John M. Buckner, O.D.
Dr. Buckner was born and raised in Daytona Beach, Florida. He attended Tulane University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree. Employment in California with drug manufacturer Parke Davis and Co. preceded enrollment in graduate school at Southern College of Optometry. Upon graduation, he and his wife Ruth returned to Florida and selected Gainesville as the best place to practice and raise their three children, Jennifer, Jill and John; all Gators and University of Florida graduates. Dr. Buckner is a Rotarian and enjoys history, travel, photography, and Gator football games. He is a life member of both the Florida Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association, and a past President of the North Florida Optometric Society.
Paul Funderburk, O.D.
Dr. Funderburk is a native Floridian. He attended the University of Florida and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in chemistry. He graduated from the Southern College of Optometry. He and his wife Mary Ellen, also a University of Florida graduate and elementary school teacher, immediately headed back to Gainesville where they knew they wanted to call home. They have one son Matthew. (a UF Graduate) and Sunny “The Wonder Dog” (not a UF Graduate). Dr. Funderburk is an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church and enjoys tennis and scuba diving. He is a board-certified optometrist and a past President of the North Central Florida Optometric Society.
Jose R. Arnao, O.D.
Dr. Jose R. Arnao has lived in Florida for over 20 years. He attended the University of Florida and graduated with a degree in Microbiology and then went to Optometry School at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale. He belonged to the Professional National Optometric Honor Society – Beta Sigma Kappa. He has participated in pro bono office visits for Volunteers of Medicine in Stuart, Florida. He is our newest doctor and will be treating and managing most diseases of the eyes, including but not limited to Glaucoma, Diabetes and Macular Degeneration