Kelsey Alcocer, OD, is a board-certified optometric physician specializing in primary medical eye care. At St. Luke’s, Dr. Alcocer performs comprehensive eye care for the diagnosis, treatment, and management of the visual system. As an optometrist her areas of focus include glaucoma, macular degeneration, dry eye and diabetic eye disease.
Dr. Alcocer earned her undergraduate degree in Exercise Science at Florida State University and her Doctorate of Optometry from Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry. She completed several externships during her time at Nova Southeastern University. In 2015 she interned at Nova Specialty Care Clinic in Fort Lauderdale where she gained experience in direct patient care for an underserved population. In 2016, Dr. Alcocer worked at Kids in Distress Pediatric Clinic in Fort Lauderdale, FL where she performed weekly vision therapy and visual perceptual testing for children/teens.
Dr. Alcocer also completed externships with an emphasis in ocular disease at Bay Pines VA Hospital in St Petersburg, FL as well as MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, FL with a focus on full-scope optometry providing care for active-duty military members, dependents, and retirees.
After graduate school Dr. Alcocer continued on for an additional year of residency in primary eye care and ocular pathologies at Bay Pines VA hospital. Residency training exposed her to rare ocular conditions, as well as perioperative and medical management of multiple ophthalmic disorders. Prior to joining St. Luke’s in 2021, Dr. Alcocer practiced comprehensive eye care at Florida Medical Clinic.
Born and raised in the Clearwater area, Dr. Alcocer and her husband Ben currently reside in Tampa and both love the Florida outdoors. During their free time they enjoy fishing, boating and taking advantage of everything the beautiful gulf coast has to offer.
We proudly serve patients at our eye clinics in Tarpon Springs, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Spring Hill, and in The Villages at Lake Sumter Landing, Brownwood and coming to Wesley Chapel in Spring 2023. Our philosophy is to treat those we serve as though they are a member of our own families. From the first phone call or email to the follow-up visit and beyond, we’re here to serve you. Our goal is to help preserve and optimize your vision.