Dr. Diana Shechtman is a board-certified optometrist who obtained her degree from Nova Southeastern University in 1998. She completed an ocular disease residency at Fox Medical Center in Miami in 1999. She later obtained her oral prescription certification and DEA. She was a full-time professor for 18 years at Nova Southeastern University. Among her many roles, she served as the coordinator of the Diabetes & Macula Clinic and the Director of the Interdisciplinary Education Program. In 2016, she completed a 6-month retinal clinic shadowing sabbatical at Retina Macula Specialists of Miami (RMSM). She joined RMSM as a consultative physician from 2017-2021. She is currently the consultative optometric physician at Eye Centers of South Florida, where she continues to practice full-scope medical optometry.
Dr. Shechtman continues to serve as a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) and the Optometric Retinal Society (ORS) and numerous local and national organizations. She is also an active member of numerous professional committees, including a trustee for the Broward Board. She participates on numerous Industry Advisory Boards and Professional Speakers Bureaus. Dr. Shechtman has also participated as a member of several Editorial Review Boards and had co-authored the Retinal Dilemmas and the Research Review Columns. She continues to participate in journal publications, poster presentations, and research grants. She was the primary investigator for the VAST and ICOD study. Dr. Shechtman has lectured expensively at a local, national & international level in ocular disease and was also the Chair of the TRIOD Conference 2018-2021. She is fluent in Spanish.