Dr. Pam Ebmier
Working in her dad's Optometry practice since the age of 13 sparked a lifelong interest in the field of vision and the science of Optometry.
She learned the basics of Optics and lab work using what was, at the time, cutting-edge technology to to cut lenses into eyewear. As an undergrad, she attended the University of Illinois and completed a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 1988. She went on to Optometry school at the University of Missouri in St Louis, graduating in 1992 with a Doctorate in Optometry. She was a member of the Gold Key Honor Society and earned The Vistakon Award of Excellence in patient care at graduation. She completed five academic specialization externships during her final year of Optometry school, which included Medical Optometry, Pediatric Optometry and contact lenses. One of her final externships placed her in Florida, where her love of the sun, sea and all things Floridian decided where she saw her future.
Dr. Pam worked for Aker Kasten Cataract and Laser Institute immediately after graduation as a clinical eye physician and eventually became Clinical Director and Director of Internships. She amassed a great amount of knowledge during the nine years that she spent at Aker Kasten in pre and post-operative cataract management, glaucoma management and other ocular disease management. She was a clinical investigator for FDA studies of bifocal intra-ocular lenses and laser thermal keratoplasty. During this time she also presented a poster for the American Academy of Optometry and was evaluated by her peers with several published case studies, and was accepted into the Academy as a fellow.
Envision Eye Care was born in 2000, when she found an opportunity to delve into private practice. Her dream of opening her own practice and working with her sister became a reality, utilizing their lifelong knowledge, experience and today's cutting-edge technology to take care of the needs of their patients.
Today, Dr. Pam is also involved in benevolent eye care. She and Dr. Cheryl perform screenings for several area schools every year and donate their time and equipment to a medical mission in Africa. In 2010, Dr. Pam set up an Optical Clinic in Haiti. She is an Adjunct professor at Nova Southeastern School of Optometry and the University of Missouri, and she continues to share her experience and knowledge with the students.
Dr. Cheryl Ebmeier
Dr. Cheryl graduated from Nova Southeastern University in 2000. She has spent her career caring for her patients in East Ft Lauderdale with her sister Dr. Pam Ebmeier. She has served on the Broward Optometric Association as a trustee, maintained her continuing education requirements and stayed up to date on the latest trends in eye care. She is an associate professor for Nova Southeastern and trains the student doctors during their 3 month externships at Envision Eye Care.
Dr. Cheryl has maintained a close working relationship with Millennium Laser Centers over the years. She works at the surgical center doing consultations and pre/post-operative care for refractive surgery. This experience is unique and gives her expert knowledge in the area. She is able to logically explain refractive surgical options from PRK, LASIK, SMILE, refractive lens exchange, and Multifocal lens implants and discuss which might be your best solution to eliminate your dependency on glasses or contacts.
Dr. Cheryl has a passion for providing eye care for families and stressing the importance of eyecare for children. Doctors Cheryl and Pam have provided complementary school screenings at several of the area schools to help educate and catch vision problems during a critical developmental time. She has been a long-time provider for infantSee, a program providing free eye exams to children less than 1 year old.
Dr. Cheryl enjoys specialty contact lens fittings and the reward that comes from providing vision that may not be possible without the help of rigid gas permeable lenses or scleral contacts. She also believes in corneal refractive therapy and the benefits that come from CRT lenses for kids with progressive myopia. Regardless of your situation, Dr Cheryl will work with you to find the right option for you and your family.
When not caring for her patients, Cheryl is caring for her husband, Mauricio and 2 daughters Kaylee (14) and Olivia (11) and their 2 very spoiled shih-tzus. They enjoy family time and time with their friends who are like family, traveling, water sports, and exercising. You will find her at her home church, Calvary Chapel and where her children also attend school.