Center For Sight

David Mertzlufft, O.D

David Mertzlufft, O.D.

Optometric Physician

David Mertzlufft, O.D

Dr. David Mertzlufft is a board-certified optometric physician who began his career with an optometric internship and residency at Center For Sight, and joined the physician staff full-time upon completion of this training in 1990. He has been a key member of the Center For Sight team ever since, providing a wide range of services, including primary vision care, pre-operative testing and follow-up care for cataract and laser vision correction patients. Dr. Mertzufft’s special area of interest is in diseases affecting the visual system, including glaucoma and macular degeneration.

Dr. Mertzlufft holds a Bachelor of Science degree in microbiology from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, and a Doctor of Optometry degree from New England College of Optometry in Boston. He achieved honors in all his clinical rotations and is a current member of the Beta Sigma Kappa honors fraternity.

A dedicated physician, Dr. Mertzlufft has volunteered his time and skill with Voluntary Optometric Services to Humanity (VOSH), joining with colleagues to provide optometric services to indigent people in South America.

Dr. Mertzlufft currently assists the Board of Directors of the Manasota Lighthouse For The Blind.

Dr. Mertzlufft lives in Sarasota with his wife, Lindsay, and daughters Lila and Chloe, where they enjoy the outdoors and the unlimited natural beauty our area has to offer. His many interests and hobbies include golfing, cycling, studying nature and kite surfing.

Location Served: Venice

  • Primary eye care
  • Contact lens prescribing and fitting, including specialty fits for keratoconus and irregular astigmatism
  • Dry Eye diagnosis and management
  • Ocular Disease management and treatment
  • Surgical co-management with Center For Sight physicians and surgeons
  • Undergraduate Education: University of Massachusetts
  • Optometry School: New England College of Optometry


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