JENNIFER BRADY-COOK MS, OD
Virtually a native Floridian, I grew up in Daytona and Flagler Beach. Being a daughter of a teacher and photographer, I developed a passion for science and the arts. I was Salutatorian of my class at Flagler Palm Coast High School in 1992. I went to undergrad at Florida Atlantic University and received a Bachelor’s of Science with Honors in Chemistry in 1995 and then my Master’s in Chemistry the following year. I went on to optometry school in Florida at Nova Southeastern University and graduated in 2000.
As a Doctor of Optometry, part of my commitment to my patients is ongoing professional education. As technology and the world around us changes, I have to keep up-to-date, because I have to provide the best care possible for your eyes. I enjoy seeing patients of all ages, including toddlers. I get great satisfaction out of fitting contact lenses, particularly for those told they can’t wear them. My specialty is personalized ophthalmic care.As a wife, dog mom, and now a real mom, I enjoy rollerblading, yoga, and most outdoor activities. I have a passion for traveling, but the best trips are those with the whole family…including bulldogs. My charities are the Humane Society of Tampa (ASPCA) and the Hope Children’s Home.
MICHAEL COOK OD
PEDIATRIC / MYOPIA MANAGEMENT
I decided to become an Optometrist after my mother handed me an article about an optometrist when I was 17 years old. My main thought at the time was that it was a profession that would never bore me. Looking back decades later I think that was one of the few teenage thoughts I had about the future that turned out to be correct. I gained early admission to NOVA Southeastern University in 1996, which was quite fortuitous because it put me in the same class as my future wife.
After graduating with my doctorate in Optometry in 2000 I worked in corporate Optometry while gaining experience and interest in how I could help children with Vision Related Learning Problems and other children that continuously needed stronger and stronger glasses. When my wife founded Visionary Eye Care in 2008 it gave me the opportunity to specialize in Pediatric Optometry.