Crystal Hoffert, OD
Crystal Hoffert, OD has a well-rounded background in optometry. She graduated with Honors from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) in Indiana, PA with a Bachelor of Science in Natural Science/Pre Optometry. While in college, she volunteered as an optometric technician at Indiana Eye Care and completed an internship at the office of Drs. Tarnoff and Hilliard, both in Indiana, PA.
Dr. Hoffert attended Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO), a school well known for its unique primary care philosophy, holistic approach, and excellence in modern optometry. While attending PCO, she was a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Honors Society and an optometric tutor for Drexel Medical School. She also spent time as a vision screening volunteer for the Special Olympics and was a member of the American Optometric Student Association.
Dr. Hoffert completed several externships including an extended contact lens rotation at Charleston Eye in Charleston, SC; a medical optometry rotation at Kirk Eye Center in River Forest, IL; a primary care rotation with emphasis in pediatric vision at the office of Drs. Tarnoff and Hilliard in Indiana, PA; and an extended medical optometry rotation at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center in Chicago, IL. She has received several honors and awards for clinical excellence.
Dr. Hoffert graduated from Pennsylvania College of Optometry with a Bachelor of Science in Visual Science and a Doctorate of Optometry. Prior to joining the St. Luke’s family, she was a licensed optometrist at Brenart Eye Clinic in Yorkville, Illinois. Dr. Hoffert moved to Florida from Illinois in 2015 with her husband, Robert Hoffert, also Doctor of Optometry at St. Luke’s Cataract & Laser Institute. They have a daughter named Laila. In her spare time, Dr. Hoffert enjoys spending time at the beach, enjoying local attractions with her family, and cheering for her favorite football team – the Pittsburgh Steelers.