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Welcome to Family EyeCare at Westchase

Your vision is one of the most precious health resources you have, so taking care of your vision and eye care is something you should take seriously whether you have a history of eye problems or not. That means getting your eyes checked by an optometrist on a regular basis. At Family Eye Care at Westchase, we have years of experience providing residents of Tampa, FL with reliable optometry services. We will make sure your vision is sufficiently corrected and you are not suffering from any undetected vision problems such as glaucoma, cataracts, or refractive errors.

Why Go to The Optometrist?

Our optometrists at Family EyeCare in Westchase fit specialty contact lenses, treat glaucoma, dry eyes, red eyes, and corneal abrasions as well as provide post-op care for LASIK and cataract surgery. We are here to maintain your eye health and improve your vision.

The most common reason why people visit their optometrist is because of refractive errors, which means that vision is distorted or unclear due to due to the shape of the eye's natural lens or cornea. Refractive errors include myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism, which causes other distortion.

Comprehensive eye exams also check for eye diseases, which may be serious, but are often not noticeable until they are in the advanced stages. While a history of vision problems increases a person's risk, no one is completely immune. Seeing an optometrist can give you peace of mind that your eyes are healthy and you are seeing your best.

Types of Vision Correction

At Family Eye Care at Westchase, we offer exams whether you are looking to wear eyeglasses, contacts, or are considering LASIK or other eye surgery to correct your vision long term. Both glasses and contacts come in both single vision and multi-focal options, and special care is taken to help find the right fit if you have a condition that makes it difficult to wear traditional contacts.

If you do stick with glasses, or have a backup pair of eyeglasses or prescription sunglasses, our friendly staff is here to help with your selection, and we have many different frames available in both budget and designer styles to help you look and feel great. Some of our featured names include Calvin Klein, XOXO, Ocean Pacific, Oakley, and more.

Contact Our Optometrist for Eye Care in Tampa, FL

If it has been a while since you or your child have seen an optometrist, Family Eye Care at Westchase is here to evaluate your vision and eye health and make sure you have the eye care you need. To learn more or to schedule an eye exam call us today at (813) 814-2020.

Hours of Operation

Tampa Office


10:00 am-7:00 pm


8:30 am-5:00 pm

Closed 11:30 am - 1:00 pm


8:30 am-5:00 pm


8:30 am-5:00 pm


8:30 am-5:00 pm


9:00 am-1:00 pm

1st and 3rd Saturday Only



Meet the Doctor

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    John Mertzlufft

    As a licensed optometrist, Dr. Mertzlufft provides exams, diagnoses, and treatments of all disorders that affect the eye or vision.

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  • Dr.
    Kelly Chambers

    Kelly Chambers, O.D. received her BS in visual sciences and Doctor of Optometry from Salus University. She received her undergraduate degree in biological sciences from the University of Delaware.

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  • "I have been seeing Dr. Chambers for over 7 years and I could not be more pleased with her professionalism and results. She is the very best!"
    Frank M.
  • "Always friendly team members and doctors when I've been in for my exam. They get you in and out in a timely manner while still taking the time to get to know you and understand your needs."
    Michelle A.
  • "I have been going to this office for years. The staff and doctors are incredible. I have never had to wait too long and everything is explained thoroughly to me. I cannot recommend them enough."
    Robert G.
  • "As always, staff very professional and knowledgeable. Dr Mertzlufft is THE best! Explains, answers questions and makes the appointment more like seeing a trusted friend than going to a doctor."
    Janet D.
  • "Family EyeCare at Westchase is the best at what they do and make you feel right at home."
    - John D. / Tampa, FL

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