Brian Roberts headshot

Assistant Professor

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Office location: HPB 521

Schedule a UAB Eye Care Appointment: 205-975-2020

Teaching/research interests: Binocular vision, strabismus, amblyopia, posterior segment ocular disease, neuro-optometry, and optics


  • BS, University of Central Florida, Restaurant and Food Service Management
  • BS, Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry, Vision Science
  • OD, Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry
  • Residency, Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry 

Dr. Brian Roberts is a native of Clearwater, Florida. He graduated with honors from 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. His past clinical experience includes rotations in neuro-ophthamology and pediatric ophthalmology at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, traumatic brain injury rehabilitation, strabismus/amblyopia clinic, sports vision clinic, and glaucoma and macular disease advanced care clinics. Dr. Roberts completed his internships at the Fort Lauderdale Eye Institute working with retina, cornea, and oculoplastics specialists, and at Dr. Richard Sorkin’s private practice specializing in pediatric optometry and vision therapy.

He has volunteered with the Florida Low Vison Initiative performing eye exams on the pediatric low vision population in Jacksonville, Florida, at NSU Athletic Sports Vison Screenings performing vision screenings on NSU athletes and at the Special Olympics Opening Eyes performing “deconstructed” eye exams on athletes.

Clinical Specialties and/or Area of Expertise: Pediatrics, Binocular Vision, Primary Care

Academics distinctions and honors:

  • American Academy of Optometry Florida Chapter Resident Travel Fellowship Travel Grant, November 2018
  • NSU Optometry Graduate Awards—Faculty Choice Award, Dr. Lester E. Janoff Scholar Award, and OEP Curriculum Award, May 2018
  • American Academy of Optometry Florida Chapter Resident Travel Fellowship Travel Grant, October 2017

Presentations and lectures:

  • NSU Residents Weekend grand rounds presenter
  • NSU Primary Care Clinic Conference lecturer
  • American Academy of Optometry Meeting, poster and workshop presenter
  • College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD), poster presenter