Welcome to Florida Eye
Welcome to Florida Eye Microsurgical Institute, where our patient’s needs are our eye specialists and doctors’ top priority. At Florida Eye it is our heartfelt mission to provide patients with the most effective treatments available today, blending the latest technological advances and state-of-the-art medical equipment with care, concern and integrity.
Our highly-qualified, board certified physicians, nurses, medical technicians and staff of more than fifty professionals, offer a full range of comprehensive ophthalmologic care, including routine eye care and examinations, pediatric eye care, pediatric and adult strabismus care, dry eye treatments, and advanced corneal, retinal and cataract procedures.
When it comes to total eye and vision care, we are truly second to none.
News and Events
May is Healthy Vision Month. Have You Scheduled Your Annual Exam?
Adults should have their eyes examined each and every year. Routine exams are necessary to detect potential problems before they become real problems. And as for children, “An eye exam should be a part of your child’s routine medical care,” says Florida Eye’s Pediatric & Adult Strabismus Specialist Dr. Lee Friedman.
“Healthy eyes and good vision are critical parts of a child’s development. Children’s vision problems and eye diseases should be detected and treated early.”
Dr. Friedman advises: Watch your child for evidence of poor vision or crossed eyes. lf you notice any eye problems, have your child examined immediately so that the problem does not become permanent.”
February is National AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month
AMD is the leading cause of blindness in adults 65 and older, currently affecting more than 15 million Americans, with 200,000 new cases diagnosed each year.
Unfortunately, this number has increased 25 percent over the last decade.
A reason for this increase, according to Florida Eye’s Macular Degeneration Specialist Randy Katz, M.D. is that too many adults put off getting annual eye exams. “The only way to stay on top of potential problems is to have regular yearly exams, and sometimes more often than that if a condition needs to be monitored closely. This is the only way for eye doctors to monitor for any changes in a patient’s vision, which can truly mean the difference between preserving sight and perhaps even losing it.” Barry Schechter, M.D., F.A.A.O. is the Director of Cornea & Cataract Services, Glaucoma, External Disease & Comprehensive Ophthalmology at Florida Eye. He concurs with Dr. Katz and adds another reason for the increase in adults living with AMD: “As our population ages and lives longer, we will continue to see a rise in conditions such as AMD as well as cataracts and glaucoma, all ailments which necessitate preventive care.”
Download Florida Eye’s 12 Risk Factors for Developing Macular Degeneration for more information about AMD risk factors, symptoms, treatment and prevention.
Florida Eye Welcomes Jonathan S. Criss, M.D. to the Practice
Medical & Surgical Ophthalmology/Refractive Cataract Surgery Specialist
Jonathan Criss, M.D. is a board-certified ophthalmologist who is joining Florida Eye after several successful years in private practice in Manhattan. As a comprehensive eye physician and surgeon, Dr. Criss provides complete medical and surgical ophthalmic care. He has a particular interest in small-incision, “no-shot” cataract surgery including the full range of high technology lenses, laser procedures for “after-cataract” and glaucoma, correction of eyelid abnormalities, and evaluation of systemic diseases which affect the eye, such as diabetes and high blood pressure.
“I am very pleased to have the opportunity to work with the doctors and staff at Florida Eye,” said Dr. Criss. “I’m looking forward to continuing and expanding the outstanding clinical care for which the practice is known.” Read more about Dr. Criss.