Meet the Doctors

Our Doctors

Justine N. Chen, O.D.
Board-Certified Optometric Physician

Dr. Justine Chen is originally from Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies, where she graduated high school as the top student in the twin island nation. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree cum laude in Zoology at the University of Florida and her Doctorate in Optometry magna cum laude from Nova Southeastern University where she received an award for excellence in clinical performance. Her externships included training in geriatric care and Low Vision at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Fla., and after graduation, she completed an additional residency in Ocular Disease treatment and management at the Braverman Eye Center in Hallandale, Fla. through the University of Houston College of Optometry. During this time, she gained extensive experience in cooperatively managing surgical cases with ophthalmologists, as well as advanced medical care with other subspecialty fields within eyecare such as oculoplastics and neuroophthalmology, glaucoma and retina. For several years thereafter, she provided comprehensive Nursing Home Optometric Services to inbound residents of 16 different facilities in South Florida, and currently has 16 years in private practice in the Hollywood community.

Dr. Chen has held Adjunct Faculty appointments at the University of Houston College of Optometry, Nova Southeastern University and New England College of Optometry. From 1998-2000, she served as an expert witness for the Florida Department of Health, Agency for Healthcare Administration’s State Board of Optometry. Her academic memberships include Beta Sigma Kappa International Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and Alpha Gamma Sigma Honor Society. Her professional memberships include the International Society for Refractive Surgery, the American Optometric Association, the Florida Optometric Association where she served on the Membership Development Committee from 1999-2000 and the Regional Board of Directors from 1999-2003. She is also active in the Broward Country Optometric Association, having served as Trustee, secretary and Vice President, followed by a Presidential term from 2002-2003. In 2003, she was elected as the BCOA’s Most Outstanding Optometrist.



Ryan Y. Hargreaves, O.D.
Board-Certified Optometric Physician

Dr. Ryan Hargreaves is originally a Massachussetts native having completed his Bachelor of Science degree at Boston College, and received his Doctorate in Optometry summa cum laude from the New England College of Optometry, where he earned numerous awards for clinical excellence, scholarship and literature research. He completed internships at the New England Eye Institute, Brighton Marine Health Center, MA and the Veteran’s Administration Medical Centers of Manchester, N.H. and Brocton, Mass. He then completed an Optometric Residency in Ocular Disease at the Braverman Eye Center through the University of Houston College of Optometry. As a Board Certified Optometric Physician, he provides full-scope primary care optometric services for all age groups from pediatric to geriatric. This includes comprehensive eye examinations, specialty contact lens fitting, ocular disease diagnosis and management, dry eye treatment with punctal plugs and co-management of all types of ocular surgeries including cataract and glaucoma surgeries, PRK and LASIK.

In addition to private practice in Hollywood, Dr. Hargreaves serves as the Clinical Optometric Director at the Braverman Eye Center in Hallandale, Fla. There, Dr. Hargreaves serves as Attending Physician to optometric interns from five different optometric colleges, as well as coordinator for the site’s Residency Program affiliated with Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry. He is an associate adjunct clinical professor for the University of Houston College of Optometry, Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry, Pennsylvania College of Optometry, The New England College of Optometry, and the University of Montreal College of Optometry. He is a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society and is actively involved in the American, Florida and Broward County Optometric Associations. He has served as Trustee, Secretary and Vice President of the Broward Country Optometric Associations. He frequently serves as a guest lecturer at Nova Southeastern University’s College of Optometry.

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