Region’s Most Experienced LASIK Team

With the combined experience of Dr. Jerry Maida, Dr. Amit Chokshi, and Dr. Akbar Hasan, our team has performed over 24,000 LASIK procedures! This makes our doctors by far the most experienced in the Jacksonville area. Finding new and innovative ways to improve your vision has been our mission for decades. Dr. Jerry Maida is among the most experienced LASIK surgeons in the world and was the first to perform LASIK in Northeast Florida.

Premium Bladeless LASIK Technology

We are committed to bringing the latest technology for the best outcome to every patient. That is why we are pleased to offer treatment with the Eye-Q Excimer Laser. By combining our use of this Eye-Q and the IntraLase® Method together, we are able to revolutionizes LASIK with unparalleled precision and accuracy.

The Eye-Q Excimer Laser

This is the fastest and most precise laser system for vision correction available in the U.S. It employs what is called PerfectPulse Technology to safely and accurately control every single laser pulse from start to finish.

The IntraLase

With the ultra-high precision IntraLase laser, creating the corneal flap is now safer and more accurate. By eliminating the blade once used in traditional LASIK, our patients enjoy a premium level of safety. It has been used successfully on thousands of eyes and we trust this advanced technology to deliver exceptional results for our laser eye surgery patients.

To learn more about either of these machines, as well as other technologies we use, please visit our LASIK Technology page.

Scheduling A LASIK Consultation: First Steps

Call Florida Eye Specialists at 904-564-2020 and ask for a free consultation with our LASIK eye surgery counselors. This is the first step to see if you are a good candidate.

  • If you are currently wearing contact lenses, you need to be out of contacts for 1 week prior to your examination.
  • If you are wearing contacts for astigmatism, you need to be out of contacts for 2 weeks prior to your examination.
  • If your wear rigid gas permeable (RGP) contacts, the rule of thumb is not wearing contacts for 1 week for every decade of wear. These hard contacts mold your eye and it is important to allow the cornea to stabilize. It is probably best to have an initial exam and then corneal measurements will be checked regularly until stable.

Your eye examination will be very thorough. You will be here for 2-3 hours. In addition, you will be dilated with strong acting dilating drops (can last for 1-2 days). This is important to get accurate measurements prior to surgery.