Dear Patients & Friends,

Per recommendations by the CDC, professional associations, and state officials, we have made the decision to reduce our services to Urgent and Emergent Eye Care starting March 24th and until further notice. This is out of an abundance of caution and to help contain the spread of COVID-19.

We are still here to support you with any eye emergencies or other vision related problems that can be handled while maintaining safe social distancing practices! Please call us if you have any questions or need assistance.

We will continue to operate with limited office hours:
Monday - Friday: 10am-4pm
Saturday: 10am-2pm

Things that we may still be able to assist with during this time:

👓 Emergency visits for eye pain, infections, foreign bodies in the eye, double vision, loss of vision. PLEASE do not visit urgent care or the emergency room with these issues-they are already overwhelmed!

👓 Ordering contact lenses: we will ship directly to your home! For current patients, we may be able to extend expired contact lens prescriptions if needed.

👓 Eyeglasses/contact lens pick up. We can offer curbside pickup or you may come into the office. If coming into the office please limit it to just you. This will continue to promote social distancing mandate.

👓 Eyeglass replacement or repair if no other vision correction options are available.

Most importantly, please be safe! Enjoy this unexpected time with your family. We care deeply for our patients and want to see you back for your routine eye care once this crisis is over!

Visually yours,
Your Southwest Orlando Eye Care Team

Welcome to Southwest Orlando Eye Care!

At Southwest Orlando Eye Care, you’ll find able optometrists in a full-service practice with a focus on adult and pediatric eye care. Visit us for your entire family’s eye exams, contact lens exams, vision therapy, myopia control and more. We’re here to assure your optimal vision and eye health.

Here’s what you’ll find at Southwest Orlando Eye Care.

A Compassionate Team of Vision and Eye Care Experts

Dr. John Nowell, optometrist, and director of clinical operations have been with Southwest Orlando Eye Care since 1991. Dr. Ben Konynenbelt serves as the clinic’s pediatric eye doctor and director of vision therapy services.

The two optometrists lead a highly capable and compassionate staff of administrators, optometric technicians, vision therapy and contact lens assistants and other personnel. All are eager to address the total vision and eye care needs of you and your children.

Full Vision and Eye Care Services

Our routine and specialty services for adults and children include the following.

Eye and vision exams -- Many patients see us for the first time as children and let us check their eye health at every age. We can screen for ocular diseases and poor vision and order and adjust your eyeglass prescriptions.

Contact lens prescriptions -- If you’re switching from glasses to contacts, we’ll measure your eyes to fit you for lenses, help you choose the right contacts for your eyes and show you how to properly care for them.

Choosing glasses and prescription sunglasses -- We invite you to browse our optical shop for the frames that fit your face and sense of style. Our skilled technicians will help you with your search and adjust your selection.

Pre- and post-consultation for eye surgery -- Start your planning for LASIK or other eye surgery here. We’ll answer your questions, schedule your surgery, perform all of your follow-up care and lead you to a quick recovery.

Keratoconus treatment -- We’ll diagnose this corneal eye condition and help you find the lenses or glasses that will correct your blurry, distorted vision.

Vision therapy -- Some vision disorders are related to the eye-brain connection, and can’t be treated with eyeglasses or contacts. Optometric vision therapy can effectively treat vision problems that lead to blurred or double vision, headaches or tired eyes and can result in poor reading comprehension.

Sports vision therapy -- Athletes need the best possible hand-eye coordination and depth perception skills. We’ll screen for optimal performance and explain how your vision might be improved.

Computer vision therapy -- It seems that we’re all staring at screens these days. That can cause eye strain, blurry vision, and headaches. We’ll diagnose and treat that condition to make your life easier.

Make an Eye Care Appointment Today

We invite you to make an appointment for an eye exam or other vision and eye care services for your entire family. We’re pleased to comprehensively serve your eye care needs and your children's. Simply call us at (407) 271-8931. Or fill out our online appointment request form.

You’ll find Southwest Orlando Eye Care to be conveniently located at 7208 Sand Lake Road, Ste. 202 in Orlando.   


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Office Hours

Modified Office Hours Effective 03/24/2020


10:00 am-4:00 pm


10:00 am-4:00 pm


10:00 am-4:00 pm


10:00 am-4:00 pm


10:00 am-4:00 pm


10:00 am-2:00 pm




Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • "I have only positive things to say about Southwest Orlando Eye Care. The staff is very professional and knowledgeable about their services. My first visit felt like my tenth visit. Dr. Nowell and his staff made me feel comfortable that I can trust them taking care of my eye care needs"
    ~Anita P.
  • "It was an excellent first visit for both my husband and I. We are pleased to be new patients"
    ~ Diane B.

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