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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Janet M. Mint, OD the leading provider of vision care products and services in Jacksonville.

Dr.Janet M. Mint, OD

Dr. Mint is a native of the Northeast, growing up in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. She is a graduate of Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania , earning a B.S. in Biology. She then attended The New England College of Optometry in Boston, Massachusetts. While at NEWENCO, she had the privilege of completing clinical training at the prestigious Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida. After receiving her O.D. degree, she relocated to the Jacksonville area.

Her first 13 years of practice took place in several ophthalmology practices in Jacksonville. These years provided invaluable experience in the diagnosis and treatment of most eye diseases and conditions. Then, in 1996, she established her private practice at Southside Eye Associates. She and her staff are dedicated to providing the best in patient care. She believes that her patients deserve the latest technology available, including the best diagnostic equipment available and the latest materials and designs in contact lenses, frames and spectacle lenses.

Dr. Mint is a past President of the Northeast Florida Optometric Society and is a member of the Florida Optometric Association, the Southern Council of Optometrists and the American Optometric Association. She became a fellow in the American Academy of Optometry in 1989. Through the years, she has held many leadership positions in the committee structure of these professional organizations. She has also served on the Board of the Florida Optometric Association and as an examiner with the Board of Optometry.

Several companies have consulted Dr. Mint for her participation in research projects and for her contributions as an author and speaker. In addition, she serves as an expert consultant and is involved in the development of new products and technology.

When not practicing optometry, Dr. Mint enjoys reading, walking, exercising and wine tasting. She is the mother of one daughter, Jordan, a graduate of Allen D. Nease High School and Florida State University. Jordan has received her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is currently employed with the community based program at Daniel Kids Foundation.

Lora Andrews

Lora is a licensed Optician in the state of Georgia. She has been licensed since 1986 and has practiced with Dr. Mint for several years. She is well informed of new products and materials and is willing to help with all of your optical needs. Lora has also transitioned into the position of Office Manager. Should you have any questions or concerns she will be happy to help in any way she can.

Kasey Farrell

Kasey is one of the Front Desk Coordinators that may greet you when you arrive at our office. Kasey will be happy to assist you in making an appointment, ordering contact lenses, and relaying any of your medical concerns to Dr. Mint. She may also be assisting our Optometric technician with pre-testing before you are seen by Dr. Mint. She is always willing to help our patients in any way she can.

Kym Gutierrez

Kym is one of the Front Desk Administrators that may greet you when you arrive at our office. She is currently working on a Bachelor’s Degree in the Healthcare Industry. She will welcome you to your appointment,  be happy to assist with your scheduling needs and answer any questions you may have about our practice. Kym is passionate about patient care and will share any concerns you may have with Dr. Mint.

Jo El Hall

Jo El is the Optometric Technician. Her vivacious personality makes you feel at ease as she records your medical history and performs preliminary diagnostic tests. This information is analyzed by Dr. Mint as she examines your ocular health and develops your treatment plan.