Dr. Keith Charles, MD

Dr. Keith Charles, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 55
Dr. Keith Charles, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Mount Dora, FL and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from University Of Southern California / Keck School Of Medicine in 1988 and specializes in ophthalmology, anterior segment ophthalmology, and more.Read his story

17560 US Highway 441

Mount Dora, FL 32757

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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

Ocular Hypertension
very high
more than 99% of peers
Cataract Removal Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers
Senile Cataracts
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Charles' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Charles "Dr. Charles received his undergraduate degree from Duke University where he was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. He received his medical degree from the University of Southern California and completed a residency in Ophthalmology at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. His many accomplishments include a Fellowship in Cornea and Refractive Surgery at Emory University in Atlanta. Dr. Charles is board certified in Ophthalmology, a previous Clinical Professor at the University of Florida, and a certified international LASIK instructor. Dr. Charles has been named a certified international LASIK instructor, and he has been the guest lecturer on LASIK at international symposiums of physicians. Dr. Charles was also selected to participate in an investigative LASIK study for nearsighted patients with or without astigmatism. "


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Charles "Our founders envisioned building a premier eye-care practice by combining the talents of board-certified specialists in a wide range of eye conditions and diseases. They also made a commitment to stay at the forefront of technology and treatment options. Their vision quickly became reality. Today, our twelve physicians have dedicated themselves to treating each patient with the most ethical, compassionate, highest-quality care possible. In turn, our patients have trusted us to perform more than 150,000 cataract and laser procedures. Mid Florida Eye Center was named "Best Ophthalmology Group Practice in Central Florida" in the 14th Annual Florida Medical Business Awards. Most importantly, our physicians, specialists and staff are committed to providing the most dedicated care in all aspects of ophthalmology. Our website enables patients to communicate with our staff. It also allows patients to access their personal patient portal and education related to their eye condition and disease."


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5  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

128  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bacterial Conjunctivitis
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bilateral Cataracts
  • Binocular Vision Disorder
  • Blepharitis
  • Blepharochalasis
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Bullous Pemphigoid
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Chalazion
  • Congenital Aphakia
  • Conjunctival Disorders
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Cornea Guttata With Anterior Polar Cataract
  • Corneal Abrasion
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Dystrophy
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Scar
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectopic Pupil
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Essential Iris Atrophy
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Eyelid Inflammation
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Hazy Vision
  • Headache
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hyphema
  • Iridocorneal Endothelial Syndrome
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Iris Diseases
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Keratomalacia
  • Keratosis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Map-Dot-Fingerprint Dystrophy
  • Marcus-Gunn Pupillary Sign
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Pterygium Syndrome
  • Nearsightedness
  • Night Blindness
  • Nonreactive Pupils
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Herpes (Herpes of the Eye)
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Parasitic Endophthalmitis
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plateau Iris Syndrome
  • Poor Color Vision
  • Posterior Capsule Clouding
  • Posterior Scleritis
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Pupil Disorders
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Refractive Error
  • Refractive Eye Disorders
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Rosacea
  • Scleritis
  • Sees Haloes Around Lights
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Severe Myopia
  • Shingles
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Sympathetic Uveitis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Traumatic Glaucoma
  • Traumatic Injuries
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vision Disorders
  • Vision Impairment
  • Vision Loss
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Watering Eyes
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Wrong Power Intraocular Lens


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59  Procedures

  • Adult Eye and Vision Examination
  • Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (ALK)
  • Anterior Segment Surgical Procedure
  • Astigmatic Keratotomy
  • Astigmatism Correction Surgery
  • Biopsy of Cornea
  • Capsulotomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Clear Lens Extraction
  • Clear Lens Surgery to Correct Near and Far Vision Simultaneous
  • Clear Lens Surgery With Multifocal Implants
  • Color Vision Testing
  • Conductive Keratoplasty (CK)
  • Coreoplasty
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK)
  • Descemet's Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSAEK)
  • Descemet's Stripping With Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSEK)
  • Drainage of Conjunctival Cyst
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Sclera
  • Eye Surgery
  • Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Intraocular Lens Pigmentation Removal
  • Iridotomy
  • Irregular Cornea Treatment With Scleral Contact Lenses
  • Lens Implant Surgery
  • LenSx Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery
  • Low Vision Rehabilitation
  • Medication Management
  • Microsurgical Procedure
  • Multifocal Contact Lens Treatment
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Peripheral Iridotomy
  • Phakic Refractive Lens Implantation
  • Photo Therapeutic Keratectomy
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Premium Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Refractive Lens Exchange
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Scleral Contact Lens Treatment
  • Toric Intraocular Lens Implantation
  • Vision Screening
  • Vision Therapy (Orthoptics Therapy)
  • YAG Iridotomy
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy
  • YAG Laser Surgery
  • YAG Laser Therapy for the Anterior Segment
  • YAG Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty


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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

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  • University Of Southern California / Keck School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • University Hospital Of Cleveland
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Charles' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Charles to family and friends
14 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

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  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Charles' 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 (5)

Love my Lasik!! Even tho at my age have to wear readers, being able to see immediately when I wake up without grabbing glasses is the best. Procedure was quick and I felt very safe throughout the entire experience!! Would definitely recommend Dr. Charles!
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Had cataract surgery this past summer. Before the surgery I could see 20/30 in my left eye and could also read books, newspapers etc. My right eye vision was blurry for distance and closeup. After the surgery I now need reading glasses for both and my eyesight in my right eye is no better. Dr...more
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Excellent Doctor! Would recommend him to everyone.
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I had cataract surgery earlier this year, and the results with my multi focal lenses has changed my life. The care I received from Dr. Charles and his assistants was top notch. Also the care I received at the surgery center in Summerfield was so thorough and I especially appreciated the patience...more
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