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Meet Our Doctors

Sharokh Kapadia, OD, FAAO

At St. John's Eye Associates, our vision is provide an eyecare experience like none other. Service to you is our highest priority!

Sharokh Kapadia, OD, FAAO

American Academy of Optometry,
American Optometric Association

Originally from St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, Dr. Sharokh Kapadia received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Brock University. He graduated with honors from the Michigan College of Optometry in 1998, where he studied with a special concentration in contact lenses. Dr. Kapadia then completed a one-year residency in ocular disease at the renowned Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida.

Dr. Kapadia remains active in his field, constantly looking for ways to stay on top of the latest technologies and trends. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and member of the American Optometric Association, as well as the Florida Optometric Association. He warmly welcomes all new patients and looks forward to providing an eye care experience that is like none other!

Dr. Diane Kapadia

Diane Kapadia, OD

Michigan College of Optometry
American Academy of Optometry,
Florida Optometric Association

Dr. Diane Kapadia served as President of Student Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (SVOSH) in 1998. This organization works to improve sight to millions of people in developing nations.

She graduated with honors from the Michigan College of Optometry in 1999. That very year, she received the Wessley-Jessen award for 'Outstanding Work in Contact Lenses'.

Dr. Diane Kapadia is an active part of the optometry community, serving as a member of both the American Optometric Association and the Florida Optometric Association. She looks forward to providing exceptional eye care to you and your family!

Dr. Nataliya Yakovleva

Dr. Nataliya Yakovleva

Nova Southeastern University
Florida Optometric Association

Originally from Rostov-on- Don, Russia, Dr. Nataliya Yakovleva received her Bachelors of Education degree before moving to the United States in 2001. In 2009, she decided to pursue a career in the eye care profession and earned the degree of Doctor of Optometry from one of the top rated Colleges of Optometry, Nova Southeastern University, in 2016. In addition, she holds a Bachelors degree in Vision Science and a Mini MBA for Optometrists. As part of her education, Dr. Nataliya completed Medical Refractive and Ocular Disease externships and received extensive training in Pediatrics and Specialty Contact Lens fittings.

Dr. Nataliya is a dedicated and compassionate eye care physician providing full-scope primary care optometric services for all age groups. She is an active member of the Florida Optometric Association and is enthusiastic to be a new addition to St. John’s Eye Associates.

Dr. Long D. Tran

Dr. Long D. Tran

Fellow, American Academy of Optometry
American Optometric Association
Florida Optometric Association
Past-President Asian American Optometric Society

Dr. Tran brings with him over 13 years of clinical and academic experience to St. Johns Eye Associates. A graduate of the State University of New York, State College of Optometry in 2003, Dr. Tran completed a post-graduate residency in Cornea and Contact Lens at the Southern California College of Optometry. He then joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor, with clinical and lecturing responsibilities in specialty contact lenses, corneal diseases and refractive surgeries.

As a subject matter expert, Dr. Tran reviews test questions for the National Board of Examiners in Optometry, the testing body for all optometrists. He is an invited lecturer, both nationally and internationally, and has authored numerous articles on the subject of contact lens and corneal disease. Dr. Tran has helped to restore vision to thousands of patients with keratoconus, pellucid marginal degeneration and other corneal irregularities. He takes great pride in caring for patients with reduced vision and looks forward to caring for the patients of SJEA.

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