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.
Make Protecting Your Eyes a Priority When Playing Sports!
Each year, an estimated 100,000 people are hurt by sports-related eye injuries. About 13,500 of these injuries result in permanent vision loss. In support of Sports Eye Safety Month this April, the American Academy of Ophthalmology reminds athletes everywhere that the great majority of sports-related eye injuries can be avoided by simply wearing the proper protection.
According to Florida Eye’s Vitreous/Retina Specialist Joseph Nezgoda M.D., "Living an active lifestyle is important to overall health though it is important to be aware of the potential for injury, especially to the eyes. I have seen patients with severe blunt injuries to the eye from everything to golf balls to the nose of a surfboard. It is critical especially to those with predisposing eye conditions, prior eye surgery including LASIK, and those who only have good vision in one eye to shield the eye from a potential trauma. This can ensure lifelong vision and prevent a blinding event."
News and Events
June Is Cataract Awareness Month
Prevent Blindness America has declared June as Cataract Awareness Month. Cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss in the United States, and it is the leading cause of blindness in the world. There are 24 million Americans over the age of 40 who are affected by cataracts, so it seems fitting that an entire month should be dedicated to education and awareness.
In anticipation of Cataract Awareness Month, here are some common questions and answers about cataracts.