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Debra McCracken, O.D.

Board Certified Optometric Physician

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Debra McCracken, O.D. is a Florida-certified physician and has practiced in Florida since 1998. Dr. McCracken received a Bachelor of Science degree from Clemson University and a Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry. She also received a Master of Science degree in Physiological Optics from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. In addition, Dr. McCracken has completed specialized training in laser vision correction for patient care and management. Prior to joining Quigley Eye Specialists, Dr. McCracken specialized in the education and all aspects of care of refractive surgery patients. She also performs comprehensive eye examinations and assists in the management of patients enrolled as FDA study participants.Dr. McCracken is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Florida Optometric Association. She is also the author of research articles which have appeared in the Journal of Ocular Pharmacology. As a member of Students in Optometric Service to Humanity,


Dr. McCracken grew up in Toledo, Ohio, and started practicing in South Florida in 1994. She and her daughter enjoy attending sporting events together and their multiple animals.

Fun Facts

Dr. McCracken’s parents had five kids in a row that, coincidentally, matched in both age and gender with her aunt and uncle’s kids that lived nearby. But when she was born—number six—her aunt and uncle got a dog instead!

Favorite Things

Dr. McCracken enjoys boating and the warm South Florida weather. She also has an octopus collection (Krakens).