Dr. Mark Gendal and Dr. Jeffrey Reisch

Best Eye Doctors – Serving the Coral Springs, Margate, Parkland and Tamarac area for Over 3 Decades!

Dr. Mark Gendal and Dr. Jeffrey Reisch

Dr. Mark Gendal, O.D., F.A.A.O.

Education, Board Certifications & Professional Memberships

  • Education
    • University of Albany (Graduation Year: 1974)
    • SUNY College of Optometry (Graduation Year: 1980)
  • Board Certifications
    • Board Certified Optometrist, with Oral Perspective Authority
  • Professional Memberships
    • Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry
    • Optometric Council on Refractive Technology

1) Tell us a little about yourself?

I have lived in Coral Springs, Florida for the past 29 years.   My wife, Stacey and I are blessed with five children: Stephanie who is at her fourth year at SUNY College of Optometry; Joshua who is a Graduate of Florida State University with a degree in Comparative Politics; Jared who graduated from University of Central Florida and is on his way to Brooklyn Law School; Chase who is at Florida Gulf Coast University and wants to be a college basketball coach; and Jake who is a junior at Coral Glades High School.

2) Why did you want to be a Doctor of Optometry?

3) What most excites you about your work and the contribution you make?

4) What is the best part of your day at Vision World?

5) Any volunteer activities you are crazy about?

I consult at two homes for severely mentally disabled adults. I conduct vision screenings for local schools. I also participate in the Coral Springs and Tamarac employee health fairs. I help sponsor the  Coral Springs Museum of Art and our practice contributes to countless silent auctions and athletic events including Chamber raffles and galas. In addition, I am also on the board of directors of Temple Beth Torah. For more than ten years, I was the director of the United Jewish Communities campaign and programming in Coral Springs and Parkland, and am currently serving on the Broward Board  of  Directors of  The Jewish National Fund (JNF).  Not to mention I am an original and very active member of the Chamber of Commerce.

6) What do you like to do when you are not working?

I love health, yoga, and cycling. I have served on the Broward County Pedestrian and Cycling Committee, Youth and Family Committee, the Commit 2 Be Fit Committee. I am this year’s Chair of the Tour de Cure Bike ride for Diabetes, here in Coral Springs. I regularly ride and help to raise thousands of dollars for the MS 150 Miami Ride and the Smart Ride for AIDS Charities. I rode the Israel Ride last year and will be doing it again this November.

Dr. Jeffrey Reisch, O.D.

Education, Board Certifications & Professional Memberships

  • Education
    • Binghamton University – SUNY (Graduation Year: 1974)
    • SUNY College of Optometry (Graduation Year: 1980)
  • Board Certifications
    • Board Certified Optometrist, with Oral Perspective Authority
  • Professional Memberships
    • American Optometric Association
    • Florida Optometric Association

1) Tell us a little about yourself?

I grew up in Brooklyn, New York.  I’ve been married to my High School sweetheart, Lucie since 1975.  We have two beautiful daughters, Marissa and Barri.  Marissa is a civil engineer with and MBA from New York University who helps construct apartment builds in New York city.  Barri graduated from Emory Law school and practices litigation in South Florida.

I moved down to Florida because I love the warm weather and wanted to be near many of my family members who relocated to South Florida.  I remember coming home from an off Broadway show in New York with my wife, and after walking in slush up to my knees, I decided to move to the Sunshine state.

2) Why did you want to be a Doctor of Optometry?

I became fascinated by Optometry when I was fit with the old type of contact lenses to play sports by my neighborhood Optometrist.  I always wanted to be a health professional and help people.

3) What most excites you about your work and the contribution you make?

Many patients do not realize the importance of a thorough eye exam and that the eye is connected to the brain and the central nervous system.  We have discovered a number of brain tumors (benign and malignant).  It is also not uncommon to diagnose retina tears, diabetes and other systematic conditions.

4) What is the best part of your day at Vision World?

Patient interaction is the highlight of my day.  It is the reason I continue to practice after 30 years.  It is very rewarding to have.

5) Any volunteer activities you are crazy about?

My wife and I organize minyans for people who have lost family members.  We also visit members of our congregation who are in the hospital. Lucie and I are strong supporters of March for the Hungry and NCIW committee that donates to Broward Country residents in need.  I am also on the executive board and have served as the chairman for numerous committees for our synagogue, Temple Beth Torah.

6) What do you like to do when you are not working?

My favorite pastimes are playing tennis, riding my bike and hanging out at the beach with a good book.

Dr. Mark Gendal and Dr. Jeffrey Reisch