Dr. Stephen Smith, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 56

Ophthalmology

Dr. Stephen Smith, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Naples, FL. He is affiliated with medical facilities Gulf Coast Medical Center and Lee Memorial Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Stephen Smith, MD

Eye Associates Of South West Florida

7955 Airport Pulling Rd N Ste 104 Naples, FL 34109
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available
Telehealth services available

Accepting new patients

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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No malpractice claims found for Florida
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Smith's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Allergic Conjunctivitis
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Allergic Conjunctivitis more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Nystagmus
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Nystagmus more than 44% of his peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 44% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Congenital Motor Nystagmus
  • Nystagmus 1, Congenital, X-Linked
  • Nystagmus 2, Congenital, Autosomal Dominant
  • Nystagmus, Congenital Motor, Autosomal Recessive
  • Nystagmus, Hereditary Vertical
  • Nystagmus, Myoclonic
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Eye Cancer
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Eye Cancer more than 9% of his peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 9% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Retinal Cancer

Dr. Smith's conditions and procedures:

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Blepharitis
  • BlephEx™ for Blepharitis
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetes Eye Care
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Entropion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Hypertropia
  • Intense Pulse Light
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Post-Operative Care
  • Pre-Operative Care
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Ulcer
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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(239) 593-7747

Dr. Smith accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Dr. Smith's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Smith

4.2

Based on 39 ratings

5 Stars
76.92307692307692%
(30)
4 Stars
2.5641025641025643%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
5.128205128205129%
(2)
1 Star
15.384615384615385%
(6)
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Dr. Smith was very helpful. I have been having issues with my eyes for years. Many other doctors have told me that there is nothing wrong with my eyes. Dr. Smith's staff was very kind and listened to my concerns. When it came time for me to see the doctor I was already feeling wonderful about my eyes and the care I was receiving. After Dr. Smith examined my eyes, he sat with me and explained my condition until I was satisfied that I understood my condition. The time and care he takes with each patient explained the slightly longer wait. However, it was well worth it. I have waited much longer for worse doctors. By the time I was leaving the facility I was extremely grateful to each and everyone who works in this amazing practice. They make you feel as though you matter and they put your care before all else. I highly recommend Dr. Smith and Staff to you.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Caring, Passionate, Best Doctor in Town – Oct 14, 2021
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Dr. Smith is a great eye doctor! His small practice is very welcoming and family oriented. The staff is friendly and genuinely cares about their patients. I highly recommend Dr. Smith to all my friends and family.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Kind, Professional, Helpful – Oct 14, 2021
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Amazing! Great experience, wonderful doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Amazing practice and great doctor – Oct 06, 2021
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Great, professional eye doctor and surgeon
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Sep 22, 2021
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I have been having trouble getting glasses to work for me for many years now and my vision has not been very good. Dr. Smith did left eye cataract surgery for me on Tuesday 8/31/21 and I have perfect vision in that eye now! It is so awesome!!!! The surgery was so easy and now I can see without my glasses. I'm so happy! I highly recommend Dr. Smith!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Karen – Sep 03, 2021
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Smith misdiagnosed me twice, and the third time I returned with the same symptoms he referred me to a "specialist", (found out it was something very simple). They CHARGED for the third visit, even though he referred me out to someone else! I even spoke with his office manager in this regard before I left voicing my disapproval of having me schedule and come back third time for the same problem only to refer me elsewhere. To add insult to injury, you charge me? Shame on you and your greed!
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
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GO ELSEWHERE in Fort Myers, FL – Sep 08, 2018
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Dr. Smith has taken excellent care of my eyes, using the latest technology. I'm pleased to have him as my eye doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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Annie R. Ward in Ft Myers, FL – Feb 06, 2017
Annie, Thank you so much for your nice review....Read More
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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.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
7 people found this helpful
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Ft Myers, FL – Aug 22, 2016
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
11 people found this helpful
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Gerald K in Fort Myers, FL – Mar 22, 2016
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Excellent all round!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
10 people found this helpful
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Mar 10, 2016
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
10 people found this helpful
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Michelle O. in Ft Myers, FL – Mar 07, 2016
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Janet K in Fort Myers, FL – Feb 17, 2016
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Chris Peterson in Ft. Myers, FL – Feb 04, 2016
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Sarah in Lehigh Acres, FL – Feb 02, 2016
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Comfortable, quick, finally at ease and receiving proper treatment with my symptoms. Great doctor and staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Lori in Ft Myers, FL – Jan 29, 2016
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Liberty in Fort Myers, FL – Jan 28, 2016
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Attention do detail, efficient, nice doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mary in Fort Myers, FL – Jan 26, 2016
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Fort Myers, FL – Jan 21, 2016
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Deandra L in Ft Myers, FL – Jan 18, 2016
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Dr. Smith is very caring and understanding, detailing any necessary procedures. The staff is extremely helpful and friendly .
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Linda in Fort Myers fl – Jan 10, 2016
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Care Philosophy

We are committed to paying attention to referring physicians and patients needs. Eye Associates has state of the art technology as well as an Optical Shop with great selections.

Biography

Dr. Stephen E. Smith provides complete comprehensive eye care in a relaxed, friendly setting. His training at the Oshner Medical Foundation has given him...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Optometry

Board Certifications

Education

Morehouse School of Medicine
Medical School
1998
Ochsner Clinic Foundation
Residency Hospital
1994
Ochsner Clinic Foundation
Internship Hospital
Emory University
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Stephen Smith, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Smith has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Stephen Smith, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Stephen Smith, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Smith frequently treats Allergic Conjunctivitis, Nystagmus, and Eye Cancer. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Smith treats.

Where is Dr. Stephen Smith, MD's office located?

Dr. Smith's office is located at 7955 Airport Pulling Rd N Ste 104, Naples, FL 34109. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Stephen Smith, MD speak?

Dr. Smith speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Eye Associates Of South West Florida

Eye Associates Of Fort Myers7955 Airport Pulling Rd N Ste 104 Naples, FL 34109
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Dry Eye Institute

Dry Eye Institute4225 Evans Ave Fort Myers, FL 33901
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University Eye Surgery Center

University Eye Surgery Center13051 University Dr Fort Myers, FL 33907
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Smith is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Gulf Coast Medical Center

Fort Myers, FL

71% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% higher than the national average

22 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2022)

Lee Memorial Hospital

Fort Myers, FL

74% Patients that would definitely recommend, 4% higher than the national average

31 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)