Dr. Roberts is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University with a Bachelor’s in Vision Science and a Doctorate of Optometry. Since then, he completed a residency at Nova in Primary Eye Care with an emphasis in Pediatrics and Binocular Vision. He is one of our newest assistant professors and also sees patients and works with students in Pediatrics, Specialty Clinic Peds-Neuro, Primary Care, and serves on the admissions committee.

Describe yourself in 3 words. Foodie, nerdy and funny best describe me.

If you could give one piece of advice to incoming/current students, what would it be? 

Soak up every bit of information and clinical pearls you can during your time in school—you likely will not have another opportunity to learn from so many brilliant minds under one roof.

Why did you become an optometrist? 

I became an optometrist because I wanted a fulfilling career in which I could interact with people in my community and have a positive impact on their lives.

Why did you enter this field of education?

My passion for educating students in classes and clinic began during optometry school, and I now can’t imagine practicing optometry without a teaching aspect

Do you have an area of specialty, if so, what is it? 

My areas of focus are pediatric optometry, binocular vision, and primary eye care.

If you could choose one superhero power, what would it be and why? 

Teleportation—who wouldn’t love a croissant for breakfast in Paris and pasta in Tuscany for dinner? Plus, no traffic.

Is there anything about you that your students or other faculty may not know? 

I had a brain tumor surgically removed at age 16, I’ve been playing guitar for 18 years, and I studied abroad at a culinary school in Florence.

What would you say is your greatest accomplishment outside of the field of optometry/research?

I used to be just shy of 300 lbs. and lost 100 lbs. in college after teaching myself basic nutrition and cooking skills.