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Steven M. Newman, O.D., C.N.S.

 

Over 20 years experience in the health care professions, specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of disease with both traditional and holistic approaches, co-management of refractive surgery and education/motivation of fellow colleagues and the public about the importance of a healthy lifestyle. Combining twenty years of political and organizational involvement in Optometry on a county, state and federal level with strong business development and quality management skills allows me to work effectively with people at all levels. As a primary eye care physician, it is essential to educate patients about the correlation between ocular health and systemic health.

 

Professional Experience

 

2001 to Present
Earth Vision / Keystone Eye Center

 

Specializing in the treatment and management of Ocular Diseases as well as offering nutritional/lifestyle advice to patients.
Motivational speaker and patient advocate concerning lifestyle and spirituality as they pertain to general health issues, especially cancer.

1998 to 2001
Sight Foundation

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Director of Optometric Relations
Specialized in the treatment and management of ocular diseases.
Duties included but were not limited to:

  • Treating and managing all ocular pathologies.
  • Specializing in Dry Eye Syndrome and RGP contact lens fittings.
  • Cultivating the local Optometric community to refer pathology and LASIK patients to the clinic.
  • Educating the local Optometric community on all new technologies and developments concerning refractive surgery.
  • Coordination of all LASIK consultations, performing the entire consultation and review of informed consent stipulations for refractive surgery.
  • Coordination of correspondence between the local O.D. and Sight Foundation before, during and after surgery performed.
  • Developed and implemented a unique lecture series for various local community organizations.
  • Director of Externship Programs for Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry and University of Montreal College of Optometry. Sponsored and coordinated Broward Community College Certified Ophthalmic Technician Program.

1996 to 1997
Ft. Lauderdale Eye Institute
Sunrise, Florida

 

Ocular Disease Resident
Specialized in the co-management of ocular pathologies.

1994 to 1996
Nova Southeastern University

North Miami Beach, Florida

 

Optician
Responsible for all aspects of retail opticianry.

1990 to 1994
Oberle Opticians

Surfside, Florida

Optician
Responsible for finance, administration and management of high-end retail opticianry.

 

Accreditations
  • Optometric Physician, State of Florida,
    License # OPC0003029
  • Board Certified Nutrition Specialist
    CNS #14051 by the American College of Nutrition
  • Certified Nutritional Advisor LC # 3810
  • Certified Personal Trainer
Education

 

1992 to May, 1996
Nova Southeastern University
North Miami Beach, Florida
Doctor of Optometry

1992 to May, 1994
Nova Southeastern University

North Miami Beach, Florida
Bachelor of Vision Science

May to September 1995
CAC-United Healthcare Plans of Florida
Primary Care Externship

January to May, 1996
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

Miami, Florida
Tertiary Care Externship

 

Presentations & Publications
  • Incorporating Nutraceuticals into your Practice
  • Vascular Disease & the Eye
  • Nutrition & Disease: Causes & Cures
  • Nutrition: The Basics
  • Nutraceuticals for Proper Ocular Health
  • Nutritional Counseling for Systemic Conditions
  • Dry Eye Syndrome - An Integrative Approach
  • Macular Degeneration – An Integrative Approach
  • Medical Errors & Omissions for Florida Optometrists
  • Patients don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care
  • Practice Management Guide: A 4 hour presentation for optometry students
  • Co-author Adventures in Seeing, A Visual Development Guidebook
  • Co-producer BabyEyesDVD info @
  • Author Feel More Alive Now, a lifestyle guidebook
Professional Memberships
  • American Optometric Association
  • Florida Optometric Association
  • Member FOCCE from inception to present
  • Broward County Optometric Association

-President 2002-2004, 2009-2010
-Board Member from 1999 -2007, 2009
-Membership Committee Chair from 1999 to 2005
-Legislative Affairs Committee Member
-Education Committee 2000 to 2005, 2009

 

Community Activities

  • Keynote speaker at numerous local, state and national venues
  • AOA Legislative Keyperson for Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz
  • Member, United Jewish Community of Broward County, Business and Professions’ Health Care Division
  • Honorary Speaker, Nova Southeastern University, Davie Campus Groundbreaking Ceremonies
  • Member, Broward Community College Advisory Board
Awards Received
  • Varilux Corporation Grant Recipient for Outstanding
Case Study

 

  • Optometrist of the Year Broward County, FL 2004
  • Outstanding Community Service Award Avante Garde, Int.
Languages
  • Fluent in English and Exam-Room Spanish

Breast Cancer Partner Events

September 29, 2012
'Pamper Me Pink' Breast Cancer Event, Floyd County, IN

September 22 – October 28, 2012
Shine Your Light Bright for the Cancer Fight, San Marcos, TX

September 29, 2012
Pink October Velvet Sessions with Bret Michaels, Hard Rock Hotel, Universal Orlando, Orlando, FL

September 30, October 3, 2012
American College of Lifestyle Medicine Conference – “Treating the Cause”, Orlando, FL

September 30, 2012
Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K Race, Washington, D.C.

October 3, 2012
The Beauty of Caring Event, San Francisco, CA

October 11, 2012
Cancer and Careers Online Event Legal & Insurance Issues to Consider

October 13 – 14, 2012
Lance Armstrong Foundation Live Long Run, Walk, Ride Event, Hallandale Beach, FL

October20, 2012
SASS Foundation 18th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Day, Uniondale, NY

October 27 – 30
AACR Cancer Health Disparities Conference, San Diego, CA

November 15, 2012
Cancer and Careers Online Event Re-Entering the Workforce After Short & Long Absences

 

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