Ophthalmology Specialists in Florida

Miami (298)Tampa (113)Jacksonville (110)Naples (80)Gainesville (76)
Orlando (75)Fort Myers (74)Sarasota (70)Boca Raton (59)Saint Petersburg (53)Largo (44)Coral Gables (43)Palm Beach Gardens (43)Lakeland (42)Pensacola (41)Plantation (41)Clearwater (39)Hollywood (37)Bradenton (34)Delray Beach (33)Tallahassee (32)Venice (32)Fort Lauderdale (28)Stuart (28)Melbourne (27)Boynton Beach (25)Ocala (25)Port Charlotte (24)Winter Haven (24)Brandon (23)Vero Beach (21)West Palm Beach (21)Daytona Beach (20)Jupiter (20)Aventura (18)Kissimmee (18)Hialeah (16)Maitland (16)Panama City (15)Pembroke Pines (15)Port Saint Lucie (14)Tarpon Springs (14)Altamonte Springs (13)Sebring (13)Spring Hill (13)Sun City Center (13)Leesburg (12)Orange City (12)South Miami (12)Cape Coral (11)Clermont (11)Coral Springs (11)Deerfield Beach (11)Englewood (11)Mount Dora (11)New Port Richey (11)Sunrise (11)The Villages (11)Zephyrhills (11)Margate (10)Palm Coast (10)Palm Harbor (10)Wesley Chapel (10)Fort Pierce (9)Lake City (9)Lake Mary (9)Lake Worth (9)Orange Park (9)Ormond Beach (9)Palm Springs (9)North Miami Beach (8)Port Orange (8)Sebastian (8)St Petersburg (8)Summerfield (8)Weston (8)Winter Park (8)Bonita Springs (7)Miami Beach (7)North Port (7)Port St Lucie (7)Saint Augustine (7)St Augustine (7)Tamarac (7)Wellington (7)Destin (6)Fort Walton Beach (6)Hallandale Beach (6)Jacksonville Beach (6)Oakland Park (6)Riviera Beach (6)Ruskin (6)Tavares (6)Brooksville (5)Deland (5)Doral (5)Haines City (5)Lady Lake (5)Lake Wales (5)Pinecrest (5)Punta Gorda (5)University Park (5)Wildwood (5)Apopka (4)Crystal River (4)Estero (4)Hudson (4)Lakewood Ranch (4)Land O Lakes (4)Marianna (4)North Miami (4)Oviedo (4)Palatka (4)Palm Bay (4)Pinellas Park (4)Plant City (4)Pompano Beach (4)Riverview (4)Titusville (4)Bay Harbor Islands (3)Bay Pines (3)Ellenton (3)Fleming Island (3)Ft Lauderdale (3)Key West (3)Lecanto (3)Lehigh Acres (3)Merritt Island (3)Ocoee (3)Palmetto Bay (3)Panama City Beach (3)Ponte Vedra Beach (3)Rockledge (3)Saint Cloud (3)Viera (3)Windermere (3)

Learn more about Ophthalmology Specialists

An optometrist is a healthcare provider who specializes in routine and preventive eye and vision care. Optometrists diagnose vision abnormalities and prescribe eyeglasses and contacts. They detect and treat cataracts, glaucoma, and eye infections. Optometrists also screen for conditions that affect the eyes and vision, including high blood pressure and diabetes.

An optometrist typically:

  • Evaluates a patient’s medical and vision history

  • Educates the patient about eye and vision disease prevention and health

  • Performs a comprehensive eye and vision exam and evaluates blood pressure

  • Performs and interprets specialized eye tests

  • Diagnoses and often treats acute and chronic eye diseases and conditions that affect vision, including eye injuries, vision problems, cataracts, and glaucoma

  • Screens for conditions that increase the risk of eye and vision conditions including diabetes and high blood pressure

  • Prescribes eye glasses, contacts, and certain medications

  • Refers patients to an ophthalmologist for serious eye problems and most eye surgeries

  • Performs laser or glaucoma surgeries in some cases

  • Provides eye and vision care before and after eye surgery

An optometrist may also be known by the following names: eye doctor, vision care specialist, and Doctor of Optometry (OD).

There are 1817 specialists practicing Ophthalmology in Florida with an overall average rating of 4.2 stars. There are 256 hospitals in Florida with affiliated Ophthalmology specialists, including Adventhealth Orlando, Sarasota Memorial Hospital and Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center.