Dr. Carolina Ruiz is a residency-trained optometrist born in Colombia and raised in Miami, Florida. She attended Florida International University and obtained a Bachelor of Science with an emphasis in Biology. Dr. Ruiz achieved her Doctor of Optometry and Bachelor of Visual Science degrees from the Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida. She also completed her residency program in primary care and ocular disease at the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center where she provided care to veterans.
Her scope of practice includes primary care optometry, contact lenses, treatment and management of ocular diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, dry eyes disease, as well as post-operative care areas like cataract surgery, pterygium excision, and glaucoma surgeries.
Dr. Ruiz enjoys giving back to the community, and providing eye care by participating in the Special Olympics and mission trips to underprivileged countries.
Primary eye care
Soft contact lenses
Areas of Interest
Post operative care
Dry eyes treatment
California State Board of Optometry, TPA Certified
California State Board of Optometry, TLG Certified
Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry. Doctor of Optometry. Davie, Florida
Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry. Bachelor of Visual Science. Davie, Florida
Florida International University. Bachelor of Science: Biology. Miami, Fl
West Los Angeles VA Medical Center. Primary Care/ Ocular Disease Optometry. Los Angeles, CA
Awards and Honors
Ocular Instruments Award of Excellence in the Study of Ocular Disease
Member of Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society