Dr. Victoria Melcher

Dr. Melcher graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelors of Science in Business, then went on to Nova Southeastern University to receive her Doctor of Optometry degree in 1999.

During her education she completed three externships, the first being the study of low vision and low vision aides from Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami. Her second was at Vision America where she was extensively trained in the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases including co-management of Lasik and cataract surgery, the final rotation was her favorite and it was with the sixth medical group at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa.

As a proud member of VOSH (Volunteer Optometric Services for Humanity) she has had the privilege to travel to third world countries such as Honduras and the Dominican Republic to provide eye care to those in great need.

Dr. Melcher is board certified and has been practicing primary eye care in Pinellas County for over 12 years. She takes pride in performing eye examinations that focus on each patients overall health and wellness.

Dr. Melcher is married with two children. Her interest include cooking, photography, outdoor activities, and mostly spending time with her family.


Dr. Valerie Potter

Dr. Potter graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelors of Science in Business, then went on to Nova Southeastern University to receive her Doctor of Optometry degree in 1998.

During her education she completed several externships, the first being at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Gainesville where she extensively studied ocular pathology and tertiary care. Her second was a at the Broward County Facility Clinic focusing on emergency and long term eye care for the indigent population, and the final rotation was at numerous nursing homes providing geriatric eye care to the elderly.

In addition, Dr. Potter went on to complete a COE accredited Optometric Residency at the Salisbury VA hospital in North Carolina.

As a proud member of VOSH (Volunteer Optometric Services for Humanity) she has had the privilege to travel to third world countries in remote areas of Mexico and Honduras to provide eye care to those in need.

Dr. Potter is board certified, and has been practicing primary eye care in Pinellas County for over 12 years. She takes pride in going above and beyond to individualize each patients care and providing the best solutions to their unique needs.

Dr. Potter is married with two children. Her interests include spending time with her family, being active in her church as well as her children’s school and anything outdoors!