Vivi Fretland, O.D., is a board certified optometric physician who has extensive experience in providing vision care to her patients. She practices comprehensive optometry, performing eye exams, managing eye disease, and fitting contact lenses. Her areas of interest include diagnosis and treatment of dry eyes, as well as patient education regarding nutrition and ocular health.
Dr. Fretland graduated summa cum laude from Fairleigh Dickinson University in NJ, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology. She obtained her Doctor of Optometry degree from the New England College of Optometry in Boston. As a member of VOSH (Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity), she traveled with other Optometry students and clinicians to Quibdo, Colombia to provide vision services to needy and indigent families and children. She completed her optometric training by completing rotations at the Veterans Administration eye clinic in Brighton, MA and at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem.
Prior to joining Ocala Eye in 2018, Dr. Fretland worked at a private medical practice in NJ. A member of the American Optometric Association, she takes pride in using her skills to make a positive difference in the lives of her patients through vision correction. Her mission is to offer her patients the best possible solution to their visual needs in a caring and attentive manner.
When not at work, Dr. Fretland enjoys reading, nature walks, and spending time with her husband of 25+ years and their three children.