Welcome, Dr. Shurbet

By , July 11th, 2016

Sarah Shurbet, O.D., is the newest addition to the Kleiman Evangelista Eye Centers optometry team. She is a board certified therapeutic optometrist and glaucoma specialist from Northeast Texas. Dr. Shurbet specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of ocular disease, contact lenses, and laser refractive surgery management.

Dr. Shurbet first became interested in the field of optometry when she began wearing contact lenses in seventh grade, and worked part time for an optometrist while in college. She graduated Cum Laude from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas with a major in Biological Sciences and a minor in Biochemistry. Dr. Shurbet was also a collegiate athlete softball pitcher for the Hardin-Simmons softball team.

Dr. Shurbet received her Doctorate of Optometry from the University Of Houston College Of Optometry, where she was a member of the distinguished Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society and earned student fellowship with the American Academy of Optometry. She successfully completed optometric externship rotations at Cedar Springs Community Eye Clinic in Dallas, Texas and Berkeley Eye Center in Houston, Texas.

During that time she gained experience treating ocular pathology and evaluating and managing candidates for laser corrective surgeries such as LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy, implantable contact lenses, corneal inlay, refractive lens exchange and cataract surgery. Dr. Shurbet is an active member of the Texas Optometric Association as well as the American Optometric Association.

Dr. Shurbet is excited to join the elite group of doctors and surgeons at Kleiman Evangelista Eye Centers with locations in Arlington, Dallas and Plano. Dr. Shurbet will be available to provide patient care at all three locations.

What attracted her to partnering at Kleiman Evangelista Eye Centers was the emphasis on superior patient care and up-to-date medical treatment. “I wanted to work with an eye care practice that was combining leading-edge research and advanced technology to perform the most innovative procedures in our field,” she said, “Kleiman | Evangelista certainly fits that bill. I love the environment of continual learning.”

In her free time Dr. Shurbet enjoys maintaining an active lifestyle through many outdoor activities including golf, tennis and running. She fuels her competitive spirit by playing on a sand volleyball team. Dr. Shurbet is very close to her family and enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Kleiman Evangelista Eye Centers is proud to welcome Dr. Sarah Shurbet to the eye care team!

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