Diva of the week – Michelle Gonzalez, O.D.

Michelle Gonzalez, OD

Ambassador Miami, FL

The featured Diva for this week is Dr. Michelle Gonzalez.  Read the full feature below to learn more about her journey.


1. Tell us a little bit about you?

I was born in Miami, Florida and I am of Cuban descent. I completed my training in South Florida, and I have been practicing for the last 16 years. I am married and I have two daughters. I enjoy exercising, traveling, eating good food and reading a great book!


2. What made you decide to become in Optometrist?

I knew I wanted to become an optometrist since a very young age. I have always worn contact lenses and glasses, and it was through my yearly eye exams that my interest was sparked. I wanted to become a doctor that would be able to help people by providing them with great eye care and helping them preserve their vision.


3. What Optometry school did you go to?

Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry


4. Where do you currently practice?

CorrectVision Laser Institute


5. Do you offer any specialty services in your practice?

At CorrectVision Laser we specialize in LASIK, Refractive Cataract Surgery, Oculoplastics and Retina.


6. Name 1 to 3 hurdles you personally faced in your career and how did you overcome them?

Thankfully, I have not had to face any hurdles throughout my career. I was blessed to complete my doctorate and residency program, and I was able to gain a lot of experience and learned from many great mentors. In addition, I have always worked collaboratively with ophthalmologists throughout my career, and it has been a blessing to practice full scope optometry.


7. If you could go back to when you were a student, what advice would you give yourself?

I would tell myself to participate in vision mission trips as a student. As you become busy with work and having a family, it becomes very difficult to get away. I’m sure I would have enjoyed being involved and it would have been very rewarding to help people by providing eye care to impoverished areas.

To contact Michelle, you can check out her website at CorrectVision.com or click on her social media profile links below.

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