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Ricardo Silva, O.D. grew up in Miami and graduated from the University of Miami with a BS in Electrical Engineering. He then attended University of Southern California and graduated with a MS in Computer Engineering. During his time as an engineer, he developed computer systems for IBM in Silicon Valley. After, he moved back to Sunrise Florida to work with Motorola creating two-way radios and cellular phones.
At this stage of his life he decided to change his path and attended Nova Southeastern University where he fell in love with the complexity of the human eye, graduating with a Doctor of Optometry degree, with Honors. During his studies in optometry school he took interest in specialty contact lenses and worked on research for a contact lens disinfection study.
This interest has remained his focus to this day where he deals daily with complex contact lens fits. Dr. Silva runs his family practice in Miami, FL with his wife Donna Silva. Together, with a skilled team, they created a place where generations of families come to take care of their visual needs.
As an important figure of the community of Miami, he is a member of the Dade County Optometric Association, Florida Optometric Association, and American Optometric Association. In the past he has served on the board of the Dade County Optometric Association.