Patient Testimonials

Florida Eye Specialists stand and smile as a group

"Dr. Kostick is the TOP surgeon in NE Florida!! His staff is professional, warm and friendly, and the entire experience over the past 10 months has been exceptional in every way! Even my family and close friends cannot identify The eye that had the melanoma surgery and eyelid skin replaced. Florida Eye Specialists are beyond superior in their performance and results!"

Sarah A.

"I had a typical eye emergency and began calling several optometrists in Jacksonville. No one could squeeze me in. On my last call, the optometrist referred me to Dr. Patel and said he was an excellent eye doctor. Dr. Patel is thorough, and his staff is courteous and helpful. The eye issue was resolved and after leaving my appointment, I felt confident about switching my eye care over to him."

Stacie W.

“Stunned by the Results”

“As a professional golfer and golf broadcast analyst, I needed clear eyesight to do my job effectively, and more importantly, to fully enjoy everyday life. It wasn’t until after my cataract surgery things seemed to get back to normal. What a relief to see things clearly again. Recovery was so painless that I didn’t even need a Tylenol, and I was stunned by the results.”

Mark McCumber, PGA Tour Champion

“Like a Miracle to Me”

“I have been wearing glasses since I was ten years old, and I now no longer require them for distance vision at all. I can see with greater clarity and brightness than I ever remember experiencing. This is like a miracle to me, and I am so grateful to have found Dr. Freidl and Florida Eye Specialists. They are devoted to patient care and well-being, and the results reflect that.”

Susan C.

“Life-Changing Experience”

“The care at Florida Eye Specialists is just exceptional. They're so thorough, with detailed testing and measuring before surgery. They made me feel very at ease. I feel very blessed to have doctors like this available to me. Since surgery, my vision is the best it’s ever been. To wake up in the morning and not have to put my glasses on has been life-changing.”

Wilma T.

Dr. Lott is wonderful. He listens to you and explains everything to you so that you completely understand. He shows kindness and caring and does not treat you as a number. I highly recommend Dr. Lott!

Carol M.

Dr. Hasan made me feel very comfortable and not a rushed patient. Dr. Hasan explained why I have dry eyes in detail with remedies to help me ease the pain. I have already recommended Dr. Hasan to my friend.

Valerie N.

My visit to Dr. Chokshi was excellent. His entire office staff was kind and welcoming. I felt my exam was thorough and that the doctor understood my concern.

Susan B.

EXCELLENT care & concern for my eyes....great doctor, so kind & informative, explaining everything in detail. My eyes could not be in better hands, with his wonderful gentle easy way of communicating fully. Thank God for Dr. Nicolitz...we are all blessed to be in his great care! AND, the team of folks who work there is the best too!!!

Patricia L.

I love Dr. Freidl. She is thoughtful and communicative. She was my doctor for cataract surgery many years ago and now when I see her with my chronic dry she is amazing for recommendations of what to do. I highly recommend Dr. Freidl.

Marie O.

Dr. Chokshi incredibly resolved my inflammatory dry eye condition in ONE visit when another ophthalmologist in town had me spend several thousand dollars for a host of treatments over more than 6 months, which did not work. I am grateful for the referral to Dr.Chokshi.

Lisa L.

Great visit. Dr. Miles explained the procedure in detail and answered my questions professionally. I have a good idea of how the procedure will work and feel comfortable in Dr. Miles' hands.

Thomas S.

Dr. Guier was extremely pleasant, calm, and clear, I felt his check-up was very thorough and his instructions made sense and were easy to follow. I would certainly turn to him again in case of need.

Mark L.

I can’t say enough good stuff about Dr. Kostick. He explained to me things that no other Dr has gone that in-depth with me. I absolutely would highly recommend him. The staff was great also.

Dawn S.

Dr. Chokshi successfully removed a pterygium on my eye. The initial visit, surgery, and follow-up post-op appointments were pleasant experiences. Yes, I’m including the surgery! The Mandarin office affords easy access, ample parking close to the door, and a smaller office with hospitable and efficient staff. Now that the eye has healed I am using Dr. Chokshi to remove my cataracts as well. I have full trust and confidence in his skills and staff to give me successful outcomes on these services as well. He comes highly recommended! 🙂

Sharon R.

Dr. Freidl is an outstanding doctor. She recently did cataract surgery on both of my eyes, and the results have been amazing. I have been wearing glasses since I was ten years old, and I now no longer require them for distance vision at all. As an added benefit, I can see with greater clarity and brightness than I ever remember experiencing. This is like a miracle to me, and I am so grateful to have found Dr. Freidl and Florida Eye Specialists. Everyone I have dealt with there has been devoted to patient care and well-being, and the results reflect that.

Susan C.

The office staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. I felt like Dr. Hasan spent quality time with me and answered all my questions in great detail.

Jessica B.

Dr. Koike is such a good doctor. Not only is he very competent and knowledgeable, but he is a wonderful & caring person. So glad I found him!

Anita C.

I cannot rave enough about Dr. Hasan and Florida Eye Specialists - my experience was amazing from consultation to surgery to follow-up. The entire staff is friendly, helpful, knowledgeable, and immediately put me at ease about LASIK.

Barbara L.

Dr. Hasan is courteous and extremely professional. He puts the patient at ease and clearly explains the upcoming procedure so that the patient is reassured that the outcome will provide the desired results..

Stephen W.

Dr. Kostick is wonderful. I have Horner's Syndrome and he helped me to better understand my options moving forward with my eye care.

Denise H.

Dr. Riordan was very informative and diagnosed me with a condition other doctors failed to give me. I think the world of her.

Jenny A.

Loved everyone! Professionalism was spot on. No sugar coating, but explained every little detail and answered every question with care and in a way that was easily understood. As for the level of patient care, was treated like a friend/family. I regard “patient advocacy” very highly when I meet with anyone in the medical field. I must say EVERY PERSON in that office took time, care, and patience in every sense of the way! Would highly recommend them! And…I can see!

Nancy C.

Dr. Chokshi gave me back my vision. As far as I'm concerned, he's a miracle-worker!

Erin D.

Dr. Hasan and the staff are all very professional, friendly, knowledgeable, and take the time to listen to my questions and concerns, and answer them in a manner that I can easily understand. I highly recommend their practice and services.

Christopher D.

Dr. Shetty has a rare and much-appreciated quality of being patient-centered. When he asks a question and/or seeks feedback he actually listens to the patient's response and seeks clarity as needed. All this and he is a highly respected physician.

Billie-Jean F.

Dr. Maier is knowledgeable, professional, and communicates well. The surgery went as described and my eyesight is clear and sharp. The staff at the surgery center were friendly and professional.

Michael F.

An outstanding young doctor with a fantastic attitude. One of the most comfortable procedures I have ever had… thanks to Dr. Miles.

Paul B.

I was very impressed with Dr. Koike. He was very professional and courteous in his manner and very thorough in the examination. I especially appreciated the way he took the time to explain certain points throughout the exam. I thought the staff was also very courteous and friendly and helpful.

Sandra B.

Dr. Russell is intelligent, patient, compassionate, and professional. She’s the best and I’m blessed to have her as my doctor.

Jane S.

Office staff friendly and efficient. Dr. G answers clearly and understandable. Getting ready to have my 2nd cataract and glaucoma surgery. Very nice bedside manner.

Janice L.

Dr. Shetty is very personable, caring and professional. He is a great diagnostician. I couldn't be more satisfied and am thrilled that he is now in Fernandina Beach.

Beverly P.

Dr Kostick fixed my eyes with surgery in 2014. I had terrible uneven eyes because of Graves and Thyroid Eye disease. No one could figure out how he did it. I am so happy with results and will continue to see him and he will be the only doctor I allow to work on my eyes.

Lori S.

Dr. Chokshi is awesome and so is his staff. Thorough, knowledgeable, timely, professional and he is a good listener. Great bed-side manner. Last, I appreciate his sense of humor.

Patricia H.

Dr. Freidl is absolutely The Very Best! She is my Glaucoma Guru, and I am both fortunate and grateful for her expert care.

Karen W.

Your beautiful Fernandina office, friendly staff, and Dr. Cowart are so very welcome on this island. Additional bonus for me, I can walk to my appointments!

Sandra N.

Dr. Hasan is thorough, knowledgeable, friendly, and a true professional. I will stay with his practice until the end.

Tracy M.

Dr. Riordan answers all my questions and goes over protocol instructions as many times as I need her to. I appreciate that she never seems rushed. I gave her five stars.

Mary T.

Ana has been outstanding in resolving some of my issues, very personal, hands-on and affirming.

Florence M.

Dr Lott is my MD Retina eye specialist. I trust him completely, he is warm welcoming yet gentle and confident. I trust him to stick a needle in my eye. I would recommend him to serve my mother or my wife, if needed.

Charles W.

The staff are ALWAYS incredibly friendly and just make the entire experience wonderful.

Corey S.

If you had 10 stars or even 100 stars, that is how awesome I think Dr. Freidl is. I feel so blessed to have found her after some terrible experiences at other eye Doctor's. She has the best attitude, and is kind, and caring and definitely choose the right profession. The world needs more Doctor's just like Dr. Freidl. She definitely changed my life! Thank you today and everyday.

Diane E.

Not only was Dr. Koike reassuring when explaining the needed procedures, his office staff were very friendly and caring. Very professional, yet very calm and supportive.

Rachel S.

This was an exceptional experience in receiving a 1st time examination of my eyes by these professionals. It was concise in nature and complete with a first-class explanation of what was determined and/if any further action would be potentially required. Most thankful for their excellent care and treatment.

Robert H.

Very friendly atmosphere on a day when office was considerably busy. Had a thorough visit from technicians and Dr. Patel. Glad I was referred to this group.

William J.

Dr. Hasan has always been very thorough and informative and takes the time to answer all questions even when he’s very busy.

Penny E.

My husband and I had an excellent annual visit with Dr. Hasan. He has a warm personality and clearly explained our exams. He and his staff were very professional and helpful.

Emily C.

Dr. Kostick was professional and thorough. I would highly recommend Dr. Kostick as well as Florida Eye Specialists to anyone.

Anna S.

Had a great experience at this appointment. Dr. Patel and his team saw me the same day as my reported concern/eye discomfort. I felt like everyone listened to my symptoms. After I followed his recommendation to stop the antibiotic drop a couple days early to alleviate eye dryness and to add a hypertonic saline drop, I felt so much better. I’m very grateful.

Rachel K.

This was my first appointment with Dr. Hasan. I found him to be very knowledgeable and professional. He fully explained everything to me in a way that I understood. He was very nice and I am thankful to have him as my eye care doctor.

Margaret J.