Meet The Optometrist

Meet Dr. Kenneth O'Daniel, a Scottsdale Optometrist

Our doctor provides complete eye care services for Scottsdale and the surrounding communities.

As a licensed optometrist, Dr O provides exams, diagnoses, and treatments of all disorders that affect the eye or vision. In addition to training in eye diseases and disorders, Drs. O'Daniel is also trained in anatomy, biochemistry, and physiology. With their background, our doctors are trained to recognize a range of health issues; such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetes, and hypertension.

Meet Our Optometrists

  • Dr.
    Kenneth O’Daniel

    We refer to him as 'Dr 'O'

    Dr. Kenneth O'Daniel's life and career have been characterized by his deep-rooted passion for optometry, dedication to patient care, and strong family values. Born in the picturesque mountains of Waynesville, North Carolina, he later found his home in Dayton, Ohio, where he spent the majority of his life. Dr. O'Daniel pursued his academic journey at Wright State University in Dayton, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 1977. He then embarked on further studies, pursuing a Master's in Biochemistry.

    Dr. O'Daniel's true calling, however, lay in the realm of Optometry. He pursued this passion by attending the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, Illinois, from which he graduated in 1983. This pivotal experience laid the foundation for his career as an optometrist, enabling him to combine his love for photography and physics with his desire to enhance patients' vision and allow them to perceive the world with greater clarity.

    In 1986, Dr. O'Daniel embarked on his professional journey by establishing his practice in Scottsdale, Arizona. Over the years, his commitment to exceptional eye care and patient well-being led him to join Tatum EyeCare in January 2018. Dr. O'Daniel's practice philosophy revolves around treating patients like family, with integrity, honesty, and fairness as guiding principles. He has provided comprehensive eye care services to the surrounding communities, catering to individuals aged seven and above.

    Dr. O'Daniel's personal life is equally intertwined with his professional achievements. During his time in Chicago, he met the love of his life, Lori, a native of the city. Their relationship blossomed, and Lori became an integral part of Dr. O'Daniel's practice in 1988. With her extensive experience, Lori managed various aspects of their Optometric practice, ranging from pre-testing to the management of their Scottsdale Optometric practice for over 27 years. Their partnership symbolizes the harmonious blend of their personal and professional lives.

    His dedication to the field led him to serve in leadership roles within the optometric community. Dr. O'Daniel contributed his expertise as a director for the Arizona Optometric Association and held the prestigious position of President of the Central Arizona Optometric Society. These roles not only showcased his commitment to advancing the field of optometry but also highlighted his involvement in shaping the local optometric community.

    In summary, Dr. Kenneth O'Daniel's journey from the serene mountains of North Carolina to the bustling streets of Chicago and Arizona encapsulates a story of passion, dedication, and excellence in the field of optometry. His commitment to providing exceptional eye care, treating patients like family, and maintaining the highest ethical standards has solidified his reputation as a respected optometrist and a valued member of the optometric community.  

After 27 years, I relocated. I left the Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall to join two private practices. I am happy to announce that I have relocated my office to provide my patients with better accessibility with stellar service. My two new locations will be offering convenient parking, better pricing, and a wider selection of designer frames. I will be available at both locations and accept most insurance plans depending on the location (call for details). Saturdays by appointment.

Awards: In 2018-2021, Dr. O'Daniel was "Voted one of the Best Optometrists in Scottsdale" by

Tatum EyeCare (480) 889-6044 16429 N Tatum Blvd #2 Phoenix 85032 **Most Insurances accepted at this location. This location accepts Avesis, Aetna, Superior Vision, Cigna, BCBS, EyeMed, Humana, VSP, Medicare & United Healthcare. This office received the most prestigious award by Foothills magazine - Voted "Best Optical in the Valley".

Arcadia EyeCare (602) 279-5855 , 7509 E 1st Street Scottsdale, Az 85251 - Accepting VSP, Spectera, Medicare and EyeMed at this location

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  • "Dr. O'Daniel is wonderful! After visiting 2 other doctors regarding problems with my eyes, I decided to visit Dr. O'Daniel who has finally given me a plan to make my eyes feel better and after months of pouring money down the drain and agony, they do! He really took the time to sit with me during my appointment and helped me to understand what was going on with my eyes. He knows his stuff and he is now my official eye doctor!"
    Michelle L / Phoenix, AZ
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