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Our Doctor

Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision—many of which do not always have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses, both as eyeglass lenses and contact lenses.

Our optometrist take 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.

Meet our doctor:


Dr. Dedra Ling

  Dr. Dedra Ling, who originates from Chicago, received her Bachelor of Science in Biology at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Upon graduation she moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida and began attending the Nova Southeastern College of Optometry.

After completion of her doctorate at Nova Southeastern, she started her career as a traveling Optometrist and worked mainly in the vicinities of Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach. In 2009 Dr. Ling turned her sights further south in search of a city with an excellent sense of community. She landed in Key West, fell in love with the city and it’s people, and is now proud to be helping her patients see better at Key West Optical.

Dr. Ling is a member of the Rotary Club of Key West, the Key West Chamber of Commerce, and leads the daily runs for the Key West Southernmost Runner's Club. Being a member of these organizations shows that Dr. Ling is passionate about her community as well as her work, and she looks forward to being your Optometrist in Key West. Come see Dr. Ling at Key West Optical knowing that you’re seeing a doctor that genuinely cares about you and your eye health.