Skip to main content

Please note that our office is open regular hours. Be sure to stay up to date on our COVID-19 pandemic protocols Read Our Blog Post…

Your Optometrist in Jacksonville, Florida

We pride ourselves on offering friendly optical service and the highest quality care for your eyes, serving Jacksonville since 1965. We’re a one-stop shop for all your family’s eye care and eyewear needs. Our Jacksonville Optometrist and staff are qualified to lead you on your eyecare journey from booking an appointment, performing your sight test to recommending the best products for you. We carry a large selection of Designer Frames and Children’s eyewear near you – including dilly dally glasses and Tomato.

Top Of the line kid's frames

Bob Ham Eyewear has the most extensive collection of children’s eyeglasses in Jacksonville, FL!

Our Designer Frames

NEW! Frames from Gucci and Mont Blanc

Bob Ham Eyewear is a full-service optical center with the knowledge, skills, and expertise needed to help our patients in Jacksonville look and feel their best. We understand how much first impressions matter. After all, your face is the first thing people see when they look at you.

We’ll ensure that you put your best face forward. Enjoy clear vision and feel fantastic!

man wearing eyeglasses 640x427 1

Unique Optical

Our staff will help you find the best fit for your specific needs and explain how different lenses will impact your vision.

happy family 640x427 1

Comprehensive Eye Exams

Learn about eye exams, what’s involved in a comprehensive exam, and special considerations for kids and contacts.

doctor bio pic 400px

Meet Our Eye Doctor, Dr. Merritt

Dr Merritt is a native of Jacksonville and was raised in Mandarin. She graduated from Wolfson High School and then attended the University of North Florida receiving a BA in Biology in 1988. While she was working on her undergraduate degree she was employed by a local optometrist for a few years. That experience sparked her interest in eye care. Therefore, she decided to further her education and later received a doctorate of optometry in...
Meet Our Doctor

Read Our Patient Reviews

I have worn glasses for over 50 years and as such, had numerous opportunities to interact with many different eye care professionals. Working with the staff at Bob Ham exceeded all my expectations. When you are first greeted you come to realize what you have been missing at other venues. From the ease of scheduling, being examined, eyeglass selection, fitting and after sales service Jessica, Ruth Ann, Bob and Dr Merritt are true professionals.
- Michael R.

Tips for Healthy Eyes If You’re Over 40

The eyes, like the rest of the body, experience noticeable changes as we age. Here are some useful tips to keep your eyes...

2022 Sunglasses Styles For Men

Trendy sunglass styles for men range from innovative to classic. Choose sunglasses that not only look terrific but also protect your eyes from...

Why Are My Eyes Dry in the Morning?

Do your eyes feel dry, itchy and uncomfortable as soon as you get up in the morning? Your eye doctor can determine the underlying...

5 Ways to Protect and Improve Your Child’s Eyesight

Your children's vision is their primary window into the world around them. Keeping their eyesight healthy is an important part of allowing them...