Dr. Jon K. Batzer, Optometrist In North Port

Dr. Jon K. Batzer, O.D.

Dr. Batzer
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Board Certified Optometrist & Director Of Primary Care


A skillful and insightful Board Certified Optometrist with over 30 years of experience, Dr. Jon K. Batzer serves as the Director, Primary Care Services for Community Eye Center (CEC).

Offering the community of Southwest Florida quality eye care since 1987, Dr. Batzer has been integral to the growth of CEC. Beginning with one physician, Dr. Batzer has seen the practice to include nine physicians at multiple Southwest Florida locations, an eye only surgery center and optical services.

Constantly expanding his skills through learning and seeking knowledge, Dr. Batzer researches and evaluates information to stay on top the latest developments in optometry. Additionally, he is a published author on topics such as dry eye syndrome and vitreoretinal disorders.

Dr. Batzer brought his fervor for learning to Florida with him. Previous to his time with Community Eye Center he was Assistant Professor of Optometry and Module Chief in Primary Care at the Illinois College of Optometry. In this role, he was directly in charge of patient care, as well as clinical instruction of optometric student clinicians. In addition, he was a continuing education lecturer and practicing optometrist. He was also adjunct faculty of the University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary in Chicago where he was responsible for teaching ophthalmology residents in the contact lens clinic. 

Board Certification

Florida State Board Certified Optometrist

  • Florida Optometric Association

  • American Optometric Association

  • Ocular Surface Society of Optometry

  • Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society


Residency: Veterans Administration Medical Center, Albuquerque, NM

Optometry: Michigan College of Optometry, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI (Beta Sigma Kappa Silver Medal recipient graduating with highest distinction)

Undergraduate: Ferris State College, Big Rapids, MI

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Jon K. Batzer, O.D. Celebrates 30 Years With Community Eye Center


Community Eye Center is proud to announce that Jon K. Batzer, Chief of Optometry and Optometric Physician is celebrating 30 years with CEC on July 20, 2017.

“Throughout my years of practice I have tried to treat all my patients as though they were my own family, providing them with an open and honest assessment of what is best for their eyes, vision and eye health.  I am fortunate to work with an outstanding group of physicians who share this philosophy of practice, and can provide a wide range of routine, medical, and surgical eye care.”  stated Dr. Batzer.

Dr. Eric Schaible, Partner and Research Director of Community Eye Center and St. Lucy’s Eye Surgery Center describes Dr. Batzer as “dedicated, intense, sincere, mature….a great asset and colleague to our practice.”

Dr. Batzer attended Ferris State College, in Big Rapids, MI for graduate study, and was accepted into the College of Optometry there on an accelerated entry, prior to completion of his undergraduate degree in Biology.

He completed his Optometric studies there, obtaining his OD degree with Highest Distinction, in 1984.  Dr. Batzer complete his Residency at the VA Medical Center in Albuquerque, NM.

Dr. Batzer was an Assistant Professor of Optometry at the Illinois College of Optometry, Chicago, IL, and an Adjunct Professor and Clinical Instructor in the Cornea/Contact Lens Service of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary.

Dr. Batzer has published articles on topics such as Dry Eye Syndrome and Vitreoretinal Disorders.  He is a member of the American Optometric Association and Florida Optometric Association.

Dr. Joseph Spadafora, Partner and Medical Director of Community Eye Center and St. Lucy’s Eye Surgery Center said, “Since joining Community Eye Center in 1987 Dr. Batzer has proven himself a true team player and the consummate professional, earning the trust of all of his patients.”

“Dr. Batzer has a strong commitment to the quality of our patient care, as well as personal relationships he has built with our patients over the years” stated Dave Jordan Practice Administrator.

For over 37 years Community Eye Center has served Southwest Florida providing excellence in eye care from multiple locations including their eye only surgery center, St. Lucy’s Eye Surgery Center and their optical centers.  Their care ranges from routine eye exams to complex eye surgery and laser eye surgery.  CEC now has 3 locations…Port Charlotte, Venice and North Port….to better serve Southwest Florida.

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