Florida Eye Specialists is proud to fund pro-bono surgeries for vision-saving care through the Florida Eye Cares foundation. William Servance, a Jacksonville dad of two, received one of these free cataract surgeries when his insurance wouldn’t cover the cost. Dr. Ravi Patel performed the crucial surgery in October. Now, Severance says, he can see better
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Freeman Kelly, an adjunct professor from the Bahamas, traveled to Jacksonville to receive a life-changing cornea transplant eye surgery. The 71-year-old professor has suffered from glaucoma and cataracts for years. After undergoing three different eye surgeries, Kelly’s vision still suffered. His blurry and unfocused vision had made it impossible for him to walk or drive
A Jacksonville resident and local CNA was recently given the gift of sight after Dr. Rachana Patel removed two large white cataracts from both of her eyes. Prior to the surgery, Mrs. Tammy Pike had lost hope. Out of work for three years and unable to see her beautiful children and grandchild’s faces, she knew
Catrina Sparrow, a St. Augustine mom of 4 and grandma of 3, was thrilled to receive a life-altering glaucoma surgery from Dr. Koike at Florida Eye Specialists. It all began last Christmas when she started having painful headaches. After losing sight in her left eye, she knew it was only a matter of time until
Dr. David Kostick of Florida Eye Specialists recently performed a life-changing procedure for a teenage boy who needed eye surgery. Edward Yost, 19, was injured in an accident that resulted in a torn tear duct. Edward is very active and enjoys playing rugby. He regularly volunteers with organizations such as Baptist Sports, but he could
Dr. Ravi Patel performs pro bono cataract surgery for patient Michael McDonald— who lost everything in hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. Michael was on the verge of going blind and through the surgery, Dr. Ravi Patel was able to save his vision.
Dr. Ravi Patel of Florida Eye Specialist performed a pro-bono cataract surgery for a local welder who was going to lose his job due to his affected vision. This was an unfortunate case in which a hard worker fell through the cracks of insurance coverage. Florida Eye Specialists stepped up to the plate and took