Our Eye Doctors of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Dr. Samuel C. Oliphant, or Dr. Sam as he is known to his younger patients, heads a team of professionals dedicated to the treatment of learning-related visual difficulties in children and adults. Dr. Oliphant is a 1975 graduate of Southern College of Optometry where he participated in an intensified pediatric vision internship under the tutelage of Dr. John Streff, the former Vision Director of Yale University Geselle Institute for Child Development. He is one of a limited number of Developmental Doctors of Optometry.
Dr. Oliphant works extensively with the educational and health care communities providing educational workshops, free developmental vision exams and much more. Dr. Oliphant maintains an active lecturing schedule devoted to vision and its effects on learning, as well as authoring numerous published articles on the subject.
Dr. Oliphant is a member of the Oklahoma and American Optometric Associations, the Optometric Extension Program and the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. In addition, he has earned the prestigious honor as a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.
Dr. Joana C. Pantoja is a graduate of Northeastern State University College of Optometry in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Dr. Joana, as her patients call her, attended the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Oklahoma where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She is a member of the American Optometric Association, Oklahoma Association of Optometric Physicians, and College of Optometrists in Vision Development.
Dr. Joana specializes in pediatric optometry with an emphasis on vision therapy and myopia management. Her interests also include diagnosing and treating patients with diabetic retinopathy, hypertensive retinopathy, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and dry eye syndrome. Dr. Pantoja continues to be up to date with new advancements and therapies, enabling her to provide patients with the best possible eyecare. Dr. Joana has a passion for pediatric eye care and has made it her goal to administer quality eyecare for all children. She was highly involved with her Student Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (SVOSH) and participated in numerous mission trips to Roatan, Honduras to provide eye care and eyeglasses to those in need.
Dr. Pantoja was born and raised in Oklahoma City. In her free time, Dr. Pantoja loves spending time with her friends, family, and boyfriend Charles. She enjoys taking care of her plants, cooking, and trying new restaurants.
Please call our office at: 405-751-7727 if you experience loss of vision, double vision, swelling, infection or any eye emergency, contact us immediately for guidance. We’ll help you with the best treatment to prevent complications and promote long-lasting clear eyesight.
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