Dr. Nadine Girgis Hanna graduated with the Doctor of Optometry degree from Indiana University School of Optometry in 2003. Dr. Girgis Hanna then completed a residency in Pediatric Optometry and Binocular Vision/Vision Therapy at the Illinois College of Optometry in 2004. She went on to practice at two separate private practices in Chicago, IL specializing in Pediatrics/Vision Therapy until April 2007. Concurrently, she was an adjunct professor at the Illinois College of Optometry; one practice was an extern site for 4th year students. She is currently a full time faculty member at Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry and holds the rank of Assistant Professor.
Dr. Girgis Hanna’s publications include the Journal of the American Optometric Association, Review of Optometry and a chapter in the book titled, “ Visual Diagnosis and Care of the Patient with Special Needs” She has also published and presented multiple posters at the American Academy of Optometry and American Optometric Association meetings. Dr. Girgis Hanna received her fellowship from the Academy in 2005 and is presently pursing fellowship from the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. She is currently a member of the Florida Optometric Association, College of Optometrists in Vision Development, the American Academy of Optometry, and the American Optometric Association.
Dr. Girgis Hanna’s particular areas of interest include pediatric ocular disease, amblyopia, and vision training and she is currently involved in clinical research in the areas of amblyopia and intermittent exotropia. Her current teaching responsibilities at NSU’s College of Optometry include: Preceptor for 3rd and 4th interns in the NSU Pediatrics and Primary Care Eye Clinics, Instructor of Record for the Anomalies of Binocular Vision I labs, Instructor of Record for the 4th year Pediatrics Rotation Case Conference and lab instructor for Anomalies of Binocular Vision II.