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Juan A. Menjivar, O.D. is a Board Certified Optometric Physician who specializes in primary care optometry with an emphasis on sports vision and contact lenses. Dr. Menjivar earned a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the University of Texas at Austin prior to pursuing his Doctorate in Optometry at the University of Houston. Dr. Menjivar established his optometry practice in 2008 and was welcomed to the Ocala Eye medical staff in June 2010. Dr. Menjivar's optometry training encompassed several specialty programs, notably his work as a National Eye Institute Predoctoral Research Fellow at the Visual Optics Institute, and an internship in Bausch & Lomb's Global Clinical Program where he contributed to the development of new clinical studies as well as management of ongoing studies. A strong interest in sports-specific vision applications also opened an opportunity for Dr. Menjivar to work with the Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, and St. Louis Cardinals organizations. After additional externship experience at the Quantico, Virginia Marine Corps Base Naval Clinic and Advanced Eye in Canyon, Texas, he established his practice in Florida. Dr. Menjivar holds professional affiliations with leading optometric associations including the American Optometric Association, Florida Optometric Association, North Central Florida Optometric Society, and the American Academy of Optometry. He also actively participates in community service programs such as the Lions Club Special Olympics initiatives, and has traveled on numerous mission trips to Mexico, Honduras, and Belize to assist those in need of vision services.