Eye Center South has provided ophthalmic care to the Sarasota community since 1987, founded by Drs. Stuart A. Gindoff and Dr. Todd H. Morgan. Drs. William Carr, Lissa Rivero, have been with the practice beginning in 1999.
Our doctors are all members of their professional organizations such as the American Optometric Association, American Academy of Optometry, and the Florida Optometric Association. Each doctor is board certified in optometry.
Meet our doctors:
A native of Marlette, Michigan, Dr. Morgan attended Michigan State University, majoring in Engineering Arts. He received his Doctor of Optometry degree in 1984 from the Illinois College of Optometry. He completed a clinical rotation in low vision at the Illinois Visually Handicapped Institute in Chicago.He has practiced in Sarasota since 1985.
Dr. Morgan is a board certified optometric physician. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. He is a member of the American Optometric Association, Southern Council of Optometry and the Manasota Society of Optometry where he is a past president.
Dr. Morgan is married to Bobbi Morgan. They have two daughters, Katie and Kristy. Kristy is married to Logan Lowder. Both daughters are graduates of Sarasota High School. Kristy and Logan are graduates of Belmont University and live in Nashville, TN. Katie is a graduate of Hope College, North Florida University and the University of Florida. She is married to Dr. Robert Wunderle and lives in Atlanta, GA.
A Sarasota, FL native, Dr. Bill Carr was a Biology major at the University of South Florida in Tampa before moving on to Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Vision Science. A member of the Beta Sigma Kappa honor society, he graduated with OD (Doctor of Optometry) degree from Nova Southeastern University in 1996. He is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Manasota Optometric Society.
A native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Dr. Lissa Rivero is a board certified optometric physician, and low vision specialist. She earned her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Inter American University School of Optometry in Puerto Rico, where she graduated cum laude. After graduation, she completed a one-year residency program in Primary Care and Low Vision Rehabilitation at the Veterans Administration Medical Center and Eastern Blind Rehabilitation Center in West Haven Connecticut.
Dr. Rivero is a member of the American and Florida Optometric Association, and the American Academy of Optometry. Dr. Rivero became a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry in December 2006. Being passionate about helping those with vision impairment, she is active with the Division of Blind Services, the Florida Low Vision Initiative and Lighthouse of Manasota. Dr. Rivero is fluent in English and Spanish.
Dr. Rivero moved to Sarasota in 2002 and she enjoys very much living in this beautiful Florida city.