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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Nowell is an Orlando native. He attended Lake Highland, Edgewater High school and received his BS from Auburn University. He then went on to The University of Alabama in Birmingham School of Optometry where he received his Doctor of Optometry degree. Following optometry school Dr. Nowell did a fellowship at the Neumann Eye Institute in Deland, Florida. Please complete new patient registration forms at SouthwestOrlandoEyeCare.com Kindly notify us more than 24 hours before your appointment if you need to cancel. Less than 24 hours notice may result in a $35 no show fee.
Verified Patient Reviews
Very professional. A bit exspensive. Overall a great office, staff and visit.
I loved and appreciated how nice and patient everyone working at the office was. I was a new patient and I came in for new glasses prescription. I want to get contacts and despite spending 45 min to try them on, the staff and doctor were super supportive and encouraging. I will be going back for another attempt at contacts. I’m glad I found a nice and friendly doctor in my neighborhood. Can’t recommend enough.
Great! Answered all my questions and didn’t keep me waiting long at all.
Friendly staff, nice eyeglass selection. Dr. Nowell was very profesional and knowledgeable. I will come back next year.
Highly recommend. Doctor and staff are extremely knowledgeable and friendly.
I really enjoyed my visit with Dr. Nowell and his staff. They were both very friendly, I was greeted with a smile by all, and their office location both the reception area and the exam rooms were very nice and clean. The glasses prices are a bit high for my taste so I got my glasses elsewhere but no problem with verifying insurance.
Always nervous when trying out a new doctor. From the time we walked in and walked out, the staff was excellent. Dr. Nowell put us at ease and spent time with us answering any questions that we had. His staff was very attentive and offered us coffee. We didn't have time to drink it before we were in the exam room. (We took it with us though).
Wonderful staff, doctor and office!
The office is very pleasant and doubles as a sort of one stop shop for glasses, contacts, and other accessories - but be aware, its incredibly expensive to buy from them and you're probably better off at a retailer. The staff were very warm and friendly. The doctor was nice and professional, too.
Nicole was great and helpful! She explained step by step of everything we were doing. It’s amazing to see how grand technology has become. Dr.John was great as well and very thorough in explaining my results! I couldn’t have chosen a better optometrist office!
Both the doctor and his staff were friendly, professional and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend his office.
This is my second time going to this doctor. Dr. Nowell is very professional and friendly. His staff also has great personality and makes you feel welcome and in good hands. Dr. Nowell is thorough and speaks in ways that help you understand what is going on or what to look for with your eyesight. I will definitely be back next year for my annual eye exam and I highly recommend going here. The wait time was also very fast.
I was on the way but they didn't wait for me even though I notified them that I4 traffic was backed up. The lady was nice enough to let me know ahead of time by calling me back that they would be canceling the appt and I would have to reschedule.
Very thorough & explanatory
The staff in the office were friendly and efficient. Doctor was professional and personable. I would recommend to anyone.
Waiting time was very doable; I was expecting a bit anyway because I was a new patient and needed to fill out paperwork. Definitely not as long as I have waited in other offices. Corinne was the assistant that helped me out for most of my appointment, and she was very friendly and easy to talk to. I was struggling by myself to find new frames that I liked, and I honestly don't think I would have been able to choose without her help. Dr. Nowell was also very friendly and made sure to correct any information that seemed off, and he also made sure I was comfortable with my contact lens before I left since I mentioned I struggled with that. He answered all of the questions I had about my change in prescription and the overall health of my eyes. Easy to discuss what your options need to be with respect to your budget. I definitely want to come back for future appointments.
easy, smooth and helpful
He and his assistant were very friendly and throrough. I highly recommend them!
Very good visit, im sure ill be back for all my eye care needs.
The staff was great and the office has many selections of glasses to chose from
His staff is very nice and attentive, but the big plus is Dr. Nowell himself. He is very professional, maintains a friendly not intimidating presence. He takes his time and explains things so it is extremely easy to understand.
Great staff, well run office, headed by a doctor who never seems to rush the appointment. I feel that I am getting excellent eye care.
Dr Nowell is very professional and thorough. His staff ( JAS ) especially was fantastic. Extremely knowledgeable and courteous. The only thing i would suggest at this office is to get the pricing upfront of the LENSES before you waste time on the frames. Very pricey compared to most.
This is my third year as a patient of Dr. Nowell's. He is always professional and friendly. He clearly takes pride in his work and enjoys what he does. He has the most courteous staff, too. They always take their time answering questions and explaining things to me, and are willing to walk around with me and help me select the best pair of frames for my face. I tell all my friends about him.
Extremely knowledgeable and helpful all the way from the front desk to the doctor!
It's was great...the office staff is very friendly and professional. I have already recommend my mum and a few of my friends to go there.
Very through and detailed.
Very professional! He dealt with the problem I was there for and did not try to sale me anything that I did not need. He was very kind and listened to me. He was concerned about the prescription my insurance might cover so gave me 2 incase one wasn't covered. Very nice! Have already recommended him to several friends.
Excellent staff and attention.
The only comment is that the phone was ringing constantly and the 2 staff members were having to juggle it and helping those of us in person. Turn the ringer off.
Very professional high tech environment. All of the staff gave me their undivided attention and made sure any and all of my questions were answered before I left the office. I came to Dr. Nowell after being very disappointed with my last 2 eye care experiences. In both of those prior experiences I felt like a number in an assembly line. I was very pleased with my experience today and feel like I'm more than welcome to return to the office if the prescription I left with today needs to be tweaked or changed.
Dr. Nowell is very professional, thorough and caring. Highly recommend him. His assistant was excellent too. Thank you!!
Everyone from the staff to the doctor were amazing! The staff was very pleasant and helpful and the doctor was very welcoming and thorough just as I was hoping my visit would be. I found the perfect eye doctor!
Very nice office staff and extremely professional during my visit.
The best in the area!!
Loved the office and Dr. Nowell. Very friendly and made you feel like you were friends.
I would prefer to get a phone call or an explanation of my benefits and costs ahead of my appointment so I could be prepare in anticipation, rather than advice me just before the exam.
Very nice and professional. To the point
I absolutely loved this office! Beatrice assisted me and did my exam. She was extremely friendly and answered all of my questions. Dr. Nowell came in and ran a few tests on my eyes, to ensure they were in good shape. When I had an irregular/high result for my eye pressure, he used another method to double check and sure enough, it was normal. I have never had an eye doctor that made me feel so important and thoroughly examined. This was on appointment I know I won't have to dread in the future!
This was a great visit for my daughter. We both thought the Dr. and the staff was very nice, especially because we needed a later appointment time. But they have longer hours on some days which is really helpful with my being able to schedule everything in when we are really busy!
Dr. Nowell was very helpful and informative. He took good care of me.
Very thorough exam and took time to answer questions. Great service and friendly staff.
He was very professional, personable, thorough, caring and had a great bed side manner.
Professional and friendly! Shows a true interest in his patient and doesn't seem rushed at all.
Very professional and kind staff. Fast and no wait time
John and his staff are friendly and easy to talk to. They answered all my questions and were very accommodating. It was a very enjoyable experience.
Very professional environment.
Very pleased! The staff was very courteous, knowledgeable and helpful. I was immediately greater, waited only a moment before being taken back to the exam room. The doctor was great, very professional, and I must say, I've never had an eye doctor take so many measurements! They really take care of you. A great selection of frames to choose from as well. I highly recommend!
Was very friendly and made sure that you get the right rx for you and took his time examining you
I love this eye doctor. He is honest and through. The entire team provides excellent customer service. No hard sell, just great service.
Very nice doctor , very polite and professional. He takes his time for you and answers all your questions.
I had an amazing experience. The Dr. Nowell was thorough and positive. His staff was also extremely helpful.
The assistant of the Dr. Nowell, I believe her name is Ashley was very dedicated, helpful and knowledgeable.
He is very professional and I appreciated the time he took answering my questions and explaining things to me.
This is a Very thorough physician-Takes his time and explains everything very well! He had a very good demeanor and is also great with children! His staff is well-trained and can also answer questions very well. He has all the best names in eyewear at reasonable prices. We will definitely keep going back!
My experiences with Dr. Nowell and his team have ALWAYS been pleasant. They are very kind, patient and respectful to every member of our family. I also enjoy the opportunity and convenience to use online appointment setting for their office. I highly recommend Dr. Nowell's office to anyone who requests a referral.
Prompt attention. I was able to make an appointment on line for the very next day.
I was the last patient of the day and yet he still showed patience with me and answered every one of my questions he truly is a great doctor .. I highly recommend him to anyone needing vision care
Dr. Nowell has the latest technology of Eye Exam equipment from what I've seen elsewhere. The customer service along with the customer care is outstanding. I'll never go anywhere else.
Very good! He was attentive without being too invasive. The perfect balance of professional and friendly.
My visit was great. Everyone in the office was very nice and professional. When I experienceed an issue with my insurance, the Office manager was very patient and kind and assisted me while I spoke to my carrier. prior to meeting the doctor I was approached by another office employee who also was very kind and knowlegable. She answered all of my questions and gave me additional contact information should I experience any problems. When Dr. Nowell came in he introduced himself with a firm hand shake and quickly proceeded to treat me. I immediately knew that Dr. Nowell was experienced in his field as he proceeded to work on my eyes using the latest technologies. I was as ease and extremely satisfied. I will be returning.
Dr. Nowell is always professional and personable. I trust his experience as a doctor.
Excellent, Dr Nowell is very professional.
Dr Nowell is always upbeat, friendly, energetic, and very patient! His staff is as well! They helped me pick out frames and kept me advised what the cost with my insurance would be with each pair I liked. This is my second annual visit to Dr Nowell's office and I don't plan to go anywhere else!
Dr. Nowell was very professional and knowledgeable. He gave me a few different options for glasses, contacts and lasik. As well as several brands and strengths of contacts to take home to try before ordering. He was very open with his opinion and recommendation for me but still let me make my own choice and didn't pressure me into anything I didn't want. I will definitely go back!
I was pleased with the friendly, professional manner in which I was treated by Dr. Nowell and his assistants.
Doctor Nowell and staff were very friendly and helpful. I was a walk in and was taken care of by his staff immediately and seen by the doctor within minutes. :)
Excellent service with a courteous and friendly staff.
I liked Dr. Nowell. He was thorough, knew what he was doing and was very pleasant. I didn't find a good frame for my glasses, so I will wait for the new shipment to come in. Thanks!
My visit with Dr. Nowell was great he takes time to explain everything in the detail I needed to understand what is going on with my vision. This was my first time to an eye exam so I was a little nervous but Dr. Nowell and his staff made sure I was comfortable. Thank you !
Excellent office, efficient, trendy and very courteous. The girls at the desk helped me pick out my new frames :)
It was very professional yet extremely relaxed. I had a few questions, and all of them were answered to my satisfaction and comfort. He offered useful advice and didn't try to sell me on anything. That's very important.
Dr Nowell is very informative, a patient and kind Professional. Great with Chlifldren as well. His Assistant Allysa is also.very sweet. Love this Office.
Love Southwest Orlando Eye Care! They made sure that I was seen today and got me right in. They are very professional and so nice from the phone call to the office visit. They really do care!
This is the most welcoming and professional place you can go to! I mixed up my appointment time and ended up coming at 9:00 a.m (8:50 a.m) instead of 12 pm but they didn't mind one bit. They took me right away and I was out within an hour. The optometrist was AMAZING!!
Great doctor, quick and efficient
Very prompt, took time to review history, only recommended necessary tests. Extremely professional.
I just joined this office and I am so pleased with the staff and the doctor!
The visit was nice and the office experience was plesant. The only concern was that I was nearly over billed by double due to misunderstandings of how my VSP plan covered the services. Otherwise it was an excellent experience.
Great experience. Very nice and knowledgable staff. Great Doctor
Dr. Nowell showed me the pictures of my retina and macula and explained the results.
I had a very swollen, painful and irritated left eye and I had no clue why. I assumed that I just scratched it or had pink eye. Doctor john looked under my eyelid and found a larger grain of sand embedded in my eyelid. He was able to remove it right then and there and I now feel amazing. I was truely blown away by his skill and intuitiveness. I would highly recommend him to everyone.
The best eye doctor I've ever had, and I've been wearing glasses for 20 years!
Very pleased. Staff are friendly, helpful and professional. I was helped with directions en-route to their offices and was greeted warmly upon arriving and invited to enjoy fresh coffee. I had questions about certain tests and these were explained to me courteously. Dr. Nowell is friendly, professional and thorough. After considerable searching I have found my eye care professional here locally. Thank you! Paul W.
No complaints. The doctor and his staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The office was clean. Great place.
He was very professional and listen to what I had to say about my eyes really liked him
Highly recommend & very professional, my wife & I have been treated for the past 2 yrs. The best customer service, Never any issues, We trust him & his staff 100%, vincent
He was fantastic. Very kind and thorough. Would definitely recommend him.
This was my second eye exam from Dr. Nowell. He and his reception team are always friendly and professional. I did have an appointment and unfortunately there was quite a bit of a wait until I was seen. Both Alisha (assistant) and Dr. Nowell identified the prolonged wait time and extended apologies. The experience after that was perfect and seamless. I would highly recommend Dr. Nowell as your primary eye doctor!
This was my first visit with Dr Nowell, I had a really good experience. He was very pleasant and professional. The office staff who attended to me (her name was Kim) was very friendly and helpful. I am glad that I've found a new optometrist and I would highly recommend them! The only one negative I would have to point out is that I thought the glasses frames that were on display could be a little cleaner as well as the machines that I had to put my face against should have those disposable paper pads that are changed after each patient uses it ( but I'm a clean freak so I'd say it isn't so much of a big deal once it is wiped clean after each patient)
I was very happy and he made time to address all my concerns
The first impression upon entering his office is his professional, courteous and helpful staff. Dr. Nowell is a pleasure to have as my eye care provider.
What an incredible staff. Excellent visit from start to finish. Thank you.
Took the time to ask questions about my health and talked to me about what I should be doing to help my condition. Was NOT pushy to purchase my eye glasses from his store and was Not judgmental.
Got me in to see the doctor right away. Answered all my questions and took the time to help pick out a frame. Doctor always has had a nice way about him. Professional and Personable. Will go back next year to see them again!!
Filling out the paperwork on line made it very quick and easy when I arrived. I waited maybe 5 minutes and was taken back for the test. Once the test were done John Nowell came in and ran more test. I thought he was thorough and answered all my questions.
Great doctor ... knowledgeable and professional, as well as approachable.
No wait at all. Dr. very nice, very good! Would definitely recommend.
Dr. Nowell is always very informative and easy to talk to. He and his staff are friendly and helpful when I have questions.
Truly professional and offers multiple options for your situation.
Professional, smart. No hard sell on contacts, glasses, solution.
Dr. Nowell was great, his bedside manner was very good and made my visit enjoyable if that can be such a thing when visiting a doctor. Minimal wait time and the staff was very friendly. Would recommend to anyone.
Dr. Nowell is kind and caring. He examined my son, age 8, who liked him and me for eye infection. The office staff are incredibly nice. My son's glasses broke twice and they replaced them both times no questions asked and on top of it apologized for the breaks!
All of my eye needs under one roof.....and so close to home! Everyone in the office is very pleasant and professional!
I had seen a doctor in NY prior to arriving in Florida and the medicine he put in my eye made it worst. Dr. Nowell was able to fix the scratched cornea in my eye and allow me to attend the business meeting i came down to Florida for.
Excellent experience. Exactly on time, tuned in to both my vision needs and my personal preferences. Office is beautiful and fresh, staff are professional and very pleasant.
I felt the office was very professional and Dr. Nowell is a professional concerned about the best options for me.
Everyone was very pleasant, informative and thorough. I felt well cared for. Office was steady, organized, clean, pleasant to be in. Well stocked waiting room. I keep going back, even though I have moved to the Space Coast. They are worth the drive.
It was a great experience, the doctor and staff are very friendly and explain everything clearly. The Main reason why I like the doctor is because he is very honest, (Not like other places that try to sell things you really don't need ) I have a great experience and will recommend it to all my friends
They were friendly, timely and professional. would recommend
I have been living in Orlando for almost 5 years now. This has been the first time I've been pleased with an eye doctor. Dr. John was very thorough and explained everything. His staff was extremely friendly. They also have a great variety of frames to choose from.
Great, I waited probably 15 minutes or less, Alyssa was very nice and sweet (considering its early morning) and the doctor was nice and swift. I appreciate this place and highly recommend. I'm glad I came to this place and will come again.
Dr. Nowell and his staff are very friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. His staff was able to answer all the questions I had about what my insurance did/didn't cover. (They actually reviewed my policy with me BEFORE I saw the doctor.) I had my annual eye exam with a different eye doctor (about 6 months prior), but was feeling like something wasn't right with the prescription I was given. I went to Dr. Nowell to get my vision re-checked. I explained to him my concerns and he put me through another eye exam. Turns out my prescription was slightly off (not by much), but there was a completely separate issue. I needed reading glasses! I've always been nearsighted so this came as a surprise, but it's solved all my problems. The office officially closed at 7pm the day I went. It was after 7 by the time I was done with my eye exam and I still hadn't decided on which frames I wanted. The staff was more than accommodating and willing to stay late so I could pick them out. The ONLY thing I wasn't a fan of was that you have to wait 7-10 days to get your glasses once you order them. I know this is nit-picky, but I'm used to getting my glasses the same day (or within 24 hours).
Vary Professional and Vary satisfied with results
Dr. Nowell and his staff were very conscientious and professional. I had a thorough exam and the doctor did a great job of explaining all my results as well as providing me with recommendations.
I like most am very careful who I trust with my eye's and wallet. I have observed Dr John for quite some time before selecting him. I can say it did not surprise me, he was professional , down to earth and fair in his pricing. I did my homework, I will recommend Dr John to others. SL
Dr. Nowell is excellent. He goes above and beyond to take care of his patients.
It was my first time visiting an eye doctor, and everyone at the office was really kind and professional. I had almost zero wait time, and I was in and out quickly, without feeling like I was being rushed!
I arrived early and was taken right away. Everyone at the office was very pleasant and professional. Every appointment I have had has always been professional.
I was seen quickly. The doctor was professional, interested in a thorough examination and was happy to answered all my questions. The support staff was very helpful. There were a lot of frames if various types to choose from. My glasses will be ready 9in 10 to 14 days.
I was extremely pleased with my experience with Dr. Nowell and his staff. The staff is super friendly. There was no wait time. Dr Nowell was very knowledgeable and patient. They have state of the art equipment. You left the office feeling like they truly cared about your well being. thank you Dr Nowell and staff!!
Dr John Nowell was a professional eyes Doctor. He was very dedicated to check up my eyes. He spent time to do my eyes exams since a lot patients were waiting outside. People seemed did not care details since they are busy. He was tested details each issues for my both eyes and gave me all advice to protect my eyes now on and for my diabetic also. I truly thankful Dr John Nowell and high recommand to others.
Excellent service. Highly recommend Dr No well.
Both of my children saw Dr. Nowell and they loved him!! He is always so knowledgeable and explains everything in detail. His staff is friendly and very helpful. Thank you for a great visit!
Dr Nowell is great and his staff is friendly and most professional..my entire family are now Nowell's patients. I recommend him 100%
Very professional, extremely knowledgable: overall a great experience.
Dr. J Nowell is very professional and all his knowledge is infested in your eye exam
I have been going there starting my second year and Dr. Nowell and the staff are great.. very friendly and always helpful.
Outstanding in every aspect.
Great staff and great doctor. Definitely recommending!
Dr. Nowell and Atalia who assisted provided outstanding professional service. All of my questions were fully answered and care plan explained. The wait was well worth the quality of all involved in the practice. While waiting I enjoyed a cup of coffee in an actual mug and looked at the numerous selection of frames. I recommend Dr. Nowell without reservation.
I went to 3 other Dr's for my eyes. Dr Howell resolved my issues while the other Dr's did not. I highly recommend him!
As usual, it was a pleasant and informative visit and a very thorough examination. I'm glad I have Doctor Nowell as my eye doctor.
I have followed Dr. Nowell for years, from private practice to not, and back again. He is an awesome doc! His staff is friendly and Dr. Nowell is down to earth and knows what he's doing. A+
My need for an exam was immediate, to determine if I had a torn Something or just what had happened. The staff didn't hesitate to work out an appointment quickly for me. When I arrived, I was dreading the idea of a new patient paperwork nightmare. Lo and behold there was nothing to worry about, it was so simple and again the staff handled everything graciously and efficiently. My exam with Dr. John Nowell was the best I've ever experienced. I felt as though he'd been my Physician forever. I am so thankful for his expertise and compassion. Thank you with all my heart Dr. John and staff,
Awesome doctor. Great bedside manner. He explained everything and was very thorough.
I was empressed by the service & professionalism of him & his staff. Dr. Nowell performed a thorough exam & gave me recommendations based on his findings. I will return here for my next routine exam. It was a very comfortable atmosphere.
The staff is very friendly and helpful. Dr. Nowell and his assistants are very thorough with the overall health and care of your eyes and sight. They also help with figuring out the best way to apply any insurance allowances, etc.
Dr. Nowell is extremely professional. I received my new eyeglasses and sunglasses without any problems (they have a great selection of eyewear)! His staff is very pleasant and knowledgeable about all the equipment...they performed 4 different eye tests to watch for glaucoma and explained each one to me. I've already recommended Southwest Orlando Eye Care to my coworkers! Thank you!
Excellent experience. Very good customer service. Very professional. Great frame selection.
I had gone to Dr Nowell for several years, then skipped a few years and now am very glad to be back. His team are very thorough and professional. Karen B.
The visit was great. This is the second time I have seen him. The people there are always friendly and helpful. Dr. Nowell is very encouraging and goes out of his way to make sure the exam is done right. Though I thought that I was going to need new glasses he indicated that the change was very mild and that he would not necessarily recommend a change at this time. He allowed me to use my own glasses and compared it to be best correction he was able to get on his equipment and there wasn't that much of a difference. He said it was up to me that he would not recommend new glasses. It is great going to a professional who is more interested in making sure that you get what you need and not necessarily just trying to sell you something. I travel all the way from Lake Mary down to his office which is a significant distance. It is well worth the trip.
I would definitely go back they are so pleasant. Location is clean and staff is friendly.
Best of the best for eye care!!
Excellent and careing from the moment we arrived to the moment we left. Thank you for your fast attention to our immediate needs. Definitely coming back in the future.
Dr. Nowell goes above and beyond to make absolutely sure If the best possible outcome. I have a tricky vision correction and really appreciate how he works to research the best possible solution. If he isn't your eye care professional he should be!
Dr. John Nowell is a humble individual who really offers good advice on how to better your vision and what to look out for of any new surgeries regarding your condition. His assistance team are helpful as well.
Wonderful help with my eyes. Dr. No well listened to my concerns intently and took care of the problem. I had a wonderful visit.
He was patient when doing the eye exam; I needed to repeat some parts of the test because I had a difficult time determining if the first or second choice was better.
He is an exellent doctor, I enjoy going there.
Very professional check to be sure there were no problems acomadated medical issues and willing to inform other doctor with results.
Nice offices and a great staff. The Dr. Is very knowledgeable and friendly. My visit was awesome.cant wait until my new glasses arrive.
Dr Nowel is very attentive. Thanks to him I found out a had a retina detachment and was able to get it corrected right away. Thanks
Great exoerience! The office is conveniently located and well-appointed. The staff is very professional and courteous. Dr. Nowell has a wonderful bedside manner and is thorough in his examination. I highly recommend him.
Dr. Nowell was able to work me in the same day I began to have an eye issue. He diagnosed an eye infection and provided me with a prescription for antibiotics. He and his staff are great!
Rarely have to wait more than 10 minutes. Dr. Nowell is very thorough and caring. Plus they have a great variety of frames and sunglasses.
Very organized and helpful office and staff. Everyone is incredibly friendly, especially Alyssa and Dr. Nowell. Excellent experience!
Excellent explanation and customer service from his assistants.
Dr. Nowell is very thorough and friendly. His staff was great too, helpful for an extra opinion in picking out your new glasses.
I have been looking for a good eye doctor in private practice, and I found one with Dr. Nowell. Very pleased with the service from the moment I arrived. Dr. Nowell was very professional, informative, and knowledgeable on what I needed. The assistants were very pleasant and professional as well. I highly recommend making an appointment!
Awesome doctor i highly recommended
Him and his staff were amazing! Very attentive and helpful. Dr Nowell was very thorough and took his time during my checkup. He answered all of my questions and offered various options as solutions. Most doctors make the visit rushed but Dr Nowell was great and addressed all of my concerns. I would recommend his practice to anyone in the Orlando!
John is an amazing OD, explained in details our child's condition and showed us pictures. He ordered for the tests to be repeated just to ensure that he does not miss out on anything vital. He was patient very knowledgeable and amazing with my child. Alyssa was a perfect assistant too very warm and welcoming. I would recommend Southwest eye care to anyone and guarantee you 100% satisfaction. I am just blown away.
I arrived early for my appointment, but they were still able to see me almost immediately. All together the appointment didn't take more than an hour and the service was professional and courteous. Everything was explained in detail to me before I purchased my first pair of glasses, which was a slightly scary prospect but not after Dr. Nowell's staff walked me through it. I will definitely be recommending Dr. Nowell to my friends and family!
I will not go with any one else. Love my Doctot
Dr.was good just wish the office assistant would have told what was going to be my payment before I saw the Dr.
From setting the appointment, to the reminders to the treatment from the staff and Dr.Nowell and the assistance with picking out frames, the visit exceeded my expectations. This is what all doctors offices should strive for. I will be back for years to come and will absolutely recommend to everyone.
It was ok just no type of communication. A lot of surprises and I was not happy. I will never return to that eye doctor.
Great experience. I don't like anything around my eyes and Dr. Nowell made the entire situation easy and fast. No pressure to buy and I'm confident in his diagnosis.
I was there for over two hours! And they made me wait without my contacts in for 40 minutes and my eyes hurt so bad. It was horrible.
Dr. Nowell and his staff were very professional. My wife and I came for our annual eye exams. We are new to the area and we're very happy with our prior Eye doctor in the Tampa area. Dr. Nowell was excellent and The staff worked closely with him and we were very comfortable throughout the process. We are both looking forward to our new glasses.
Very professional, very articulate to detail and made explanations easy to understand to someone that is not medically trained. Very impressed with DR. Nowell and his staff DEFIANTLY PROUD TO CALL HIM MY OPTOMETRIST!
Great in and out no pressure on any thing.
Took his time and answered any questions we had without hesitation.
Dr was very knowledgable
That was my first appointment with Dr. Nowell and I was very pleased with him.
Felt very comfortable and safe with the Doctor and his staff. Would recommend them to anyone and everyone.
i got an appt the next day after I called.
He answers questions
Overall my experience at Dr. Nowell's office was a very pleasant one. While I did wait a little longer than I may have liked to actually see the doctor. His staff was very courteous and accommodating while I waited so I didn't mind too much. Dr. Nowell was very nice and genuine. He knew what he was doing and I felt comfortable with his level of expertise. When it came time to select frames they had a vast selection and one of the employees was right by my side helping me choose frames that I may be interested in. I decided on a pair that I absolutely loved. Can't wait for them to come in within the next 7-10 days. I will continue going to Dr. Nowell for my yearly eye exams.
Dr. Nowell and his staff are wonderful. After many years of struggling to find an eye care professional who works well with our large family and diverse age group, Dr. Nowell and his team have been a delight to work. I highly recommend this office for your eye care needs.
Everything from the cleanliness from the office to the options of glasses and the friendliness of the the staff was exceptional. I really felt welcomed and well taken care of. I would recommend this office to everyone I know.
I was very pleased with the office staff and the doctor. We were early for the appointment in order to complete paperwork. After the paperwork was finished we were called back 10 minutes later. I was pleased with the exam and how the doctor explained everything.
Very thorough and great service, main concern was getting my prescription perfect
John Nowell is the best doctor in Orlando for vision ! Always impressed love coming to visit. Always keeps you informed about all the latest in contacts!
My visit with Dr. John was outstanding. I am new to the area, and realized on December 31st I had to use the remaining balance of my flex spending or lose it. I needed contacts & glasses. I looked online and saw the great reviews and called the office. He answered, said he was closed, but come on over he would wait, and we could work something out. Not only did he stay late on a holiday to wait forms he helped me choose a pair of frames. I made an appointment for the following week, and the service and appointment Trent from the entire staff was excellent. Highly recommend this office.
Dr. Nowell was professional, caring and thorough. His staff was wonderful, and I felt like I was cared for from the time I made the appointment.
I was actually a little late getting there. They saw me right away and were really fantastic. We tried a new script, which didn't work, but Dr. Nowell had a different pair ready for me to pick up the next day. Fantastic service!
Dr Nowell was great . I went to my appointment a little bit scared because of my dry eyes disease. He took his time with the check up and was asking gently all the pertinent questions regarding how I take care of my eyes .
Very nice and kind
Great friendly staff. No wait
Dr Nowell listened to how I used my contact lenses and helped me get fitted for extended use lenses right away. He was very patient with me.
Prompt service. Waited less than 5 minutes to get in. Jessa was extremely pleasant and I liked how she explained in detail what she was doing before each step of using the equipment on my eyes. Dr. Nowell was friendly as well! Thank you very much!
His exam was very thorough and I felt he took time to really go over everything with me and to listen to my needs.
I really like him. He is professional, courteous and friendly. I really dislike these surveys, but want to give him a good rating.
Dr. Nowell saw my 9 year old for the first time today and he was wonderful with her. His staff is very friendly and my daughter felt comfortable the entire time. Thanks Dr. Nowell!
Very nice and everyone was friendly. I really enjoyed the visit. I usually do not like going to the eye Doctor. But this was the best. The Doctor explained everything to me and the girls were very nice and helpful in picking out glasses for me! Great place.
I thought his staff was very professional. And sweet. I like the doctor very much. I would go back to him. I was at least warned that he was running late.
Dr. Nowell is responsible for saving my eyesight by finding a tear in the retina of my right eye. He is thorough, professional and informative. I travel 70 miles round trip to see him. As far as I am concerned, he is the best in the State of Florida
Dr. Nowell made me feel at ease, and was very patient and professional. EVERYONE was amazing, and helpful. I had never had such a pleasant experience at an eye doctor before. Thank you all, I will definitely refer your office to my friends!
Very thorough and professional.
Dr Nowell and his staff were great. Friendly, informative and very helpful
Very clean office and professional staff. Felt very well taken care of. Will go back here.
I loved my visit with this Dr.! His staff was awesome and he did a great job without taking forever to get to patience. I would recommend him to anyone needing his services.
It was easy to schedule online and went very well. The staff and Dr. Nowell are truly professional in every aspect. Dr. Nowell takes his time and answers any and all your questions.
This is the second time I visited Dr Nowell, both times I had a great experience, he is detailed and listens to you when you have something to say, he makes eye contact no pun intended, and seems to take an interest in your well being. Its a great help to be able to make appointments after five pm during the week and have the option of a Saturday appointment too.
The appointment was perfect. Office staff was professional and knowledgable. Dr. Nowell was courteous, kind, and more importantly keyed in to my condition. He listened and made some great suggestions.
The staff is great and Dr. Nowell was excellent.
Dr. Nowell is a Prince. Marvelous professional and kind. However, the staff handling glass manufacture has problems. The previous experience with glasses manufactured was poor and the files are not reflecting what actually happened, first pair had bad coating and had to be redone equally bad and now file reflects they were redone because they were not progressive, actually they were both progressive, both bad coating.
He was professional, didn't make you feel uncomfortable at all. Was very patient and understanding, also made great small conversations during visit. The environment was very nice and clean, overall great experience.
His staff and him our great with kids, they don't make you feel unwelcome at all.
Great bedside manner. He was very nice. The ladies in the office were helpful too as I had some questions about my insurance coverage.
Great first impression.
I recommend Dr. John Nowell , it was excellent visit .
the dr, visit was very great, he was very careful with his examination. he should great care and concern for the patient.
I was early for my apt and they did speak to me right away however I had to wait until my turn for the doctor, but didn't think it was fair to give less stars for me being early. I only waited less than 30 which put me at my time. The dr was very good and so was the staff. I was their last apt and even though it took me until after seven to pick done frames they were just as patient as they were before closing. I told them sorry for being do undecided and taking so long and they were more than kind with their response. The bottom line was I would be wearing them not them and they were there to make sure I was happy with my choice and it was something I wanted not settled for due to trying to rush. The whole office was beyond kind and I would recommend them to anyone. It wS my first eye appointment in about ten years and they definitely exceeded my expectations.
Dr. Nowell is an a five star top quality doctor, he is the best & the only one I trust for my precious eyes. I can not say enough about Dr. Nowell, I am so glad and very comfortable he is my eye doctor, proud of my wise choice.
This time it was excellent professional. Screaming best on his experience I can understand. I would still prefer even if it comes out of my insurance network. Great Doctor. Nice Experience
He was kind, and understanding, and he seem really sincere toward helping you with your needs. He is honest and through.
Pleasant Dr. gave me lots of detailed information regarding what I was being seen for, gave me advice on how to keep at bay possible complications. Overall very satisfied.
The office assistants are extremely professional and courteous. Dr. Nowell is professional, knowledgeable with excellent bedside. I will certainly recommend him to friends and relatives.
Excellent and very professional. Great office staff which is very important.
Dr. John Nowell was very knowledgeable and very nice. The staff was very friendly and helpful.
I thought he was very personable and Professional
Wow!! I have been to multiple eye doctors in my life. Dr. Nowell is the best one yet. Most of the time i felt pressured into buying something. His staff is professional, courteous and one of a kind. Dr, Nowell took his time with me. Thank you so much.
Very good eye exam, very professional Doctor.
Thank you for your care.
It was just like not giving more information about the problem.bit rush to send me quick to look other person
Dr. Nowell was awesome! I would recommend him to anyone looking to get their eyes looked at.
Excellent professionalism , friendliness and service
Very attentive and professional! Actually took me in sooner than expected which was a plus!
Dr. Nowell's office team were extremely welcoming to our family. The office staff were very patient and kind with my two little ones while they waiting for their older siblings appointments to finish. My teenagers were being fitted for contacts for the first time. Dr. Nowell and his team trained them very well in the care and maintenance of contact usage. I highly recommend Southwest Orlando Eye Care to my friends and family.
Would NOT recommend him for children.
This is the first eye doctor that we have seen, that took his time . This is also the first doctor out of three that we've seen that got my husband and sons contacts right. Very good experience!
Dr. Nowell was very good and caring. I enjoyed my exam with him.
Awesome bedside manner, very personable and explained things in a way I could understand.
It was excellent! In and out without a problem! I highly recommend him to anyone!
Wonderful! He got the tiny particle that was bothering my eyes right away and was extremely nice :)
My visit was great. He was thorough and explained everything to me. His staff was also great. One of the staff even helped me pick out my new frames. I would definitely recommend Dr Lowell to everyone.
This was my first visit to the eye doctor since moving to Orlando and this experience was a breeze. The staff were all incredibly kind when I walked in, the wait was short, and Dr. Nowell was very attentive and listened to what I had to say before making suggestions. Everyone was extremely helpful and polite. I'll definitely be coming back for my next eye exam!
It had been a while since I had an eye exam but he was very friendly, helpful and explained to me the eye exam. I swear my old doctor had my prescription wrong. Definitely coming back next year for my yearly eye exam!
I was highly impressed with the exam and professionalism.
It was great.
Staff was friendly and helpful. The doctor was very thorough in explaining everything and took time to answer all questions.
The whole experience was great. It was fast, professional, and the whole staff was patient with me by explaining in detail and answering my questions.
Front office staff was efficient and the doctor seemed very caring and knowledgeable. Definitely will return.
I went in for a first time contact wearer visit, and was thoroughly mistreated and had my feelings hurt. The eye doctor talked down to me simply because I couldn't pop the contacts in on the first try. He was very rude and impatient through the entire process. I won't be going back.
Best eye doctor I have ever been to.
Very professional and friendly. Finally got answers to my questions and a resolution to the problem with my glasses.
Dr. Nowell was professional and courteous, but didn't appreciate him leaving me in the lobby for 10 min between checking me out to try and sell me glasses.
He's the best eye doctor I've ever had. He was really funny too, the staff was great. Highly recommended!
Dr. Nowell is very thorough, engages up-to-date technology for your care and is exceptionally pleasant. My only issue is with the front of office staff. I've never had a seamlessly successful prescription fill, and had many unpleasant mishaps with this team (including getting charged for tinting I did not want on my glasses). My suggestion would be to see Dr. Nowell and seek your prescription fill somewhere else or suffer the potential consequences.
Dr. Nowell is always so friendly and very thorough with his examinations.
excellent that is why I return. very satisfied w my eye doctor
Excellent doctor--very happy he is back in Orlando. True professional/nice, polite staff, and very clean facility.
It was a good visit
Great, very personable!
There was a minimal wait, front office and doctor all very professional and helpful...
Dr. John Nowell is very professional. He pays attention to what you say and he spends enough time with patients. I've been to his office 3 times in the last 2 years and I've never felt rushed. I would definitely recommend him to friends and family.
Very kind and helpful.
Easy to set up appointment, friendly staff, very kind and informative Dr. Overall great experience!!!
I love that you are treated like a life long customer your very first step thru the front door This was my second visit and I love it I had a MAJOR Rx change and the staff was very kind explaining to me what I should expect and the pros and cons of everything I needed to consider. There was never a feeling that they were trying to pump up my bill. They worked hard to make sure I understood exactly what I needed and helped make sure I found something affordable that I could be happy with
Everything was great! I was torn between seeing him or another doctor, and I'm glad I chose him. He has excellent patient reviews and now I see why!
Expensive. Also, the front desk seemed to be a little disorganized or lacked communication amongst the team.
Dr. Howell is always thorough and is very caring of his patients. I feel confident when I leave his office.
Just like old time when he was in the Orlando area. Highly recommended. Takes the time to listen and make you comfortable with your vision.
His office staff was very friendly. Dr. Nowell was excellent!
Very professional. He takes the time to explain any issues and makes sure you completely understand.
The office was so clean and quiet. Very easy to find and in a nice area. The front desk staff were very nice and helpful. I was seen within a few minuts of arriving to the office. Dr. Nowell was very thorough, kind, and accommodating. I felt very comfortable at the office and enjoyed the visit very much. The selection in eyeglasses is not a very big one but they do have a nice selection. I would definitely recommend this office to anyone.
Awesome. Dr. Nowell is a a great doctor and his staff is very nice. I highly recommend Dr. Nowell!
Dr. Nowell was very welcoming and made me feel comfortable being there. He was nice enough to explain the procedures and was very efficient in his work. His staff was also great and very helpful. Overall a wonderful experience.
Will go back. Enjoyed my experience
excellent, very professional.
I am a person that avoids the eye doctor because I hate having my eyes checked. But i can wholeheartedly say that I won't be dreading it next year, thank you!
Everyone was pleasant and accommodating, and Dr. Nowell answered all my questions clearly.