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Optometrists You Can Count On

You don’t have to keep struggling with poor eye health. At Eyes on 3rd, we believe you can reclaim your clear vision through quality eye care. How? By working with our expert team. Through personalized, cutting-edge treatment focused on your unique needs and our proactive approach to eye disease prevention and management, we’ll help you see confidently again and return to the life you love.

Why Choose Us

As a team, we’re committed to a shared set of values that help us maintain a high standard of excellence in the care we provide. This means better eye solutions for you—and a greater impact on our community.


You come first, always.


Everyone’s eyes are unique.


Insurance independence.


For the whole family.


Service you can trust.

Dr. Amanda Sanford
Founder, Optometrist

Dr. Amanda Sanford

An Eye Doctor Who Cares

Providing compassion, expertise, and results

Dr. Amanda Sanford was born and raised outside of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  She graduated from South Dakota State University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in biology.  She earned her Bachelor of Science in Vision Science in 2007 and her Doctor of Optometry at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University in Philadelphia, PA in 2010.  She graduated with clinical honors in her primary care, ocular disease, and low vision clinical rotations.  Her clinical rotations included training at the Cizik Eye Clinic in Houston, Texas, and Ralph A. Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Charleston, SC.

Dr. Sanford has extensive clinical experience in cornea and contact lenses as she has practiced in surgical settings with cornea specialists since completing her doctorate in 2010.  She practiced in Rochester, NY prior to moving to South Florida seven years ago.  She prides herself on being an exceptional clinician with expertise in primary care, treating and managing ocular disease, pre and post-operative care for refractive and cataract surgery, and specialty contact lens fitting including keratoconus and soft contact lenses, multi-focal and orthokeratology (ortho-K) for controlling the progression of myopia.

She opened Eyes on 3rd to provide high-quality full-scope care for families in our community.  She resides in Broward county and enjoys spending time with her husband and three young children.  She also enjoys going to the gym, building DIY projects, and baking.

Our Practice FAQs

We understand that there are multiple eye clinics you can choose from in the greater Plantation, Florida community. Therefore, we desire to help you determine what clinic is right for you and your family. We’ve included a few of our most-asked questions about our practice so you can get to know us better. Don’t see your question here? Just contact our office, and we’ll gladly provide an answer.

What patient ages do you serve?

We serve patients of all ages. The adults we see range from their 20s to seniors, while many are middle-aged. We also serve several families, as both parents and their kids can receive comprehensive eye care at Eyes on 3rd.

I don’t live in Plantation, Florida. Can I still be your patient?

Though we’re based in Plantation, we serve patients in greater Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, and West Palm Beach as well. If you’re willing to come to Plantation to see us, we can help with all your eye care needs.

Can you help me determine if insurance will cover my eye care?

We work with a variety of insurance providers at Eyes on 3rd. If you’re unsure if your insurance will cover your eye care, we can help. Desiring to provide eye care that isn’t limited by restrictive insurance policies, we’ll work with you to offer solutions that fit your specific needs. 

What if I have an eye emergency?

If you’re experiencing an eye emergency, contact our office immediately and we’ll make every effort to see you right away. If we’re unavailable or it’s after hours, we recommend calling 911 or visiting your nearest hospital emergency room.

What typically happens during an eye exam?

During an eye exam, we will assess your vision and determine if you need glasses or contact lenses. We’ll also check for signs of eye disease, analyze the function of both your eyes, and examine your eyes to evaluate your overall health.