Dr. Richard Marrotte received his Bachelor's Degree in Biology from the University of Connecticut and went on to complete his Doctor of Optometry degree in 1985 from the New England College of Optometry in Boston, Massachusetts. He is a Board Certified Optometric Physician here in Florida and has held licensed in both Massachusetts and California. He was in Private Practice for over 26 years in the Boca Raton, Florida area and his specialties include Keratoconus, LASER Vision Correction, Neuro-Optometry for Stroke and Brain Injury and All Types of Contact Lenses.
He was on the only Optometric Physician on the Consultative Medical Staff at the Delray Medical Center in Delray Beach, Florida for over 13 years providing Stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation, as well as acute general eye care. He is a Certified LASER Vision Correction Consultant, has assisted in over 600 LASER refractive procedures and was a previous member of the Board of Directors for the TLC-LASER Center in Boca Raton.
He served as a Senior Board Examiner for the National Board of Examiners in Optometry (NBEO) for 10 years and as a State of Florida Board of Optometry Examiner for 3 years. In 2016, Dr. Marrotte retired from private practice and was selected Chief of Optometric Services for MCR Health Services, a $100 million Federally Qualified Health Care network in Bradenton, FL before becoming the Director of Professional Services for Nationwide Optometry Florida in 2017. He is now the Medical Director for Clarkson Eyecare for Tampa and Central Florida.
Married for 37 years, Dr. Marrotte and his wife have 2 children. Their daughter, who is a Graphic Designer is the principal designer for the Orange County school system in Orlando, FL. Their son, an attorney, is married and works for a large insurance company in the West Palm Beach area. Weight training, skiing, golfing, and riding his Triumph motorcycle are just some of Dr. Marrotte's interests. He says that his "keys to success" are possessing a strong work ethic, a passion for helping people and caring for more than just his patient's "eyes."
University of Connecticut
New England College of Optometry in Boston, Massachusetts