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Our eye doctor at Essential Eye Care & Optical has been providing Apopka with quality eye care for many years. We are dedicated to providing this care in an atmosphere of compassion and respect. Our goal is to remain at the forefront of eye care through continuing education utilizing the latest state-of-the-art equipment, technology, contact lens, and eyewear products.

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Our eye doctor takes the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing, and treating potential vision problems.

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Dr. David Dada

Dr. David Dada

An Apopka, FL native, Dr. David Dada attended high school at Forest Lake Academy. He earned his Bachelor's Degree in Biology from Gainesville’s University of Florida, and a Bachelor’s of Vision Science and Doctorate of Optometry at NOVA Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale.

Dr. Dada's comprehensive professional training have taken him to various state of the art clinics, such as the VA Clinic, specialty OMD clinics, and various OD-OMD practices. These experiences have shaped him into an exceptionally skilled optometrist.

His passion for outreach have led him to participate in different mission trips, including the National Optometric Student Association, and One Sight, through which he served communities in Jamaica and Gambia. He loves traveling, basketball, and participating in his local church.

Conveniently located just 15 miles north of Orlando, Essential Eye Care & Optical caters to your unique vision needs. Dr. Dada provides high quality eye exams, optical goods, and a quick turn-around on your eye-wear. As a long-time resident of Apopka, Dr. Dada takes pride in his community by providing excellent service. Schedule an appointment for an exceptional comprehensive eye exam today, and SEE for yourself!

Dr. Nishan Pressley

Dr. Nishan Pressley

Dr. Nishan Pressley is a shining example in the world of eye care. Originally hailing from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, she graduated with magna cum laude honors from The Norfolk State University, setting the stage for a remarkable career that continues to redefine optometry.
Dr. Pressley obtained her Doctor of Optometry degree from The Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University, where she achieved a remarkable milestone as the first African-American to graduate from the Accelerated Scholars Optometry program, completing her doctorate degree in just three years.
Dr. Pressley's patient-centric approach is the cornerstone of her practice. She puts her patients first, ensuring they receive the highest standard of care and personalized attention. Her dedication to patient well-being is reflected in her comprehensive understanding of primary eye care and ocular disease management — including but not limited to glaucoma management, diabetic eye exams, emergency eye care, and contact lens fittings.  Dr. Pressley's commitment to excellence in these domains ensures that her patients receive the most thorough and compassionate care, addressing their unique needs with precision and empathy.
Beyond her groundbreaking educational & professional achievements, Dr. Pressley is a dynamic influencer in the realm of eye care, captivating and educating over 180,000 social media followers across various platforms under her moniker, @askdrnish. Her engaging and informative content on eye health and vision-related topics has positioned her as a respected figure in the industry, making her an essential resource for individuals seeking eye care guidance.
Outside of her thriving professional life, Dr. Pressley finds balance in her personal life, cherishing moments with her husband and relishing quality time spent together. 
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Essential Eye Care & Optical in Apopka

Essential Eye Care & Optical provides innovative eye care services to patients from in and around Apopka. We offer comprehensive eye health assessments, ocular disease diagnosis and treatment, contact lens evaluation and fitting, and prescriptions.

The team at Essential Eye Care & Optical aims to provide the best possible solution for the patient's eye health and vision needs. By utilizing the latest technologies and evidence-based treatments, we can ensure that each patient maintains optimal eye health.

We welcome new patients and accept most major forms of insurance.

Welcome to our new optometrist, Dr. Nishan Pressley! She will be available on Mondays and some Fridays. Click to “meet” her here!