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Optometrist in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Weston Contact Lens Institute is an optometry practice based in Weston, Florida. We provide eye care service to residents in Weston, Fort Lauderdale, Plantation, Pompano Beach, Davie, Pembroke Pines, Sunrise and the greater Broward County, Florida.

As our name suggests, we are focused particularly on the prescription of contact lenses to help our patients manage an array of vision and ocular surface related conditions. We specialize in fitting innovative contact lenses for patients who, due to corneal irregularities and other issues, struggle to find contact lenses that fit comfortably or offer effective vision correction. Our specialties include scleral lenses, orthokeratology lenses, custom soft contact lenses, and more.

Optometrists for Special Contact Lenses in Fort Lauderdale Are:

Dr. Elise Kramer is a residency-trained optometrist in Miami FL who specializes in ocular surface disease and regular and specialty contact lens fitting.

Her Doctorate degree was awarded in Optometry from the Université de Montréal in 2012 where she received a grant from the Scholarship Program of the Québec Ministry of Education for short-term university studies outside of Québec. Receipt of this scholarship award is based on academic performance. In the summer of her second year, she participated in a humanitarian mission in Laayoune, Morocco where she helped hundreds of impoverished people by giving them free eye examinations and glasses corresponding as closely as possible to their prescription.

During her fourth year, she completed her internship in ocular disease at the Eye Centers of South Florida and went on to complete her residency at the Miami VA Medical Center. Her time there included training at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, the nation’s top eye hospital. After her residency, Dr. Kramer became a fellow of the Scleral Lens Education Society (SLS) and now serves as the vice president for the SLS. Dr. Kramer is also vice president of Women in Eyecare (WiE), a member of the Optometric Association (AOA), the International Association of Contact Lens Educators (IACLE), a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) and of the the British Contact Lens Association (BCLA). She is also the Delegate of International Relations for the Italian Association of Scleral Lenses (AILeS). Dr. Kramer has published several important articles and reviews and is participates in clinical research trials. She enjoys lecturing all around the world in several different languages about ocular surface disease and specialty lenses. She strives to assist each patient with quality and advanced eye care whether he or she requires a basic eye exam or specialized eye or vision care.

“My practice has been devoted to the restoring quality vision and ocular comfort to those patients who have been affected by keratoconus, refractive surgical complications (ex: LASIK), corneal transplant surgery, eye trauma, chronic dry eyes, corneal dystrophies and degenerations and many others. Most of my patients who have suffered from vision loss are now wearing custom made contact lenses I have designed using advanced technology. The results are outstanding.”




Rachel Shlomov, OD is a board-certified optometrist in the states of Florida and New York. She was born and raised in New York City where she achieved her Bachelor of Arts degree at Hunter College. Dr. Shlomov worked closely with retinal and glaucoma specialists for two years in Brooklyn, New York where she learned about ocular disease and how it disproportionately affects disadvantaged communities.


Dr. Shlomov went on to pursue her second Bachelor of Vision Science degree and Doctor of Optometry degree at NOVA Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. During her fourth year of optometry school, Dr. Shlomov completed her externships at Braverman Eye Center with a focus in ocular disease and South Florida Vision with a focus in primary eye care. Her internships at NOVA Southeastern University focused on specialty contact lens and dry eye.


Dr. Shlomov practices full scope optometry with a special interest in dry eyemyopia control and specialty contact lens. She is committed to making a positive impact on each of her patients by helping them achieve their best vision and quality of life. Dr. Shlomov is fluent in English and Russian.

Optometrists’ Testimonials from Patients in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Fort Lauderdale Patient with scleral contact lenses testimonial.

Fort Lauderdale patient with post-LASIK ectasia and a corneal transplant.