Dr. Hetel Bhakta, OD

Dr. Hetel Bhakta, OD

Optometry  |  

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Dr. Hetel Bhakta is a board certified optometric physician and certified orthokeratologist. She is the lead optometrist at Planet Vision Eyecare. In addition to providing comprehensive eye examinations she specializes in myopia control with Orthokeratology/Corneal Reshaping Therapy (CRT) and complex contact lens fittings for corneal ectasias. Dr. Bhakta completed her Optometry degree at Manchester University, U.K. in 2002; Doctorate in Optometry at the New England College of Optometry, Boston, MA in 2008 and residency training in Ocular Diseases accredited by NOVA Southeastern University, FL in 2009. She has extensive experience working in medical optometry and providing treatment and management of eye diseases such as keratoconus, glaucoma, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration. In addition, she has served as Faculty Clinic Instructor in the Optometry school at NOVA Southeastern University. Currently she serves on the Palm Beach County Optometric Association board. Dr. Bhakta has dedicated herself full-time to her Vision Source practice. With the current myopia epidemic in children, teens and young adults, her primary focus has been on reducing myopic progression with CRT and improving the overall quality of her patient’s sight and lives. She is a caring and compassionate eye doctor who takes the time to address her patients’ concerns while always putting the patient first and ensuring they are cared for beyond their expectations.

Planet Vision Eyecare

5875 Lake Worth Rd

Greenacres, FL 33463
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Accepted insurance

  • AARP
  • Advantica
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • CompBenefits Corp.
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida
  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed Vision Care
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Medicaid

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Patient Testimonials

I'm a client/patient from way back, and my visits to Planet Vision Eyecare are the best always.
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Excellent Doctor, great staff.
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I love everybody at planet eye vision. I have been going there for years. They are very polite and its so relaxing in there. I love Doctor Hetel. She is so easy to talk too and very thorough in her examination. And I like the selection of glasses. Keep up the great work !
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I have been a patient of this office over the past four months. My experience with the doctor and the customer service staff has been excellent. They have always been patient, thorough and courteous in addressing my needs. To further describe my profound satisfaction with their service, I would like to share that whenever I feel discouraged about my vision, I am always reassured of hope via their perseverance in trying to acquire the best results. Thus, I verily believe that all of their current patients and future ones will be treated with utmost care in as much as I am.
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The staff the doctor the selection everything was great
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Dr. Bhakta is very knowledgeable and professional. Her staff is well informed, friendly, extremely helpful and also knowledgeable. Always a pleasure.to go for appointments.
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Care Philosophy

Just like everybody’s eyes are different, so are their eye care needs. Whether you are in need of a digital eye examination, new technology in eyeglasses and sunglasses or contact lenses for hard to fit eyes, my friendly  staff and I are here to provide you with the highest quality, up-to-date, personalized care.
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  • Optometry
  • Contact Lens Fitting
  • Cornea & Contact Management
  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
  • Diabetes Medicine
  • Occupational Optometry
  • Ophthalmic Pathology
  • Sports Vision

Board Certifications

  • Optometry
    Accredited by: American Board of Optometry

Conditions Treated

  • Binocular Vision Disorder
  • Cataract
  • Computer Vision Syndrome
  • Corneal Abrasion
  • Corneal Dystrophy
  • Corneal Scar
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Disease
  • Glaucoma
  • Iritis
  • Keratoconus
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Pinguecula
  • Pterygium
  • Strabismus-Like Double Vision
  • Uveitis


  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Irregular Cornea Treatment With Scleral Contact Lenses
  • Keratoconus Treatment With Contact Lenses
  • Multifocal Contact Lens Treatment
  • Orthokeratology
  • Punctal Plug Insertion
  • Rigid Gas Permeable Contact Lens Treatment
  • Scleral Contact Lens Treatment
  • Soft Contact Lenses

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Manchester Institute Of Science and Technology, Uk
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2002
  • New England College Of Optometry
    Medical School | Graduated 2008
  • Braverman Eye Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Jamaica Plain Va Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Martha Elliot Treatment Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2007
  • New England Eye Institue
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Aran Eye Associates
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Nova Southeastern College Of Optometry
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Paragon Crt-Orthokeratology
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Bhakta has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • Florida Optometric Association Inc, Member
  • Palm Beach County Optometric Association, Trustee

Dr. Bhakta's Reviews

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based on 32 total reviews (6 with comments)
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  • Explains condition(s) well
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  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
in Lake Worth, FL |
I trust her knowledge; I like her demeanor, and I like her staff. Will continue to utilize their services.
West Palm Beach |
Dr. Bhakta and staff are very professional and courteous. She is very personable, thorough, and knowledgeable. The additional optical screening machines provide helpful insights. She has an extensive collection of frames to select as well as designer sunglasses. The practice provides a 5 star experience creating you as a 5 star patient!
in West Palm Beach, FL |
Dr Bhakta has the latest technology in her eye care practice. I was so impressed with my eye exam recently. She was very professional and it was the best experience I've ever had at a doctor's office...she really took the best care of my eye health. She is definitely going to be my eye doctor for the future. I will not be going anywhere else!
I had the best eye exam with Dr.Bhakta, she was very thorough and gave me the most detailed eye exam I have ever had. Her staff were very friendly and they had such a great selection of eyewear. The eyeglasses I purchased were so cute. I will definitely be going back every year!
in Lake Worth, FL |
I've been seeing Dr Bhakta for 3 years now and I've never felt more comfortable with any physician. She is extremely knowledgeable about my condition and her progression too. I have a family history of glaucoma and I feel blessed she is looking to stay many steps ahead of the disease with what I consider to be very thorough exams through manual examinations and advanced scanning equipment. She is also has fabulous bedside manner, something sorely lacking in most physicians' these days.
in Miami, FL |
Doctor is efficient very detailed and through. The staff is very caring helpful and they make me feel like family everytime i go in whether it be for an adjustment for glasses or my annual eye exam. I highly recommend this office those guys are amazing.
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Dr. Bhakta accepts 25 insurance carriers
  • AARP
  • Advantica
  • Aetna
    Aetna POS
    Aetna PPO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Choice POS
    Choice POS II
    Choice PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida PPO
    Blue Preferred Patient Care PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna POS
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access
    Open Access Plus
    Open Access Plus PPO
    Open Access POS
  • CompBenefits Corp.
  • Coventry Health Care
    Group Plan PPO
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida
    Employer Group Open Access HMO
  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed Vision Care
  • Health Net
  • Humana
    Vision Care Plan (VCP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • MetLife
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Opticare
  • Safeguard Insurance
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus
    Choice Plus POS
    Choice Plus PPO
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Neighborhood Health Partnership
    Options PPO
    Secure Horizons PPO
    Select Plus POS
    United Healthcare
    United Healthcare PPO
  • Vision Benefits of America
  • Vision Service Plan (VSP)
    VSP Choice Plan

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