Our Staff

All professionals at O’Donnell Eye Institute maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.


Dr. Lan O’Donnell

Dr. O’Donnell received her Bachelors of Biology and Psychology at Stetson University and went on to achieve her dual Masters of Physiological Optics and Doctor of Optometry from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

She is passionate about providing quality services to her patients. As a small girl, and a daughter of immigrants, Dr. Lan O’Donnell experienced poor health care and vowed to be different when opening her practice 11 years ago in Santa Rosa Beach.

She strives to give the most thorough eye exams EVER.  She analyzes patients' occupations, hobbies and lifestyles to determine their eyewear needs.  She provides a unique experience that you cannot get anywhere else and people have noticed her efforts.  In 2015 and 2016, Dr. O’Donnell and her company, O’Donnell Eye Institute, were voted “Best Eye Doctor” and “Best Eye Doctor Practice” by the community readers of Emerald Coast magazine and VIP Destin magazine.

She is always intrigued by the optometry field when finding other serious health issues through eye exams.  “Many people don't realize their eyes are a window into their overall health,” says, Dr. O’Donnell.  A few things you would not think can be seen from an eye exam; Dr. O’Donnell has diagnosed AIDS, tumors, strokes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes.

As an optometrist, wife, and devoted mother of four, Dr. O’Donnell is living her dream of providing world class family eye care in her new state of the art facility at the O’Donnell Professional Building!