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Meet Our Optometrist

Dr. Valerie Moulds OD

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Dr. Valerie Moulds, OD is an Optometrist in Central Florida and has over 25 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Nova Southeastern University medical school in 1997 and focuses on primary care optometry for all ages.

About Dr. Moulds


Professional Associations


Dr. Moulds majored in Microbiology at the University of Central Florida and received her Bachelor of Science from Nova Southeastern University, as well as her Doctor of Optometry degree. She studied pediatric vision therapy at Nova Southeastern University, and is certified by the Brilliant Futures Myopia Management Program to fit MiSight contact lenses. Her externships included the Bay Pines VA Hospital and the well-known Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.

Dr. Moulds is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Florida Optometric Association, and the Arizona Optometric Association. She is certified by the Florida State Board of Optometry, the Arizona Board of Optometry, and has her systemic medication certification.

Dr. Moulds was born in Bartow, FL and she grew up in Highlands County, FL. She and her husband, Rob,  have three children Caitlyn, Rowan and Reeve. She enjoys horseback riding, exercising, and spending time with her family.

Degrees, Certifications & Affiliations

  • High school diploma – Sebring High School (yes; I'm from here)

  • Bachelor of Science – Nova Southeastern University

  • Doctor of Optometry – Nova Southeastern University

  • Florida Optometric Association - Member

  • Arizona Optometric Association - Member

  • American Optometric Association - Member

  • Florida State Board of Optometry - Certified

  • Arizona State Board of Optometry – Certified

Professional Experience

  • Externship at Bay Pines VA Hospital

  • Externship at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

  • 25 years Medical Optometry

  • Ongoing Continuing Education

Community Support

  • Articles:
    • "Asymptomatic Papilledema Secondary to Atypical Hydrocephalus", Clinical Eye and Vision Care, May, 1996. 

    • "Ocular and Systemic Manifestations of Sturge-Weber Syndrome:  A Case Report", The Southern Journal of Optometry, 1998. 

    • Regular contributor to Healthy Living section of the Highlands News-Sun, 2007-2016. 

    • "Treatment Update:  Dry Eye Disease", Highlands County Medical Guide, November 2016.

    • "New Technologies in Corneal Surgery", Your Health section of Highlands News-Sun, March 2017.

    • Regular contributor to the Well-Being In The Heartland Magazine, 2018-2019.

  • Champion for Children

  • 4-H Foundation of Highlands County


  •  Best of Highlands County Optometrist:  2016, 2018, 2019

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