At The Eyecare Center of Leesburg, you will find an experienced and helpful team of eye care professionals dedicated to meeting your eye health needs. We recognize you have a choice for your eye care professional and thank you for choosing us to care for your family’s vision needs.

We invite you to refer your friends and family to our eye care office.

Introducing The Team

Dr. Sam Williams Eyecare Center of LeesburgDr. Sam Williams, OD, FAAO

A Florida native, I was raised in nearby Mount Dora where I graduated from high school in 1963. My parents lived in Mount Dora and I have two brothers that live in Central Florida.Aside from my work and family, other interests include sailing, fishing, beachcombing and jogging.

"Every patient should be treated as if they were a member of our family."


Past President: Mid Florida Optometric Society
Past President: Boys and Girls Club of Lake County
Past President: Leesburg Jaycees
Recipient: Jaycee's Distinguished Service Award
Recipient: University of Houston's "Best Contact Lens Research"
Member: American Academy of Optometry (FAAO)
Member:Florida Optometric Association
Member: American Optometric Association


Leesburg Florida, 1970-present
Primary Care Optometry Pediatrics, Nutritional Vision
Sports Vision, Learning Disorders


Bachelor of Science, University of Houston 1966
Doctor of Optometry, University of Houston 1970

Dr. Ragan ODDr. Donald "Chris" Ragan, OD

I am committed to giving the latest information and best care to every patient that walks through our doors at The Eyecare Center of Leesburg . If a patient walks out of our doors and hasn’t learned something new about their eyes or their overall health, I’m not doing my job. Come visit us at Eyecare Center of Leesburg for the best service and most thorough eye exam you’ve ever had.


Member: Kids in Distess
Community Outreach: The Rotary Club of the Villages
Community Outreach: The Boys and Girls Club of Lake and Sumter County
Community Outreach: First Baptist Church of Lady Lake


The Fellowship of Christian Optometrists, 2009
Externship Rotations, worked with surgeons specializing in ocular plastics, corneal disorders, cataract and retinal surgeries.
Central Florida, last three years


Pre-Professional Biology, University of West Florida 2006
Certificate in Human Physiology, University of West Florida 2006
Optometry, Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry 2006

Dr. Rick Vihlen, OD, MSDr. Rick Vihlen Eyecare Center of Leesburg


Our wonderful staff

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