THE STAFF AT Ft. Lauderdale Eye Associates
Our warm, highly trained and experienced staff members work as a unit to provide seamless, accurate and delightful eye care. Meet our Clinical Manager, Certified Ophthalmic Technicians, Master Optician and Technical Assistant.
Meet Our Technical Team
Wislaine, affectionately called Wiz has had over 30 years of experience in the medical field.
In our office, you will find that Wiz has done just about every job, but she is currently our highly valued and trained Technical Assistant, responsible for much of the high tech special testing, such as: OCT, Visual Fields, Fluorescein Angiography, and Retinal Photos.
Wiz speaks French and Creole, which is very helpful to many of our patients.
Just as she enjoys gardening and classical music, our patients find her pleasant demeanor and patience puts them at ease and makes them feel comfortable.
Faridy Dager, a former chemistry teacher from Cuba, excels as a Certified Ophthalmic Technician. Her diagnostic testing skills are only surpassed by her delightful and caring personality. She makes all the patients feel at ease while gathering important test results and information. Being fluent in both English and Spanish has proven very beneficial for many of our patients when trying to communicate difficult problems or detailed instructions.
Faridy believes there is music for every moment in one’s life and as such she fills herself with the joy music daily. When she is not working or helping others with their projects, she enjoys all kinds of dancing and expressing herself to a privileged few with her lovely singing voice.
Dr. Steven Adrien
Dr. Steven Adrien is one of the few South Floridians who were born and raised here. He graduated from Florida State University with a Biochemistry Degree. He came back to South Florida to attend and graduate from Nova Southeastern College of Optometry where he was Vice-President of the National Optometric Student Association. We are proud to have him as part of our team.
Dr. Adrien’s attention to detail and his specialized training in refractions as well as binocular vision and low vision ensures our patients will receive the best possible prescription for their eyeglasses. His other areas of interest and training include the treatment and management of ocular surface disease such as dry eye and fitting specialty contact lenses. Being fluent in Creole has proven to be very helpful to many of our patients.
Outside the office Dr. Adrien enjoys the trying new restaurants, going to the beach, working out at the gym, football, and basketball. A new special interest of his is training and competing in the Spartan Obstacle Course Games. We are confident you will find his positive energy and compassion a wonderful addition to our office
In addition to being a licensed optician, Jeff Taylor is our master optician who has rejoined our practice to help cater to our patients' visual needs.
Through identifying difficult prescriptions, providing excellent service, and a wonderful personality, Jeff is a valuable asset to managing our optical.
Christina White, our newest addition to the technical team, brings almost a decade of ophthalmic experience along with a caring and positive attitude. Christina utilizes her skills to the fullest with a sincere goal of providing quality care to all patients.
Christina has a Bachelor of Health Services with a major in Health Administration from Florida Atlantic University. Christina has proven to be an asset as our Technician Assistant and is proficient in diagnostic testing such as Humphrey’s Visual Fields, Retinal Photos and Optical Coherence Tomography.
Christina speaks fluent Spanish and enjoys spending time with her family from Spain. Christina exercises her creativity with her passion for dancing flamenco and listening to the Spanish guitar. One of Christina’s favorite quotes is “Every day is like a vacation when you love your occupation.” Christina’s cheerful personality will surely put you at ease during you eye exam.