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Dr. Penny Straughn Joins Eye Associates of Winter Park

Updated: Mar 10


Dr. Penny Straughn

It is with immense joy and enthusiasm that I share some wonderful news with you. Please join me in extending a warm welcome to Dr. Penny Straughn, an outstanding optometric physician, who is joining our Eye Associates of Winter Park family. Dr. Straughn's wealth of experience and expertise in specialty contact lenses align perfectly with our commitment to delivering exceptional eye care.


Embarking on a Stellar Academic Journey


Dr. Straughn's journey in optometry began with academic brilliance, graduating with honors from Missouri State University. Her passion for elevating eye care led her to the University of Missouri St. Louis, where she earned her Doctor of Optometry degree. To further refine her skills, Dr. Straughn completed a post-doctoral residency at the VA Medical Center in Florida, and her commitment to excellence is exemplified by her prestigious Fellowship with the American Academy of Optometry.


Leadership Roles and Faculty Appointment


Following her residency, Dr. Straughn took on crucial roles as the Residency Director and Chief of the Eye Clinic at Lake City VA Medical Center. Her journey continued at the University of Florida Department of Ophthalmology in 2007, where she served as the Director of the Contact Lens Service, contributing significantly to the academic and clinical aspects of optometry.


Specialty Contact Lenses and Pediatrics


Dr. Straughn's passion lies in specialty contact lenses and pediatrics. Her extensive experience in fitting lenses for various conditions, including keratoconus, post-corneal transplant, post-refractive surgery, aphakia, post-trauma, severe dry eye, and orthokeratology, makes her a valuable addition to our team.


Comprehensive Contact Lens Options for All Ages


Renowned for her versatility, Dr. Straughn fits a variety of contact lenses suitable for patients of all ages, including infants. Her certifications in EyePrintPro, MiSight, Paragon CRT, and Moon underscore her dedication to staying at the forefront of advancements in optometry.


A Warm Welcome to Orlando


In 2023, Dr. Straughn made the heartfelt decision to move to Orlando for her family. We are honored to have her join our practice, and I am confident that her skills and passion will contribute significantly to the exceptional care we provide. Outside her professional life, Dr. Straughn enjoys spending quality time at the beach and exploring new destinations with her family. This dedication to a balanced life will undoubtedly translate into a compassionate and understanding approach to patient care.


Connect with Dr. Straughn!


Please join me in extending a warm welcome to Dr. Penny Straughn as she becomes an integral part of our Eye Associates of Winter Park family. Feel free to connect with her, share your excitement, and stay updated on her journey through our social media channels.


In good health,






"Dr. Straughn is amazing. The best specialty contact lens specialist in FL... especially for peds! Don't miss the chance to see her if you want quality care and all of her expertise. She truly cares about her patients and is clearly an expert in her field" -Rebekah

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