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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Eyes on Lakeland a proud provider of vision care products and services in Lakeland.


Optometric Physicians


Ryan Odil, O.D.

Dr. Odil hails from the mountains of Colorado. He knew from a young age his life calling was optometry.

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in psychology from Colorado State University
  • Certified ophthalmic researcher as a technician for a vitreoretinal surgeon.
    • Age Related Eye Disease Study 2
    • Standard Care vs. Corticosteroid for Retinal Vein Occlusion Study
    • Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network
  • TEXOCOP Certificate of completion
    • Texas Optometric Career Opportunities Program
      • University of Houston College of Optometry
  • Doctor of Optometry, Inter American University
  • Florida Oral Prescriptive Authority

Areas of Expertise:

  • Primary eye care
  • Geriatrics
  • “Hard to fit”/ specialty contact lenses
  • Ocular disease

Interests:

  • Wilderness
  • Sustainability
  • Community
  • Dad life

Ornella Aluwiesi, O.D.

Dr. Aluwiesi was raised in Fort Lauderdale and loves everything Florida.

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in health sciences, Florida International University
    • Minor in biology
    • Minor in psychology
  • Doctor of Optometry, Inter American University
  • Florida Oral Prescriptive Authority

Professional Associations:

  • American Optometric Association
  • Florida Optometric Association
  • Lake Region Optometric Association
    • Vice President

Areas of Expertise:

  • Pediatrics
  • Visual therapy
  • Myopia control
  • Vision development
  • Polk County’s only InfantSEEĀ® provider

Interests:

  • Travel
  • Cooking world cuisines
  • Yoga
  • Mom life