Center For Sight

Erin Hardie, O.D.

Erin Hardie, O.D.

Optometric Physician

Erin Hardie, O.D.

Dr. Erin Hardie is a residency-trained and board-certified optometric physician specializing in numerous aspects of medical and refractive optometry at Center For Sight. She actively works in conjunction with the surgical teams, treating a wide range of conditions including cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease.

Dr. Hardie performs vision testing, specialty contact lens fitting, pediatric exams as well as the diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders. Her services also include pre- and post-operative care for LASIK, cataract, and corneal transplant patients.

A true Florida native and graduate of Venice High School, Dr. Hardie returned to the Sarasota area after finishing her training at the prestigious University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry. She completed her undergraduate education at Auburn University with a major in Biomedical Science, graduating Summa Cum Laude. While at Auburn, Dr. Hardie received the Dean’s medal for high achievement in her field of study. She also completed a residency in Ocular Disease at Vision America of Birmingham, where she gained expertise in oculoplastics, vitreo-retinal, and corneal disease.

Dr. Hardie lives in Venice with her husband, Sam, and their two daughters, Emory and Georgia Kate. She enjoys all outdoor activities, exercising, and participating in church and family gatherings. Dr. Hardie has participated in optometric mission trips to Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Belize.

Location Served: North Port

  • Primary eye care
  • Contact lens prescribing and fitting, including specialty fits for keratoconus and irregular astigmatism
  • Dry Eye diagnosis and management
  • Ocular Disease management and treatment
  • Surgical co-management with Center For Sight physicians and surgeons
  • Undergraduate Education: Auburn University 
  • Optometry School: University of Alabama School of Optometry
  • Residency: Vision America of Birmingham – ocular disease, oculoplastics, vitreo-retinal and corneal disease


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