Penny E Straughn

Penny E Straughn, OD

Optometrist

Department: MD-OPHTHALMOLOGY

About Penny E Straughn

Dr. Penny Straughn is Director of Contact Lens Service at the University of Florida. She graduated with honors from University of Missouri in 2003 and completed her residency training at the VA Medical Center. She worked as residency director and chief of the eye clinic at Lake City VA Medical Center before joining the faculty at University of Florida in 2007. Her interests are in specialty contact lens fitting for the management of keratoconus, post-corneal transplant, post-refractive surgery, aphakia, orthokeratology, and severe dry eye. She fits a variety of contact lens options including scleral, hybrid, gas permeable and custom soft contact lenses. Dr. Straughn also provides comprehensive pediatric and adult eye care.

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Ophthalmology
Areas of Interest
  • Blindness – resources
  • Blindness and vision loss
  • Fluorescein eye stain
  • Vision – night blindness

Publications

2021
Bilateral anterior segment dysgenesis and persistent fetal vasculature associated with terminal 10q26 deletion.
Journal of AAPOS : the official publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. 25(5):309-311 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jaapos.2021.05.014. [PMID] 34582953.
2018
Successfully Improving Visual Acuity in Keratitis-Ichthyosis-Deafness Syndrome Utilizing Gas-Permeable Lenses: A Case Report.
Eye & contact lens. 44 Suppl 1:S330-S332 [DOI] 10.1097/ICL.0000000000000328. [PMID] 30095531.

Contact Details

Addresses:
Business Mailing:
PO BOX 100284
DEPARTMENT OF OPHTHALMOLOGY
GAINESVILLE FL 326100284
Business Street:
PO BOX 100393
2601 W.NEWBERRY ROAD-UF AT OAKS
GAINESVILLE FL 32605