Dr. Beata Lewandowska completed her undergraduate education at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree with high honors majoring in chemistry. She earned her Doctor of Optometry degree from the College of Optometry at The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. After graduation, Dr. Lewandowska completed a residency program focused on the diagnosis and co-management of ocular disease at Aran Eye Associates in Coral Gables, FL. In addition, Dr. Lewandowska holds a Master of Science degree from Nova Southeastern University with a specialization in Spanish language education.
Dr. Lewandowska has extensive experience in geriatric optometric care as well as in co-management of ophthalmic surgery in oculoplastic, refractive, corneal, cataract, glaucoma and vitreoretinal specialties. Currently, she serves as an Assistant Professor to the College of Optometry at Nova Southeastern University. Her assignments include clinical preceptorship to the third and fourth-year students, as well as instructing first and second-year students in Optometric Theory and Methods laboratories. She has been recognized by the students with multiple Preceptor of the Year awards. In addition, Dr. Lewandowska is the instructor of record for the Ocular Disease I course, focusing on the diagnosis and management of diseases affecting the anterior segment of the eye. Dr. Lewandowska guest lectures on topics involving ocular anatomy, the management of diseases affecting the anterior and posterior segments of the eye, the role of optometrists in surgical co-management, eye care in Spanish, as well as practice management. Dr. Lewandowska is fluent in Polish, Spanish, and French.
Dr. Lewandowska is board-certified by the American Board of Optometry and served as the 2016-2019 Florida ambassador. In the past, she served as an examiner for the National Board of Examiners in Optometry.