Dr. Bender and her husband Alan started Bender Eyecare over two decades ago in Florida. They grew their business serving the families of the community in which they resided, while having a family of their own. Twenty thousand patients and five children later they were well on their way to having a successful practice and enjoying a wonderful family. After 11 years owning and operating their own business they decided to sell the practice to another husband and wife team. At the time, they were thinking of moving from Florida. It was a tough decision thinking about selling a practice where they took care of the eyecare needs of families and watched their children grow over the years.The families they took care of felt like part of their own family. The Bender's plans of moving fell through at the time until they visited the area north of Atlanta. The family came to visit an old swim coach and decided to swim in a local swim meet in the area. After another visit two weeks later they fell in love with the area and realized this is where they wanted to live. They are now committed to making Johns Creek their home and look forward to raising their children here. They are also commited to serving the eyecare needs of the families of Johns Creek and the surrounding communities. They want your family to be part of their family.
Dr. Kristin Bender is a Board Certified Optometric Physician who has been practicing for over 20 years. Dr. Bender graduated Cum Laude from the University of Alabama-Birmingham with a doctoral degree in Optometry and completed her residency at St. Luke’s Cataract and Eye Institute. She also completed an internship in Advanced Knowledge of Evaluation and Diagnosis of Vitreo-Retinal Diseases and Disorders at The Macula Center. She is a member of the American Optometric Association, Georgia Optometric Association, Optometric Honor Society and Gold Key International. She has worked side-by-side with some of the top optometric surgeons such as Dr. James P. Gills MD., one of the top cataract surgeons, and Dr. Dana Deupree MD, one of the top retinal surgeons.
Dr. Bender practices all aspects of eye care -- family, pediatric, geriatric, eye disease and diagnosis(including eye infections, dry eye, pre- and post-op eye surgery care, contact lens fitting, routine eye care, emergency and much more).
Her outside interests include spending time with her five children and participating in their activities. She also enjoys swimming, running, golf, cooking, and playing the clarinet and piano.