About Us

We are a full scope Optometric Practice dedicated to providing the highest quality vision care to children and adults in a friendly, comfortable and professional atmosphere.

Because your eyes have to last your entire life, Gulf Coast Optometry strives to achieve the best results for patients every day. This was the vision Dr. Kevin G. Brooks had when he founded Gulf Coast Optometry in 2005 and still has today. Gulf Coast Optometry began with 3 offices in Florida. Since then, our team has experienced remarkable growth and has acquired 33 offices in Florida, Georgia, Iowa and Illinois. These independent optometric offices are located inside EyeGlass World retail locations.

Gulf Coast Optometry has outstanding Executive and Corporate Office Teams constantly working to assist our Optometric Physicians to provide exceptional care to all of our patients. Our optometrists will consult with each individual patient to form a tailored prescription for their vision needs. We are excited about the direction Gulf Coast Optometry is heading and we hope you will entrust us with your precious sense of sight.

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Dr. Kevin G. Brooks

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Kevin Brooks has over 20 years of Optometric experience and has been the President and CEO of Gulf Coast Optometry since 2005, holding licenses in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Illinois and Iowa.  Dr. Brooks was raised in South Dakota and has lived in Florida since 2005.  When he is not spending time with his 3 children, he enjoys golf and traveling.

B.S., Biology, University of South Dakota
Doctorate of Optometry, Illinois School of Optometry

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Steven Gill

Chief Operating Officer

Steven Gill has been Chief Operating Officer since 2017, having started as our Director of Professional Relations in 2015. He has worked in the optical field since 1998, holding positions in production management, retail management and Human Resources. Steven was born and raised in the United Kingdom and has lived in the United States since 2008. When he is not working, Steven enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 children.

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Brian Phillips

Senior Accountant

Brian is our senior accountant responsible for all accounting functions of the company. He has over twenty years of experience in various accounting, finance and logistics roles. Brian grew up in Canton, Ohio and has lived in Florida since 2000. When he isn’t riding motorcycles, he is running with his dogs.

B.A., Economics, magna cum laude. University of Akron.
M.B.A., Finance, Corporate Accounting. Simon Business School, University of Rochester
Military Experience: Logistics/Plans Officer, USAF.