Dr. Frank W. Bowden III, MD

Dr. Frank W. Bowden III, MD

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Ophthalmology | Male | 63 years old

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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.Read more

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Dr. Bowden III's Reviews

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based on 43 total surveys (9 with reviews)
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in Jacksonville, FL |
I saw Dr. Bowden for almost one year. I made numerous visits to his office and it took at least three hours or more every visit until I saw Dr. Bowden. At my first visit I was informed that I suffered from "dry eyes". Almost every time I visited his office I was informed about a procedure that would cost me more out of pocket expenses. I felt like the cash register was always going! I paid about $3000 myself and saw no improvement with my eyes. I would avoid him at all costs, no pun intended!!
in Jacksonville, FL |
Dr. Bowden and his staff are absolutely amazing and so professional. I have been a patient there for a few years and everyone has always been quite knowledgeable and pleasant.
in Jacksonville, FL |
I am so thankful for Dr Bowden and his attention to detailed care. They presented several treatment options and I left educated on my condition. The wait time can be long at times, but once you are in front of him his only focus is on you and a personalized treatment plan. So thankful I was given options!
in ST JOHNS |
Had LASIK with Dr. Bowden and am 20/20 after all these years! Saw him for follow up and just got another clean bill of health for my eyes!!! Thank you Dr. Bowden!!
in Jacksonville, FL |
Dr. Bowden has dedicated his life to his patients and you can see that in his bedside manner. I am forever thankful for the care he has given me and now my family who visits his practice. Busy man, but you can see why.
in Orange Park, FL |
He did LASIK on my eyes and I now see 20/20 without glasses!
in Jacksonville, Fl |
Simply amazing! Finally a team of docs who listen to what is really going on with me! I am so thankful for the time and attention to the health of my eyes!
in New York, NY |
I saw 4 ophthalmologists before seeing Dr Bowden. He was the first one to listen to my complaints of severe dry eye. By treating it aggressively, he halted the destruction of the glands which supply oil to the tear film. If I had not been treated by him, these glands would have been destroyed beyond repair. My dry eye condition is dramatically better and I cannot thank Dr Bowden enough. I would recommend him very highly to anyone needing treatment for their eye problems.
in Jacksonville |
Dr. Bowden is by far the best medical professional I have ever encountered. He is genuinely concerned with not only the reason for the visit, but also in taking the time to address other issues that can arise at a later date and informing you of your best options. His staff is very detailed and organized in assisting you in your plan of care. I am very satisfied with my experiences here and highly recommend anyone to visit him for your eye care.
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Dr. Bowden III's Care Philosophy

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.

Dr. Bowden III's 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
  •  Board actions found

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    Board Action

    Dr. Bowden III has 1 board action

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

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • 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
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Nearsightedness
  • 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 Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Education

  • Medical School
    Meharry Medical College School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1979

  • Internship Hospital
    Naval Med Center

    Completed in 1980

  • Residency Hospital
    Naval Med Center

    Completed in 1984

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Wills Eye Hospital

    Completed in 1988

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Tennessee

    Graduated in 1975

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Procedures Performed

  • Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (ALK)
  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Blepharoplasty
  • 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
  • LASIK
  • Laser Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Removal of Intraocular Foreign Body
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
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