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the eye institute of west florida

Melinda L. Gruszka, OD

Melinda L. Gruszka, OD

Melinda L. Gruszka, O.D. settled in Florida after completing her Doctor’s Degree in Optometry in 2009. Her experience and expertise with post-operative patient care and clinical studies made her a great candidate for The Eye Institute of West Florida. We are proud to have Dr. Gruszka join our group of caring physicians.

Dr. Gruszka works closely with our corneal specialist, Dr. Desai managing post-op patients and treating dry eye/ocular surface disease. She also specializes in the fitting of scleral contact lenses.

She enjoys teaching and mentoring optometric students. She is an affiliated professor at Ferris State College of Optometry, University of Missouri St. Louis College of Optometry, and The Inter American University of Puerto Rico College of Optometry.

Joined the Practice: 2014

Place of Birth: Geneva, Illinois

Undergraduate: DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois

Graduate: Illinois College of Optometry, Chicago

Board Certification: Florida State Board of Optometry, Illinois State Board of Optometry

Specialty: Optometric Physician

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