Ernst Nicolitz, M.D., F.A.C.S., Retired

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Dr. Ernst Nicolitz is the founder and chief surgeon at Nicolitz Eye Consultants, a private multispecialty group practice and partner of Florida Eye Specialists. He has been a board certified ophthalmologist for over 30 years and is a fellowship trained specialist in oculoplastics surgery (Will’s Eye Hospital, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA). Dr. Nicolitz was previously on the medical staff of the Department of Ophthalmology at Baptist Medical Center and Shands Jacksonville Hospital of the University of Florida where he also served as a Clinical Professor of Oculoplastic Surgery.

He is trained, certified and experienced in the latest surgical technologies including the Visx and LadarVision excimer lasers, the ReStor IOL, ReZoom IOL, Tecnis IOL, Visian ICL and Verisyse Phakic IOL as well as the IntraLase femtosecond infrared Laser and Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty for glaucoma patients. Dr. Nicolitz has lectured and been published extensively worldwide and has received awards and honors from the U.S. Public Health Service, the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Nicolitz has been a Board Certified Ophthalmologist through the American Board of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology since 1978 as well as a recognized, certified oculoplastic surgeon through the American Society Oculoplastic & Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS).

Over the years, Dr. Nicolitz has served both the Jacksonville community and the medical community through numerous voluntary and appointed positions and has received many awards and honors for such service. In recent years, he has been honored with “America’s Top Plastic Surgeons” (2007 and 2008) awarded by Consumers’ Research Council America; named as one of Northeast Florida’s Top Medical Professional in Jacksonville Magazine’s “Top Docs” Issue (2008); the Lifetime Volunteer Physician Award from the EyecareAmerica – The Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (2008); AMA Physicians Recognition Award (2009); Volunteer Ophthalmologist for Jacksonville’s Gift of Sight Program (2000 to 2009). He was recognized with an Honor Award from the Academy of Ophthalmology for his contributions in teaching courses for ophthalmologists in 1990.

Dr. Nicolitz continues to write and lecture on oculoplastic surgery and his main interest now, intraocular lens (IOL) implants for cataract and refractive surgery. He also remains on staff at St. Lukes/St. Vincent’s Hospital Southside; and he is the medical director of the Southpoint Surgery Center.

Changes Coming to Our Nocatee Location – Optical Shop Closure

Dear Patients,

Starting October 1st, 2023, we are discontinuing the sale of eyeglass frames at our Nocatee location. Please note that all other services will continue to be available at this location. Our dedicated team of eye care providers and staff are committed to providing you with the highest level of care for your eye health and ensuring you receive the necessary treatments and examinations.

We apologize for any inconvenience and greatly appreciate your understanding. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact our customer service team who will gladly assist you.

Thank you for your continued trust and support. We look forward to serving you with our comprehensive eye care services at our Nocatee clinic location.

Please call our location if you have questions (904) 249-3937 – we’ll be happy to assist.