Meet Dr. Melissa Mercer

Samuel J. Teske, O.D.

Melissa Mercer, O.D.

Primary Care Optometry for Patients of All Ages

From a young age, Dr. Melissa Mercer (mer-sir) took an interest in both the physical and mental elements of what makes humans who we are. She combined these interests at Florida State University by pursuing a pre-med track with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She graduated from Nova Southeastern in 2000 with a Doctorate in Optometry. Her training included an externship at the West Palm Beach VA hospital.

At Nova, Dr. Mercer earned the award for excellence in contact lens care. In her first job, and for 12 years of her career, she worked with a renowned corneal specialist. He sent patients to her who required unique contact lenses for vision correction. Working in this environment, she developed a skill for fitting extremely challenging cases. Helping with these types of cases is the most rewarding aspect of her career.

After over 20 years of practicing in the field, the constant advancement in technology excites her. She feels lucky to have access to the latest technology at True Eye Experts.

When Dr. Mercer isn’t working, she loves spending time with her three daughters. They enjoy music of all varieties and are known to gleefully break out into Broadway hits. To relax, Dr. Mercer likes long walks, painting and playing the piano.

Samuel J. Teske, O.D.

Claudia Chavez, O.D.

Primary Care Optometry for Patients of all Ages

Dr. Claudia Chavez is an optometrist who graduated from New England College of Optometry in 2002. After practicing in Portsmouth, NH, Dr. Chavez relocated to Florida in 2004. Since then, she has practiced in Pinellas and Citrus County, providing primary care optometric services to adult and pediatric patients.  Having more than 20 years in the optometric field, Dr. Chavez provides comprehensive eye exams and also specializes in contact lenses, fitting soft and gas permeable lenses.

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Testimonials

What Our Patients Say

"I have been getting my eyes checked by Dr. Samuel Teske for years. He is very thorough and thoughtful. The staff is also very professional and attentive. Highly recommend True Eye Experts!"

"Everyone at this office is very friendly, helpful and professional whether it's helping you buy new frames, being fitted for glasses, or just interacting at the front desk. If something is wrong with my glasses, they are quick to remedy the situation. I would highly recommend this office for all your eye care needs!"

"Dr. Randich is personable and thorough. She spends time educating her patients with warmth and genuine concern. Staff is always friendly, helpful and quick!"

"Staff was very professional and the eye exam used the latest technologies. Very impressed with all that was done to check my eyes. Great experience!"