Fellowship trained in:
Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus
Dr. Kruger was raised nearby in Freeport, FL, graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science majoring in Microbiology and minoring in Chemistry. She attended medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Bradenton, FL, and subsequently moved to Las Vegas, NV, to complete an Internal Medicine Internship and Ophthalmology Residency. She was awarded the Outstanding Intern of 2008 and served as Chief Resident in 2012. The following year, she completed a fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus at Children's Hospital of Michigan in Detroit, MI, through Kresge Eye Institute - Wayne State University. Dr. Kruger enjoys spending time with her husband and Huskies, playing the piano for local churches, boating and fishing, white water rafting, and traveling.
Charlotte graduated from the University of Liverpool in England in 2010 with a degree in Orthoptics. Since then, she has worked all over the UK and Florida before settling here in the panhandle. Charlotte works with both pediatric and adult patients. She specializes in strabismus, eye movement disorders, and double vision. Her special interest is in eye exams for non-verbal children and adults, as well as problems related to neuro-ophthalmology.
Rebecca has an Associate of Arts degree from Okaloosa Walton Community College and attended the Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist training program at the University of Florida. Rebecca has been working in Ophthalmology for over 18 years. On her time off, she likes to spend time with her family and her little dog, Toby.
Kathy began her medical career in Orthopedics where she was an x-ray and cast technician for 15 years. She is now a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant and has been working in Ophthalmology for 5 years. She states she loves the Ophthalmic field because she is constantly learning new things every day. The best thing about her job is working with the kids. When not at work, she enjoys painting portraits and landscapes. She also loves to travel, read, and spend time with family.
Victoria was a “military brat”, and she traveled to multiple states and countries. She also learned a few languages along the way. After college, marriage, and having children, she began her career as an ophthalmic technician in 1998. She has previously worked at Nemours Children’s Clinic in Jacksonville, FL and South Georgia Eye Partners in Valdosta, GA. Victoria started working at Okaloosa Ophthalmology in 2020 and says she is now thoroughly enjoying her new work family. She says she loves being a part of improving people’s vision. She wants to help give them the best quality of care possible. During her free time, she volunteers and assists with technician support groups. She also loves to bake, fly with her husband who is a pilot, camp, and attend to her houseful of pets.
Hannah was born and raised in Minnesota where she attended the University of Minnesota Duluth and got a Bachelor of Applied Science in Community Health. She has worked in a few areas of ophthalmology and found a niche in scribing. It’s the perfect job for an introvert who likes writing/grammar and thinks eyes are cool. She married her husband when they were both 28, and his military career brought them to Crestview. Hannah loves animals and currently has two dogs and a cat. Her hobbies include reading, knitting, and crocheting, snuggling with the pups, and closing all the cupboard/closet doors her husband leaves open.
Misty is the Office Manager for Okaloosa Ophthalmology. She has been with Dr. Kruger since 2017 and has lived in the Milton area over 36 years. She has an Associates degree in Business Administration and has worked in the medical field for over 20 years. She is a proud parent of 2 daughters, 7 grandchildren, and 1 dog. Misty enjoys hunting with her husband and teaching children's church at Rock Creek Assembly of God.
Crystal is a part of our front desk team. Her primary duties include patient check out and coordinating new referrals coming into the office. Crystal has 23 years of experience in public service. She and her husband, Shannon, will celebrate 20 years of marriage in 2020. Her daughter is attending the University of North Florida in Jacksonville where she is majoring in Multimedia Journalism. She has a fur baby, Tate, a German Shepherd. Crystal spends her free time reading and freshwater fishing the local rivers with her husband.
Melissa is also part of our front desk team. She relocated from the Pensacola area to Crestview in 2010. Melissa and her husband are proud parents of 1 son and 2 daughters a daughter- in- law and one grandson to be here in December. Melissa has 20+ years of working in the medical field and such a love for each patient she encounters. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, watching movies with her family, reading, beach or river time and of course shopping.