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Dr. Charles W. Bartels2
Board Certified Optometric Physician

Born, raised and married in Okeechobee, Florida


Comprehensive Eye Examinations, Glaucoma, Cataract evaluations,
Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Exams, Glasses, Contact Lenses.

Honors and Awards

Marchon Eyewear Practice Management Award

Honors in Clinical Skills, By Nova Southeastern College of Optometry

Honors in Clinical Skills, By Visual Health and Surgical Center,
Management and Treatment of Pre and Post Operative Surgical Patients

Clinical Experience/ Externships

Primary Eye Care and Glaucoma, Nova Southeastern University

Contact Lens Specialty, Nova Southeastern University

Pediatric and Visual Therapy, Nova Southeastern University

Low Vision Rehabilitation, Nova Southeastern University

Lasik Pre and Post-Operative Care, Visual Health and Surgical Center

Cataract Pre and Post Operative Care, Visual Health and Surgical Center

Professional Associations and Organizations

Florida Optometric Association

American Optometric Association

Personal Information

Date of Birth - December 8th, 1972

Place of Birth - Okeechobee, Florida

Family Background

Spouse - Rachel Bartels

Date of marriage - August 12th, 1995


Board Certified Optometric Physician, Granted by Florida Board of Optometry, 2003

Doctor of Optometry, Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry

Primary Eye Care, detecting and treating diseases and symptoms of the eyes, surrounding tissue and visual pathway.

B.S. in Visual Science, Nova Southeastern University

Basic Medical Sciences and the Visual System.

B.S. in Microbiology and Cell Science, University of Florida

A.A. in Liberal Studies, Indian River Community College

High School Diploma, Okeechobee High School

Non-Medical Interests

Dr. Bartels's non-medical interest include fishing, diving, traveling, and spending time with the person who�s strength and guidance made all the above a possibility, his wife Rachel.

Dr. Carlo D. Fodor
Board Certified Optometric Physician

Dr. Fodor graduated from Nova Southeastern University with a Doctor of Optometry and is living in Sebastian with his family. He also obtained a Bachelor of Science in Vision Science and a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry with a Minor in Biological Sciences.

These accomplishments have enabled Dr. Fodor to teach the natural sciences in the past as an associate professor at the Palm Beach Community College. He brings his teaching skills into the exam room because educating patients on their conditions is a crucial part of every exam.

Dr. Fodor has excellent communication skills in English, Spanish, and Italian. He has completed rotations in Primary Care, Ocular Disease, Glaucoma, Contact Lenses, Pediatrics Binocular Vision, and Low Vision.

He has also served two years working at the Visual Health & Surgical Center managing all types of post-operative patients. Dr. Fodor is well qualified and trained to identify subtle abnormalities in our eyes that may be able to be corrected.

Dr. Fodor has been working in the field since 1994 in numerous commercial and private offices. His knowledge and well- rounded background will allow him to manage his patients where ever he decides to practice. He enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.


Big Lake Eye Care 606 N. Parrott Ave. Okeechobee, FL 34972 Phone: (863) 763-3937 Fax: (863) 763-4917

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