About us

About The Eye Place

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The Eye Place of Windermere provides family eye care and designer eyewear in Orlando and Central Florida area, including Windermere, Dr. Philips, Winter Garden, West Orange, Southwest Orlando, Buena Vista, International Drive attractions, Disney, Universal, and SeaWorld area. We are a Vision Source practice, with Dr. Thuy Quach as the board-certified optometric physician.

At The Eye Place, each member of our vision care team is selected by Dr. Thuy Quach based upon his or her experience, professional demeanor, and dedication to providing personalized care to our optometry patients.

Our entire Windermere optometry staff is committed to ensuring the comfort and satisfaction of each and every patient. We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule by finding appointment times that meet your needs. Our knowledgeable staff at The Eye Place will work with you to help you understand your vision insurance coverage and provide financial alternatives to ensure you get the best vision care possible.

We know that you have a choice when it comes to Windermere optometry, so we strive to provide comprehensive eye exams, a great selection of glasses, and personalized care. 


At The Eye Place, our staff is friendly and professional. Our commitment is to provide exceptional customer service to all of our Windermere patients. We take pride in our personalized care and strive to spend the necessary time with each patient to ensure a comfortable experience.

Our Windermere optometry professionals are passionate about providing high-quality care to our family of patients. We focus on providing comprehensive eye exams, a large selection of fashionable eyewear, and the best possible vision care. Come in today to meet our Windermere staff and make an appointment.


The Doctors

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    Dr. Thuy Quach
    Founder, CEO

    Dr. Thuy-Tran Quach was born in Saigon during the Vietnam war. At age 7, she escaped with her family on a small fishing boat to an Indonesian refugee camp. When she first arrived to the U.S., Dr. Quach struggled in school due to her limited English skills and poor vision. She got her first pair of glasses in second grade, and school began to make sense for her. Dr. Quach graduated from Winter Park High School as valedictorian, from Rollins College as an English major cum laude, and from Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry with honors. At Nova University, she participated in two humanitarian trips, performing eye exams in remote regions of Guatemala and Peru. 

    Dr. Quach continues to donate her time to local communities in Central Florida, where she now lives with her husband, three daughters, and two fluffy mountain dogs. When her daughters were young, she discovered that they were becoming nearsighted like her.  However, they were progressing at a much faster rate than she did.  Alarmed, she started them on treatments for myopia management and was able to stabilize their vision. Since then, Dr. Quach has focused on understanding this phenomenon and utilizing the latest research to manage myopia on her young patients. 

    She received her optometric education at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale and completed further training at the VA Hospital in Gainesville. Dr. Quach began her Central Florida practice as an Independent Doctor of Optometry at several LensCrafters, including at the Winter Garden Village, where she quickly became known for her personalized patient care.  Now at The Eye Place of Windermere, Dr. Quach continues to strive to provide exceptional family eye care with an individualized approach, taking the time to address your concerns and thoroughly answer your questions.

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    Dr. Nicholas Le
    Optometrist, Partner

    Dr. Nicholas Le graduated from the University of Florida in 2000 before continuing on to obtain his doctorate from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Le has been practicing in Central Florida since 2012. Preferring more of a team environment to provide the best eye care, he joined The Eye Place in 2019 and helped open the new location serving the Hamlin community. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, playing guitar, and time with family and friends.


    “Everyone’s visual needs are different. My goal is to have a conversation in the exam room to discover what’s best for each individual.” – Dr. Le

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    Dr. Jennifer Owen
    Optometrist

    Dr. Jennifer E. Owen is a licensed optometrist who has been practicing in the eye care field since the late 1990s. She earned a Bachelor of Science from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, and a Doctorate of Optometry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry. She then served as an active duty optometrist in the United States Air Force at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  Dr. Owen is highly decorated with several military medals and awards, including The Air Force Commendation Medal, United States Navy Achievement Medal, and the Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation for the eye care she provided while deployed on the USNS Mercy hospital ship.

    Dr. Owen decided to become an optometrist because she was fascinated with biology and the anatomy and physiology of the eye. She also wanted to have a professional career that was fulfilling and allowed her the flexibility to have a family life.  

    She joined The Eye Place team in 2018 where she has been providing thorough, up-to-date eye care ever since. She believes in earning the trust of her patients so that they will feel comfortable sharing their eye complaints and feel confident in her treatment recommendations. 

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    Dr. Rachel De La Riva Marcy

    Rachel de la Riva Marcy was born in Manhattan, NY, but lived there for only a short time. Her family then moved from Manhattan to Albuquerque, NM then Crestview, FL. She then settled in the Windermere area when she was nine where she grew up until leaving for college.

    Dr. Marcy completed her undergraduate degree at the University of South Florida, in 2005. 
    In 2009 she received her doctorate from Nova Southeastern University.
    When Dr. Marcy is not at work she likes going to the beach, outdoor activities, working out, playing tennis, and reading.
    She enjoys spending time with her two kids Jackson, Emelia, dog, Luna, and Husband, Adam most of all.

The Eye Place Team

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    Dr. Thuy Quach
    Founder, CEO

    Dr. Thuy-Tran Quach was born in Saigon during the Vietnam war. At age 7, she escaped with her family on a small fishing boat to an Indonesian refugee camp. When she first arrived to the U.S., Dr. Quach struggled in school due to her limited English skills and poor vision. She got her first pair of glasses in second grade, and school began to make sense for her. Dr. Quach graduated from Winter Park High School as valedictorian, from Rollins College as an English major cum laude, and from Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry with honors. At Nova University, she participated in two humanitarian trips, performing eye exams in remote regions of Guatemala and Peru. 

    Dr. Quach continues to donate her time to local communities in Central Florida, where she now lives with her husband, three daughters, and two fluffy mountain dogs. When her daughters were young, she discovered that they were becoming nearsighted like her.  However, they were progressing at a much faster rate than she did.  Alarmed, she started them on treatments for myopia management and was able to stabilize their vision. Since then, Dr. Quach has focused on understanding this phenomenon and utilizing the latest research to manage myopia on her young patients. 

    She received her optometric education at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale and completed further training at the VA Hospital in Gainesville. Dr. Quach began her Central Florida practice as an Independent Doctor of Optometry at several LensCrafters, including at the Winter Garden Village, where she quickly became known for her personalized patient care.  Now at The Eye Place of Windermere, Dr. Quach continues to strive to provide exceptional family eye care with an individualized approach, taking the time to address your concerns and thoroughly answer your questions.

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    Dr. Nicholas Le
    Optometrist, Partner

    Dr. Nicholas Le graduated from the University of Florida in 2000 before continuing on to obtain his doctorate from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Le has been practicing in Central Florida since 2012. Preferring more of a team environment to provide the best eye care, he joined The Eye Place in 2019 and helped open the new location serving the Hamlin community. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, playing guitar, and time with family and friends.


    “Everyone’s visual needs are different. My goal is to have a conversation in the exam room to discover what’s best for each individual.” – Dr. Le

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    Dr. Jennifer Owen
    Optometrist

    Dr. Jennifer E. Owen is a licensed optometrist who has been practicing in the eye care field since the late 1990s. She earned a Bachelor of Science from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, and a Doctorate of Optometry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry. She then served as an active duty optometrist in the United States Air Force at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  Dr. Owen is highly decorated with several military medals and awards, including The Air Force Commendation Medal, United States Navy Achievement Medal, and the Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation for the eye care she provided while deployed on the USNS Mercy hospital ship.

    Dr. Owen decided to become an optometrist because she was fascinated with biology and the anatomy and physiology of the eye. She also wanted to have a professional career that was fulfilling and allowed her the flexibility to have a family life.  

    She joined The Eye Place team in 2018 where she has been providing thorough, up-to-date eye care ever since. She believes in earning the trust of her patients so that they will feel comfortable sharing their eye complaints and feel confident in her treatment recommendations. 

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    Dr. Rachel De La Riva Marcy

    Rachel de la Riva Marcy was born in Manhattan, NY, but lived there for only a short time. Her family then moved from Manhattan to Albuquerque, NM then Crestview, FL. She then settled in the Windermere area when she was nine where she grew up until leaving for college.

    Dr. Marcy completed her undergraduate degree at the University of South Florida, in 2005. 
    In 2009 she received her doctorate from Nova Southeastern University.
    When Dr. Marcy is not at work she likes going to the beach, outdoor activities, working out, playing tennis, and reading.
    She enjoys spending time with her two kids Jackson, Emelia, dog, Luna, and Husband, Adam most of all.

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    Kelly Myers
    Director of Operations

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    Jewelya Jordan
    Practice Manager

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  • Assistant Office Manager
    Kimberly Cheek
    Assistant Practice Manager

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  • Gigi Swearingen
    Gigi Swearingen
    Billing/Coding Specialist

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Hours of Operation

Monday

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Tuesday

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Wednesday

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Thursday

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Friday

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday

Closed

Monday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday
Closed