Dr. Verkaik is a board certified optometric physician. She received her Doctor of Optometry degree from Nova Southeastern College of Optometry in May, 2000.A native of Eustis, Florida, she attended the University of Florida as an academic scholar. During her years as a Florida “Gator”, she was awarded the Anderson Scholar Certificate of High Distinction. Dr. Verkaik earned the VSP scholarship for the demonstration of excellence in primary care skills and the Wesley-Jessen contact lens achievement award for maintaining the highest academic average in all contact lens courses. She is the 1999 SOLAQuest ophthalmic scholar and earned honors in all clinical courses. She is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Florida Optometric Association and the Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society. She has also served as an examiner for the Florida Board of Optometry.
Dr. Verkaik and her husband, D.J., have four children. She enjoys traveling with her family and supporting her kids in their various academic and athletic pursuits.