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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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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. 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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Dr Akbar Pro Bono Surgery
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Dr Hasan Helps Save Young Girl’s Eye

After an accident which left Yariberliz Torres’ eye severely damaged, there was little hope of saving her eye. But thanks to a coordinated effort between Dr. Akbar Hasan of Florida Eye Specialists, Dr. John Sullivan of South East Retina, and Wolfson Children’s Hospital, she was able to receive a pro bono surgery for her eye.

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2017 Jax Reads/NEA Big Read | Florida Eye Specialists
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2017 Jax Reads/NEA Big Read

Florida Eye Specialists is proud to have been a sponsor for the 2017 Jax Reads/NEA Big Read events. The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Big Read in conjunction with the Jacksonville Public Libary presented a six-week program to encourage Jacksonville’s youth to read more. The theme of this year’s event was The Namesake by Jhumpa

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Dr. Patel Performs Pro Bono Cataract Surgery

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

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