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Help Dr. Ravi Patel & Florida Eye Cares Support K9s for Warriors

The collective hearts of our Jacksonville eye care community have been grieving recently, since losing a friend and colleague to suicide. He was a military veteran and experienced tremendous stress due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of us at Florida Eye Specialists knew him or knew of him, including Dr. Ravi Patel. Through Florida Eye

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Dr. Shetty inspects Marian Rogers eyes during an eye exam
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Dr. Shetty Saves Glaucoma Patient’s Sight With Innovative Surgery

Florida Eye Specialists is fortunate to be able to give back to patients in need through pro bono surgeries funded by Florida Eye Cares. Marian Rogers has been fighting with glaucoma for decades. While doctors cannot reverse the vision loss in her eyes, Dr. Shetty performed a new technique with the XEN Gel Stent to

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Dr. Ravi Patel Discusses Florida Eye Cares on First Coast News

Florida Eye Cares, a nonprofit organization launched by Florida Eye Specialists, provides free vision screenings and eye surgeries to local patients in need. Dr. Ravi Patel discussed the nonprofit and the pro bono cataract surgery he performed for a local patient on First Coast News.  Read the full story here.

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Dr. Ravi Patel stands next to cornea transplant patient Freeman Kelly who is lying in a surgical bed
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Dr. Ravi Patel Performs Life-Changing Cornea Transplant for Professor from the Bahamas

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

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Two patients with masks pose in between a graphic featuring Florida Eye Specialists' Dr. Kenzo Koike, who partners with Vision is Priceless
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Dr. Kenzo Koike of Florida Eye Specialists Partners With Vision is Priceless to Bring Free Eye Clinic To The Community

In partnership with the nonprofit organization Vision Is Priceless, Florida Eye Specialists’ non-profit organization called Florida Eye Cares is proud to bring free eye care clinics to the Jacksonville community. Dr. Kenzo Koike provided his services for the most recent event to help those in need. One patient, Ms. Luz Irizarry, had been negatively impacted

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Dr. Ravi Patel on right and Susanne Lester Headshot on left. Graphic reads "Dr. Patel Performs Pro Bono Surgery for Jacksonville Mom"
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Super Mom Receives Gift of Sight to Help Family During COVID-19

Jacksonville mom Susanne Lester was given a pro bono cataract surgery from Dr. Ravi Patel of Florida Eye Specialists. She shared her story of overcoming many obstacles in her life that included diabetes, which would lead to vision problems.  Susanne is a super mom. Her family relies on her to drive them everywhere, and she

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Dr. Kostick poses with a teenager. Text reads "Dr. Kostick Performs Pro Bono Surgery for Teenage Boy"
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Dr. Kostick Performs Pro Bono Surgery for Teenage Boy

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

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Dr. Ravi Patel Gives Young Mother the Gift of Sight

Dr. Ravi Patel was featured on First Coast News for performing a life-changing procedure for a young mother. Takeeya Woods, 30, had lost her vision to a hereditary condition called keratoconus. The only way to treat it is through a corneal transplant. Due to Woods’ condition, she struggled to make ends meet and care for

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