Dr. Juan Canizales, O.D.

Dr. Canizales received his Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Vision Science from Nova Southeastern University.

He received his Doctor of Optometry degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry. He did his Externship at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute: University of Miami Health System with a focus on Ocular Disease. Dr. Canizales was born in Spain and raised in Texas and Florida. He moved to North Carolina in 2012. Dr. Canizales joined Triangle Visions in 2021. 

Get to know Dr. Juan Canizales, O.D.

When did you know that you wanted to be an optometrist

My father is an Ophthalmologist and he had me work in his clinic as a young adult. He took me one year to Central America on a medical mission trip. I assisted him in seeing patients and ocular surgery. He guided me into becoming an Optometrist. 

Favorite part of being an optometrist

I enjoy interacting with patients and learning how I can help them see better and stay healthy.


Primary Care, Surgical Co-Management of Refractive Surgery and Cataract Surgery and treatment of medical eye conditions.

Favorite vacation

I enjoy traveling through Europe.

Favorite concert you’ve been to

Aerosmith was awesome!

Do you have any pets?

We had the best dog, “Pickle”, a Boston Terrier who was named after me!

Fun fact

My goal is to visit all 7 continents.