A native of Miami, Florida, Dr. Samuel A. Kaler earned his BA from the University of Florida, complet-ed post graduate studies at the University of South Florida, and graduated from the University of Houston College of Optometry in Houston, TX. He is a member of the Southwest Florida, Florida, and American Optometric Associations. Dr. Kaler chose optometry because he wanted to help people and has been practicing in Southwest Florida since 1987. He was a participating doctor in the Autonomous Laser Vision Correction FDA study. He has served as an examiner for the Optometry Clinical Examination for the Florida Depart-ment of Health, and helped charter the Estero-Fort Myers Lions Club. Dr. Kaler’s specialties include Primary Care and Contact Lens Evaluations and Fittings. Dr. Kaler has extensive experience in primary eye care, contact lenses, and ocular disease detection, treatment and management. In his leisure time, he enjoys photography, reading, and following his favorite sports teams.