DR. Ben Larson

• Raised in Toulon, IL.
• Wife: Christy Larson, O.D.
• Children: Blake Riley, Braeden Cole, Bella Grace
• Resides in Lake Forest, FL

Education

• Undergraduate: Eureka College, Eureka, IL., B.S. Chemistry
• Graduate: Indiana University School of Optometry, Bloomington, IN.
• Post Graduate: University of Alabama accredited residency in ocular disease/ refractive laser surgery

Board Certification

• National Board of Optometry-Parts I, II, and III (Part III is not a requirement of Florida)
• Florida Board of Optometry

Awards

• Dean’s Scholarship, Eureka College
• Varsity letterman, Eureka College (basketball, baseball)
• Outstanding and Dedicated Service to Prevent Blindness ’97
• Honorary Faculty Member, Nova-Southeastern School of Optometry
• Honorary Faculty Member, Houston School of Optometry
• Best Optometrist in Seminole County 2003
• Best Eyecare Center in Seminole County 2007-2011
•Honorary Faculty Member, Pennsylvania College of Optometry

Memberships

•Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (only 10% of practicing optometrists nationally are a member of this fellowship)

• American Academy of Orthokeratology (founding member)
• Certified CRT orthokeratologist by Paragon Vision Sciences
• American Optometric Association (11-year member)
• Florida Optometric Association
• Central Florida Optometric Association (Member since 1992)
• Vice President-Lake Mary Rotary Club ’01-’02

Publications

• Retinal Angiomatosis Retinae- The Review of Optometry : July 2000

DR. Christy Larson

• Raised in Ashland, KY.
• Husband: Ben Larson, O.D.
• Children: Blake Riley, Braeden Cole, Bella Grace
• Resides in Lake Forest, Fl.

Education

• College: Morehead State University, Morehead, KY. Biology Major
• Graduate: Indiana University School of Optometry, Bloomington, IN. Board Certification

Board Certification

• National Board of Optometry (All Parts)
• Florida Board of Optometry

Awards

• Graduating member of Beta Sigma Kappa Honorary Society
• Roy E. Denny Award from Indiana Optometric Association for a research paper
• Granted the Ciba Contact Lens Achievement Award for clinical excellence in the field of contact lenses
• Cardinal Key National Honor Society Alumni for five years

• Best Eye Care Center in Seminole County 2007-2011

Memberships

• American Optometric Association (11-year member)
• Florida Optometric Association
• Central Florida Optometric Association