Our Doctors

Dr. Aaron Kerr

Dr. Aaron Kerr currently serves as Chief of Community Vision Health Services at Southern College of Optometry. She also sees patients in Adult Primary Care and Advanced Care Ocular Disease Services in The Eye Center at Southern College of Optometry. Her clinical interests include glaucoma management, diabetic retinopathy, and surgical co-management. She is an Associate Professor at SCO and has lectured and presented numerous case study presentations nationally on various eye disease-related topics. Dr. Kerr will be providing Primary Care services, including contact lens care, at University Eye Care.


Dr. Melissa Zarn

Dr. Melissa Zarn graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry in 2009 and completed residency training in Vision Therapy and Pediatrics in 2010. Dr. Zarn spent 12 months working at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) clinic, where she helped establish optometry and vision therapy services. She provided primary optometric care and vision therapy services to Army, Air Force, Marine, and Navy service members both during and following deployment. Dr. Zarn will be providing Primary Care services, including contact lens care, at University Eye Care.


Dr. Christina Newman

Dr. Christina Newman graduated with a B.S. in Microbiology and Cell Science from the University of Florida in 2003. She earned her Doctor of Optometry degree in 2007 from Nova Southeastern University, graduating with Honors. Following graduation, Dr. Newman practiced at the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville, FL. After three years of practice, she entered and completed a Residency in Cornea, Contact Lens & Refractive Surgery at Southern College of Optometry in 2011. Dr. Newman will be providing Primary Care services, including contact lens care, at University Eye Care.


Dr. Daniel Taylor

Dr. Daniel Taylor received his Doctor of Optometry degree from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee, in May of 2006. In May of 2008, he received a Master of Science degree from The University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Tennessee, in the Integrated Program in Biomedical Sciences, with a concentration in Cancer and Cell Development Biology. He completed a residency in Primary Care Optometry from Southern College of Optometry in June of that same year. Dr. Taylor will be providing Primary Care services, including contact lens care, at University Eye Care.


DR. KRISTINA HAWORTH

Dr. Kristina Haworth holds a Ph.D. and a Master’s degree from The Ohio State University College of Optometry, where she previously served as an Assistant Professor. Before that, she earned her optometry degree from Southern California College of Optometry. Prior to her academic career, Dr. Haworth was part of an interdisciplinary ophthalmology and optometry practice for 7 years before opening her own solo optometric practice in California. At Southern College of Optometry, Dr. Haworth supervises clinicians in The Eye Center and at the University Eye Center. She also conducts research related to findings from her Ph.D. dissertation. Dr. Haworth holds optometry licenses in California, Ohio, Oregon and Tennessee. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. Her research focus is in ocular surface and dry eye conditions. She has published manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and has presented some of her findings at national annual meetings of the American Academy of Optometry and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) through scientific papers and posters.