Dr. Elisa Puerto was born in Denver, Colorado. She grew up in Fort Myers Florida from the age of six. She graduated from Fort Myers High School and went on to obtain her bachelor’s degree in biology from Florida Gulf Coast University. She attended the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee where she earned her doctorate degree in optometry. Dr. Puerto is passionate about caring for her patients. She is committed to their overall health and wellbeing in addition to their vision care needs.
Dr. Kaplan began his undergraduate studies at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Vision Science from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He completed his doctorate studies at Nova Southeastern University’s College of Optometry in 2001.
Dr. Kaplan’s community involvement includes: Past Governor-Appointed Chairman of the Florida Board of Optometry, Past President of Southwest Florida Optometric Association (swfoa.com), Past Commander of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 9-1, FMB, Past Commander of the Southwest Florida Jewish War Veterans Post 400. Dr. Kaplan is a decorated Gulf War veteran who served for four years in the United States Army. He continued his service for four additional years in the Florida Army National Guard prior to starting his collegiate studies.
Dr. Kaplan is happy to call Southwest Florida home with his wife, Dr. Angela Kaplan, and his four children. He enjoys spending time with his family, boating, visiting amusement parks and other family-oriented events. In addition to boating, his hobbies include scuba diving and biking.