Robert W. Hered, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Specialty: Pediatric Ophthalmology ● Adult Eye Muscle Movement Disorders ● Retired

Robert Hered, M.D.’s dedication and commitment over the past 35 years to the pediatric eyecare community is going to be greatly missed with the announcement of his retirement.
He started his career in Jacksonville, Florida at the Nemours Children’s Clinic and was the Chief of the Division of Ophthalmology. From there he came to Central Florida in 2012 and joined us at Eye Physicians of Central Florida. Many of his colleagues view him as the expert vision screening guru for children.
In addition, he served as lead author and editor of the basic science book of pediatric ophthalmology used by all residents of ophthalmology training in the United States. He was awarded the Secretariat award and achievement award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the honor award from the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.
In addition, he served as an assistant professor of ophthalmology at Mayo Medical School and a courtesy clinical assistant professor at the University of Florida. Orlando Magazine and Orlando Family magazine recognized him on several occasions as a Top Physician.
With his love of recreational sports, we hope he skis paths he has never seen before, hikes to destinations across the world, and finds several competitive ping pong games while creating wonderful memories with his family.

Congratulations on your retirement!

Dr HeredJoined Eye Physicians of Central Florida:  August 2012, with 25 years of experience; came from Nemours Children’s Clinic in Jacksonville where he served as chief of the Division of Ophthalmology

Medical Degree:  Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis

Internship:  St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis

Residency:  Ophthalmology, University of Cincinnati Medical Center

Fellowship:  Pediatric Ophthalmology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Board Certified:  American Board of Ophthalmology

Fellow:  American Academy of Ophthalmology

Specialty Fellow:  American Academy of Pediatrics

Memberships:  American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.

Honors:  Named a "Best Doctor" from 2001 through 2020. Named a “Top Doctor” from 2011 - present. Secretariat Award and Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Honor Award from the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.

Appointments:  Served as an assistant professor of ophthalmology at Mayo Medical School and courtesy clinical assistant professor at the University of Florida

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