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 Interdisciplinary Education Program. In 2016, she completed a 6-month retinal clinic shadowing sabbatical. She then went on to join RMSM from 2017-2021. She is currently the consultative optometrist at Eye Centers of South Florida, where she continues to practice full scope medical optometry. She also serves as an adjunct professor for a number of colleges of optometry; through her participation in the externship educational programs.
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 secretary 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 BMC case report, as well as, Florescence editorial retinal board, and Delphi panel to determine management of geographic atrophy macular degeneration. She continues to participate in journal publications, poster presentations and research grants. She was the primary investigator for the VAST and ICOD study. In 2022, she was named by Newsweek as one of the Best Eye Doctors. 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.