It’s hard not to admire people who are clear about what they want in life and strive to achieve it. They know what they want to do and how to achieve it. With poise and assurance they follow their marked path with determination to reach their goals. A example of this ambition, is the history of the two Vargas Carrasco sisters: Iris and Irma. From their childhood in Las Cocobolas, Las Tablas, they set out to become doctors and open two prestigious clinics themselves in order to offer family health care. To do so they headed to Mexico after High School where Iris studied dentistry at the prestigious Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, and Irma graduated in Optometry and Contact Lenses from the Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes, a medical specialty that at the time, did not exist in Panama. On May 12, 2013, and back in Panama, the young graduates made their dream a reality and opened NUCLEO FAMILIAR OPTICO DENTAL in Las Tablas. A clinic oriented toward offering a family-minded optometry and dentistry service of international quality.


DOCTOR IRMA CARRASCO ZULAY VARGAS OFFERS OPTOMETRY AND INTEGRAL CONTACTOLOGY services including eye exams with graduation in sight, contact lens fitting and optical lenses, sunglasses and contact sales. NUCLEO FAMILIAR OPTICO DENTAL has a broad selection of frames and sunglasses of the most diverse and international brands (Guess, Tommy Hilfiger, Benetton, Fendi, etc.). Duly advised by Dr. Irma Vargas, the customer will have the opportunity to choose the lens that corrects their vision, and also pick the frame, lens or sunglasses that best suits their style or need. Within the wide range of possibilities, you can find frames or sunglasses for every event or special occasion; work, leisure or sport. And to follow the advice of Dr. Irma, “AN EYE EXAM SHOULD BE ADMINISTERED EVERY TWO YEARS“ DOCTOR IRIS VARGAS DE CARDENAS OFFERS INTERNATIONAL QUALITY DENTAL SERVICE including dental examination, dental cleanings, whitening, shims (amalgams, resins, etc.), endodontics, and radiology. The clinic is fully equipped with the latest technology. She works by appointment which can be requested at the same clinic or by calling 923 1643, where the ever courteous Meyvis Dominguez will attend your call. And follow the advice of Dr. Iris: “A DENTAL EXAM SHOULD BE ADMINISTERED EVERY FOUR MONTHS”.


This May, NUCLEO FAMILIAR OPTICO DENTAL will celebrate their 11th birthday. We want to congratulate and honor Irma and Iris Vargas, two sisters who are more than friends and partners, but two excellent doctors and owners of NUCLEO FAMILIAR OPTICO DENTAL. Having them for all these years has been a blessing.  NUCLEO FAMILIAR OPTICO DENTAL is located on Rua Pablo Arosemena (the street that runs from the Escuela Presidente Porras to the park, next to the florist (Floristería Los Claveles). Hours are 8:00 am to 12:00 pm, and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. On Saturdays from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and closed in the afternoon. Their telephone number is 923 1643.

Author: pedasi