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Eye Care For The Whole Family In Clearwater

At our eye care center in Clearwater, we have a wide variety of optometric services offered to our patients. Stop in and see us, or call and schedule an appointment; we would be glad to help you. Our friendly, knowledgeable optometrists and staff are available to assist you with all of your eye care needs.

Vision center in Clearwater, FL

With an optometrist’s office in Clearwater, Northwood Vision serves Florida’s Clearwater, Safety Harbor, Palm Harbor and Oldsmar. Our Clearwater eye care office is conveniently located on McMullen Booth Rd.

Call us to make an appointment with our eye doctor to talk about your eyeglasses, contact lenses or specialty lens needs. You are also welcome to drop in anytime to browse through our large selection of designer eyeglass frames and sunglasses.

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Our Hours

2518 North McMullen Booth Road, Suite C
Clearwater, FL 33761-4156
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Closed
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* SATURDAY hours occasionally available to see  licensed optician  for orders, pick ups, and adjustments. Please call in advance for times.

Eye Allergies

Eye allergies, or any allergies for that matter, occur when the immune system is hypersensitized to a stimulus in the environment that comes into contact with the eye. 

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Eye Emergencies (Pink/Red Eyes)

Did you know your optometrist can help you with red eyes, pink eye, or sore eyes, foreign body removal, and eye emergencies?

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Advanced Technology

We use the most up-to-date technology to ensure the best eye care possible. Learn about the different types of tests and equipment you may experience on a visit to our Practice.

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Our Eye Care Services

Routine and Medical Eye Care for the Whole Family In Clearwater

The doctors at Northwood Vision have developed reputation in handling many different eye conditions, which includes (but not limited to):

Optometrist, woman at an eye exam in Clearwater, FL

Learn more about what problems can be spotted with an eye exam, what’s involved in a comprehensive exam, and special considerations for kids and contacts.

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Eye doctor, girl covering her right eye in Clearwater, FL

According to experts, 80% of learning is visual, which means that if your child is having difficulty seeing clearly, his or her learning can be affected.

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Dry eyes result from the chronic lack of lubrication and moisture on the surface of the eye, which can cause minor irritations, an inability to wear contact lenses.

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Meet Our Doctor

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Dr. Christopher Keats

Christopher K. Keats O.D received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Emory University, before attending Southern College of Optometry in Memphis. Dr. Keats graduated as a doctor of optometry in May, 1999 and practiced in Indiana and Hernando County before purchasing Northwood Vision in 2012. After high school, Chris...
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Clearwater Contact Lens Specialists

At Northwood Vision we offer a wide selection of contact lenses including disposable soft contact, bifocal/multifocal, toric, and colored lenses. Whether you wear daily, weekly or monthly disposables, or conventional (vial) lenses, check out our selection of lenses that fit your needs.
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Because we provide both medical and routine eye care, we accept a number of insurance plans to help cover the cost depending on your individual needs. Here are just some of the plans that we accept:

Medical Plans we Accept

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Medicare
  • United Health Care
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Medicare
  • United Health Care

Vision Plans we Accept

  • Advantica
  • Aetna
  • Avesis
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Davis Vision
  • Eye Med
  • Humana
  • United Health Care
  • Safeguard
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • VBA
  • VSP
  • Advantica
  • Aetna
  • Avesis
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Davis Vision
  • Eye Med
  • Humana
  • United Health Care
  • Safeguard
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • VBA
  • VSP

 

 

We Love Clearwater, Florida

Visiting Clearwater, FL will certainly be a great experience for you and your family. Since I have grown up in Clearwater, there are some spots you will not want to miss that you need to know about. After you fly into Tampa Airport, you will follow the signs to Clearwater, taking the Courtney Campbell Causeway (SR 60) toward Clearwater.  You might want to get out and stretch your legs and take some photos of Tampa Bay.  Along the south side of the causeway is a fairly new walking trail that is nice to take some of those water pictures if you can’t wait until you get to the beach!

Most people head right to the beach when they arrive, and thankfully, if you just stay on State Road 60, which becomes “Gulf to Bay”, you will find yourself there in about twenty minutes.  But I will give you point by point interest options on your way there that may open your eyes to other parts of this great area.

As you leave the causeway and come to the Clearwater mainland, the first major intersection you will pass is called McMullen Booth Rd. This road, heading north, will take you to the Ruth Eckerd Hall that has many shows and events you can search online at http://www.rutheckerdhall.com/.  Continuing north you would head to the small town of Safety Harbor and then Palm Harbor. My office is right on the border of Safety Harbor. If you travel south on McMullen Booth Rd, you will head right over the Bayside Bridge which will take you to the St. Pete/Clearwater Airport and eastern Largo. St. Petersburg Airport is a smaller version of Tampa international, and is mostly home to the commercial airline Allegiant Air.

Clearwater is known for two things. The Beach, and the church of Scientology. Scientology has been in Clearwater since I was a little boy and over time the church has purchased the vast majority of downtown Clearwater.  Downtown also has a great history. We were thankful the Capitol Theater has re-opened to the public. There are signatures of past war heroes in the brick that have been preserved from the original.  Although there used to be a ferry or a train to take passengers to the beach, now there is a causeway that is lined with cars as beach-goers work hard to find cherished parking spots to enjoy those glorious sands. I like to park at the Hyatt and walk over to the beach if I want to participate in all the activities at Pier 60, the busiest part of the beach. But if I get there early enough, I park up near the Palm Pavilion, usually behind the public tennis courts. This parking area leads to the northern section of the beach which is less crowded and more relaxing.

My favorite beach trip is to park as far north as I can get, and bring a backpack and hike several miles north on the beach to find a secluded spot near Caledesi Island away from the crowds where I can feel more secluded with nature.

Before you head over to Clearwater Beach, be sure to make a stop in the Island Estates neighborhood to see Winter the Dolphin at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Since the movie has come out, our little aquarium has become quite the popular spot and an inspiration to many children and adults alike who are missing a limb.

As you enter Clearwater Beach, there is a round-a-bout to take you to the various spots. To relieve your stress in lane changes, stay in the right lane and you will be able to exit onto the roads more easily. Driving north on Mandalay you can get to Frenchy’s on the beach or the Palm Pavilion for a grouper sandwich. Clearwater Beach, in my opinion, is best visited as the sun is setting. The weather is cool, the crowds are less, and the view is romantic. Traveling south of the round-a-bout is the Hyatt, Sheppard’s, and Sand Key Beach.  My favorite restaurant in the area is The Columbia on Sand Key beach. It is right on the bay features local Cuban cuisine, Tampa style, you can’t get elsewhere. Although The Columbia has a few locations, this one is my favorite since it is right on the water and has magical views.

Northwood Vision in Clearwater, FL

Clearwater, of course, is only part of a larger geography, and visiting here really encapsulates several notable places, like the Greek-dominated community of Tarpon Springs, known for its massive Sponge industry and well visited Sponge Docks.  There is also the community in which I live, Safety Harbor, a quaint small town on Tampa Bay, home to the state’s Oldest spa, the Safety Harbor Spa with its natural mineral springs and excellent restaurants. And one can’t neglect a drive down to St. Pete Beach and Fort Desoto, along with the great nightlife in downtown St. Petersburg.   Clearwater is only part of a larger community and a 45-minute drive in any direction can take a traveler to a host of memorable places. I hope you enjoy your stay!