Kristin Bever, O.D
Elite Diva - Orlando, FL
The featured Diva of the week is Dr. Kristin Bever. Read the feature to learn how working full time during optometry school enabled Kristin to have minimal student loans and taught her the disciplines that made her a successful private practice owner.
1. Tell us a little bit about you?
I was born and raised in Longwood, FL. I am married and have a 1 year old son, Daniel. We also have two dogs, Lulu and vegas. I enjoy taking walks around the neighborhood with Daniel, shopping, and yoga.
2. What made you decide to become an Optometrist?
I always knew I wanted to help people and be in the medical field. When I was 16 I had my first eye exam and got glasses. My Optometrist was a young woman and she inspired me. I then followed an OD in college and decided that was the field that I wanted to be in.
3. What Optometry school did you go to?
Nova Southeastern University School of Optometry
4. Where do you currently practice?
Primera Eye Care – Lake Mary, FL
5. Do you offer any Specialty Services in your practice?
Primary Care Optometric Services
6. Name 1 to 3 hurdles you personally faced in your career and how did you overcome them?
Working through optometry school. I was one of the few student in my class to work full time throughout school. I did this to minimize my student loans and be able to afford to live. Although it was a challenge at times, I learned a lot that has helped me in my career today. I worked in the hospitality industry so I learned to multi-task and many aspects of customer service and management
7. If you could go back to when you were a student, what advice would you give yourself?
To enjoy every minute of it. Optometry school were some great years. I learned a lot and made lifelong friends.
Do you have a product or side business you’d like for us to include in your feature?
I own a private Optometry practice in Lake Mary, FL – Primera Eye Care
How to Contact Dr. Bever?
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