Val Zudans M.D.

Board Certified American Board of Ophthalmology

Dr. Val Zudans specializes in custom cataract surgery and laser vision correction for those who wish to reduce their need for glasses. He was a lead investigator for Softec HD intraocular lens studies and the first to introduce No-Drop Cataract Surgery to our area.

Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, Dr. Zudans has served on the Medical Advisory Board for MACS (Most Accurate Cataract Surgery), a national coalition of medical professionals dedicated to defining best practice benchmarks in cataract surgery.

Dr. Zudans joined the staff of the Florida Eye Institute in 2002 after completing a 3-year residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, consistently ranked the highest in ophthalmology in the US.  Before his residency, he earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida where he was an Anderson scholar and elected Phi Beta Kappa. He received his Doctorate of Medicine degree from the University of Florida College Of Medicine and elected to the national medical honor society Alpha Omega Alpha.

Dr. Zudans is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and a Fellow of the American Board of Surgeons. A frequent author of studies in the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and local speaker, he maintains active membership in the Florida Society of Ophthalmology, American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, American Medical Association, and the Florida Medical Association.

Committed to local issues, Dr. Zudans was elected to the Vero Beach City Council in 2017 and appointed Mayor in 2019. He is past President of the Indian River County Medical Society and served on the Indian River County Hospital District Board of Trustees. Dr. Zudans and his family love the Florida lifestyle and reside in Vero Beach. 

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