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Dr. McDonel

Board Certified Optometric Physician

Dr. James McDonel is extremely excited to be a part of the world class St. Luke’s team.

A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Dr. McDonel received his Doctor of Optometry degree from The Ohio State University in 1990.  He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a Board Certified Optometric Physician.

He received residency training in medical optometry, specifically pre and post-surgical management, at the Kunesh Eye Center in Dayton, Ohio and subsequently practiced there for 14 years.

He was on faculty and served as Director of Optometric Services for the Ophthalmology Department of The University at Buffalo.

Most recently he was in private general Optometry practice in the Blacksburg/ Christiansburg area in Southwest Virginia.

He and his wife Christina are proud Villagers living in the Village of Newell. He has two “grown and flown” children. Dr. McDonel is an active Scout leader and has been on the medical staff for National and World Scout Jamborees. In his spare time, he enjoys baking and woodworking.

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We proudly serve patients at our eye clinics in Tarpon Springs, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Spring Hill, Wesley Chapel and in The Villages at Lake Sumter Landing and Brownwood. Our philosophy is to treat those we serve as though they are a member of our own families. From the first phone call or email to the follow-up visit and beyond, we’re here to serve you. Our goal is to help preserve and optimize your vision.

43309 US Highway 19 N
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
501 S. Fort Harrison Ave
Clearwater, FL 33756
187 Mariner Boulevard
Spring Hill, FL 34609
9400 9th Street N.
St. Petersburg, FL 33702
13303 N. Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL 33618
1050 Old Camp Road, STE 230
The Villages, FL 32162
2955 Brownwood Blvd. Suite 303
The Villages, FL 32163
25232 State Road 54
Lutz, FL 33559

2955 Brownwood Blvd. Suite 303
The Villages, FL 32163
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