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Marilu Ford, OD


Dr. Ford was born in South Africa and raised in Orlando, FL. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritional Sciences at the University of Florida in 2011.

Dr. Ford went on to complete her postgraduate training at Nova Southeastern University’s College of Optometry where she was awarded with her second Bachelor of Science degree in Vision Sciences in 2013. During her program, she completed an externship focusing on contact lenses and sports vision at Dr. Robert Davis’ private practice in Pembroke Pines, FL. She also completed an ocular disease externship at Clayton Eye Center in Atlanta, Georgia where she learned to manage diseases like glaucoma and macular degeneration as well as diagnose and manage ocular manifestations of common systemic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension. In May of 2015, Dr. Ford received her Doctor of Optometry degree from Nova Southeastern University and was recognized for graduating with honors.

In her spare time, Dr. Ford enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband who is a dentist serving for the U.S Navy. They enjoy activities such as golfing, tennis, hiking, and going to the beach. Together, they share a passion for helping others and educating themselves to the highest level to deliver optimal care to their patients.