Our Professional Staff
Diane C. Wood, B.A., L.D.O., A.B.O.C., N.C.L.C.
Board Certified Optician
Diane acquired experience in decorating and design in Palm Beach. She brought that background to the optical field when she joined her husband’s practice that served the hi-tech needs at the space center in Cape Canaveral. In 1967, together with her husband, she moved to Gainesville and established University Opticians, where she has continued to introduce innovative optical concepts and products with insight to balance and design. The dispensary has since apprenticed five opticians. She assisted writing the performance objectives and guides of the Florida Vocational-Technical Education Consortium of States, the guideline for optical education and licensing in those eleven states. She is a co-founder of CEDO, an independent continuing education organization now serving eight state optical licensing agencies. Diane has spoken at accredited programs on pediatric optics and lens applications for both CEDO and the University of Florida. Being nationally certified with the American Board of Opticianry (ABOC) and the National Contact Lens Examiners (NCLC), as well as a Florida Board Certified Optician, Diane attends seminars and trade shows regularly. This keeps her in close contact with optical product manufacturers in order to keep a current knowledge in the field, including the latest in frame styling, lens technology, sports eyewear, safety eyewear, and pediatrics.
Fredrik D. Wood, M.B.A., L.D.O., A.B.O.C., N.C.L.C.
Board Certified Optician
Fredrik began working at University Opticians in November of 1985. In the years since, Fredrik has experienced all aspects of running an optical business and learned how to provide customers with solutions to all their eyeglass and contact lens needs. Fredrik is a Board Certified Optician under the Florida Department of Health. By 1993, Fredrik had also pursued and secured national certification with the American Board of Opticianry (ABOC) and the National Contact Lens Examiners (NCLC). Through attending seminars and trade shows and maintaining close contact with optical product manufacturers, Fredrik maintains a current knowledge in the field including the latest in lens technology, contact lens fitting, sports eyewear, safety eyewear, pediatrics, diving masks, and the custom fitting of ptossis crutches.
Dr. Jon Barber, O.D.
Doctor of Optometry
Dr. Jon Barber, O.D. offers eye exams at University Opticians. A Florida native, he has been practicing Optometry for over 15 years. He provides quality personalized eye care for children and adults. Dr. Barber is also a behavioral optometrist, with an understanding of the environment and nutritional aspects of the visual system and the eyes. He is a progressive optometrist, continuing to enrich his learning on visual treatment and diagnosis, including contact lens exams and prescriptions for a variety of eye conditions. Dr. Barber specializes in custom multifocal contact lens fittings, including lenses that correct for astigmatism and presbyopia.
Doctors of Optometry (O.D.s/optometrists) are the independent primary health care professionals for the eye. Optometrists examine, diagnose, treat, and manage diseases, injuries, and disorders of the visual system, the eye, and associated structures as well as identify related systemic conditions affecting the eye.