Doctors & Staff
Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Vision Source – Fox Optical the leading provider of vision care products and services in Lake Worth.
Barton Parker, O.D.
Barton J. Parker, O.D. is a board certified optometric physician. He was born in Miami and raised in South Florida. Dr. Parker attended Florida State University for his undergraduate studies. In 1997, Dr. Parker received his doctorate degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry. He graduated with honors and as a member of Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society. Dr. Parker performs comprehensive eye exams and specializes in the management of ocular disease; including, cataract, glaucoma and refractive surgeries. He has been practicing in Lake Worth since 1999. He purchased Fox Optical in 2002. And moved it to it’s current location in 2014.
Dr. Parker routinely pursues continuing education to stay current with new trends and treatments in eye care with emphasis on new ocular pharmaceuticals and cataract, glaucoma and dry eye treatments.
Dr. Parker is professionally active as a member of the Palm Beach County Optometric Association, the Florida Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. He is currently serving as Past President the board for the Palm Beach County Optometric Association and Co-chair for the PBCOA’s annual Winter Seminar.
At home, Dr. Parker spends his time with his lovely wife of 18years, 14 year old son, and 8 year old daughter. The family loves spending time at the ballpark, on the golf course and traveling to new places having fun.
Dr. Nilsson was brought up in a small town in Southern Mississippi. In 2007, Dr. Nilsson graduated from Mississippi University for Women with a Bachelor’s of Science in Microbiology. She made the move to South Florida to attend optometry school at Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry. During that time, she was an officer of Students Volunteering Optometric Services to Humanity. With this organization she traveled to both Peru and Ecuador to perform eye exams for impoverished communities. Her education included a rotation at the Veteran’s Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina and she was selected to participate in the Strabimus and Amblyopia Vision Therapy Clinic at NSU.
Dr. Nilsson is enthusiastic about pediatrics as well as the treatment and management of ocular disease. She preforms comprehensive eye exams as well as contact lens fittings. She is also certified in fitting of overnight orthokeratology, vision re-shaping lenses. Dr. Nilsson is a national board certified optometric physician. She is on the board of the Palm Beach County Optometric Association and active in both the Florida and American Optometric Associations.
A newlywed, she and her husband enjoy traveling and cycling. She also loves swimming and reading.
Carol is our office manager and a highly trained ophthalmic technicians. She always greets our patients with a smile and guides them through pre-testing before they see the doctor. She is also knowledgeable about insurance plans and can help answer any questions about your insurance benefits. She is fluent in Spanish and has two beautiful children.
Natasha is one of our highly trained frame & lens specialists. Natasha brings many years of experience and is great at optimizing your insurance benefits, ensuring you find the very best and most fashionable glasses possible. She is also a licensed ultrasound technician and assists our doctors with special testing when needed.
Diego is one of our other highly trained frame and lens specialists.
Paula is our Practice Administrator. She is charged with billing insurance companies on your behalf. She holds 2 degrees from Florida State University and is an invaluable asset to the office.
Ashley is our friendly receptionist. She is a Lake Worth native and is fully versed in insurance authorizations so go ahead and give her your insurance card and watch her go to work.
Charlene is our Ophthalmic Technician. She will be the first person you work with in your journey through the exam process.