OPTOMETRIC PHYSICIAN, BOARD CERTIFIED

Dr. Forde specializes in primary eye care including Pre-Operative and Post-Operative Cataract and LASIK care. She is Board Certified to treat and manage ocular diseases, such as dry eye and glaucoma.

EDUCATION

  • Internship with Emphasis in Comprehensive and Specialty Contact Managed Orthokeratology Patients. Experienced in Oculus Keratograph, Optical Coherence Tomography Anterior and Posterior Segment, and Digital Photography, Broward Eye Care, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Internship in Primary Eye Care with Emphasis on Ocular Co-Managed Pre-Operative and Post-Operative Care for Cataract, Glaucoma, Pterygium, and various Retinal Surgeries. Performed and Interpreted Optical Coherence Tomography Studies and Humphrey Visual Field, Braverman Eye Center, Hallandale, Florida
  • Internship with Emphasis on Comprehensive Eye Care in Pediatric and Infant Examinations, Amblyopia and Strabismus Evaluations, Traumatic Brain Disorders, and Visionary Therapy, The Eye Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Internship with Emphasis on Comprehensive and Ocular Health Examinations, Newsom Eye
  • Doctor of Optometry, Salus University, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
  • Bachelor in Chemistry, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida

NOTEWORTHY ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Johnson and Johnson’s Contact Lens Innovation Seminar Participant, Providing Advanced Education of the Unique Properties of each Lens and the Benefits it Provides Patients
  • Head Start Program, Provided Early Childhood Eye Care and Education to Low-income Children Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Martin Luther King Vision Screening, Provided Free Screenings at Community Health Fairs
  • NOSA (National Optometric Student Association). Assisted in the Local Blood Drive
  • National Urban League Vision Screening, Performed Vision and Eye Health Examinations for the Communities
  • Healthy Palooza, Worked in Conjunction with Various Modalities of Medicine by Performing Vision and Eye Health Examinations, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • National Optometric Student Association
  • American Optometric Association
  • Student Optometric Service to Humanity

One of Dr. Forde’s favorite past-times is volunteering at local animal shelters. She also likes to travel and enjoys outdoor activities such as canoeing and hiking.