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

Monday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:30 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:30 am-12:30 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Closed

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.

Featured Articles

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  • Nystagmus

    Nystagmus is a vision condition characterized by repetitive, uncontrolled eye movements. These involuntary eye movements may be side-to-side, up and down, or in a circular pattern, which hinders the eyes’ ability to focus on a steady object. Individuals with nystagmus may hold their heads in unusual ...

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  • Macular Hole

    The condition known as a macular hole refers to a tiny break in the macula that results in blurry or distorted vision. To fully understand the condition, one must understand eye anatomy. The macula is a spot located in the center of the retina (the back portion of the eye). Located where light comes ...

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  • How It Helps

    The goal of vision therapy is to treat vision problems that cannot be fully addressed through eyeglasses, contact lenses or surgery. For example, studies show that vision therapy may be beneficial for addressing eyestrain and other issues that can affect a child’s reading abilities. The human brain ...

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  • How It Works

    Vision therapy, also referred to as vision training, neuro-vision therapy, or vision rehabilitation, is an optometry subspecialty. Vision therapy is prescribed to develop, improve and/or enhance visual function so an individual’s vision system functions more smoothly. Vision therapy can be beneficial ...

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  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration

    One of the leading causes of vision loss in people who are age 50 or older is age-related macular degeneration (AMD). This common eye condition leads to damage of a small spot near the center of the retina called the macula. The macula provides us with the ability to clearly see objects that are straight ...

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  • Signs and Symptoms Checklist

    Vision therapy, which is also known as vision training or visual training, is an individualized treatment program that can help identify and correct perceptual-cognitive deficiencies that are impacting visual learning, focus, and concentration. Vision Therapy for Children: Checklist While individuals ...

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  • Pediatric Ophthlamology

    Ophthalmology addresses the physiology, anatomy and diseases of the eyes. Pediatric ophthalmology focuses on the eyes of children. Pediatric ophthalmologists examine children’s eyes to see if they need corrective lenses or other treatments to improve their vision. Training for Pediatric Ophthalmologists Pediatric ...

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  • Presbyopia

    Somewhere around the age of 40, most people’s eyes lose the ability to focus on close-up objects. This condition is called presbyopia. You may start holding reading material farther away, because it is blurry up close. Reading suddenly gives you eyestrain. You might wonder when manufacturers started ...

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  • Myopia

    Myopia, or nearsightedness, means that your eyes can see close objects clearly but struggle to see things in the distance. Nearly 30 percent of Americans are nearsighted. This condition usually develops in children and teenagers, up to about the age of 20. A teacher or parent might notice a child squinting ...

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  • Diabetic Eye Diseases

    Diabetes is a condition that involves high blood sugar (glucose) levels. This can affect many parts of the body, including the eyes. One of the most common diabetic eye diseases is diabetic retinopathy, which is also a leading cause of blindness in American adults. Diabetic Retinopathy Diabetic retinopathy ...

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Testimonials

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.