A board-certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Amit Chokshi is highly trained in laser vision correction and is a graduate of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. After completing his residency at Vanderbilt Medical Center, where he began performing refractive eye surgery, Dr. Chokshi was awarded a fellowship with the Laser and Corneal Surgery Associates at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Here, he specialized in refractive and corneal surgery.
Dr. Chokshi went on to serve as the director of the University Of Florida Laser Eye Center. He also held the positions of assistant professor and director of the cornea and external disease division at the UF Department of Ophthalmology. Dr. Chokshi is fellowship-trained in both cornea and cataracts and is a LASIK specialist with Florida Eye Specialists. Dr. Chokshi was also named Chief of Ophthalmology at Baptist Medical Center for 2015 and 2016.
As children of Indian immigrants, Dr. Chokshi and his sister were raised in the United States, mostly in South Florida. After his training, Dr. Chokshi and his wife, Megha, moved to Jacksonville in 2004. They have the privilege and joy of raising their four children: Sofia, Sahana, Simryn, and Sagar. In his free time, Dr. Chokshi enjoys playing golf and exercising. Some of his favorite activities include Crossfit, Running, Weightlifting, Yoga, and Kickboxing.
Dr. Chokshi originally chose ophthalmology in medical school because he is uniquely able to combine his love of surgery and healing with the development of long-term relationships with his patients. Dr. Chokshi truly feels blessed to be an ophthalmologist and touch so many lives in a meaningful way. Having been a LASIK patient himself allows him a unique perspective on what the experience is like from the patient’s side and what a thrill it is to have one’s vision corrected. Treating his patients as family is a priority that allows each and every patient the most compassionate care possible.
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Dr. Chokshi Performs Pro Bono Surgery
What Patients Have to Say about Dr. Chokshi
Dr. Chokshi was marvelous! He was informative and took the time to answer my questions, discuss my concerns and how my vision issues may or may not impact my child and grandchildren. He made me feel like he was sincere and concerned about my vision challenge and fears and set my mind at ease. A very heartfelt thank you to everyone at Florida Eye Specialists; you are ALL awesome!
I am very confident trusting my vision care to Dr. Chokshi. He performed my LASIK surgery and removal of my cataracts. He is very professional and demonstrates genuine concern for his patients. Explains procedures thoroughly and answers all my questions. I have recommended Dr. Chokshi to everyone I talk with about my vision. He is a great doctor.
I am very confident trusting my vision care to Dr. Chokshi. He performed my LASIK surgery and removal of my cataracts. He is very professional and demonstrates genuine concern for his patients. Explains procedures thoroughly and answers all my questions. I have recommended Dr.Chokshi to everyone I talk with about my vision. He is a great doctor.
Dr. Chokshi has provided me with excellent care. My cataract surgery went very smoothly and the results have been great. The difference in my vision is incredible. It is so nice to see without glasses after 50 years of bifocals.