9980 Central Park Blvd.
Boca Raton, FL 33428
- Phone: (561) 451-4514
Ophthalmologists in Boca Raton
Looking for an ophthalmologist in Boca Raton, FL? A trusted practice in the South Florida community since 1975, the practice was purchased in 2004 by Drs. Lee Friedman and Randy Katz, and were renamed Florida Eye Microsurgical Institute. Dr. Barry Schechter joined Florida Eye soon after. Throughout this transition, the mission remained the same: to provide top-of-the-line vision care to South Florida residents. With locations throughout Palm Beach County, we make it convenient for you to get top-quality vision care close to your home! Our Boca Raton location is located on the east side of 441 and at the corner of N. Central Park Blvd. and Orange Park Trail.
Eye Care Services in Boca Raton
Cataract Surgery – A safe and effective procedure that can improve vision in people with cataracts. Cataracts are cloudy areas that develop in the lens of the eye. As the lens becomes cloudy, it can make it difficult to see clearly. During cataract surgery, the cloudy lens is removed and replaced with a clear artificial lens.
Glaucoma – Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve, the part of the eye that sends visual information to the brain. If left untreated, glaucoma can lead to vision loss and blindness. The main goal of glaucoma treatment is to lower intraocular pressure (IOP), which is the pressure inside the eye. High IOP is a major risk factor for glaucoma.
Dry Eye Treatment – Dry eye syndrome is a common condition that occurs when the eyes do not produce enough tears or when the tears evaporate too quickly. This can cause a number of symptoms, including irritation, sore and achy eyes, redness, and blurry vision. There are a number of ways to treat dry eye, including artificial tears, ointments, heat therapy, and medications.
Retina – A retinal detachment is a serious eye condition that occurs when the retina, the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye, separates from the layer of blood vessels that nourishes it. This can cause sudden, severe vision loss. We also treat retinal tears, which can lead to a retinal detachment if left untreated. There are a number of treatments for a retinal tear or detachment, including pneumatic retinopexy, scleral buckle surgery, and vitrectomy surgery.
Cornea – Corneal services are a range of medical procedures that are used to treat conditions affecting the cornea, the clear, front part of the eye. At Florida Eye Microsurgical Institute, we treat corneal abrasions and corneal erosions, and offer advanced corneal transplantation.
Pediatric Ophthalmology – Dr. Friedman is a board certified pediatric ophthalmologist and fellowship trained pediatric/strabismus specialist. He has been diagnosing and treating children as well as adults for over twenty one years, making him an excellent choice of doctor for your children.
Macular Degeneration – A condition that affects the macula, the part of the retina responsible for central vision. Macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss in people over the age of 60. Dr. Katz heads the national clinical trials for AMD, making him the ideal macular degeneration specialist to call if you need AMD treatment.
Diabetic Retinopathy – Diabetic retinopathy is a serious eye condition that can lead to vision loss or blindness. It is caused by damage to the blood vessels in the retina, the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye. There is no cure for diabetic retinopathy, but it can be treated to prevent or slow the progression of the disease. Treatment for diabetic retinopathy includes getting regular eye exams for early detection, medications such as laser therapy, and surgery if necessary.
What Our Patients Are Saying
Having a background in healthcare, I am very aware of patient experience expectations. This office met and exceeded my expectations. My appointment was taken exactly on time, and everyone in the office was cordial and professional. I am a relatively new patient and I felt totally comfortable and at home. I would highly recommend a visit to this practice 5 stars!Jim S.
We are open to serve you Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. For your convenience, our phones are live Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. (lunch is from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m.).