Gwendolyn J. King, L.D.O.

Gwendolyn J. King - L.D.O.

Gwen King, Optician Okeechobee


Gwen was born in Quantico, Virginia. She has been in the optical field for the past 40 years, receiving her state license as a Florida licensed optician. She started out as an optical technician and optometric assistant in Davie Florida.  She attended classes at Miami Dade Community College majoring in opticianary science and optics.  She is a current and long time member of Professional Opticians of Florida. 

Gwen is and has been a volunteer for the Florida State Parks, the Florida Department of Health, the Rotary Club, and the Lions Club to give back to the community that has been so giving to her. 

Gwen opened Optical Gallery in 1984 and has lived in Okeechobee since 1978.  Her training and experience has allowed her to give top quality care and service to the practice and patients. 

Gwen wants you to be proud of the eye wear you receive from Optical Gallery, top quality service and materials are a primary concern.


She enjoys spending time with her two precious granddaughters, two precious grandsons and her family and friends.  She enjoys horseback riding, hunting, fishing, boating, camping and travel... at every opporunity she can.

Lenard L. Muroff, B.F.A., C.O.A.

Lenard L. Muroff, B.F.A., C.O.A. 

Lenard L. Muroff


Lenny was born in Brooklyn, New York and attended college at the New York Institute of Technology and graduated with a BFA in broadcast communication.  He also attended Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas majoring in the ophthalmic technology program. He had his own business in medical consulting for 5 years

He has worked in the field of Ophthalmology for 35 years, working with world-renowned Ophthalmologists Charles Kelman, M.D. and Donald Praeger, M.D.  Lenny moved to Florida in 1989 joined the team of The Center for Eye Care & Surgery in 1994 as the administrator and an ophthalmic technician.  He enjoys photography, videography, the ocean and fine restaurants. 

Lenny developed an eye drop helper called E-Z Drops. " While doing preliminary examinations, patients were constantly telling me how difficult it is to get eye drops into their eyes. The drops end up going down their cheeks. With the high cost of medication and the fact that patients may miss the necessary dosage they require,  I developed an eye drop helper to save on wasted drops."


Check out his website:  EZDrops

Jeanne Drewski - LDO,HAS., BS/Aud.

Jeanne Drewski - LDO,HAS., BS/Aud. 

Optical Gallery Hearing Aids Okeechobee


Jeanne is a Florida licensed optician and has been in the optical field for over 34 years.  She graduated from Greenbrier College for Women, Lewisburg, West Virginia, with a degree in general education. She was graduated from Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. with a bachelor of science degree in communication science and disorders, speech language pathology and audiology and opticianry science and optics.  Her offices are here in Okeechobee, Stuart and she also services multiple assisted living facilities in Okeechobee, Martin and St. Lucie counties.  She has served as a board member of Professional Opticians of Florida. 

She was a representative for Paris Contact Lens Laboratory throughout the state of Florida, followed by partnership with John A. Failla, M.D. Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology, (eye, ear nose and throat) for several years. 

Jeanne has been the owner of Earmark Hearing Centers for the past 30 years, with current offices in Okeechobee, Stuart and Port St. Lucie.  She takes care of twelve very active assisted living facilities, in Martin, St. Lucie, Okeechobee and Palm Beach county. 

For free hearing tests, hearing aid repair and the absolute best prices in new hearing aids,  come visit Jeanne at her office inside Optical Gallery.

Visit her website:

Earmark Hearing Aid Centers


Bryan Ackland Certified Optician

Bryan F. Ackland - Optical Lab Certified Optician

 Bryan Ackland, Optical Okeechobee


Bryan is an ABO/NCLE State Certified Optician and runs the optical lens fabrication laboratory at Optical Gallery.  He has been making optical eyeglass lenses for our community since 1989.


Bryan was born in Nashville, Tennessee and was in the United States Air Force prior to beginning his optical career. He attended the Air Force Technical Training Institute and Chanute Air Force Base in Champagne, Illinois as an aerospace ground equipment mechanic. He obtained is optical education at Univis Optical Labs in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida working in lens fabrication. He completed his optical/apprenticeship program through the State of Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation in 2000.  

He takes pride in making your eyeglasses, dedicated to be the best in the field.  Optical Gallery offers emergency service for most eye wear needs.


Bryan enjoys fishing, camping, swimming, boating... anything outdoors.  Come to Optical Gallery for the most experienced professionals in town.

Louis M. King

Louis M. King, Office Manager

Optical Gallery of Okeechobee


Louis was born in Bristol, Virgina and attended college at Virginia Highlands Community College majoring in business management and accounting. His extensive knowledge in business management and accounting has allowed him to manage many large corporations successfully and he brings this experience with him to Optical Gallery.


Louis completed his optical/optician apprenticeship training through the State of Florida Department of Professional Regulation in 1993.  His knowledge of optical lens fabrication was learned through his employment at Univis Lens Corporation in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl.  This experience demands that he be the best he can be and truly understands our patients optical needs.


Louis has lived in Okeechobee since 1978.  He looks forward to meeting you and to assist you in your selection of fine quality eye wear.  He also asists in our optical laboratory and is well versed in all aspects of the business.


He enjoys his two precious granddaughters and two precious grandsons, as well as hunting, fishing, being outdoors and managing his small cattle operation.

Shelly King McCownShelly King McCown - Medical Records - Reception


Shelly King McCown, Optical Gallery Okeechobee


Shelly is an Okeechobee native, born and raised in the Okeechobee community and graduated from Okeechobee High School.  She attended Colorado Technical University for her degree in Associate of Science and Medical Billing and Coding. She completed her optical/optician apprenticeship training through the State of Florida Department of Health, Division of Medical Quality Assurance in 2008. 

She does the medical billing for Dr. Richard  L. Soldinger, Dr. David J. Underill and Optical Gallery and is also a front desk receptionist, she has been working for us since 2001. 

Shelly has a genuine concern for the patients of Optical Gallery and has a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of insurance billing.  She will gladly help research your benefits and file your insurance claims. 

Should you have questions about your benefits, feel free to call to find out what is available to you through your insurance.


Shelly enjoys spending time with her family, her two daughters and two sons. She loves all outdoor activities, including camping, fishing, hunting and riding horses.

Arlene Soldinger

Arlene Soldinger - Ophthalmic Tech

Optical Gallery Tech 


Arlene was born in New York, New York and is married to Dr. Richard Soldinger. She attended Brooklyn College in Brooklyn, New York, majoring in child psychology.  She was a pre-K school teacher for two years in Brooklyn and has three grown children.


Arlene and her husband had an Optometric and Optical practice in Brooklyn, New York for 25 years, where she received her training in the field. 

Arlene truly loves children, the ocean, shelling and arts and crafts.  She lives in a relaxed rural community with her husband, she loves Florida but misses all of the action of Manhattan.  She enjoys people and speaks fluent Spanish and some French.