Dr. Frank Bowden III, MD

Dr. Frank Bowden III, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
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Age 65
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Dr. Frank Bowden III, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Jacksonville, FL and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Meharry Medical College School Of Medicine in 1979 and specializes in ophthalmology.

7205 Bonneval Rd

Jacksonville, FL 32256

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Bowden III performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Blepharitis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Eyelid Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Bowden III's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Bowden III "Board certified in Ophthalmology, the official eye doctor for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the NFL, and a Diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners, Jacksonville Eye Doctor Frank Bowden is one of Florida?s most renowned physicians. He has been recognized as one of Jacksonville?s Top Eye Doctors four times by Jacksonville Magazine, and honored by the magazine as the Best Doctor of 2006 and 2007."

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

85  Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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41  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (ALK)
  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Biopsy of Cornea
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Coreoplasty
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Iridectomy
  • Iridotomy
  • Laser Surgery
  • LASIK
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Removal of Intraocular Foreign Body
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal 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.

1 Board Action
  • Wrong-site surgery (2/15/2016)
    Action Taken: Letter of Concern
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: Florida

Education

  • University Of Tennessee
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1975
  • Meharry Medical College School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • Naval Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Naval Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Wills Eye Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Bowden III's Reviews

3.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bowden III to family and friends
50 total reviews (15 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (50)

  • 5
    (33)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (12)

Dr. Bowden III's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (15)

I have being seeing Dr. Frank Bowden III going on 12 yrs in Feb. He has saved my eye sight. I personally cannot say enough good things about Dr. Bowden & his staff. They have all been exceptional good to me. Every time i see him or Dr. K it is always like the first time i ever went to see Dr....more
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There's no better doctor that I could recommend in our area than Dr. Bowden.
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They surreptitiously got me to agree to take additional and questionably needed tests by stating it would be "covered at 100% by my insurance." However, upon exiting after the first of three tests I was charged $50 copay. After I explained that I had been told by their employee that my insurance...more
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Dr. Bowden is amazing! He is incredibly compassionate and spends real time with me during my office visits, he doesn't rush through the appointment. And, let's not forget to mention that my custom Lasik has changed my life dramatically!
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The entire staff is GREAT, the front office ,technicians, nurses and everyone in the surgery center. I've been to another eye center and it was like night and day. At Dr.Bowden's the staff are concerned not only about your issue but as you an individual person. I could feel this vibe from the very...more
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