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Family EyeCare at Westchase

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12311 W. Linebaugh Ave
Tampa, FL 33626
Phone: 813-814-2020
Fax: 813-814-9944

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday10:00am7:00pm
Tuesday8:30am5:00pm
Wednesday8:30am5:00pm
Thursday8:30-11:30am1:30-5:00pm
Friday8:30am5:00pm
Saturday9:00 am1:00 pm*
SundayClosedClosed
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At Family EyeCare at Westchase, we strive to provide comprehensive, primary eye care for the whole family. Preventative and routine eye exams are important to maintaining good eye health. Often, eye and vision problems do not have obvious symptoms or signs, but are easily diagnosed by a licensed optometrist. By diagnosing eye and vision conditions early on, our optometrist is able provide treatment options and in many cases restore or prevent vision loss. The American Optometric Association recommends yearly or bi-yearly eye and vision exams, depending on whether you are at-risk or not.

Eye Exam and Consultation

During an eye exam, Dr. John Mertzlufft will ask you questions about any symptoms or issues you are experiencing, medications you are currently taking, any blurry vision, your work environment, and your overall health. Family history and previous eye or vision conditions will also be discussed during this part of the examination. Dr. Mertzlufft will consider this information when determining any treatments or recommendations.

Vision Testing

Regular vision testing and evaluations ensure that you always have the clearest vision possible. Our Tampa optometrist provides regular vision acuity test as part of a comprehensive eye exam. Dr. Mertzlufft will measure how each eye is seeing by using a wall eye chart and a reading eye chart. The results of these tests are portrayed as a fraction, with 20/20 being the standard for normal distance and reading vision. Depending on the results of your vision test, Dr. Mertzlufft may prescribe corrective glasses, contacts, or eye exercises.

Eye Function Testing

In addition to vision testing, an eye exam in our Tampa office includes testing eye functionality. Our optometrist performs several tests to evaluate depth perception, color vision, eye muscle capabilities, peripheral vision, and responsiveness to light. Several other simple tests are completed to determine whether the eyes are focusing, moving, and working together properly. The test results enable Dr. Mertzlufft to diagnose any underlying conditions that may be impairing the eyes ability to focus or work together.

Eye Health

As part of a comprehensive eye exam, our Tampa optometrist examines the overall health of the eye through a visual examination and tonometry. Dr. Mertzlufft evaluates eye health by visually inspecting the eye and eyelids using magnification and a bright light. To examine the internal structures of the eye, we may dilate the pupils. Increased eye pressure may be an indicator of glaucoma, so we utilize tonometry to measure eye pressure. After completing these short tests, Dr. Mertzlufft reviews the results and discusses an treatments with you. Contact us at 813-814-2020 today to schedule a comprehensive eye exam.

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Testimonial

Family EyeCare at Westchase is the best at what they do and make you feel right at home.

- John D.  / Tampa, FL

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday10:00am7:00pm
Tuesday8:30am5:00pm
Wednesday8:30am5:00pm
Thursday8:30-11:30am1:30-5:00pm
Friday8:30am5:00pm
Saturday9:00 am1:00 pm*
SundayClosedClosed

* 1st & 3rd Saturday of every month

Meet the Doctor

Meet Dr. Mertzlufft As a licensed optometrist, Dr. Mertzlufft provides exams, diagnoses, and treatments of all disorders that affect the eye or vision. Read More

Meet Dr. Chambers Kelly Chambers, O.D. received her BS in visual sciences and Doctor of Optometry from Salus University. She received her undergraduate degree in biological sciences from the University of Delaware.Read More

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