Samantha Fernandez, O.D. earned her Bachelor of Arts in Biology with a Minor in Philosophy from the University of Miami in 2014. While at the University of Miami she founded and became president of the UM pre-optometry club called OptomEyes. She received her optometric training at Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry, graduated with honors, and was the Alumni Chapter Scholarship recipient for her academic success and leadership. While at Nova Southeastern University, she was the vice president of the Florida Optometric Student Association and completed an externship in Shanghai, China where she helped patients at the Fudan Hospital for three months.
Following graduation, Dr. Fernandez completed a residency program in Primary Care with Emphasis in Ocular Disease, at Miami Veteran Affairs Healthcare System. She is currently a full time Optometric Physician at Aran Eye Associates. Dr. Fernandez comes from a loving Cuban family and she was born and raised in Miami, Florida. Her favorite travel experience was in Shanghai China and Hong Kong. She is fluent in English and Spanish.