James X Lawrence, OD

James X Lawrence, OD

Dr. Lawrence earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Saint Michael’s College in Burlington, Vermont, and his medical degree from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee.  He then completed an Externship with the Department of Health, Education and Welfare’s Indian Health Services with an emphasis on primary eye care.

In practice since 1981, Dr. Lawrence is a member of the American Optometric Association, Florida Optometric Association, Hillsborough Society of Optometrists, Sigma Alpha Sigma Honor Student Fraternity and Beta Sigma Kappa Internations Optometric Honor Fraternity.  He has been a staff member of Florida Eye Specialists and Cataract Institute since 1995.

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Ruskin Eye Clinic
612 N US Highway 41
Ruskin, FL 33570

Tel: (813) 645-3831
Fax: (813) 645-4402
Monday-Thursday: 8am – 5pm
Friday: 8am – 4pm

Brandon Eye Clinic
403 Vonderburg Dr Suite 101
Brandon, FL 33511

Tel: (813) 681-1122
Fax: (813) 684-4924
Monday-Friday: 8am – 5pm
Saturday: 8am – 12pm

I was pleasantly surprised by not just getting my eyes checked with the usual tests, but Dr. Lawrence James spent a special amount of time explaining how my eyes were different in several ways from other peoples’. I rec’d information which no other ophthalmologist or optometrist had ever explained. Knowing these things has relieved me of much angst about my sensitivity to certain kinds of lights and bright sunshine. I had an exceptional experience and wonderful advice.

Michael B.

First visit with Dr. Lawrence. On time for my appointment, extensive workup and examination and then meeting with Dr Lawrence. He is amiable, competent, explains in detail findings of exam and doesn't hurry you out. Very impressed and will continue with this practice for eye exam and issues.

Rab G.

Dr. Lawrence is the BEST! And, the entire team always is very thorough and professional. No long waits either with appointments. Highly recommend!

Susan R.