CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE

Per Governor DeSantis, The Eye Institute is now open for all eye care needs, including elective surgeries. (Watch the video here.)

  • ALL PATIENTS ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR MASKS UPON ENTERING THE BUILDING AND FOR THE DURATION OF THEIR APPOINTMENT. We are unable to provide masks but any facial covering is acceptable.
  • Patients will be screened for exposure and have their temperatures taken prior to entering the building.
  • Appointments will be rescheduled if you have been exposed to COVID-19, you are feeling sick, you are running a fever, or you do not have a mask.
  • To maintain social distancing, only patients & those required to provide assistance are permitted to enter the building.
  • We are actively monitoring employee health. Our team is required to take their temperatures prior to entering the building and to wear masks when interacting with patients.
  • We sanitize rooms between each patient.
If you have any additional questions on how we are keeping our patients and employees safe please feel free to reach out to one of our offices. THANK YOU to our wonderful patients for being so understanding.

*TELEHEALTH VISITS ARE NOW AVAILABLE*

Eric Straut, OD | Low Vision Specialist | Florida
Eric R. Straut, O.D.
Medical Optometry & Low Vision








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MELBOURNE OFFICE
1995 W. Nasa Blvd. Melbourne, FL 32904

ROCKLEDGE OFFICE
150 S. Woods Dr. Rockledge, FL 32955

PALM BAY OFFICE
5055 Babcock St., NE Palm Bay, FL 32905

TELEHEALTH VIRTUAL OFFICE
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321-722-4443 (Wait for the recording to begin and then dial 35)
Education
Training
  • Externship, Brevard Vision Care, Melbourne, FL
  • Externship, The Eye Institute for Medicine & Surgery, Melbourne, FL
  • Internship, South Lake Optical & Wal-Mart Vision Center, Clermont, FL
Experience
  • The Eye Institute for Medicine & Surgery, Melbourne, FL

Dr. Straut earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Molecular Biology from Grove City College, near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He attended Nova Southeastern University, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, graduating with honors with his Doctorate of Optometry. While at Nova Southeastern, he earned numerous academic awards. A member of Beta Sigma Kappa, an international Optometric academic fraternity, Dr. Straut focused his extracurricular hours on research and community service. Dr. Straut is a member of the American Optometric Association.

Dr. Straut enjoys listening to music, cooking, and working with his hands in his garage. Dr. Straut also enjoys playing soccer, having spent four years coaching a Western Pennsylvania high school soccer team to their District Championship each year under his leadership. Above all else, Dr. Straut enjoys spending time at home with his wife and family.

Dr. Straut was born in Virginia and was raised in the beautiful countryside of West Virginia. Dr. Straut enjoyed camping, hunting, and playing soccer while growing up. Dr. Straut met his beautiful wife in school, and they have been happily married for over nine years. He and his wife, a Physical Therapist, moved to Melbourne in 2012, where they enjoy raising their toddler, Luke, in such a great family town.

“I have a particularly strong interest in helping patients with retinal diseases, including macular degeneration and diabetic eye diseases, providing low vision care, contact lens fittings, dry eye management, post-surgical care and emergency eye care.”

Commonly Treated Conditions:

Astigmatism, Blepharitis, Chalazia and Styes, Conjunctivitis, Dry Eyes, Glaucoma Management, Hyperopia, Low Vision, Myopia, Presbyopia and many more.

Commonly Performed Procedures and Diagnostic Testing:

Comprehensive Examinations, Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), Refraction, Slit Lamp Exam, Tear Osmolarity, Visually Evoked Potential, Visual Field and many more.

Appointments Available In:

ThoughtsFrom the Doctor

...on living in Brevard County

Coming from South Florida, my wife and I looked forward to our move to Brevard County. We really enjoy the safe, friendly environment that Melbourne provides. This is an ideal place to raise a family, and we absolutely love living here. We feel truly Blessed and are excited to be able to serve our community as medical professionals.

...on medicine and patient care

I believe that the clinical outcomes are most successful when patients are closely involved in their own care. I pride myself on doing all that I can to clearly communicate my findings and plan of care to my patients to help each of them achieve the greatest possible benefit from each examination, test, and procedure I perform. I treat my patients as I would my own family.

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