Doctor Profile: Dr. Jerry Maida

Doctor Profile: Dr. Jerry Maida | Florida Eye Specialists

Jerry Maida, MD is a world-renowned eye surgeon and ophthalmologist who is dedicated to helping patients in Northeast Florida live fuller lives. He is one of the foremost experts on LASIK surgery in the area and a leading authority on performing refractive surgery.

Decades of experience with innovative surgical techniques

Dr. Maida has dedicated most of his life to the study and practice of medicine. He earned his medical degree from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. Soon after, he was awarded a fellowship from the school which allowed him to work as a medical missionary in Tanzania, studying and treating tropical diseases. Following this experience, Dr. Maida served as a Naval Flight Surgeon and pilot in the U.S. Navy. Upon completing his military service, he finished his residency at the Willis Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, PA.

Since that time, Dr. Maida has been at the forefront of many innovative moments in eye care in Florida. In 1989, he became the first doctor in Florida to use the Summit Excimer Laser, and was the sixth in the country to use this procedure. He has also participated in FDA clinical trials. In 2002, he became the only eye surgeon in the Jacksonville area to offer conductive keratoplasty, or CK. To date, Dr. Maida has performed over 37,000 eye surgeries in his career, helping patients improve their eye health through innovative medicine.

LASIK Pioneer

Dr. Maida is also is a leading expert on LASIK surgery in the country. He was the very first surgeon in Northeast Florida to perform the LASIK procedure back in 1996, and he has since completed over 22,000 LASIK procedures throughout his practice. Recognizing his contributions to LASIK surgery, Summit Technology granted Dr. Maida membership into the exclusive Summit Apex Plus Society in 1999, a membership given to only 20 leading ophthalmologists.

Other affiliations and interests

Dr. Maida holds several other distinctive memberships and professional affiliations, including:

  • Board Certified by American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners
  • Diplomate, American Board Of Ophthalmology
  • Wharton School of Business Alumni Club
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • International Society of Refractive Surgery
  • Duval County Medical Society

In addition to his thriving medical practice, Dr. Maida is an avid mountain climber who has visited several of the most notable peaks in the world, including Mt. Everest, Mt. Kilimanjaro, the Grand Tetons, and Mt. Denali.

Helping to change the lives of patients in Northeast Florida

Dr. Jerry Maida has dedicated his life to studying and performing innovative medical procedures because he believes in doing everything he can to improve the lives of his patients. To learn more about how LASIK or other surgical eye procedures can make a difference for your health, contact the experts at Florida Eye Specialists. Our team of dedicated medical professionals specialize in several areas such as LASIK surgery, cataract treatment, and glaucoma treatment. We have six locations across the Jacksonville area, so that we can work to improve the eye health of the entire Northeastern Florida community.