Dr. Omar Gayasaddin is a board certified, fellowship trained glaucoma specialist. Most recently he was serving as an assistant professor in the Ophthalmology department at the University of Florida. Duties included running the glaucoma clinics, and conducting glaucoma and comprehensive surgery. Being at an academic institution allowed him to oversee and teach ophthalmology resident in both the clinic and operating room.
Dr. Gayasaddin graduated from Nova Southeastern University College of Medicine and was consistently on the Dean’s list. He was accepted into the Ophthalmology program at Touro University/Valley Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada. After 4 years of residency and working with great Ophthalmologists of all specialties he graduated and went into private practice. After a year in private practice and noticing a growing population of glaucoma patients with increasing needs for specific treatment Dr. Omar Gayasaddin applied for a glaucoma fellowship and was accepted by the University of Florida. He learned specific treatments and techniques for better treating glaucoma patients. In addition, Dr. Gayasaddin was fortunate enough to work with several cornea specialists allowing him to gain surgical skills in corneal procedures as well.
A personal note from Dr. Omar Gayasaddin.
“In my free time I enjoy working out, swimming and staying active. I love to travel and experience new cultures and different types of food. I am an avid sports fan, and love watching my favorite teams play. I enjoy cooking, mostly healthy food, but occasionally I like to splurge. Family is important to me, my fiancé and I try and spend time with our family as much as possible. We both love Jacksonville, and I knew I wanted to stay here. I was fortunate enough to find a great place to work here at Nicolitz eye where I could best serve the Jacksonville community.”