Dr. Neil T. Shmunes, MD

Dr. Neil T. Shmunes, MD


Ophthalmology | Male | 65 years old

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Dr. Shmunes specializes in Ophthalmology and practices in Jacksonville, FL. He practices at 2 locations.

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Patient Reviews (8)
in Jacksonville, FL |
I was referred to Neil over 16 years ago for cataracts that were progressing quickly. Neil performed the exams and operation and within days of each procedure I regained 20/15 vision in both eyes. I was examined thoroughly on March 21 2017 and still have 20/15 vision in one eye and 20/20 in the other. In my work as an architect I must be able to see well for long periods of time. I am very thankful that I went to Neil for my surgery and follow up since! I highly recommend him for any eye care!
in Jacksonville, FL |
Dr.Schmunes,my ophthamolocist for many many years, at Atlantic Eye Institute, is a brilliant doctor.The epitome of a sweet, kind ,gentle professional concerned only that you have the best possible vision and are free of disease My visits are always comfortable in a very relaxing atmosphereThe real plus is knowing that I am going to get the best care available from the best doctor
in Jacksonville Beach, FL |
Best ophthalmology doctor in Jacksonville. This doctor took me from 20/200 vision to 20/15 through LASIK. Really is a one time payment, and he took care of everything else. I'm only 21 years old, and I will not have to worry about contacts and glasses for a really long time. If your thinking about LASIK, I recommend him all the way.
in Jacksonville, FL |
Dr. Neil Shmunes is the best in the business! From top to bottom the doctors and staff at AEI are true professionals. Don't be fooled by going for a knock off special by a Lasik wholesaler. If you want someone to provide you with excellent care that is worth the money, this is where you need to go. This is the only place I would trust to handle something as important as my own vision. I am 1 year removed from the procedure and have had no issues whatsoever and am seeing 20/15. Don't overth
in Jacksonville, FL |
Out of all of the doctors that I spoke with regarding PRK corrective eye surgery, I felt Dr. Shmunes was the most trustworthy and knowledgeable. I never doubted his abilities nor the abilities of his team to perform and they did so past expectations. Him and his staff made it their goal to make sure I was comfortable and confident in the PRK treatment process and did a great job clearly outlining the treatment process. I would definitely recommend him to anyone seeking corrective eye surgery.
in Jacksonville Beach, FL |
I considered lasik for nearly 2 years, interviewed several doctors and chose Dr Shmunes. By far the best experience I could have hoped for! The process was smooth, surgery was quick and the results are being my wildest dreams. Dr Shmunes is very attentive to details and sincerely cares about his patients. Highly recommend him and lasik surgery. Changed my life!
in Jacksonville, FL |
I have been a patient of Dr. Shmunes for 15 years. My experience has been outstanding with great outcomes and service. It is a busy practice so be prepared to wait. The office is nice. The staff is competent.
in Jacksonville, FL |
I have been wearing contacts/glasses since I was 12. I am 40 years old now and not having to wear either is remarkable. Dr Shumunes bed side manner is amazing. Him and his staff made me feel so comfortable throughout the whole process.
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Dr. Shmunes' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects


  • Medical School
    Medical College Of Georgia School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1981

  • Internship Hospital
    Med College Of Georgia

    Completed in 1982

  • Residency Hospital
    Med College Of Georgia

    Completed in 1985

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Ophthalmology

Procedures Performed

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Pterygium Surgery