Carolina Ruiz, O.D.


Primary Eye Care

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.


Clinical Specialties

  • Primary eye care
  • Soft contact lenses

Areas of Interest

  • Ocular disease
  • Post operative care
  • Contact lenses
  • Dry eyes treatment

Board Certification

  • California State Board of Optometry, TPA Certified
  • California State Board of Optometry, TLG Certified

Academic Degrees

  • 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 
  • Member of Beta Beta Beta - Biology Honor Society 
  • Member of Golden Key International Honor Society 
  • Member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish