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Introducing Eyes on Lakeland, a family-operated eye clinic

Dr. Ornella specializes in pediatrics and dry eye treatments, and Dr. Ryan focuses on hard-to-fit lenses + ocular disease | Photo provided

When it comes to community, Dr. Ornella keeps her eyes on the prize. In 2020, she and Dr. Ryan (her husband + fellow optometrist) opened their own practice to provide quality patient-centered eye care to the 863. 

A year and a half later, Eyes on Lakeland (1400 S. Florida Ave.) is a go-to for patients who want personalized care at a value-driven, state of the art clinic. Here are 3 ways they do that: 

Focusing on patients 

Because they’re locally-owned + family-operated (read: not commercial), patients can expect not just a great eye exam, but genuine connection. 

Carrying socially-conscious brands 

Frame brands Eco and Modo plant trees + donate frames for every pair sold. 

Giving back 

Every year, the team volunteers to give free eye exams to kids in need. 

Bonus: They just acquired a dry eye relief machine that treats the root cause — no drops required. We’ll give that a 20/20.