Dana M. Garber, OD, FAAO

Clinical Instructor
Diplomate, American Board of Optometry

Clinical Focus

Special Interests

  • Comprehensive Optometry
  • Pediatric Optometry
  • Ocular Disease


  • OD: Doctor of Optometry, Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 1999
  • BS: Bachelor of Science, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, 1995

Other Activities

  • Diplomate of American Board of Optometry
  • Fellow of American Academy of Optometry


Dana Garber OD, is a therapeutic optometrist with 23 years of experience helping patients see the world through healthy eyes. She specializes in the diagnosis and management of ocular disease and vision correction. She grew up in north Florida and attended Florida State University earning a Bachelor of Science in Biology.

Dr. Garber received her Doctor of Optometry degree from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and is actively licensed in both Florida and Oklahoma. She joined Dean McGee Eye Institute in 1999 and became the first optometrist on faculty at the University of Oklahoma. She is a clinical instructor with the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Oklahoma, Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO), and Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry. She currently serves on the peer elected executive committee, finance committee, co-chairs the optometric relations committee at Dean McGee Eye Institute, and is the education coordinator for the Oklahoma chapter of AAO. As the senior optometrist, the optometry department has grown to seven, under her steady guidance. She continues to educate ophthalmology residents while maintaining a clinical practice. She was honored with the Readers’ Choice award for Best Optometrist by the Oklahoman in 2021.

Dr. Garber has a compassionate, outgoing and charismatic personality. She is a self-proclaimed nerd and has never met a stranger. She found her calling when her grandfather went blind from glaucoma. Today, she is passionate about diagnosing and treating glaucoma and strives to care for her community with hugs, meaningful relationships, and expert care. She believes in the power of vision.

With her Florida roots, she enjoys beach vacations, fishing, and time on the golf course. When not caring for her patients, she loves spending time with her husband, two sons, and boxer, “Bentley”. She relishes playing golf with her oldest son and watching her youngest compete at basketball.

Meet Dr. Garber