About Us


About UsWe are a full-service eyecare center located in Ocala, Florida. With a team of four highly trained optometrists and a friendly staff, we are here to take care of all your eyecare needs.

We feature a wide range of fashion frames to suit your style, as well as the right contact lenses to suit your needs. Our on-site optical lab can carefully craft your lenses with precision and assure you the best possible result.

Our office was founded in 1948 by Dr. Bernard Forrest. The first small office was located on North Magnolia Avenue across from the downtown square. After 12 years, the practice had grown and the office was moved to 14 N.E. 1st street, where it remained for 14 years.At that time, larger office space was built at 1107 E. Silver Springs Boulevard and the office remained there until September 1986. We then moved to our present facility at 150 SE 17th Street.

Ritz and Johnson has now grown to four full-time, board-certified Optometrists. Read more about our doctors here.