Our Doctors

Target Optical Entrance
Doctor Caruso holding thank you card

Caruso Eye Care is conveniently located next to Target Optical where you can find top of the line, name brand glasses such as Ray-Ban, Dolce/Gabana, Armani Exchange, Coach, and Vogue.  You can also find a wide selection of children's frames from brands such as Ray-Ban Kids.


Doctor Britney Caruso has a true passion for treating eye problems using both conventional and integrative medicine. Her desire to become educated in holistic medicine began when she experienced a potentially blinding vision condition that affects only one in 100,000 people called peripheral retina vasculitis. After conventional drugs failed to completely resolve the problem, Dr. Caruso turned to diet and lifestyle changes. At this point, her peripheral retina vasculitis is resolved. While engaging in these lifestyle changes, she realized that she could help her patients in a similar way using traditional and holistic medicine.

Dr. Britney Caruso has a doctorate of optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry and attended Boston College where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology/Pre-Med. She is currently a member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) and is working towards her Fellowship in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine. Dr. Britney Caruso is also working towards her Masters of Science in Integrative Medicine at George Washington University. Additionally, she is a candidate to be a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO), one of the most prestigious recognitions attainable by an optometrist.

She also serves as a treasurer of the Palm Beach Optometric Association, was awarded the "Spirit Award" while working at the Rand Eye Institute which was given to the employee with the most enthusiasm and spirit, and she volunteers giving free eye exams to the less fortunate at the Community Health Center of West Palm Beach. Dr. Britney Caruso believes that everything happens for a reason and her sight threatening experience is be a blessing in disguise which enables her to help change the lives of her patients.


Dr. Charlton Butts was born and raised in Florida and grew up in Lake Worth, Florida. At the University of Central Florida in Orlando, he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology and Microbiology, and a Minor in Health Sciences. Dr. Butts studied optometry at the New England College of Optometry located in the beautiful city of Boston, Massachusetts where he earned clinical experience in soft contact lenses, specialty and gas permeable contact lenses, diabetes, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. He is a member of the American Optometric Association, the National Optometric Association, and has a seat on the board of the Palm Beach County Optometric Association. On a personal note, Dr. Butts owns a training studio and loves football on the weekends.


Dr. Kara Hayes was born and raised in Wellington, Florida. She attended the University of Central Florida in Orlando, and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Health Sciences. She then attended Nova Southeastern University and earned a second Bachelor's Degree in Vision Sciences as well as a Doctorate in Optometry. Dr. Hayes is very involved in the Florida Optometric Association and the Palm Beach County Optometric Association, where she currently sits on the board. Dr. Hayes is very involved in the community and is a part of the Health and Wellness Committee of the Wellington Chamber of Commerce. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her family, do Pilates, watch movies, and read.

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