Columbia Eye Associates & Family Focus Eye Care

Eye Center & Medical Aesthetics Center located in Lake City, FL, Live Oak, FL & Gainesville, FL

Columbia Eye Associates & Family Focus Eye Care offer personalized and detailed care for all types of vision issues affecting adults and children, including prescription glasses and contact lenses, medical aesthetic procedures, pediatric care, and treatment of cataracts, glaucoma, strabismus, and diabetes-related vision issues. The team includes ophthalmologists, optometrists, opticians and vision technicians at Columbia Eye Associates' convenient location Lake City, Florida, and their sister practice, Family Focus Eye Care, serves Live Oak, and Gainesville, Florida.

Founded by Karl Bodendorfer, MD, in 2007, Columbia Eye Associates, along with sister location Family Focus Eye Care, stands out as a premier eye care practice and medical aesthetics center for patients of all ages. The team offers compassionate care and values the opportunity to care for every patient’s unique eye health and vision needs. Columbia Eye Associates & Family Focus Eye Care provide the highest quality care for their patients and extend their services to better serve their communities.

The team at Columbia Eye Associates & Family Focus Eye Care combines extensive education and training within the field of eye and vision care with friendly, warm service so patients always receive the assistance they need. The team aims to use conservative approaches to vision and eye care whenever possible and strives to avoid unnecessary procedures with limited benefits.

Columbia Eye Associates & Family Focus Eye Care are dedicated to excellence in eye care starting with the first office visit. The team uses state-of-the-art technology for all diagnostic testing and in-office procedures and offers a full-service optical boutique with the latest frames and lenses to meet patients’ vision needs and personal style preferences.

Columbia Eye Associates & Family Focus Eye Care are accepting new patients. To schedule a visit, call the office or request an appointment online now.

Columbia Eye & Family Focus Eye Care Mission

We will remain the premier provider for eye care in North Central Florida by serving as many patients as possible, as promptly as possible, to the patient’s complete satisfaction, with enthusiasm, professionalism and compassion. As the leading eye care practice in north central Florida, we are committed to providing Excellence in Eye Care starting with your first visit




Family Focus Eye Care Gainesville

Our Gainesville office provides excellence in eye care to the whole family specializing in pediatrics and adult strabismus. We have a team of ophthalmologists and optometrists lead by Dr. Nausheen Khuddus.

Columbia Eye Associates Lake City

Our Lake City office specializes in comprehensive eye care for the whole family. Dr. Karl Bodendorfer leads this office along with a team of optometrists to meet all of your eye care needs.

Family Focus Eye Care Live Oak

Also lead by Dr. Karl Bodendorfer, this outstanding location provides and specializes in the same services and care as our Lake City location but is conveniently located in Live Oak. 


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We accept a variety of insurance plans. If you do not see yours listed, please call our office.

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Words from our patients

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    "Great staff, very helpful, being a musician sometimes I need to sight read. Dr Avonda made my glasses perfect. I will recommend them to everyone."

    Eric T.
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    "I have been a patient at Columbia Eye Associates for over two years. During that time I have had an unusual, painful and chronic eye condition that they cured."

    Shauna B.
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    "Great folks who really care about the health of your eyes."

    Fernando M.
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    "Awoke with blurred vision one eye, called, got appointment to be worked in. Doc Rowe was super, along with the Tech. Could not ask for a better team."

    Tommy J.
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    "Went into this location needing help with my glasses, they helped and didn't even charge me to fix the glasses, what a wonderful staff."

    Johnathan L.
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