Linda S. Rouse, O.D., FAAO earned her undergraduate degree in 1988 from Stetson University, after which she completed her optometric training at the Illinois College of Optometry in 1992. A one-year residency in primary eye care and ocular disease with a fellowship in clinical education was completed at the Illinois College of Optometry/Illinois Eye Institute in 1993. Dr. Rouse began and continues to see patients in her private practice since 1994.
In July 2003 she accepted a full time faculty position at Nova Southeastern University, College of Optometry (NSUCO). Since being with NSUCO, Dr. Rouse has developed an Optical Education Curriculum for the third and fourth year students. Dr. Rouse has also been a guest lecturer in courses for the first and second year students as well as, the Physicians Assistance program at Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Rouse’s interests range from optometric practice management and ophthalmic optics to a particular interest in neuro-eye and posterior segment diseases of the eye.
Dr. Rouse is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. She is also a member of the American Optometric Association, Florida Optometric Association and the Broward County Optometric Association. In addition, she serves on the National Board of Examiners in Optometry Applied Basic Science Refraction Examination Development Committee and the Applied Basic Science Council.
Dr. Rouse is currently the Chief Operations Officer for The Eye Care Institute. In addition, she is a clinical preceptor in the Geriatric Service and a residency supervisor. Dr. Rouse played an integral role in the opening of The Eye Care Institute at KID, the college’s fifth patient care location, and continues to collaborate with Kids In Distress in order to provide vision care access to underserved children in the community. Linda Santucci