904-777-3937 | info@drcarvell.com | 5921 Collins Rd. Jacksonville, Florida

904-777-3937 | info@drcarvell.com
5921 Collins Rd. Jacksonville, Florida

About Us

The practice was started in Jacksonville in 1961 by Dr. Blair Roberts. Dr Carvell joined him in the 90’s and took over the practice upon his retirement. We have a long history of taking care of families over several generations, children to retirees. For more than sixty years, our mission has always been to treat every patient with the highest level of care, providing the best products to meet their individual needs.

Our Team

Dr. Melanie Carvell

Melanie Carvell

O.D.

Dr. Carvell grew up in Venice, FL. She graduated from Duke University and attended optometry school in Houston, TX. She moved to Jacksonville in 1990 and joined the practice started by Dr Blair Roberts. She loves building relationships with her patients, and so many of them have been with her for over 30 years as well! In her spare time, she enjoys traveling with her family, reading, and hiking.
Dr. L

Michael Lampedecchio

O.D.

“Dr L” is originally from Boston and moved to Fort Lauderdale to finish school in 2008 and then worked in Miami for a medical group. He has called Jacksonville home since 2013 and started working for Dr. Carvell in 2015. His favorite part of the job is the strong relationships he’s built with his patients and the staff over the past 8 years. In his spare time, he enjoys some occasional fine dining (he’s a foodie) and traveling with his good friends and family.

Kellie

Insurance/Tech

Kellie has been with us over three years. She is “behind the scenes” and orders all of the contact lenses for patients and verifies insurance. Her favorite part of her job is contributing to patient care and hanging with her partner in crime in the office, Cristy. Kellie is married to her high school sweetheart and they have three children. In her spare time she enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her family.

Leslie

Optometric Tech

Leslie had over 20 years of experience in eye care when she joined the practice in 2022. She is Dr Carvell’s tech as well as one of the first people you’ll meet when you walk in or when you call the office. Her favorite part of the job is her interactions with our patients. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with family, boating, fishing and the beach (she loves seeing sunrises/sunsets!)

Kim

Optical

Kim came to Florida from Northern California in 2021 and has been working in optometry since 1997. “My favorite things about my job are my boss, fellow coworkers and our fabulous patients” Kim has 2 adult children and a grandson. In her spare time, she enjoys going to the gym, football-both college and professional, and spending time with her family. She has been a part of our team since 2021.

Cristy

Optometric Tech

Cristy has been with us since 2022, but also worked with Dr. Carvell from 2007-2010. She is Dr L.’s tech, and works the front desk and helps Kellie with insurance. Cristy’s favorite part of the job is getting to know the patients, playing pranks on Dr. L, and hanging out with her BFF Kellie. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son, playing with cats, and eating tacos (with chips & queso).
Liz

Liz

Front Desk

She is a longtime familiar face in the office as she has been with us since 2011.

Liz works at the check out so you see her smiling face after your appointment. Her favorite part of the job is interacting with patients.

“In my spare time I like to bake, garden, and spend time with my husband.”

Tammy

Optician

If you’ve come here for a long time, you know this familiar face. Tammy is a licensed optician and has been in the business over 41 years. She has worked for Dr. Carvell for the past 14 years. Her favorite part of the job is working with people. In her spare time, she enjoys camping, traveling, going to concerts, playing with dogs, and spending time with her husband Roger.