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Welcome to Family Eye Care & Vision Therapy

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At Family Eye Care & Vision Therapy we are committed to providing quality eye care for the entire family. Dr. Michael Orwasky and Dr. Carol Mendez-Orwasky are board certified optometrists who strive to take care of all your eye care needs with personal care and attention. In addition, we specialize in pediatric vision and vision therapy for developmental, functional and acquired visual difficulties at any age.

Our Services

Eye Exams for all ages - A comprehensive assessment of visual performance and eye health are provided from infants to senior adults, including the treatment of eye disease and co-management of surgery.

Optical Dispensary - Featuring a wide assortment of fashion eyewear and sunglasses to meet your eyewear needs.

Contact Lenses- Evaluation and dispensing - Including daily and monthly disposable lenses, lenses for astigmatism, bifocal and colored lenses.

Vision Therapy - A specialty service that provides treatment for vision related learning difficulties, poor tracking and fixation abilities, crossed-eyes, lazy eye, visual rehabilitation for difficulties after acquired brain injuries and sports vision.

Dr. Michael Orwasky and Dr. Carol Mendez-Orwasky

Family Eye Care & Vision Therapy | 941-966-6700

694 S. Tamiami Trail
Osprey, FL 34229


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Hours of Operaton

Our Regular Schedule


8:30 am-5:00 pm


8:30 am-6:00 pm


8:30 am-5:00 pm


8:30 am-5:00 pm


By Appt.

By Appt.







Meet The Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Carol Mendez-Orwasky, O.D.
    Dr. Carol Mendez-Orwasky received her Doctor of Optometry degree from Southern College of Optometry in 1988 and was her class recipient of the award for clinical excellence in pediatric vision.
  • Dr.
    Michael Orwasky, OD, FCOVD
    Dr. Michael Orwasky received his Doctor of Optometry degree from Southern College of Optometry in 1985 and was his class recipient of the award for clinical excellence in pediatric vision.
  • Lori Black
    Optometric Technician

    Lori Black has been an Optometric/Ophthalmic technician for over 25 years and has been in our practice for over 10 years. She is originally from Ohio and has lived in Osprey for more than 16 years. Lori volunteers with the Humane Society of Sarasota County. She likes to bike, kayak and play pickleball.

  • Wendy Adcock
    Vision Therapist/ Reception

    Wendy has been our office vision therapist for over 5 years. Her dedication to helping people of all ages with their visual processing issues is second only to the raising of her two children. Originally from Massachusetts, she has lived in Venice for more than 19 years. In her spare time, she is a proud Girl Scout Troop leader.

  • Jamie Clarke
    Licensed Optician

    Jamie is a Florida licensed Optician who works with patients to help them find eyeglasses they love, look good in and feel good in.

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Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • "Great people! Doctor was very patient staff took there time with the kids you can tell their goal is really to help the kids..j felt very comfortable there."
    Amber Zane
  • "At age 24, this is the first time I've ever visited an Optometrist and the experience was great, from beginning to end. Scheduling the appointment was quick and easy, there was barely any waiting in the waiting room, and the eye exam was thorough but quick and painless. This husband and wife duo were extremely professional, but also funny when moments allowed. Thank you so much for helping me pick out the perfect glasses. :)"
    Ansley Gammage
  • "Dr. Carol and her husband are exceptional people. They are knowledgeable , friendly, and the practice is very clean. We love their little kid play area for our 3yo. I have severe visual disability but they were able to get me into a pair of contacts that were perfect for my daily routines and activity level on top of some glasses my wife loves. Great frame suggestions from the receptionist. Fully recommend you stop by SEE what they can do for you.. :)"
    Nick Slaick
  • "Dr Carol and staff,
    Thank you so much for the excellent care and followup you and your staff gave me. Everyone was so professional and kind and I appreciate you all."
    Joy W.
  • "Dr. Michael, Dr Carol and staff,
    Thank you so much for the care and special attention you have given each of us. We appreciate everything you have done and continue to do. We are thrilled to know you all! Thank you!"
    Sarah M and David S.
  • "Dear Dr. Carol,
    Thank you for your care, concern, and expertise. All are much appreciated."
    Elizabeth W.
  • "Thank you for always being so kind and caring. God gifted you to use that gift to touch lives with His love and you do. In Jesus’ love,"
    Barbara C.
  • "Dr’s Michael and Carol and staff,
    Thank you for your patience and understanding with multiple rescheduling. All the best,"
    Marian K.
  • "Dr. Orwasky,
    Thank you very much for all the Clear Care bottles. It was very thoughtful of you to think of me. I really appreciate it. Kind regards,"
    Jasynda D.