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Our Eye Doctor

Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.

Our optometrist takes the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.

Meet our doctor:


Dr. James Powell, III OD

Board Certified by the Florida Board of Optometry. Dr. Powell is a graduate from Terry Parker High School, Stetson University and Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry. After completing Externship programs at Eye Centers of South Florida in Miami and Southern Eye Institute in Jacksonville he began his practice.

Dr. Powell is a member of the Florida Optometric Association, American Optometric Association and the local Northeast Florida Optometric Society.

A native of Jacksonville, born and raised, Dr. Powell is enthusiastic about being in his home community to provide high-quality eye care. He has put his energy into taking exceptional care of his patients for over 12 years.


Dr. Nazreen Esack, OD

Dr. Esack graduated with honors from The Ohio State College of Optometry in 2010. She then completed a postgraduate residency in Ocular Disease, where she received extensive training in treating advanced eye diseases such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and surgical co-management. Having completed the rigorous certification process, she is also an American Board of Optometry Diplomate, which displays her ongoing dedication to patient care.

Dr. Esack is a member of the American Optometry Association and is committed to providing excellent comprehensive eye care for the Jacksonville community.


Dr. Erin Dobleo, OD

Dr. Erin Dobleo was born and raised in St. Augustine and attended the University of North Florida for her undergraduate education in Biology. Her interest in optometry developed from needing glasses and hard contact lenses as a teenager and the frustration that came with finding comfortable and clear vision. She attended the University of Missouri- St. Louis College of Optometry, where she received her Doctor of Optometry degree upon graduation in May 2004. She returned to Jacksonville thereafter to work in private and corporate practice settings, along with volunteering for the Sulzbacher Center for the Homeless and the Vision Is Priceless Council.

Dr. Dobleo is a Florida board-certified optometrist, licensed to treat ocular disease with topical and oral medications, in addition to performing comprehensive eye health exams and contact lens fittings. She particularly enjoys fitting disposable multi-focal lenses in those patients who would like freedom from their bifocal or progressive glasses. She is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Florida Optometric Association, and the Northeast Florida Optometric Society. When not at work, she enjoys playground dates and pool time with her two small children.


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