At Bright Eyes, we listen to our patients. One of the comments that we have heard is that sometimes it takes longer to schedule an appointment than patients want. So we have spent the last year working toward expanding the office and have simultaneously added new people to care for our patients.
I am very happy to announce that Dr. Christie Hartsfield has joined the Bright Eyes staff. I have known Dr. Hartsfield for over 10 years and am excited that she is joining us. She is very knowledgeable; like Dr. Knighton and myself, Dr. Hartsfield has completed an optometric residency. With her on board, that means Bright Eyes has nearly 40 years of combined optometry experience!
Here is Dr. Hartsfield’s biography:
Dr. Hartsfield received her Doctorate of Optometry from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2002. Since then she has studied developmental optometry with an interest in binocular and accommodative disorders, having been a vision therapy patient herself. She completed a residency in community healthcare and primary care optometry at the Inter American University in Puerto Rico. She was the first to complete this accredited residency in 2004.
Dr. Hartsield has done optometric volunteer work in Peru and the Dominican Republic. After finishing her residency she has lived in the Tampa Bay area with her husband and children.
Please join me in welcoming Dr. Hartsfield. We know that you and your family members will be in good hands with her.
-Dr. Nate and the Bright Eyes Staff