Contact Valuvision’s Eye Doctors in Jacksonville FL
(in Mandarin on San Jose Blvd.)

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Valuvision in Mandarin
(904) 730-2299
9397-2 San Jose Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32257

Dr. Leinwohl Headshot

Meet Dr. Gayle P. Leinwohl, O.D

“I grew up in Lancaster, New York, a small suburb outside of Buffalo, New York. In 1991, I received my undergraduate degree in Biology from Binghamton University. After graduating, I worked in Biology research for a year and then decided research wasn’t for me. I wanted to have more patient contact and a hands-on relationship with the people I could help.

In 1992, I applied to Optometry school and received my degree from The State University of New York (SUNY) in 1996. The school is located right in the heart of New York City, so it was quite a change of life but I loved it!

I received my licenses in both New York and Florida in 1996 and decided to start practicing in Florida. I started my career in Tampa, Florida with a company called Vision 21, which employed the doctors working in the Vision Works throughout the Tampa area.

In 1999, I met my husband and we moved to Jacksonville for an exciting job opportunity for him. I began working for Dr. Muneer Hanna both at Vision Works and at NAS Jacksonville. I then had a wonderful opportunity to work with Dr. Schnipper for a while and learned many aspects of refractive surgery.

In 2001, I met with Dr. Rauchwarger and began to work for him at his Mandarin office. Kids had come along at this point and the opportunity allowed me to work part time so I could spend more time with my children. As my children have grown older, Dr. Rauchwarger and I began discussing the idea of me purchasing the Mandarin practice. I bought the practice in December 2012 and it has been one of the best decisions of my life. I look forward to many more years at the Mandarin Valuvision and practicing in the Jacksonville area.”

Education:

1992-96 Doctor of Optometry, State University of New York, College of Optometry, New York, NY
1988-91 Bachelor of Arts, Biology, Doctor State University of New York at Binghamton, Binghamton, NY

Degrees and Licenses:

Florida – #002993
New York – #005748

Experience:

2000-Present Val-U Vision, Jacksonville, FL, Primary Care optometry with emphasis on Contact lenses and managing ocular disease.
2000-02 Jacksonville Eye Center, Jacksonville, FL, Practiced optometry under Ophthalmologist who specialized in Lasik surgery.
2000-01 Dr. M. Hanna and assoc., Jacksonville, FL, Primary Care Optometrist in retail setting of Vision Works.
1997-00 Vision 21, Tampa, FL, Primary Care Optometrist with emphasis on Contact lens exams.
1996 Optometric Physicians Group, Tampa, FL, Primary Care Optometry with empahasis on contact lenses and management of Ocular diseases.

Professional Activities and Organizations:

American Optometric Association
Northeast Florida Optometric Association

Meet Dr. Alan Rauchwarger

Education:

Undergraduate:1966-68 State University of New York at Oneonta, New York
Profesional:1968-1972 Pennsylvania College of Optometry
1972 Residency in Low Vision – Optometric Center of New York

Degrees and Licenses:

1972 Bachelor of Science – Doctor of Optometry
1972 Florida Board License of Optometry – FL#1046 1972
Florida Board Certification in Medication Use – OPC 001046

Experience:

1972-Present Private Optometric Practice in Jacksonville, FL
1974-2003 Private Optometric Practice in Callahan, FL
Owner and CEO, Val-U-Vision, Inc.

Professional Activities and Organizations:

Vision is Priceless – Board of Directors
Society for the Prevention of Blindness – Member and Low Vision Specialist
Omega Epsilon Phi – National Honor Society Member and Past President
Past President of Northeast Florida Optometric Association
YMCA Swim Instructor for Children of ages 3-6yrs
Turtle Patrol Sponsor
Jacksonville Beauty Pageant Sponsor
Florida Diabetic Association Sponsor