Dr. Cathy Dau joined Lange Eye Care after receiving her Doctorate degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry, as well as a bachelor’s degree in Vision Science. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Florida. During her time at the University of Florida, Dr. Dau interned with the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program. She designed an educational brochure about the USDA MyPyramid program and educated families about proper food choices. She is currently working on becoming a Certified Nutrition Specialist. With a strong background in nutrition and disease, Dr. Dau is excited to be part of a team that emphasizes nutritional intervention.
Dr. Dau completed an externship rotation with Center for Sight in Sarasota which helped her develop strong clinical skills in diagnosing and treating ocular disease. She also finished a rotation with Dr. Richard Sorkin, an optometric pediatric specialist in St. Petersburg. Dr. Dau has a special interest in pediatrics and vision therapy. During her education at Nova, she served as the student liaison for the College of Optometrist in Vision Development (COVD). She received the College of Optometrist in Vision Development Award of Excellence for demonstrating strong interest and clinical skills in the area of vision therapy.
An active member of the American and Florida Optometric Association, American Academy of Optometry and a frequent volunteer with Special Olympics, Dr. Dau enjoys contributing to her profession and community. Dr. Dau enjoys spending time with each patient to help them become proactive about their health. She believes vision is more than reading the eye chart and proper education about nutrition and ocular health is essential to ensure a lifetime of vision.
Dr. Cathy Dau is originally from Tampa, Florida and has spent a majority of her life on the gulf waters. An avid bay area fisher, she loves inshore fishing with her family or deep sea fishing in the Keys. Dr. Dau also enjoys scrap booking, exercising and watching the local sports teams.