Dr. Barry J. Frauens graduated with honors from Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry in 1996 and thereafter completed a one-year residency program in Primary Care optometry at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry.
Dr. Frauens is a full-time faculty member at Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry where he currently holds the rank of Associate Professor and serves as the Chief of the Primary Care Service at the N. Miami Beach Clinic.
Dr. Frauens is a past president of the Broward County Optometric Association (BCOA) where he served as a board member for eight consecutive years. He is the 2002 recipient of the BCOA ‘Optometrist of the Year’ Award, the 2003 ‘NSU Distinguished Alumni Achievement’ Award and most recently the 2006 Florida Optometric Association ‘Optometrist of the Year’ Award. He currently holds the position of Trustee on the Board of Directors of the Florida Optometric Association. In addition, he serves as the chairman of the FOA Education Committee as well as a member of numerous other committees. Dr Frauens serves as a medical abstract writer for Optometry, the Journal of the American Optometric Association, he is a fellow in the American Academy of Optometry and has published several journal articles in the literature.
Dr. Frauens has lectured locally, regionally, nationally and internationally covering numerous subjects in ocular disease management as well as prevention of medical errors. His current research interests include glaucoma.