Residency, Cornea & Contact Lens, Nova Southeastern University
Dr. Haines is a comprehensive optometrist who specializes in primary vision care, contact lens fittings, and pre- and post-operative care. She also offers specialty fit contact lenses, including scleral lenses and Corneal Reshaping Therapy (CRT) which has been proven to slow the progression of near-sightedness.
A longtime resident of Florida, Dr. Haines received her Bachelor of Science from the University of South Florida in Biomedical Science with a minor in Business in 2003. She earned her doctorate of optometry degree from Nova Southeastern College of Optometry in 2011. She was invited to join the Gold Key Honor Society, the highest leadership honor society attainable by a student doctor of optometry. During her optometric education, Dr. Haines completed externships at the Fort Lauderdale Eye Institute and Envision Eye Center, both located in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
After optometry school, Dr. Haines spent an additional year in residency in Primary Care with emphasis in Cornea and Contact Lenses at Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry. She enjoys sharing what she has learned through presentations, lectures, and publications. She has presented work at the Southeastern Conference for Optometry, the Global Specialty Lens Symposium, and the Florida Optometric Association. Additionally, she has given lectures for faculty, students, and practicing optometrists.
Dr. Haines has made giving back to the South Florida community a priority. She walks yearly in the Vision Walk for Retina Research in Fort Lauderdale. She has participated in Yoga for the Blind, assisting blind community members with their positioning. She worked with the Back to School Health Fair in Riviera Beach conducting vision and stereopsis screenings on children to ensure that each child started the following school year with the ability to see the board. She also worked with Prevent Blindness Florida to provide vision screenings for preschool age children in Tampa.
Dr. Haines is licensed for the practice of optometry by the state examining board of Florida. She is a member of the American Academy of Optometry, American Optometric Association, and the American Optometric Association- Political Action Committee. She lives in Boca Raton with her husband Ryan, 1 year old son Colton, and two dachshunds Abaco and Kona.