Dr. Susan Whaley, OD

Dr. Susan Whaley, OD

Optometry  |  
Female  |  
49 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Susan Whaley graduated magna cum laude from the University of Central Florida and the University of Houston College of Optometry. She completed her externship training at Bay Pines Veterans Administration Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida and at the Eye Foundation in Orlando, Florida. She is actively involved in clinical research regarding the development of new contact lenses and solutions and serves as a Principle Investigator for Vistakon, Alcon, CooperVision and Bausch & Lomb. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, an organization dedicated to the highest standards of optometric practice through clinical care, education, and research. She is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry, a designation currently held by approximately five percent of optometrists nationwide. She is a member of the Northwest Florida Optometric Association, the Florida Optometric Association, the American Optometric Association, the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, and Wildwood Church. She also serves as President of the NWFOA. Dr. Whaley and her husband, Brian, have two children.

Tallahassee Eye Center, Tallahassee, FL

2858 Mahan Dr Ste 4

Tallahassee, FL 32308
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Accepted insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • EyeMed Vision Care
  • Vision Service Plan (VSP)

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Care Philosophy

Our optometrists, Dr. Susan Whaley, Dr. Suzane Mechler, and Dr. Elizabeth Vanderpool Strickland, are committed to providing the highest level of professional, technologically-advanced eye health care possible while maintaining our personal, “family practice” attention to each patient. We take the time to get to know our patients and feel strongly that a good doctor-patient relationship improves the overall quality of health care. You can relax knowing that you’ve chosen eye care professionals with a sincere interest to help you and your family enjoy a lifetime of good vision.
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  • Optometry

Board Certifications

  • Optometry
    Accredited by: American Board of Optometry

Conditions Treated

  • Astigmatism
  • Blepharitis
  • Blurred Vision
  • Cataract
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Glaucoma
  • Night Blindness
  • Watering Eyes


  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Contact Lens Fitting Services
  • Eye Drops
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Patch
  • Eyeglasses
  • Implantable Contact Lens
  • Soft Contact Lenses
  • 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 Central Florida
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1988
  • University of Houston / College of Optometry
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • Bay Pines Va Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • The Eye Foundation, Orlando, Fl
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Whaley's Reviews

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Dr. Whaley's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
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Patient Comments (1)
in Tallahassee, FL |
Shes amazing , friendly and easy going. She takes the sting of the anxiety felt when going to see a doctor and she explains everything to you. Very warm personality.
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Dr. Whaley accepts 3 insurance carriers
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • EyeMed Vision Care
  • Vision Service Plan (VSP)

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