About Our Practice

Our Doctors

 

Dr. Carl Gaterbaum

Dr. Carl Gaterbaum

Dr. Carl Gaterbaum is a 1984 graduate of the Illinois College of Optometry. He completed his residency in primary care eye disease at the Eye Institute of Pennsylvania. Clinical experience included externships at Great Lakes Naval Hospital, and the New York Lighthouse for the blind. Dr. Gaterbaum received the Feinbloom Low Vision award in 1984. Research presentations during his residency included acquired macular disease, and complications of extended wear contact lenses.

Dr. Gaterbaum opened his practice in Orlando in January 1990. He is a board certified optometric physician in Florida, and a member of the American Optometric Association, the Central Florida Society of Optometric Physicians, and the Florida Optometric Association.

Dr. Gaterbaum has twin boys, Zachary and Brandon. He enjoys basketball, tennis, chess, and reading. Dr. Gaterbaum has a very strong interest in health and nutrition, and is constantly looking at ways to advance that interest to his patients.

Dr. Richard Guzak

Dr. Richard Guzak

Dr. Richard Guzak is a 2009 graduate of the Michigan College of Optometry. He completed his residency in primary care ocular disease with an emphasis on pediatric vision at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale Florida in 2010.  Dr. Guzak also became a Fellow of the prestigious American Academy of Optometry in 2010.

Dr. Guzak began his career in private practice in Grand Blanc, Michigan. During this time he also served as a co-investigator for the FDA in clinical trials for treatments in presbyopia and glaucoma. He received the Dr. Robert VanHoven Memorial Scholarship award in 2009, and was published in the Optometry and Vision Science Journal in February, 2011. Dr. Guzak is a board certified optometric physician in Michigan and Florida, and a member of the American Optometric Association, the Florida Optometric Association, and the American Academy of Optometry.

Dr. Guzak moved to Orlando in July, 2011 to join Orlando Eye Associates. Dr. Guzak and his wife, Katie, have two young children Kennedy and Graham. Dr. Guzak is an avid Detroit sports fan, and enjoys golfing, running, and biking.

 

About Our Team

Our team of eye care professionals is experienced and friendly. We’re here to help all patients understand their benefits, schedule appointments, and fulfill their eye doctor’s recommendations. Our optical staff can give you guidance in picking out your perfect pair of eyewear, and our friendly office staff is knowledgeable about billing and benefits coverage.

 

Shelly O’Neal

Shelly O’Neal

 

Cathianne Velez

Cathianne Velez

 

Viviana Bermudez

Viviana Bermudez