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David Mertzlufft, O.D.

Optometric Physician

About 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.

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What Patients Are Saying:

Darlene J.

Dr. M. always goes above and beyond with his patients. He helped me figure out some puzzling things with his expertise. Thank you!

Ellen H.

Dr. Mertzlufft did an excellent job with my cataract follow-ups for both eyes in March. He is honest, forthright and compassionate. He is a “first” for me in Sarasota County of professional healthcare. Many thanks to him!

Susan H.

Dr. Mertzlufft answered all my questions and was so good at explaining in a way that was easy to understand. I’m so glad I ended up at Center For Sight!