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Meet Our Ocala Optometrists
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Dr. Ray Johnson is a Florida native. He was born and raised in south Florida where he met his wife Linda. They have two children, a son, Ray Jr. and a daughter Karen. Both of his children are married and each has two children. Dr. Johnson attended Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee, where he earned his Bachelor of Science Degree and his Doctor of Optometry Degree. After college, he enlisted in the United States Air Force serving as base Optometrist at Holloman AFB in southern New Mexico. He returned to Florida in 1970 and joined Dr.Ritz here in Ocala. Dr. Johnson is very active in his church and other organizations and enjoys golf, scuba diving and motorcycle riding.
Dr. Willeford is a native of Ohio, who graduated high school in Lake Worth, Florida. After receiving a degree from Florida State University he went on to graduate from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale There he received a Bachelor’s degree in Vision Science with highest honors. His doctor of optometry degree from Nova Southeastern was also received with highest honors. Dr. Willeford was selected to be a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honors Society. He also is a past president of the North Central Florida Optometric Society. He specialized in pediatrics, contact lenses and low vision. Dr. Willeford has an interest in music. He has been a professional trumpet player in both Marion and Palm Beach counties. He also enjoys tennis, jogging, mountain biking and basketball. He is proud to be part of the community of Ocala. He is especially pleased with his son Scotty, who is currently an honor student at Forest High School.
Dr. Menjivar graduated from the University of Texas where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. He subsequently attended the University of Houston College of Optometry where he earned his Doctor of Optometry. Dr. Menjivar is a Board Certified Optometric Physician who is licensed to practice the highest level of optometry granted by the Florida Board of Optometry. Dr. Menjivar's training includes work as a National Eye Institute Predoctoral Research Fellow at the Visual Optics Institute where he studied higher order aberrations in keratoconus. He spent time as an intern at Bausch & Lomb where he contributed to the management of ongoing clinical trials and the development of new studies. Dr. Mejivar also completed externships at Quantico, Virginia Marine Corps Base Naval Clinic and Advanced Eye in Canyon, Texas. Prior to joining Ritz And Johnson Eyecare Dr. Menjivar worked at Ocala Eye providing complete care to patients in the Ocala and The Villages areas. In addition to prescribing glasses and contact lenses, Dr. Menjivar diagnoses and treats conditions such as dry eye, eye infections, amblyopia and glaucoma. Dr. Menjivar's special interests lie in working with athletes of all levels and in contact lenses. Dr. Menjivar's interest has provided him the opportunity to work with the Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals organizations.
Dr. Menjivar is an active member of the American Optometric Association, the Florida Optometric Association, North Central Florida Optometric Society, and the American Academy of Optometry. He also actively participates in community service programs such as the Lions Club Special Olympics initiative, and has traveled on numerous mission trips to Mexico, Honduras, and Belize to assist those in need of eye and vision care.
Dr. Aida Glatter-Götz earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of South Florida in 2003. In 2008 she graduated from Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry with a Doctor of Optometry Degree, and then completed a residency in Primary Care Optometry at the Malcom Randall Veterans Affairs Hospital in Gainesville Florida. Her residency focus was in the diagnosis and management of ocular diseases, low vision rehabilitation, and specialty contact lens fitting.
After her residency, Dr. Glatter-Götz continued working full-time as a staff optometrist at the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center and then later at the New Port Richey Veterans Outpatient Clinic in affiliation with the James Hailey VA hospital in Tampa, Florida.
Dr. Glatter-Götz, her husband, and their three young children lived in Landstuhl, Germany from 2012 - 2016 where she worked at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LRMC), the largest US military hospital in Europe, as a full time civilian optometrist. There she provided eye care to the active duty personnel, the veteran and civilian population and their family members while working closely with ophthalmologists and numerous other medical disciplines including ER medical doctors. During her time at LRMC, she was the main provider in fitting specialty contact lenses for post-surgical corneas, corneal ectatic diseases (keratoconus, pellucid marginal degeneration, etc.), highly astigmatic corneas. Also, she fit scleral lenses in management of dry eyes.
Throughout her career, Dr. Glatter-Götz has been actively involved in the clinical and didactic education of optometric students and residents, initially as an adjunct faculty member at the Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry, and in later years, as an adjunct professor for the Pacific University College of Optometry.
After four years overseas, Dr. Glatter-Götz and her family returned home to Florida, and are excited to be closer to family and friends. She joined Ritz & Johnson Eyecare in August 2016, and looks forward to providing her patients with many years of excellent eyecare.