Our Practice in Gainesville

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Celebrating Years of Vision Care: How Starling Eye Group Became a Family Tradition in Gainesville

When Dr. Starling opened her Gainesville practice over 25 years ago, she had a vision of making a genuine difference in her patients’ lives. We’ve always seen our patients as family, and it’s been amazing to watch so many families grow alongside us over the years.

From day 1, our goal was simple: to create extraordinary eye care experiences and offer a distinctive collection of eyewear

From dealing with digital eye strain after a late-night study session to treating common eye conditions or providing thorough routine eye exams, your vision needs always have our complete focus.

We look forward to many more years making a positive difference in the lives of our patients and community.

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We Strive to Positively Change Lives

We’re in vision care to make a positive impact—because our mission is to help people live vibrant, healthy lives.

Every October, we’re inspired to see our friends, family, neighbors, and community come together to support Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (MSABC).

Dr. Starling is a breast cancer survivor and committee member for Gainesville’s MSABC walk. Every year, our team rallies together to join this incredible cause. We’re proud to join our community in making an impact on the fight against breast cancer.

Meet Our Team


Dr. Heather Starling

Optometrist, Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry



Apprentice Optician, Certified Paraoptometric Assistant



Optometric Technician



Certified Paraoptometric Technician



Optometric Technician



Optometric Technician

Our Location

From Northwest 43rd Street, we’re behind the Hunter’s Crossing shopping center, near McDonald’s and Ameris Bank. Head straight back behind the center. Look for the Bristol Park sign, stay on your left, and find building 4635.

Our Address

  • 4635 NW 53rd Ave
  • Gainesville, FL 32653

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Our Hours

Closed Thursdays from 12-1 for staff training. Request Appointment

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