Dr. Diana Shechtman is a board-certified optometrist who obtained her degree from Nova Southeastern University in 1998. She completed an ocular disease residency at Fox Medical Center in Miami in 1999. She later obtained her oral prescription certification and DEA. She has worked within ophthalmology practices for nearly a decade and was a full-time professor for 18 years at Nova Southeastern University. Among her many roles, she served as the coordinator of the Diabetes & Macula Clinic and the Director of Interdisciplinary Education Program. She completed a 6-month retinal clinic shadowing sabbatical. She worked at Retina Macula Specialists of Miami, as well as Eye Centers of South Florida, as a consultative optometrist, practicing in full scope medical optometry. She also served as an adjunct professor for a number of colleges of optometry, through her participation in externship educational programs.
Dr. Shechtman continues to serve as a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) and the Optometric Retinal Society (ORS) and numerous local and national organizations. She is an active board member for Women in Eyecare (WIE) and Latinos en Optometry (LEO). She is also an active member of numerous professional committees, including a secretary for the Broward Board. She participates on numerous research projects, Industry Advisory Boards and Professional Speakers Bureaus. Dr. Shechtman has also participated as a member of several Editorial Review Boards and had co-authored the Retinal Dilemmas and BMC case report as well as, Florescence editorial retinal board and GA-MAC Delphi panel. She continues to participate in journal publications and poster presentations. She was the primary investigator for the VAST and ICOD study. She’s been named by Newsweek “One of the Best Eye Doctors.” Dr. Shechtman has lectured extensively at a local, national & international level in ocular disease and was also the Chair of the TRIOD Conference 2018-2021. She is fluent in Spanish.