At Vision Care & Surgery Associate, each member of our vision care team is selected based upon his or her experience, professional demeanor, and dedication to providing personalized care to our patients.

Our entire Hialeah Eye Care staff is committed to ensuring the comfort and satisfaction of each and every patient. We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule by finding appointment times that meet your needs. Our knowledgeable staff will work with you to help you understand your medical insurance coverage and provide financial alternatives to ensure you get the best vision care possible.

We know that you have a choice when it comes to your eye care needs, so we strive to provide Comprehensive and Medical eye exams with personalized care.

Meet the Doctors:

Dr. Gerardo M. Perez

MEDICAL SCHOOL: University of Miami, School of Medicine, Graduated 1981


INTERNSHIP HOSPITAL: Jackson Memorial Hospital




FELLOWSHIP HOSPITAL: Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami FL.

Dr. Michelle Levin


  • Doctor of Optometry Nova Southeastern University Davie FL,  2011
  • Externship: Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Miami FL , 2010-2011


  • 2016 Florida Young Optometrist of the Year
  • 2011 FOA Dr Lenny Cherdack Student Legislative Award
  • 2011 VISTAKON Student Travel Fellowship AAO
  • 2010 NSU College of Optometry Student of the Year
  • 2009 J Pat Cummings Acuvue Scholarship
  • 2009 NSU College of Optometry Deans List


  • Florida Optometric Association Member since 2007,  Trustee 2013- Present
  • Broward County Optometric Association Member since 2007, Trustee 2011-2013
  • American Optometric Association Member 2007-Present
  • American Academy of Optometry Member 2007-Present
  • Florida Optometric Student Association President 2008-2010
  • NSUCO SGA Treasurer 2009-2010
  • College of Optometrists in Vision Development Member since 2007

Dr. Orlando Galindez


  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Miami Ophthalmologic Society


  • Coral Gables Hospital, Chief of Ophthalmology 1999-2001
  • Tulane University, Departmental Honors in Biology Dean’s List, Tulane University
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta, Pre-Medical Honor Society 1985-86
  • Beta Beta Beta National Honor SocietyVice-President 1984-86 


  • Louisiana State University, Department Of Ophthalmology
    • Cornea, External Diseases & Refractive Surgery Fellowship,                  New Orleans, Louisiana July 1995-June 1996
  • University of Missouri, Truman Medical Center, Dept. of Ophthalmology
    • Ophthalmology Residency, Kansas City, Missouri July 1992-June 1995
  • University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital
    • Internal Medicine Internship, Miami, Florida , July 1991-June 1992


  • Tulane Medical School, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • Medical Doctor, August 1991
  • Tulane University New Orleans, Louisiana
    • Master of Anatomy, August 1990
    • Bachelor of Science, June 1986
  • Belen Jesuit Preparatory High School, Miami, Florida, June 1982


  • Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Medical Licensure, Florida 1996-present
  • Medical License, Louisiana 1991-2000
  • Federal Licensing Examination (FLEX), 1991


  • Coral Gables Hospital, Coral Gables, Florida(Chief of Service1999-‘01)
  • Mercy Hospital, Miami, Florida
  • Hialeah Hospital. Hialeah, Florida
  • Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, Florida
  • Bayside Ambulatory Surgery Center


  • Tulane Medical School, Department of Anatomy, Electron Microscope Research, 1987-89.
    • Masters Thesis:  “The Anatomical Distribution, Morphology and Stress Response of Extraadrenal Chromaffin Tissue in Young Rabbits”.
  • Tulane University, Department of Biology Research in experimental embryology.September 1984-June 1986.
    • Honor Thesis:  “Lucifer Yellow Dye-Coupling Patterns Observed in Xenopus Embryos”.


  • Galindez, O: Ocular manifestation of Systemic Diseases.   Presented at the fifteenth international Cuban Medical Association Congress.  July 1, 1999.
  • Galindez O and Kaufman H:  “EDITORIAL:  Coping With the Itchy-Burnies:  The Management of Allergic Conjunctivitis”.  Ophthalmology. 1996;  103: 1335-1336.
  • Landa A, McKinley L, Ramsey J, Galindez O:  Sweet’s Syndrome and Acute Leukemia.  Consultant.  March 1995;  35: 415.
  • Amendola M, Casillas J, Joseph R, Auntun R, Galindez O;  Fournier’s Gangrene:  Computer tomographic Findings.  Abdominal Imaging.  1994;  199: 471-474.
  • Galindez O and Mascorro J. (1990):  The effects of hypothermia on paraganglion chromaffin cells:   Comparison to the adrenal medulla.  Anatomical Records.
  • Abstract presented at the 10th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Anatomist in Philadelphia, PA.
  • Mascorro J and Galindez O:  Anatomical and morphological study of extraadrenal chromaffin tissue in young rabbits pre- and post stress.  Abstract of the Society for Neurosciences 14 (2) 1988: 1320.


Dr. Jacquelyn M. Lopez


  • Doctor of Optometry Interamerican University of Puerto Rico Bayamon, PR 2015
  • Externship: VA Outpatient Clinic Tallahassee, FL 2014


  • Florida Optometric Association Member since 2016
  • Miami-Dade Optometric Association Member since 2015