Tallahassee Eye Center

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Tallahassee Eye Center

Phone: (850) 216-2020

The Tallahassee Eye Center conducts all aspects of primary eye care including:
        • eye examinations for adults and children,
        • glasses
        • contact lens fittings (including “difficult” to fit patients)
        • treatment and management of eye diseases
        • low vision care
        • vision therapy

We have a full-service optical department with experienced opticians to meet all of your eyewear needs including sunglasses, plus a large inventory of contact lenses in stock for your convenience.

Our optometrists, Dr. Susan Whaley, Dr. Suzane Mechler, and Dr. Elizabeth Vanderpool Strickland, are committed to providing the highest level of professional, technologically-advanced eye health care possible while maintaining our personal, “family practice” attention to each patient.  We take the time to get to know our patients and feel strongly that a good doctor-patient relationship improves the overall quality of health care.  You can relax knowing that you’ve chosen eye care professionals with a sincere interest to help you and your family enjoy a lifetime of good vision.

Tallahassee Eye CenterMy Doctor always explains everything to my complete satisfaction. In every way my last visit met my highest expectations and satisfaction. I would never consider going anywhere else! – F.S.


Overall, I had a wonderful experience. I was a patient of my previous optometrist for over 20 years before moving to Tallahassee and was very please with my visit with Dr. Whaley, Gail, and the rest of the staff. My apprehension of going to a new eye doctor went away as soon as I walked in the door. Thank you! – K.K.

Everything was perfect. I didn’t wait at any station (waiting room, exam room, etc.) for more than 3 minutes. Dr. Whaley addressed all of my concerns and it was clear she cares about her patients very much. It was the best experience at the eye doctor I have ever had. – A.B.

Kellie has been extremely helpful with my insurance issues…everyone is absolutely awesome!!! – D.R.

I recommend your office every chance I get, very happy with the quality of service I receive. – S.R.

Your office is great with time management.  I made arrangements for my children to be picked up from school by someone else because I expected to have the typical long wait to be seen, but that was so not the case. Before I could sit down I was being called.  I was in and out, and was able to shop for more glasses, and pick up my children. – T.W.

I looked at these reviews prior to making an appointment and they are spot-on! Everyone was so friendly and made me feel very welcomed. The exam was comprehensive and Dr. Mechler was great and very informative. I never felt rushed and didn’t have to wait too long once I got there. GREAT experience!!  – L.S.

My husband and I just moved to the area and I started to experience flashers and floaters. Scared and with no established eye doctor to see in Tallahassee I am so thankful that I chose Tallahassee Eye Center!!!! As soon as I made the appointment I was made to feel at ease to the minute I walked through the door and seen Dr. Whaley. I cannot tell you how petrified I was. Dr. Whaley eased my fears, treated me kindly and I couldn’t of asked for a more thorough examination. She explained everything to me. I recommend TEC extremely highly!!!!! – D.R.

Dr. Whaley was able to handle my questions about eye care and tests clearly and concisely with ease and grace. She has carefully selected incredible people to work with her who demonstrate the kind, consistent, personable services that she models. – C.M

My husband & I have been seeing Dr. Mechler for several years and have started bringing our daughter for annual check-ups last year. The whole staff is incredibly cheerful and helpful. They were very kind and patient towards my 4 year old daughter, even when she was less than cooperative. It was a such a great experience that my daughter has been pretending to be an eye doctor since the visit. This is a very family friendly doctor’s office. – S.C.

Thanks for the work and results for my son’s eyeglasses. He was very unsure about what would happen and you and your staff gave him confidence that he could be “cool” and wear glasses at the same time. He loves them…and not just because he can now see better, but that he really does think he is “cooler” with them.  – M.N.

Organized operations; Experienced and knowledgeable staff; quality services; eye care options fully discussed and provided; worth the costs. – C.F.

I have been so happy with my glasses. When I moved to Tallahassee 5 years ago from West Palm Beach, the very thought of finding a new eye specialist was a daunting thought. I have been wearing glasses since I was 2 years old, so it means a lot to me to find a doctor who fits my needs. Dr. Whaley is so interested and knowledgeable in her profession. My new pair of glasses were the best since I moved to Florida 23 years ago. I have been so happy to see so much so well again. Thank You Dr. Whaley.  – J.H.

Dr. Susan Whaley and her staff are so kind and helpful. Dr. Whaley is just a pleasant person and makes eye exams enjoyable! – J.A.

Dr. Susan Whaley is my optometrist and she and her staff have always given me the very best of eye care while making me feel relaxed and comfortable. I trust her with my eyes, which is the highest compliment I can give someone in her profession! – D.S.

I didn’t know of any optometrists in town and had to search for one myself. After hearing many great reviews from the locals I came to the Tallahassee Eye Center. What a fantastic experience! Everyone was so helpful and really listened to me. I absolutely love my new glasses and will definitely come back next year! – A.G.