Our Eye Doctors - Direct Optical Center

Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as the diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and other risk factors affect vision over time for both the young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.

Our optometrist and ophthalmologist take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information – which is vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.

 

Meet our doctors:

 Dr. William White

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William J. White, MD is a board certified ophthalmologist with extensive experience in no-stitch, no-needle, cataract surgery, as well as corneal transplants, glaucoma surgery, plastic and reconstructive eyelid surgery, refractive surgery (LASIK) and crossed eyes. He is also experienced in using lasers to treat glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, retinal tears and retinal strokes.

Dr. White received a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from Michigan State University before graduating from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in NYC with his MD degree. He then completed his surgical internship at the University of Miami and Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.  He completed his residency training in ophthalmology at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida.

Dr. White is a diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology, and the National Board of Medical Examiners, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and the Christian Ophthalmology Society. Dr. White and his wife Lynn are parents to four sons and are very active with their church. Dr. White has gone on several medical mission trips. He enjoys playing the trumpet and stretching. The Whites live in Columbus, Georgia.

 

Dr. Benji Brumberg

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Dr. Benji Brumberg has had a distinguished career both within and outside his profession of optometry. Dr. Brumberg has been practicing optometry since 1973 at the South Broward Medical Arts Building, Dania Beach, Florida. He attended the University of Connecticut and the New England College of Optometry and has BS and OD degrees and has authored numerous articles, editorials and a book, Efficient Ethical Private Practice . He has lectured across the country on ophthalmic disease and ethical private practice. He was an editor of the Journal of the American Optometric Association for six years and served on the board of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry.  His discovery of a new way to detect Horner’s Syndrome (often caused by a Pancoast cancer of the lung) was featured in the national publication of the profession. (Journal of the American Optometric Association , August, 1981)

In 1999, Dr. Brumberg was appointed by Florida Governor Jeb Bush, to serve as Ombudsman in Tallahassee. Prior to State service, Dr. Brumberg served three terms on the City of Ft. Lauderdale Budget Committee and Community Services Board as Mayor’s representative. He has chaired the Broward County, Florida Public Health Services Committee and the Baltimore Orioles Host Committee. He has also served on the boards of the Graves Museum of Archaeology and Natural History, Hollywood Community Correctional Center, the Heritage Bowl football classic and Save the Florida Panther.  In 2003, he was the recipient of the National Sierra Club’s Distinguished Service Award. He has served as a judge for the Miami Herald Silver Knight awards and has been a youth sports coach and commissioner.

As a singer/songwriter, he was a recording artist for TK records (worldwide release, January 1977 Dist. Warner/Electra/Asylum) album April Fool (p/k/a Horrell McGann).

He is an active traveler and birder and is the owner of Ellerslie Fishing Lodge in Ellerslie, Georgia, and Brumberg Holdings, a real estate holding company.