primary Care, Broward

Amar Sayani, O.D.

Director of Sports Vision and Concussion Clinic

Kenneth Seger, O.D.

Clinical Education Chair

Jessica Steen, O.D.

Director of Glaucoma Service

Yin C. Tea, O.D.

Chief of Pediatrics and Binocular Vision

Visit The Eye Care Institute at NSU in Broward or Miami-Dade Counties

Schedule an Appointment

Request telehealth or in-person appointment at NSU Health; we are committed to making the scheduling process as convenient as possible, as well as creating a seamless, friendly, and patient-centered clinic experience. We typically respond to online submissions within two business days.

If you have any questions, call the NSU Patient Engagement Center at 954-NSU-CARE (954-678-2273) 
(Mon-Fri, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm).

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Accepted Health Insurance Plans

  • Aetna
  • Avmed
  • Community Care Plan
  • Dimension Health
  • Humana
  • Molina Health Plan
  • Multiplan/PHCS
  • Simply Health
  • Triwest
  • Tricare
  • United Health Care/Neighborhood
  • Wellcare Medicare
  • Staywell Medicaid
  • Children Medical Services Title 19
  • Children Medical Services Title 21
  • Sunshine Medicaid
  • Ambetter
  • Allwell- Sunshine Medicare Advantage
  • Seminole Tribe of Florida
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare


  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed
  • iCare Solutions
  • Envolve
  • Premier Eye Care
  • Safeguard
  • Superior Vision
  • VCP
  • VSP
  • Argus
  • National Vision Administrator

Patient Forms

After making an appointment, make sure your forms are up-to-date. If you’re new to NSU Health, please fill out the New Patient Packet. All forms, including those for each specific health care service, can be found at the link below.

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