Florida Eye Specialists Adds New Board-Certified Optometrist to Practice

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Dr. Christian P. Guier Specializes in Optometry, Laser Refractive Surgery, Glaucoma, Retina, and Oculoplastics

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Florida Eye Specialists, the largest multi-specialty eye practice in North Florida, today announced the addition of board-certified optometrist and Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry Christian P. Guier, O.D., to the practice. The addition comes as the practice invests in future growth, with a goal to increase availability of specialty services like cataract surgery, glaucoma treatment and laser vision correction to communities surrounding Jacksonville. 

Dr. Guier has 24 years of experience practicing at Mayo Clinic, where he was the first clinical optometrist practicing in the Mayo Clinic system. There, his specialties included therapeutic contact lenses for ocular disease. He also performed comprehensive medical eye evaluations, co-managed ophthalmic surgery, and participated in research projects and clinical studies. In addition, Dr. Guier specializes in general optometry, laser refractive surgery, glaucoma, retina and oculoplastics.

Florida Eye Specialists now has 19 doctors available across nine offices. CEO and managing partner Rajesh K. Shetty, MD, explains how Dr. Guier will contribute to the growing practice. 

“With the addition of Dr. Guier to our team, we have an opportunity to expand access to much-needed vision services across the region,” said Dr. Shetty. “He expresses such passion for educating patients to improve their quality of life through improved vision. We are proud to have him on the team and know his specialties will be a great asset for our patients.”

Dr. Guier is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry. During his residency at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami, he participated in the management of Glaucoma, Neuro-ophthalmology, Corneal Disease, Vitreo-Retinal Service, Ocular Oncology, Oculoplastics, Pediatrics, Geriatrics/Low Vision and Primary Optometric Care. 

“Joining Florida Eye Specialists provides the opportunity to treat a broad patient base while utilizing the latest proven technology,” said Guier. “The practice is committed to providing its patients and practitioners access to industry-leading research and technology to focus on achieving optimal results.” 

Dr. Guier has served as an examiner and item writer for the National Board of Examiners in Optometry and the Florida Board of Optometry. Additionally, he is an active member of several professional organizations including the American Board of Certification in Medical Optometry, the American Academy of Optometry, the American Optometric Association, the Florida Optometric Association, and the Northeast Florida Optometric Society. 

As a St. Augustine native, Dr. Christian P. Guier has a life-long love of boating. In his free time he also enjoys science, travel and sports. 

Dr. Guier has an unending desire to help and is committed to the mission of providing excellence in eye care to patients across Northeast Florida. He looks forward to serving new patients.


About Florida Eye Specialists

Florida Eye Specialists is one of the largest multi-specialty eye practices in North Florida. Owned and operated by ophthalmologists, the practice provides comprehensive care from simple eye exams to complex surgery using the latest technology. Florida Eye Specialists has nine locations in Jacksonville and St. Augustine, with doctors who have served the community for more than 40 years. The experienced team of ophthalmologists and optometrists is dedicated to leading the industry in eye care and helping patients see clearly.