Dr. Benjamin Thayil, OD

Dr. Benjamin Thayil, OD

Optometry  ·  
Male  ·  
32 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Benjamin Thayil, OD is an optometrist in Miami Gardens, FL and has been practicing for 4 years. He specializes in optometry, occupational optometry, and more.Read his story

Benjamin J Thayil OD, PA

20354 NW 2nd Ave

Miami Gardens, FL 33169
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Cigna
  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed Vision Care
  • Opticare
  • Spectera
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Vision Service Plan (VSP)

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Dr. Thayil's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Thayil "Dr. Benjamin Thayil is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University's College of Optometry. After earning his Bachelors degree in Biology at the University of South Florida he went on to earn a second Bachelors degree in Vision Sciences as well as his Doctorate of Optometry. After his formal education, Dr. Thayil successfully completed rigorous residency training at the third largest Veteran's Affairs Hospital in the country, the Bill Hefner VA Medical Center in Salisbury, North Carolina. Since then he has dedicated himself to hundreds of hours of continuing education to stay on the leading edge of eye care. Dr. Thayil is a Miami native and comes from a long line of passionate business professionals, dentists, lawyers, and doctors. When he is not at the office, Dr. Thayil enjoys volunteering at his church, being active in the community, and taking time to serve on medical mission trips in countries like Mexico, Nicaragua, and Belize. In his spare time, Dr. Thayil enjoys going to the gym, playing soccer, and spending time with his nieces."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Thayil "As Optometrists here at Lifetime Vision and Eye Care, it is our goal to provide a unique and personal experience to all of our patients. We promise excellence in eye care using the latest in diagnostic technology as well as offering the latest in fashionable eye-wear.

We strive to provide you with unparalleled service.We look forward to seeing you! "

3  Specialties

  • Optometry
  • Contact Lens Fitting
  • Occupational Optometry

1  Board Certifications

  • Optometry
    Accredited by: American Board of Optometry

28  Conditions Treated

  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Astigmatism
  • Bacterial Conjunctivitis
  • Blepharitis
  • Blurred Vision
  • Cataract
  • Color Blindness
  • Conjunctival Disorders
  • Dilatation
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Strain
  • Farsightedness
  • Glaucoma
  • Hazy Vision
  • Low Vision
  • Nearsightedness
  • Night Blindness
  • Poor Color Vision
  • Reading Disorders
  • Retinal Degeneration
  • Retinal Migraine
  • Vision Impairment
  • Vision Loss
  • Visual Dysfunction
  • Visual Field Loss
  • Watering Eyes

14  Procedures

  • Allergy Drops
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Contact Lens Fitting Services
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • Eye Drops
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Patch
  • Eyeglasses
  • Retinal Testing
  • Rigid Gas Permeable Contact Lens Treatment
  • Soft Contact Lenses
  • Strabismus Examination
  • Vision Screening

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University of South Florida
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2008
  • Nova Southeastern University/College Of Optometry
    Medical School | Graduated 2013
  • Fort Lauderdale Eye Institute
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Malcolm Randall Va Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • The Eye Care Institute, Nova Southeastern University
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Bill Hefner Va Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2014

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Thayil has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Thayil's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Thayil to family and friends
11 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

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  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Thayil's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

My visit at the eye doctor today was pleasant. I found the staff and environment to be friendly, kind and the staff showed patience with clients. The doctor took the time to answer questions and inform me of technology available. The only thing I would recommend is getting some glasses that are not...more
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Excellent service friendly & informative my first time there was very welcoming environment
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He was very caring and on time which is important to me. He made recommendations that fit my lifestyle (daily lenses) and didn't try to upsell anything i didn't need. Great doctor.
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