Dr. Stephen E. Smith, MD

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Dr. Stephen E. Smith, MD

Ophthalmology | Male

Eye Associates Of Fort Myers 4225 Evans Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33901 Get Directions
(239) 936-7685

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Meet your eye health needs through efficient and professional delivery of quality services and products, with pride and integrity, in an open and honest spirit of teamwork, respecting the self-worth of our patients and family.Read more

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4.1 based on 31 responses
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Experience with Dr. Smith
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Smith's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes (26)
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Ft Myers, FL |
Too many patients! He took over another doc's patients months ago which has created serious problems getting an appointment. Just called to schedule an appointment. He wasn't available until FEBRUARY, over 5 months! The office tried to schedule an appointment (in only 2.5 months) with an optometrist he now has working for him. I pay for an MD, not an OD. Time to move on. My previous gripe was only with this office's waiting time. Expect anywhere from 30-45 minutes wait when you get there.
in Fort Myers, FL |
Started going to receive treatments for my dry eye. After multiple doctor appointments with a variety of doctors, I've finally found something that works. Dr. Smith and his office have multiple treatments and their coordinator helped me find the one best suited for my needs. I'm on treatment 3 and I've already seen such a difference. I'm so relieved.
Excellent all round!
in Ft Myers, FL |
Dr. Smith and his staff is always available when need be. During an urgent situation, Dr. Smith was out of town but their staff fit me in with one of their other doctors with no issue. Followed up with Dr. Smith a week later and all was resolved. I see Dr. Smith twice a year for 5 years so I have plenty of experience with this doctor. Very efficient and understanding and explains all in detail as need be.
in Fort Myers, FL |
Dr. Smith and his staff are the best and most helpful ones in the lee county area. My entire family see's Dr. Smith on a yearly basis. Great with kids and very attentive you as a person. Highly recommend for anyone searching for a good eye doctor.
in Fort Myers, Florida |
Dr. Smith is very thorough in his examinations of my eye problems. He explains his findings in a way that I understand. His staff is friendly and welcoming. As a new patient this makes me feel very comfortable. He has the latest in technology for examining the eye. I feel am in good hands with him as my doctor.
in Ft. Myers, FL |
One of my mechanics got debris in his eye on Thursday night. Dr. Smith's staff worked him in on Friday morning and the doctor removed metal from my mechanics eyelid, giving him a lot of relief. The doctor and his staff were very friendly, efficient, and professional. Top notch group.
in Lehigh Acres, FL |
Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Great eye doctor for myself and family, terrific surgeon on my father for his cataracts. My father can't get over how clear his vision is now. Nice selection in their glasses shop for all ages. My son (age 10) found a really nice first pair of glasses.
in Ft Myers, FL |
Comfortable, quick, finally at ease and receiving proper treatment with my symptoms. Great doctor and staff.
in Fort Myers, FL |
Great doctor for general eye care, also great with my daughter. Staff always available to answer my questions. Efficient office. I am self pay due to no insurance and payments are always affordable.
in Fort Myers, FL |
Attention do detail, efficient, nice doctor.
Fort Myers, FL |
I was introduced to Dr. Smith through a co-worker who has been seeing him for years. I went for a general eye exam and was a little nervous because I hadn't been to an eye doctor in years. I was so comfortable at this office. The staff is very helpful and knowledgeable. I didn't expect to see the doctor himself but I did. He is very nice and you can tell he cares for each of his patients individually. I felt very welcomed at this office.
in Ft Myers, FL |
I went to Dr. Smith for my dry eyes. He suggested I try their laser treatments. It was 4 times once a month. After suffering from dry eyes for years, I finally have relief. This is the only doctor that went above and beyond suggesting eye drops. THIS REALLY WORKS!
in Fort Myers, FL |
Wonderful doctor and staff. This is a family owned practice since my mother was seeing Dr. Smith's father in law back in 1966. You don't find the care and attention like this practice offers anymore these days. I highly recommend this practice to anyone and their families searching for quality eye care. My daughter in law comes here for laser hair removal and is always interested in all their aesthetics they have to offer.
in Fort Myers fl |
Dr. Smith is very caring and understanding, detailing any necessary procedures. The staff is extremely helpful and friendly .
Ft Myers, FL |
inattention to my glaucoma pressures rose significantly over 10 unnecessary procedures some of which were reversed arrogant attitude by him and a staff member
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Optometry

Board Certifications

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Blepharitis
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Entropion
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Hypertropia
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Ulcer
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Procedures Performed

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • LipiFlow® Procedure
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Florida.

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  • 0
    Sanctions

    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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    Board Actions

    No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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Education

  • Medical School
    Morehouse School of Medicine

    Graduated in 1993

  • Internship Hospital
    Ochsner Clinic Foundation

    Completed in 1994

  • Residency Hospital
    Ochsner Clinic Foundation

    Completed in 1998

  • Undergraduate School
    Emory University

    Graduated in 1988

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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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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Dr. Smith's Office & Staff

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Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

Experience with Dr. Smith

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Smith's Care Philosophy

Meet your eye health needs through efficient and professional delivery of quality services and products, with pride and integrity, in an open and honest spirit of teamwork, respecting the self-worth of our patients and family.