VAL-Uvision of Mandarin: Optometrist Jacksonville, FL | Eye Doctor

Eye Exams, Eyeglasses, Contact Lenses & More

Welcome to VAL-Uvision in Mandarin! We are a full service eye and vision care provider serving Jacksonville, Florida. Patients throughout the Mandarin/San Jose area come to VAL-Uvision because they know they will receive the personal attention and professional care that is our foundation.

VAL-Uvision has several Jacksonville locations, including the Mandarin optical shop that accepts clients from Mandarin and San Jose. Dr. Gayle Leinwohl, and all of our staff, take great pride in providing personalized eye care services.

We allot extra time in our appointments to discuss your vision and eye health, offer tips that allow you to take care of your vision needs at home, and answer any questions you have about your eyes or vision needs. We are only happy when you feel comfortable and well-informed about all aspects of vision health. We take Premier VSP and Care Credit for your convenience. We invite you to make an appointment for an eye exam or any other vision service. Click on our appointment request button to set one up online, or give us a phone call at 904-730-2299.

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VAL-Uvision of Beauclerc Mandarin
9397 San Jose Blvd #2
Jacksonville, FL 32257


Monday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: Call for hours
Sunday: Closed


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9397 San Jose Blvd #2, Jacksonville, FL 32257

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Eye Exams

Our eye exams have two main goals. We want to check your vision levels to make sure that you have the right prescription. We also want to check your overall eye health to make sure you are free of diseases and your eyes are healthy. If we find any evidence of underlying health conditions, we will discuss all your options with you. 

In addition to looking for any indicators of potential vision problems, our Jacksonville eye doctors will also look at your overall eye health. At VAL-Uvision, you can always expect A+ patient care.

Contact Lenses

We offer contact lens examinations and fittings, to make sure you are a candidate for contact lenses and to fit you with lenses that will be comfortable for your eyes. We carry a range of top brand contact lenses including Cooper, Bausch and Lomb “Purevision”, “Acuvue”, and Alcon “Air Optix”.  Those opting to wear contact lenses will find what they need, whether it’s soft daily disposable contacts, rigid gas permeable (RGP) form, or even color changing contact lenses. We also offer a selection of hard-to-fit contact lenses for those who suffer from certain eye conditions including dry eye and other eye conditions.

Eye Problem Management

We can treat and manage common eye problems such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, dry eye, red eye, diabetic eye problems, and eye infection.

LASIK Consultation

LASIK can be a great solution to vision problems, but is it right for you? We can examine you to determine if you make a good candidate for LASIK and answer any questions you have. If you decide to go ahead with the procedure, we will do all your pre-op and post-op care.


We offer both sunglasses and glasses frames in our optical boutique. Come see us for designer brands at a great price.Our experienced Jacksonville optical staff is happy to work with you in selecting the right glasses, lenses and frames that complement your style. Our experienced optometry professionals work closely with you to select the right eyewear to fit your budget and vision needs.

Brands We Carry

  • Gucci
  • Banana Republic
  • Fossil
  • Liz Claiborne
  • Marc by Marc Jacobs
  • Hugo Boss
  • Adrienne Vittadni
  • BCBG
  • Harley Davidson
  • Jessica McClintock
  • Ray-Ban
  • Kate Spade
  • Diane von Furstenberg
  • Nike
  • Lacoste
  • Juicy Couture
  • Float
  • Helium
  • Flexon
  • And more!

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Meet Dr. Gayle P. Leinwohl:

 I grew up in Lancaster, New York, a small suburb outside Buffalo, New York. In 1991, I received by undergraduate degree in Biology from Binghamton University.

After graduating, I worked in biology research for a year and then decided research wasn’t for me. I wanted to have more patient contact and a hands-on relationship with the people I could help…..”

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Meet Dr. Jennifer Balo:

dr jennifer balo O.D. valuvision mandarin optometry team

Dr. Jennifer Balo earned her doctorate of optometry in 2015 from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago. During school, she completed externships in primary care, contact lens fitting, ocular disease, pediatrics, vision therapy and low vision. She is certified by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry. Dr. Balo is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Northeast Florida Optometric Association.…..”

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