Amanda Kovacs, O.D.

Dr. Larry Brown

Education

Doctorate of Optometry
Nova Southeastern University, College of Optometry Davie, FL  May 2017 Graduate

Graduate Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science
Bachelor of Sciences in Vision Sciences Florida State University Tallahassee, FL  May 2013


Certification/ Licensure:

Florida Board of Optometry, Certified Optometrist, License #OPC 5392
NBEO Parts I, II, and III Orthokeratology Certified
Good Clinical Practice Certified


Experience

Bowden Eye and Associates Jacksonville, FL    Optometrist September 2017- July 2019
External Rotations in Ocular Disease Aker Kasten Eye Center – Boca Rotan,FL, Fort Lauderdale Eye Institute – Planatation, FL, Fort Lauderdale Retana Institute – Fort Lauderdale,FL   October 2016-May 2017
Nova Southeastern University Fort Lauderdale, FL, NSU The Eye Care Institute, Primary Care, NSU The Eye Care Institute, Pediatrics and Binocular Vision Clinic, Diabetes and Macular Degeneration Specialty Care Clinic   May 2015 – October 2016


RESEARCH:

Shire Lexington, Masachusetts     January 2018
Investigator for a phase 3 study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of SHP640 ophthalmic suspension compared to placebo in the treatment of adenoviral conjunctivitis.
Shire Lexington, Masachusetts    January 2018
Investigator for a phase 3 study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of SHP640 ophthalmic suspension compared to placebo in the treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis.
Novaliq Heidelberg, Germany     January 2018
Investigator for a phase 2, study to evaluate the effect of Perflurohexyloctane at two different dosing regiments on sings and symptoms of dry eye disease
Santen Emeryville, California     September 2018
Investigator for a phase 3, study to access the efficacy and safety of DE- 117 Opthalmic solution 0.002% compared with Timolol Maleate Ophthalmic Solution 0.5% in subjects with glaucoma or ocular hypertension.
TearSolutions, Inc. Charlottesville, Virginia     October 2018
Investigator for a phase 2, study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of Lacripep in subjects with Dry Eye associated with Primary Sjogren’s Syndrome.


SERVICES:

  • Special Olympics Opening Eyes, Orlando, FL
    Performed vision screenings on over 400 participants at the weekend long event.
  • Optometric Theory and Methods Lab TA, Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Assisted course profession in teaching optometric students’ clinical techniques.
  • Sports Vision Screeniung, Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Performed vision screenings on over 100 NSU student athletes.
  • Vision is Priceless, Jacksonville, FL
    Performed eye exams for clients in need that are uninsured and undeserved.

ORGANIZATIONS/RECOGNITIONS:

  • NSU College of Optometry Honors Program
  • Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society Vice President
  • Volk Excellence in Ocular Disease Award
  • Chancellor’s List

HOSPITAL AND EMERGENCY ROOM PRIVILEGES:

  • Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville
    800 Prudential Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32207
  • Baptist Medical Center South
    14550 Old St.Augustine Rd, Jacksonville,FL 32258
  • Baptist Medical Center Beaches
    1350 13th Ave.South , Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
  • Baptist Medical Center Nassau
    1250 South 18th St., Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
  • Baptist Emergency Clay Medical Campus
    11771 Baptist Clay drive, Fleming Island, FL 32003
  • Baptist Emergency North Medical Campus
    11250 Baptist Health Drive, Jacksonville,FL 32218
  • Baptist Emergency at Town Center
    4085 Town Center Parkway, Jacksonville,FL 32246

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