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About Us

Dr Ingrid Peterson - Optometrist

Dr. Ingrid Peterson has over 38 years of experience in the fields of contact lenses, children's vision and ocular disease. She attended the University of Florida as an undergraduate and received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Houston. The practice that Dr. Peterson founded is based on providing the most advanced, comprehensive ophthalmic examination for patients of all ages. She and the entire staff of Bayhead Eye Centre volunteer each month for the Shepherd's Hope Foundation, Lion's Club and Safehouse of Seminole County by supplying free eye examinations and spectacles.

When not seeing patients, Dr. Peterson enjoys fishing and gardening with her grandchildren.

Dr Mona Patel - Optometrist

Dr. Mona Patel grew up right here in the Central Florida area where she received her Bachelor of Science degree at UCF, then went on to receive her Dr. of Optometry from Sales University in Philadelphia, PA in 2001. Her family (and the cold weather in PA) brought her back to Central Florida in early 2005. She is trained in fitting contact lenses, diagnosing and treating sight threatening ocular disease, ocular emergencies, and co-managing surgical procedures. She is a member of WOO (Women's Optometric Organization) and The Eye Physicians of Central Florida, and has been an associate doctor at Bayhead Eye Centre since May 2016. In her spare time Dr. Patel enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, loves traveling, walking and cooking.

Insurance Plans

Most of our insurance plans require special forms or membership cards to be shown when you visit Bayhead Eye Centre. Please be aware that many health care providers have contracted with outside vision insurance companies to provide your vision care needs and these plans will have a different name.

Information Needed When Scheduling an Appointment

  • Name of Vision Plan
  • Name of Insured (i.e. you, spouse, or parent)
  • Social security number of insured party
  • Any member ID numbers, etc.

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • EyeMed
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • United Health Care
  • VCP
  • VSP

Payment Types Accepted

  • Personal Checks
  • Cash
  • Visa┬«
  • MasterCard┬«
  • Discover┬«


We realize that your time is valuable and we will make every effort to see you at your appointed time. Please understand, however, that emergencies may cause unforeseen delays. New patients, please arrive approximately 15 minutes ahead of your scheduled appointment to complete the necessary paper work.

If you are unable to keep your appointment, please call at least 24 hours in advance to allow another patient the opportunity to see the doctor during this time.

To schedule an appointment, please call (407) 322-2230

Or request an Appointment On-Line

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