Dr. Neil Shmunes, MD

Dr. Neil Shmunes, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 66
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Dr. Neil Shmunes, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Jacksonville, FL and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from Medical College Of Georgia School Of Medicine in 1981 and specializes in ophthalmology.

6207 Bennett Rd

Jacksonville, FL 32216

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
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Top Care Areas

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

Glaucoma
very high
more than 96% of peers
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
very high
more than 93% of peers
Iridocyclitis
high
more than 87% of peers

Dr. Shmunes'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.

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

57  Conditions Treated

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

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13  Procedures

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • LASIK
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion

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.

Education

  • Medical College Of Georgia School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • Med College Of Georgia
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Med College Of Georgia
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Shmunes has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shmunes' Reviews

4.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shmunes to family and friends
94 total reviews (26 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (94)

  • 5
    (85)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (2)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (5)

Dr. Shmunes' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (26)

Dr. Neil Shmunes and Savanna Demott Refractive Surgery Coordinater from Atlantic Eye Institute performed LASIK on me a week ago. I could not have asked for a better experience. They walked me through the whole process, what to expect and what happens after surgery. They made the whole process...more
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Dr. Shmunes and the team at AEI are amazing! My father who suffered from a stroke accidentally put Rubbing alcohol in his eye. I contacted the Answering Service on a Saturday Morning, and Se. Shmunes returned my call within 5 minutes. After sharing the situation, Dr. Shmunes offered for us to...more
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Thank you again for everything Dr. Shmunes! Currently 45 days out post op from having PRK done by Dr. Shmunes and I could not be more pleased then ever. Just left Atlantic eye institute and being a lifelong wearer of glasses and contacts I never thought seeing 20/15 was possible. Highly recommend...more
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Dr. Shmunes helped me with pain in my eyes when no other doctor could in over 15 years. Now it took some time and some trial and error, but he never gave up. He finally prescribed a new drug Xiidra that slowly over months has made a huge difference in the reduction in pain and sensitivity to light....more
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Dr. Shmunes made me feel like I was family. He was very informative about my Lasik procedure before and after the surgery and his team made me feel very comfortable. Savannah (his assistant) is very patient and kind. I would recommend Dr. Shmunes to anyone who is discerning Lasik.
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