Florida Eye

Microsurgical Institute

Eye Care for the Entire Family

Florida Eye

Microsurgical Institute

Eye Care for the Entire Family

Welcome to Florida Eye Microsurgical Institute, where our patient’s needs are our eye specialists and doctors’ top priority. With four locations serving the south Florida community, we provide patients with the most effective treatments available, blending the latest technological advances with care and integrity. Our highly-qualified staff of over 75 professionals offers a full range of comprehensive ophthalmologic care, from routine exams to advanced surgical procedures. We have four locations throughout Palm Beach County with offices in Boynton Beach, Boca Raton, Wellington & Jupiter. See our patient testimonials »

Welcome to Florida Eye Microsurgical Institute, where our patient’s needs are our eye specialists and doctors’ top priority. With four locations serving the south Florida community, we provide patients with the most effective treatments available, blending the latest technological advances with care and integrity. Our highly-qualified staff of over 50 professionals offer a full range of comprehensive ophthalmologic care, from routine exams to advanced surgical procedures. See our patient testimonials »

Meet Our Physicians

Dr. Lee S. Friedman

Lee S. Friedman, MD

Pediatric Ophthalmology, ROP & Adult Strabismus
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Dr. Randy Katz

Randy S. Katz, MD

Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy & Medical / Surgical Retina Specialist
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Dr. Barry Schechter

Barry A. Schechter, MD, FAAO

Cornea & Cataract Services, Glaucoma, External Disease & Comprehensive Ophthalmology
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Dr. Lee S. Friedman

Jonathan S. Criss, MD

Medical & Surgical Ophthalmology / Refractive Cataract Surgery
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Dr. Randy Katz

Steven M. Naids, MD

Refractive Cataract Surgery, Cornea and External Disease, Comprehensive Ophthalmology
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Dr. Lee S. Friedman

Megan A. Rowlands MD, MPH

Cataract & Glaucoma Specialist
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Dr. Randy Katz

James M. Walsh, OD

Board-Certified Optometrist
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Dr. Lee S. Friedman

Lee S. Friedman, MD

Pediatric Ophthalmology, ROP & Adult Strabismus
VIEW PROFILE »

Dr. Randy Katz

Randy S. Katz, MD

Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy & Medical/Surgical Retina Specialist
VIEW PROFILE »

Dr. Barry Schechter

Barry A. Schechter, MD, FAAO

Cornea & Cataract Services, Glaucoma, External Disease & Comprehensive Ophthalmology
VIEW PROFILE »

Dr. Jonathan Criss

Jonathan S. Criss, MD

Medical & Surgical Ophthalmology / Refractive Cataract Surgery
VIEW PROFILE »

Dr. Randy Katz

Steven M. Naids, MD

Refractive Cataract Surgery, Cornea and External Disease, Comprehensive Ophthalmology
VIEW PROFILE »

Dr. Lee S. Friedman

Megan A. Rowlands MD, MPH

Cataract & Glaucoma Specialist
VIEW PROFILE »

Dr. Randy Katz

James M. Walsh, OD

Board-Certified Optometrist
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Our Physicians

Randy S. Katz, MD

Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, & Medical/Surgical Retina Specialist
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 Dr. Katz

Dr. Randy Katz specializes in the treatment of macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachments, and other diseases of the retina and vitreous. He participates and is currently enrolling patients in numerous national clinical trials using breakthrough treatments for these retinal procedures at the Florida Eye Microsurgical Institute.

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Barry A. Schechter, MD, FAAO

Cornea & Cataract Services, Glaucoma, External Disease, & Comprehensive Ophthalmology
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 Dr. Schechter

Dr. Barry A. Schechter specializes in refractive cataract surgery, corneal transplantation, ocular surface diseases, and glaucoma at Florida Eye Microsurgical Institute. A board-certified ophthalmologist and fellowship-trained corneal transplant specialist, Dr. Schechter has been diagnosing, treating, and operating in his field since 1992.

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Lee S. Friedman, MD

Pediatric Ophthalmology, ROP, & Adult Strabismus
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 Dr. Friedman

Dr. Lee S. Friedman specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology, ROP and Pediatric & Adult Strabismus at Florida Eye Microsurgical Institute. A board certified pediatric ophthalmologist and fellowship trained pediatric/strabismus specialist eye doctor, Dr. Friedman has been diagnosing, treating and operating on children as well as adults for more than twenty-one years.

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Jonathan S. Criss, MD

Medical & Surgical Ophthalmology / Refractive Cataract Surgery
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 Dr. Criss

Jonathan S. Criss, MD is a board-certified ophthalmologist who joined Florida Eye Microsurgical Institute after several successful years in private practice in Manhattan. As a comprehensive eye physician and surgeon, Dr. Criss provides complete medical and surgical ophthalmologic care.

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Megan A. Rowlands MD, MPH

Cataract & Glaucoma Specialist
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 Dr. Rowlands

Dr. Megan A. Rowlands specializes in the treatment of glaucoma and cataracts. She is proficient in the latest minimally invasive glaucoma surgery techniques, glaucoma laser procedures, and traditional incisional glaucoma surgeries.

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Steven M. Naids, MD

Refractive Cataract Surgery, Cornea and External Disease, Comprehensive Ophthalmology
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 Dr. Naids

Steven M. Naids, MD is a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology He received his subspecialty training at the renowned Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where his research interest included visual outcomes after cataract and corneal transplantation surgery.

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James M. Walsh, OD

Board-Certified Optometrist
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 Dr. Walsh

Dr. James Walsh specializes in medically-based optometric care, offering a full spectrum of routine and emergency services, ranging from comprehensive and diabetic exams, dry eye, glaucoma, macular degeneration and co-managing cataract surgeries.

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“The techs and doctors were so patient with me. They put me at such ease and I really appreciated their hand-holding because I was so nervous about my procedure.”

Thanks again! Julie

“I am so very grateful to have found such a wonderful certified ophthalmologist in your team and will recommend you and Florida Eye to all my friends.”

Sincerely, Virginia

“Kudos to the Florida Eye team. The techs were just as patient and caring with my father as the doctor was, and that really helped him make his decision.”

All the best, Joseph

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