Contact Us:
Phone: 912-285-2021
Fax: 912-285-2558
Eye Care 1
2215 Memorial Drive
Waycross , Georgia 31501
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Walk-in Accepted Every Wednesday at 9:00 a.m.

Medicaid is ONLY accepted during this Walk-in time on Wednesday morning.

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

No Doctor Available on Saturdays

Our Practice

Dr. John Zechman O.D.


Dr. Neal Lovett

Dr. Neal Lovett is a native of Hazlehurst, Georgia and graduated from Jeff Davis High School in 1999.  He attended Mercer University in Macon, Georgia and received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2007.  Upon completing his education, he returned to southern Georgia where he practiced for several years. He has been a part of Eye Care 1 since March 2014.

Dr. Valarie (Simpson) Jerome O.D.

Dr. Jerome recently joined the team at Eye Care 1. She is a native of Pierce County and is an honors graduate of Pierce County High School. She is also a graduate of Georgia Southern Univeristy where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics. She obtained a Doctor of Optometry degree from Nova Southeastern Univeristy in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Following completion of her degree in optometry, she practiced in Richmond, Virginia and also in St. Petersburg, Florida, where she worked with the blind and visually impaired. After marrying her British husband, James, she recently spent a few years living in England. Now they are back and happy to make their home now in South Georiga.