Meet the Doctors of The Eye Center

The doctors at The Eye Center Pembroke Pines FL

Left to Right: Dr. Semel, Dr. Olivares, Dr. S. Davis, Dr. R. Davis, Dr. Nanasy, Dr. Hernandez

Meet Our Team Members
Dr. Robert Davis

Dr. Robert A. Davis, Optometric Physician

Heading up a team of optometrists, ophthalmologists and opticians at The Eye Center, Dr. Davis has earned an international reputation as a leading optometrist.

  • Over 40 years experience in eye care
  • Lectures around the world about the latest eye care procedures
  • Expert in LASIK procedures and new surgical procedures to correct vision
  • Director of the Florida Institute of Sports Vision
  • Team optometrist for the Miami Dolphins
  • Performs eye care services for hundreds of professional athletes globally
  • Adjunct Clinical Professor at Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry an the Pennsylvania College of Optometry
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the International Academy of Sports Vision
  • Noted author with many published papers on all aspects of eye care
  • Recipient of the Clinic Award and graduated with honors from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry
  • Past president of the Broward County Optometric Association and Pembroke Pines Rotary Club
Dr. Arnold Semel, Optometric Physician

Dr. Arnold Semel, Optometric Physician

Dr. Semel recently has completed a number of specialized courses for the post-operative care of laser vision correction.

  • Expert in contact lense and LASIK procedures
  • Teaches and supervises fourth-year students at Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry and the Pennsylvania College of Optometry
  • Former Assistant Clinical Professor at SUNY College of Optometry
  • Past Vice President of the Broward County Optometric Association
Dr. Stephanie N. Davis, Optometric Physician

Dr. Stephanie N. Davis, Optometric Physician

Dr. Davis specializes in advanced procedures such as hard-to-fit contact lenses, astigmatism and treating first-time users of contact lenses.

  • Member of the American Optometric Association and the Broward County Optometric Association
  • Member of The Mosaic Group
  • Vast knowledge about the latest advances for patients with diseases, such as macular degeneration and the use of sophisticated optical devices
  • Graduate of Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry with honors in clinical studies

Dr Stephanie Davis was recently asked to join The Mosaic Group. This invitation-only group of highly regarded Optometrists from across the country has been meeting annually for more than 15 years. The doctors of The Mosaic Group bring together decades of patient care experience in diagnosing and treating all types of eye conditions as well as running a successful practice. The Group’s primary goals include discussing and implementing new and creative ideas for better patient care and practice management.  Dr Stephanie Davis is also proud to be involved with Debbie’s Dream Foundation- raising money to fight stomach cancer.  She is a co-chair of the 2018 South Florida fundraiser.

Dr. Davis has two children a 11 year old son and 8 yr old daughter – Jordana – who is currently wearing soft contact lenses successfully.

Dr. Amanda Nanasy, Optometric Physician

Dr. Nanasy provides professional services for the Florida Institute of Sports Vision, in addition to the valued patients at The Eye Center.

  • B.S. in Molecular and Microbiology and a minor in Psychology from the University of Central Florida (UCF), 2005
  • B.S. in Vision Science from Nova Southeastern Unviersity (NSU), 2008
  • O.D. with Professional Honors, Nova Southeastern University, 2010
  • 2009, the primary investigator in a research project with the NSU baseball team titled “Can Vision Training Improve Baseball Players’ Dynamic Visual Acuity and Batting Average”
  • 2009 “NSU Student of the Year”
  • 2010 named one of the next generation of optical leaders among the “40 Most Influential Women in Optical” by Vision Monday magazine.  In 2014, she became one of only 34 doctors to be named one of the “40 Most Influential Women in Optical” by Vision Monday magazine for the second time.  This time in the Rising Star category.
  • Adjunct Faculty for NSU College of Optometry-teaching “Sports and Performance Vision in Primary and Tertiary Care” to 3rd and 4th year students.
  • Team Eye Doctor for Nova Southeastern University Athletics
  • Board member- Sports and Performance Vision Committee, American Optometric Association
  • Member of the High Performance Vision Associates, “A Team”.  National group of 34 doctors that travel to do vision testing for elite athletes.
  • Lead Investigator for two research projects aimed to help reduce concussion and high impact injury of athletes through vision training.
  • Frequent author for Optometric Management and other Optometry publications on topics of Sports Vision and Practice management.
  • Currently pursuing fellowship in the COVD (College of Optometrists in Vision Development)

While Dr. Nanasy is not in the practice, she also serves as the IDOC member director for South and Central Florida.  She leads practice management meetings for other Optometrists that want to grow their practices and provide better care for their patients.  She also enjoys sports and spending time with her family.  She met her husband, JT when they were both “Knightro”, the UCF mascot.  They have a 4-year-old little girl and a 3-year-old little boy.

Dr. Christian A. Hernandez, Optometric Physician

Dr. Hernandez joins our team after receiving his residency training specializing in hard to fit contact lenses and diseases of the cornea.

  • Dr. Christian A. Hernandez is a South Florida native, born and raised in Hialeah, Florida. He received his undergraduate degree from Florida International University in 2008, where he majored in biological sciences.
  • He pursued a career in optometry and graduated from Nova Southeastern University’s College of Optometry in 2013.
  • Dr. Hernandez then completed a 1 year residency for advanced training in primary care with an emphasis in the cornea and specialty contact lenses at Nova. He became a full time faculty member at Nova where he was teaching the 3rd and 4th year students in the clinic and helped teach the contact lens course.
  • He is proud to have joined The Eye Center this summer as an associate doctor.
  • Dr. Hernandez is fluent in Spanish and his professional interests lie in specialty contact lens fitting or anterior segment imaging technology.

Dr. Gabriela Olivares, Optometric Physician

Dr. Olivares brings to The Eye Center an extensive knowledge and passion for the diagnosis and treatment of Ocular Disease

  • Dr. Olivares was born and raised in South Florida. She earned her degree in Optometry at Nova Southeastern University, while on the Chancellor’s Scholarship and graduated in the top ten percent of her class.
  • Her undergraduate schooling was completed at the University of Central Florida, where she received a bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology and Microbiology.
  • Dr. Olivares completed externship training at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in diagnosis, management and treatment of ocular disease with emphasis on glaucoma and retinal disorders.
  • Dr. Olivares received several honors including the Beaver-Visitec Dry Eye Award. She also held leadership positions in the Beta Sigma Kappa Honors Society and Gold Key International Honors Society.
  • Professional memberships include the American Optometric Association, Florida Optometric Association and Broward County Optometric Association.  She is currently a trustee of the Broward County Optometric Association.
  • Dr. Olivares speaks fluent Spanish and is committed to the South Florida community.