Appointment times will continue to be extended and limited, in order to continue to maintain safety, cleaning and physical distancing protocols. Patient and staff safety continues to be our top priority. We thank you for your cooperation.

In order to maintain these standards:

👓 If you are a new patient, we are requiring that you fill out your new patient forms online.

👓 Masks or face coverings are required and must be worn at all times during your visit.

👓 Maintain proper physical distancing protocols. Stay 6ft apart.

👓 If you have been sick, coughing, or have had a fever within the last 48 hours, contact the office so our staff can reschedule your appointment.

👓 Please inform our staff if you are in a high risk category when scheduling. They will be able to schedule you in appointment times that are best suited for you.

👓 Arrive for your appointment at your designated time. Do not come in early for your appointment. You may bring ONE companion to your appointment. All others are asked to wait in the car or remain at home.

👓 To accommodate as many appointment requests as possible, contact the office 24 hours prior to your appointment if you need to reschedule or cancel. This will avoid the $100 cancellation/no show fee.

👓 When shopping for glasses, our staff will provide you with a tray to place all styles that have been tried on. It allows our staff to properly sanitize frames before they are placed back in the gallery. **If you do not plan on purchasing frames, please do not try them on.**

👓 If you are out of contact lenses and need to place an order... Our staff can still assist you over the phone or you can place the order directly from our website. We are also able to ship your annual contact lens supply directly to your home at no additional charge.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the office. Our staff is happy to help you!

We are excited to be able be to seeing all our patients again and thank you for you continued support!

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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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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