Dr. David Hayes, DO

Dr. David Hayes, DO

Ophthalmology  |  

Accepting new patients

David Hayes, DO served as a U.S. Navy Flight Surgeon for 11 years, and joined Clay Eye Physicians & Surgeons in 2015. Dr. Hayes specialties include Laser Cataract Surgery and Glaucoma Surgery.

Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons

2023 Professional Center Dr

Orange Park, FL 32073
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

Since we first began treating patients in 1977, we have been committed to offering the most advanced and comprehensive eye care available. Every eye disease is different, and so is every patient. That's why our doctors diagnose and develop individualized treatment plans specifically tailored for your needs. Our physicians are leaders in the development of state-of-the-art approaches to eye care, and are supported by a strong team of friendly and knowledgeable technicians, administrative staff, and other specialists who work together to coordinate complete and compassionate care.
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Dr. Hayes' Experience

Dr. Hayes' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Ophthalmology
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Accidental Eye Injuries
  • Acute Angle-Closure Glaucoma
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Amaurosis Fugax
  • Aphakia
  • Astigmatism
  • Bacterial Conjunctivitis
  • Binocular Vision Disorder
  • Black Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blurred Vision
  • Cataract
  • Cataract - Alopecia - Sclerodactyly
  • Cataract - Ataxia - Deafness
  • Cataract - Cardiomyopathy
  • Cataract Congenital Dominant Non Nuclear
  • Chalazion
  • Chemical Burn - Eyes
  • Chronic Eye Diseases
  • Color Blindness
  • Congenital Glaucoma
  • Conjunctival Disorders
  • Corneal Flash Burns
  • Corneal Scar
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Trauma
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Eczema
  • Eyelid Lesions
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma - Iridogoniodysgenesia
  • Glaucoma - Sleep Apnea
  • Glaucoma Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Glaucoma in Epithelial Ingrowth
  • Glaucoma in Intra Ocular Tumours
  • Glaucoma in Iridoschisis.
  • Glaucoma in Phacomatoses
  • Hazy Vision
  • Hypertensive Retinopathy
  • Hypotropia
  • Iritis
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Dystrophy
  • Meibomitis
  • Nearsightedness
  • Night Blindness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Nerve Disorder
  • Optic Neuropathy
  • Primary Open Angle Glaucoma
  • Pterygium
  • Refractive Error
  • Refractive Eye Disorders
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Edema
  • Retinal Migraine
  • Retinal Scarring
  • Stye
  • Uveitis
  • Vision Impairment
  • Vision Loss
  • Visual Aura
  • Visual Field Loss
  • Vitreous Detachment
  • Watering Eyes


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  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Antifungal Eye Drops
  • Argon Laser Surgery
  • Argon Laser Trabeculoplasty
  • Argon Laser Treatment
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Canthotomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Diabetes Eye Care
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • Dilation of Outflow Canal
  • Drainage of Conjunctival Cyst
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Extracapsular Cataract Extraction
  • Eye Drops
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Injection
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyeglasses
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Medical Therapy
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Goniotomy
  • Iridotomy
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • Laser Microsurgery
  • Laser Office Procedure
  • Laser Surgery
  • Laser Trabeculoplasty or Iridectomy
  • Oculoplastics
  • Ophthalmic Surgical Procedures
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Peripheral Iridotomy
  • Phacoemulsification
  • Photocoagulation
  • Physical Examination
  • Punctal Plug Insertion
  • Q-Switched Nd:YAG Laser Treatment
  • Removal of Intraocular Foreign Body
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Soft Contact Lenses
  • Sutureless Cataract Surgery
  • Trabeculectomy
  • Trabeculotomy Ab Externo
  • YAG Iridotomy
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy
  • YAG Laser Surgery


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Navy Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Navy Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • West Virginia University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hayes has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hayes' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hayes to family and friends
based on 248 total reviews (15 with comments)
Dr. Hayes' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (15)
in Jacksonville, FL |
Dr. Hayes confirmed having open angle glaucoma and recommended Latanoprost then Lumigan to lower IOP. Unfortunately, both eye drops did not lower my eye pressure and caused undesirable side effects. On my last appointment, I opted for Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT). Given the success rate of SLT in the country is 80% and the positive effect may last between two to five years, I expect positive outcome. I will keep you posted on the outcome of SLT in the months and years ahead.
in Green Cove Springs |
Complete examination. Explains all he's looking for. Explains what he's going to be doing. Painless procedures. Explains what you can expect. Gives you time to ask questions and explains them in terms you can understand.
in Lawtey, fl |
Dr hayes is a very thorough and professional doctor and I highly recommend him to anyone who is in need of his service
in jacksonville, fl |
His answers to your questions are direct and precise concerning the health of your eyes and his expressions let you know he is just as concerned as you are. To me, that makes him trustworthy.
in orange park, fl |
He is very knowledgeable and explains my diagnosis in terms I could completely understand. He takes time to explain and answer all questions. I am completely satisfied with him and all the staff.
in Middleburg |
Dr.Hayes takes time to explain everything step by Y stem. He is so careing and kind. He meets all my needs and I would recommend him to my friends and family.
in jacksonville, fl |
He took the time to answer all my questions and concerns.
in jacksonville, fl |
My husband and I are very happy to entrust our care to Dr Hayes. We were looking for an expert in glaucoma and the treatment is slowing the progression as much as possible. We also like the Navy connection as we are a military family.
in st simons island, ga |
Very helpful describing eye problems. Friendly and down to earth. Good explanations, easy to understand.
in jacksonville, fl |
Very professional and caring
in Middleburg, FL |
I went to see Dr. Hayes because my Optometrist referred me to Clay Eye Physicians for Glaucoma in my right eye. Dr. Hayes took immediate steps to remedy my problem. I also had cataracts so he recommended surgery and that procedure allowed him to correct the glaucoma at the same time. For the first time in my life, I can see unaided. I was very afraid, but he is the most kind, caring and professional doctor I have ever had in my life. I recommend him to everyone with eye problems.
in middleburg, fl |
Down to earth Dr. Took his time to thoroughly explain the upcoming procedure. He followed up with a personal phone call the evening of the surgery to see how I was doing. Looking forward to my next surgery he will preform. New vision is great.
in jacksonville, fl |
Wonderful person makes you feel comfortable. Honest in explaining the procedure he is about to perform and the results to expect.
Dr . Hayes is very efficient and explains in detail what your diagnosis is and treatment required to correct the eyes . I will certainly recommend him to all .
in jacksonville, fl |
Dr Hayes has been extremely thorough during the whole cataract surgery process. I truly appreciate professionalism. He takes all the time needed to answer questions and I have been completely satisfied with the level of care. The whole is very professional.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Hayes accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    Blue Care HMO
    Blue Select
    BlueDental Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO

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