About Dr Dawn Bearden

Florida Board Certified Optometric Physician

Our resident Eye Doctor, Dr Bearden, is originally from New Jersey.  She received her Doctorate in Optometry in 1995 from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) in Philadelphia, PA - where she was a member of the Gold Key Optometric Honor Society. 

She did her Post-Doctorate Optometrist Residency at Northeastern State University (NSU) in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.  Oklahoma is the only state in the country that has licensing for Optometric use of Lasers, minor surgical procedures and prescribing Oral Narcotics.  Oklahoma is the one unique state in the country where Optometrists can practice at the HIGHEST level possible as an Optometrist.  This is where Dr. Bearden chose to have intense training as a resident in Primary Care, Laser Surgery and Minor Surgical Procedures.

Dr. Dawn Bearden was recruited to Florida in 1996 to become the Director of 2 Laser Vision Correction Centers in South Florida.  Around this time she also joined Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry as an adjunct faculty member.  Dr. Bearden also served as a Senior Examiner for the National Board Of Examiners in Optometry

Dr Bearden owned Visionary Eyecare in 3 locations in South Florida - Pembroke Pines, Sunrise and Davie before relocating to Ft Lauderdale and becoming the owner of Fort Lauderdale Eye Care and Eyewear.  She believes in providing an extremely thorough, state-of-the-art, high tech, friendly and educational experience to all of her patients.

As an Optometrist, he specializes in multifocal, bifocal, astigmatic contact lens fittings and evaluations.  She also specializes in Chromagen glasses to help those with reading disorders often associated with dyslexia. 

Best Value in Town

We accept most major insurance providers, but also provide the best value in town for high level, state-of-the-art, thorough, hi tech Optometric care. If you have insurance or don't, you can afford our services.

Friendly, High Tech, State-of-the Art Eye Exams


Digital Retinal Images, Internal Hi Tech Optical Scans that show each layer of your inner eye, Friendly and Approachable Staff and Eye Doctor / Optometrist, Corneal mapping for contact lens patients to precisely fit you with the perfect contact lenses - every time!

Fort Lauderdale Eye Care & Eyewear


Owner: Dr. Dawn Bearden



Areas of expertise:  Vision correction, contact lens evaluations (multifocal, bifocal, astigmatism, toric), specialized lenses for reading disorders often associated with dyslexia, laser surgery consultations.

5 Star Optometry Services


Our practice has received over 200 raving 5 star reviews - BOTH - in person and online for our personable and thorough optometrist - Dr Bearden, detailed hi-tech examination process, thorough exams, friendly staff and appointment availability.