Dr. Whitney Roberson Miranda was born and raised in Orlando, Florida. She graduated in 2004 within the top 10% of her Edgewater High School class. This is where she decided Optometry was her passion. She attended South Carolina State University and during her tenure she joined many prestigious organizations such as The SC Alliance Minority Participation program, Beta Kappa Chi Scientific Honor Society and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She received her Bachelor of Science as Magna Cum Laude in Biology and minored in Chemistry in 2008.
She then worked with Doctor’s Vision Works as an Optometric Technician in Lithonia, Ga and at America’s Best as an Optician in Philadelphia, Pa. She loved working alongside the Optometrist performing preliminary testing for the patients. In 2009, she was accepted in the Summer Enrichment Program at Salus University at Pennsylvania College of Optometry. The Summer Enrichment program was an intense 6 week optometry course program for future optometry student. This program prepared the students with knowledge to enter the optometry field and allowed the students to interact with the professors. She completed the program with high honors and was accepted at Salus University in 2010. She was actively involved in the community, providing vision screenings at health fairs and Philadelphia schools as chairperson of ODs of Tomorrow for the National Optometric Student Association.
During her education at Salus University she received Clinical honors. She completed her specialized rotations in Pediatrics and Vision Therapy, Contact Lenses and Cornea health, Ocular Disease and Low Vision Rehabilitation. She sustained clinical practice in providing primary eye care and co-management for postoperative care. This included management of anterior and posterior ocular diseases such as Diabetic Retinopathy, Glaucoma, Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Dry eye Syndrome and corneal dystrophies. She prescribed corrective lenses for refractive errors and specialty fitting for soft and hard contact lenses which includes scleral and rigid gas-permeable contact lenses.
She received her Doctorate of Optometry from Salus University at Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 2014. She began to practice with Vision Specialists of Central Florida where she served patients for 7 years. She provided care for all demographics including pediatrics beginning at 6 months of age and above with focus in neuro-processing training for patients with binocular vision issues and special needs.
South Carolina State University