About Gordon Eye Care
History of Our Practice
In 1958, Jules Silverman, a Miami native and fresh out of Southern College of Optometry, opened up his optical at 3005 W. Broward Blvd. It was the first Optometry office in Plantation. Back then, 441 was a dirt road and the cost of an eye exam was $7.00! Six years later, he moved the office to 4330 W. Broward Blvd, where he stayed until 1976.
Bruce Conan was born in New York. He attended the University of Miami and fell in love with Florida. After graduating from Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1972, he moved back to S. Florida and began working for Dr. Connie Jordan.
In 1978, Dr. Silverman moved his practice to the current location at 4320 W. Broward Blvd and decided to share space with Dr. Conan. They eventually merged the two practices together in 1980 and continued practicing until Dr. Silverman retired in 1998.
After practicing by himself for another 12 years, Dr. Conan decided he wanted to slow down. Jonathan Gordon joined the practice in mid 2010. A Plantation resident since 1977 and a graduate of Nova Southeastern College of Optometry, Dr. Gordon is proud to continue the tradition of Plantation’s oldest Optometry office.
Dr. Silverman is enjoying the quiet, retired life, and is most likely sporting his bermuda shorts on a cruise somewhere in the Carribean...
A few short months later, Dr. Jordan passed away. Dr. Conan took over the Westgate Plaza Practice, and stayed there for six years.
Dr. Jonathan E. Gordon, O.D.
Dr. Jonathan Gordon grew up in Plantation. He graduated from Nova High School in 1990 and then attended the University of Florida in Gainesville. He continued his studies at Nova Southeastern College of Optometry where he graduated in 2000. After working for 2 prominent ophthalmologists in Miami and Ft. Lauderdale, Dr. Gordon worked in corporate optometry for 8 years building 2 successful practices. This combination of diverse environments covered the spectrum from LASIK and complex surgical cases to contact lens fittings for Keratoconus and routine eye exams. This allows him a unique perspective of the field and, with his passion for exceptional health care, he continually strives to make the experience for his patients as memorable as possible. Dr. Gordon currently lives in Ft. Lauderdale. He has 2 children and when he is not working, he enjoys a very active lifestyle including working out, boating, water sports and spending time with his family.
Dr. Bruce Conan, O.D.
Dr. Bruce Conan was born in New York. He moved to Florida to attend The University of Miami. After graduating in 1968, he continued his studies at Pennsylvania College of Optometry where he graduated in 1972. He moved back to South Florida where he has practiced for 40 years. Over the course of his career, Dr. Conan has volunteered with many charities including JAFCO, Salvation Army, and Jewish Family Services. Countless numbers of examinations and eyeglasses have been provided at little or no cost. Dr. Conan is semi-retired and is happy to spend time with his friends and family. The majority of his patients as well as all new patients are now examined by Dr. Gordon.
Eye Care Professionals
Our professional staff will exceed your expectations in knowledge and patient care, and are an integral part of meeting your eye care needs. The doctors and staff at Gordon Eye Care work together to help you enjoy excellent vision now, and through all the days to come. We will help you find the best fit for your specific needs and explain how different lenses and frames will impact your vision. Our eye care proferssionals will answer all your questions, review your specific concerns and considerations, and help you make informed decisions about your optometric needs.