Amber Anderson, O.D., FAAO
Dr. Amber Anderson is a licensed Doctor of Optometry (with licenses in Illinois and Florida). Her journey in the field began with an undergraduate degree in biology and chemistry from Northern Illinois University. Dr. Anderson was engaged with impactful research alongside Dr. Elizabeth Gaillard. Building on this foundation, she honed her skills by completing her Doctor of Optometry degree at the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago.
Following her academic achievements, Dr. Anderson embarked on a residency program at the Sergeant Ernest I. “Boots” Thomas VA Clinic in Tallahassee, focusing on primary care with a special emphasis on ocular disease. Prior to and during this residency, Dr. Anderson completed multiple externships in primary eye care and ocular disease, gaining valuable insights and presenting at renowned institutions such as the Illinois Eye Institute, Lyons Family Eye Care in Chicago, Froedtert Hospital and the Medical College of Wisconsin Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, as well as the Tallahassee VA Health Care Center and MyEyeDr in Tallahassee. Dr. Anderson had the honor of presenting at several optometric conferences, including the American Academy of Optometry. In recognition of her outstanding contributions to the field, Dr. Anderson became a fellow in the American Academy of Optometry in 2023.
Dr. Anderson is an active member in several optometric organizations, including the Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (VOSH), the American Academy of Optometry, the American Optometric Association, and the Florida Optometric Association. Beyond her professional pursuits, she finds joy in traveling, kickboxing, and spending quality time with her husband and two children.