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“I have been going to Eye Associates of Winter Park since it was Barker and Barker (over 20 years I think?) They are the best and I will continue to be a patient as long as they are around.”

RickOrlando, FL

“Dr. Barker and the friendly and competent staff always make office visits a pleasant experience. Been going here for years; would highly recommend!”

RhondaWinter Springs, FL

“ I love this office! The staff are all friendly and competent and you are always seen in a timely manner. Shane has a great personality and always makes you feel welcome and important. Dr. Gary Barker is fun and thorough and I have had no issues with my glasses or contact lens wear since becoming a patient at this office!”

A C.Winter Park, FL

“The Eye Associates have taken care of my families Optical needs for over 20 years.
We wouldn't take my anywhere else. They are friendly and as knowledgeable about eye health as eye ware. You'll feel the difference no matter the circumstances or the age of the patient. My family has been seen by both Gary and Sandra Barker.”

TerryWinter Park, FL

“Just recently became a client and I must say this is the most thorough and caring practice I have ever encountered! The customer service is outstanding. I have just switched over to new multi focal contact lenses, and Dr Ball-Thomas took such great care about ensuring that I had the right fit with the best possible results. While the first pair was satisfactory, the follow up tweaks have produced outstanding and more comfortable results. Thank you all for such an amazing experience. State of the art equipment I have not seen elsewhere, amazing staff, amazing doctors, and surprisingly low rates for such top-notch, state-of-the-art care. I will be a client for life!”

AlexSanford, Orlando, FL

“I have been a customer since I moved to Central Florida from Boston 20 years ago. Need I say more? The customer service is awesome, the doctors are extremely thorough and caring. I cannot think of going to another optometrist.”

DaphneOrlando, FL

“Amazing customer service ! All the girls in the front office are outstanding . The doctor was the best and made me feel very confident and comfortable with this new step and I'm actually happy I will be wearing glasses soon ! Highly recommended.”

RosieOrlando, FL

“Very nice office, great staff and very good Doctor's! Drive 2 hours just to see Dr Gary Bark, he takes time with you answers all you questions!”

LeslieOrlando, FL

“This office was great from the start. I had no trouble making an appointment and when the staff realized I was not covered for optical insurance, they called me before my appointment to let me know (in case I wanted to cancel). When I arrived for my appointment, I hadn't even finished reviewing my pre-filled patient forms when I was taken to a room. The staff is extremely friendly. The office is clean. Dr. Geidd is nice and takes the time to answer your questions. I've also noticed that they have newer and advanced technology than I've seen in previous optometrist offices. I always have a great experience when going to Eye Associates of Winter Park and would highly recommend them to anyone needing an eye exam.”

MichelleWinter Park, FL

1928 Howell Branch Rd.
Winter Park, FL 32792

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Susana, Oxon Hill, MD

Very clean office and the staff is really helpful and nice. Though I did wait a while to get seen, I enjoyed my experienced there after.


Benjamin, Orlando, FL

This establishment, and Dr. Gary Barker in particular, are second to none. They do a fantastic job and truly care about their patients. I always recommend them when every anyone is looking for an eye doctor. Keep up the great work!


Chuck, Sanford, FL

We have been going here for years and will continue. Staff is super friendly and Dr’s are great. Exams are thorough and Dr’s always explain procedures.


Alice, Maitland, FL

This office gets it right down to the last detail.  The staff is friendly and efficient, the offices in good condition and the doctors top notch.  I see both Drs. Barker as do my children and my husband.  Appointments are easy to make in a reasonable amount of time, I was seen within a few minutes and they don’t push you for unnecessary tests.  Their assortment of glasses range from very reasonable to as much as you want to spend.


Shaun, Orlando, FL

Been going here for years and always impressed with the level of service and ability to work around my schedule.  Had a particular nasty eye infection last year and Dr. Giedd came in on a saturday when the office is closed to check on my eyes.  Never had a doctor do that before.  Highly recommend.


Leslie, Miami, FL

I just had my first visit with the Eye Associates of Winter Park, and they truly exceeded my expectations in every department! The front desk is very polite, helpful and professional. The girl who took my vitals was really knowledgeable and skillful. Dr. G Barker did a thorough comprehensive exam, and the lady who helped me pick my glasses was super stylish and polished. She was also patient while helping me choose from their beautiful selection of glasses. This place is amazing! They really have it together from the moment you walk through the door until the moment you leave. I highly recommend!!


Z M., Casselberry, FL

After having issues with my vision, I called Eye Associates to setup an appointment. My previous eye clinic wasn’t listening to my concerns and I decided to find a new doctor. After reading Eye Associates great views, I decided to use their services.

I’m happy to say, Dr. Giedd carefully and thoroughly checked my eyes. He correctly diagnosed my issue and I can finally read clearly after having issues for months!

I’m grateful and thankful that there are some doctors who hear what their patients are asking and correctly diagnose their issues!

The office is very clean and professional. I am very happy with the friendly and helpful staff!

Thank you so much!


Mary, Winter Springs, FL

I have gone to Dr. Sandra Barker for more than 15 years. All of these doctors are very smart. It has been a pleasure being a patient here.


Joel, Orlando, FL

I’ve been to a lot of eye doctors but Dr. Barker is definitely the best. She is very accommodating and will do what it takes to get it right. I have very difficult eyes and she was able to get me the best pair of contacts for me without charging me a fortune for the various eye appointments and follow-ups.  They have gotten me in on short notice and even before regular hours! The staff is very professional and always accommodating as well.


Alain, Altamonte Springs, FL

I have been seeing Dr. Giedd for years and I love this place. I have not seen any of the other doctors here but Dr. Giedd and his great friendly staff will take good care of you. I’m always in and out in a very short time but it never feels rushed and he always has time for questions or concerns.

I wear contacts but I bought a pair of glasses a few years ago as a backup pair. They have a great selection of affordable and stylish frames. The staff takes their time to make sure your new glasses fit perfectly.


K., Altamonte Springs, FL

This place is incredible. I have had some poor experiences with eye doctors in the area and this was the best place I’ve ever gone in Central Florida. Dr. Giedd and staff were excellent. So efficient, so quick, and so helpful. I loved everything about my visit and would recommend it to anyone.


Natalie, Orlando, FL

This is a relatively small office. The best thing about it is the staff that are available to help you pick out a new pair of glasses. They have helped my husband and my self select attractive and stylish eyewear from their excellent selection. They are very patient and guide the process.


Alyssa, Winter Park, Orlando, FL

Doctor Geid and his staff are hands down the best! My insurance is not accepted there but I still go because they are so wonderful and really do care.


Sridhar, Orlando, FL

Eye Associates of Winter Park are really an outstanding and amazing people. The Staff and Doctors they always travel extra mile to make things going.

I had a great experience with Dr.Ball-who knows how to handle different patients. Same goes with Dr.Sandra Parker-last year-very nice and highly Professional. The instruments and diagnostic are well advanced to the core. Great Staff to mention worth mentioning are Catherine/Kathy, Anna, Christy. They do a great job. People who do the glasses- Lois is a solid example-highly fair, truthful, honest people. This is one of the best place in the town for Eye related-They really care, go indepth and in detail. Hats off to them.


Lisa, Orlando, FL

My family has been going to Eye Associates of Winter Park for over 10 years and really love the whole staff. They are excellent in every way and have a large selection of glasses in their optical boutique.


Brooke, Orlando, FL

Before I found this place, eye exams made me so nervous. Having a doctor rush you to choose between two damn similar options is downright painful. And if you pick incorrectly, you will have to live with a bad prescription.

Dr. Sandra Barker couldn’t be more patient. You feel as if you’re visiting her home while cookies bake in the oven and she’s knitting an afghan. There’s no rush as she asks you to choose between “option one, and option two.” Feeling at ease, I’m able to help choose the contacts best for me. Plus, she’s been great about recommending contacts and solutions that provide the most comfort.


Lucy, Mount Prospect, IL

I’ve been coming to this office since I was 11 years old – 14 years later and I’m still with them.

I even recommended my ex-boyfriend to them when he had some eye issues and the doctor (who only dealt with eye problems) there was amazing. She couldn’t have been nicer and thoroughly explained the issue to us, answering all of our questions.

My main doctor is Dr. Giedd – he’s very nice, polite, funny and caring. He really listens to you and takes in to consideration any issue that you might have. I was having problems with my contact solution and he knew right away what the issue was and switch me to another solution that I’ve been using ever since with no issues.


David, Maitland, FL

Sandy and Gary, a couple of their optometrists there, are truly wonderful people!  I highly recommend their business if you’re looking for a great eye doctor!



Dr. Sandra Barker is so pleasant and very thorough and patient. I had my first eye exam there about a month ago and was very pleased. State of the art equipment was used to measure the shape of my cornea to fit my contacts and then she spent a lot of time trying to determine my exact needs with contact wear. They are very accommodating with appointment times and the ancillary staff are very courteous and helpful. I was hesitant leaving my optometrist of 20 years (due to distance) but I feel I made a very good decision in choosing Eye Associates of Winter Park.



I have been seeing Dr. Barker at Eye Associates for over 30 years. Very professional, excellent service. Highly recommend!



From the moment you call to make your appointment to picking up your glasses, there isn’t a staff member that isn’t pleasant and courteous.  Dr. Sandra Barker has been my eye doctor for 15+ years and I would recommend her and her staff to anyone.  They will work with you to take care of all your needs.



The whole team are Professional, Friendly and explain in details every single step during the test, In general it was a great experience.


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Eye Associates of Winter Park deserves your business.  A first class office with a first class staff.  I have never been in a facility like theirs; it is simply beautiful.  The Doctors are knowledgeable and friendly.  If you are considering using someone else, I strongly suggest you reconsider and give this wonderful locally owned business a chance to earn your trust.


I have been under the care of the Drs. Barker since they started in practice over 30 years ago.  They are pleasant, knowledgeable, use state of the art equipment, and know what to do with it.  Their staff is always well-trained and “on it”.  All in all they run a very good store in every aspect I can think of.  As a dentist my eyes are pretty important to me, just as yours are to you.  I cannot imagine that any other group could do as well for you as these people.

Just went for my annual a couple of days ago.  They are STILL the best ever!



Dr. Giedd , of the Eye Associates staff in Winter Park is very thorough and extremely knowledgeable, and couldn’t be any more cheerful about it all even if he worked at it!! Very pleasant, professional experience that I enjoyed VERY much – and I came out with new contact lenses that worked better for me than the ones I’d been wearing for over 8 years:-D I highly recommend this office, you’ll never regret it!!



I had a great experience. The doctor and assistance were very nice and light hearted. Totally recommended!



I just moved to Florida, and I was looking for a place to get my yearly eye examination. I read past reviews that this place was good, and I definitely agree. The women behind the receptionist desk were extremely nice and helpful. Also, the doctors doing the eye examination were fantastic. They asked questions, carried on conversation, and made me feel comfortable. I did get my eyes dilated and they forgot to give me glasses before I left. I had never had my eyes dilated before so I didn’t know what to expect. I only made it across the street because I couldn’t see anything. I called and they apologized for not asking if I needed glasses and the lady walked across the street so I didn’t have to drive back and gave me glasses to wear. Even with that slightly terrifying experience, I still recommend them to anyone. I will be going back to them for every eye appointment from here on out!!



Dr Barker was very thorough, courteous and knowledgeable. All the staff are very friendly and helpful and I was extremely happy with my visit.



I have been a client of Eye Associates of Winter Park for 20 years now.  Dr. Sandra Barker is a kind, caring and wonderful doctor.  She has always taken time with me to be very thorough and ensure that I understand the health of my eyes and signs or symptoms to be aware of should there be changes.  Now I take my son to see her as well.  She was very patient with him and made him comfortable during the exam.  She also took a picture with him to remember his first eye exam which proudly hangs on our fridge.

Last but not least, Anna in the scheduling/billing department is so kind and sweet as pie.  I never mind paying my bill when she checks me out.  🙂



No time wasted. In an out.



My husband and I received excellent care from all of the staff! Our questions were answered with informative information and honesty. They have the most up-to-date technology, equipment and eyewear!



I’ve been to visit Eye Associates a few times now. The staff is very knowlegable and friendly. The environment is warm and inviting. I wish I would have found them sooner.



I have been seeing Dr. Ball for about 20 years. She is very thorough and professional. She once detected a serious eye problem and immediately sent me to a retina specialist. I also have some eye conditions and she thoroughly checks my eyes using the latest technology and keeps me informed of the progression of these conditions. I like that SHE conducts the exam for glasses. I’ve always gotten my glasses there and the staff members are friendly, courteous, and professional. If I have a problem with my frames, I bring them back and they adjust them quickly and for free! I always recommend Eye Associates.



This is the best eye doctor I have ever been to. They are so knowledgeable, educate you and give you choices. A wonderful team, never wait very long for an appointment. Sometimes I even am seen early!!

A very caring and talented group!



Let me start out by saying I was heartbroken when our insurance changed and I could no longer see the doctor I was seeing for a few years now.  I was worried about going to a new doctor because off other past bad experiences.  I have to say I was floored!  Not only were they understanding, they actually cared!  Very thorough examination, very courteous, caring and professional.  The doctor was able to tell me why my eyes have changed and answer all my questions without, and this is the important bit, making me feel rushed!  He was even willing to talk to me about my daughter.  Big bonus point there.  Thank you thank you thank you.  I do not regret my insurance changing.



Dr Sandra Barker is very thorough. She takes the time to explain everything. Dr Barker stays on top of the new technology to diagnose your eyes. I would not trust anyone else to take care of my eyes!  her service is 5 stars from start to finish.



I have been a patient of Dr. Sandra Barker for over 15 years with a very challenging progressive sight problem  due to a brain tumor and radiation therapy. Dr. Barker is outstanding and her staff is the best in the industry.



I love Eye Associates of Winter Park.  My family has been going for over 10 years. Dr. Gary Barker is the best.  He is awesome with my children, myself and my husband.  He is excellent at what he does and is so caring and compassionate.  The office staff is always friendly and helpful.  I would highly recommend this practice and Dr. Gary Barker.



I have been a patient at Eye Associates of Winter Park now for several years.  Dr. Giedd has been my doctor and his patience, kindness and thorough exams are the best I have ever had!!  He explains everything and makes going to the eye doctor a great experience!!  The Staff are all so friendly, helpful and accommodating.  Each time I have needed anything in-between visits, I have been helped.  I truly appreciate the team here and would highly recommend them to anyone!!



My daughter (4 years old) and I have both seen Dr. Gary Barker. My daughter has seen many different doctors and specialists for various medical issues and Dr. Barker has been BY FAR her favorite! He was so incredibly amazing with her. If you are looking for an eye doctor for a young child or even yourself, I couldn’t think of a better person! I’ve had to bring her glasses in to get adjusted a few times and their staff has also been extremely friendly and helpful.



An excellent all-service eye doctor and glasses/lens practice. Very thorough and thoughtful. Convenient to Winter Park, Maitland, and Casselberry. Excellent advice on lens technology for both progressive lens and sunglasses. Very careful with sundry eye issues like cataracts, macular distortions, etc



The staff at Eye Associates of Winter Park is outstanding.  In addition Dr. Brad Giedd’s expertise is amazing.  I have serious problems with my corneas and, like many, work at a computer all day.  In addition I am a musician and had reached the point that I could no longer read music.  Dr. Giedd has given this all back to me with extreme kindness and extraordinary professionalism!  I highly recommend Eye Associates of Winter Park without hesitation and am very grateful for the excellent eye care!


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