Dr. Melanie Carvell
Dr Melanie Carvell grew up in southwest FL, leaving to attend Duke University in North Carolina. After graduating with honors with a Bachelor of Science in biology, she then went to the University of Houston College of Optometry. While at UHCO, Dr Carvell served on the college’s academic committee, was a member of the Optometric Honor Society and received the award for the outstanding fourth year contact lens clinician. Upon graduating with honors, she moved to central Texas and ran the optometry clinic at two Primus clinics at Fort Hood, serving military dependants and retirees.
Dr Carvell has called Jacksonville home since 1990, when she joined the practice of Dr. Blair Roberts. They practiced together until 2007, when she became the sole owner of the 45 year old practice. It is the family care aspect of this well established practice that Dr Carvell treasures above all else. She enjoys seeing patients of all ages and providing the best eye care possible. She specializes in primary care and contact lens fitting.
Dr Carvell is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Florida Optometric Association and the Northeast Optometric Association.
When not in the office, she enjoys reading, cooking and most of all, spending time with her family.
Dr. Michael Lampedecchio
“Dr. L” is excited to be joining such a wonderful team at Dr. Carvell & Associates. Dr. Michael Lampedecchio takes pride in his work and commits himself to providing exceptional quality eye care.
Dr. “L” completed his doctorate in Optometry and simultaneously earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Vision Science at Nova Southeastern University’s College of Optometry. During his clinical rotations, he passed both the Diabetic Retinopathy/Macular Degeneration and Low Vision Clinics with honors. Following graduation, Dr. Lampedecchio worked with a multidisciplinary medical group in Miami providing comprehensive medical optometry to a wide variety of patients.
Born and raised just outside of Boston, Massachusetts, Dr. Lampedecchio attended Boston University where he earned his Bachelor in Science in Human Physiology. While at BU, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda Honor Society and volunteered as a teaching assistant in the Infectious Disease Laboratory. He was also a student leader in The First Year Student Outreach Program which provides volunteer services to those suffering from HIV/AIDS as well as on residents in need within the Boston community.
Outside of work, Dr. Lampedecchio loves to travel and experience the culture that various parts of the world have to offer.
Dr. Michael Lampedecchio is an active member of the Northeast Florida Optometric Association, Florida Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association.
Becky has been with the practice for over 25 years and enjoys making certain that our patients’ experience at our office is the best one possible. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, reading and following college football (Go Noles!)
Optometric Technician/Insurance “guru”
Alicia is one of our newest employees, but she’s not new to optometry. She brings with her a wealth of insurance knowledge and puts it to work at our office. She is also involved in our patients’ care as a technician.
Alicia attends college (full –time) and loves spending time with her niece and nephew.
Tammy has been in the optical field for 30 years. When she’s not helping patients find the absolute best glasses for their particular needs, she enjoys spending time with her husband, traveling and attending Jaguar games. She is also “mom” to her four pugs.
Front Desk Manager
Liz is often the first person you’ll see when you come to our office as well the last. She helps ensure that everything goes smoothly at every patient visit. Liz enjoys gardening (and we enjoy the garden goodies), playing with her grandkids and cheering on her Dawgs.
Markesa is our newest optometric technician and she brings four years of experience in the eye care field as well as a bubbly personality with her. The eldest of four girls, she currently attends FSCJ for Biomedical Science. She loves to bead jewelry, do yoga and collect crystals and stones in her spare time.