Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine specializing in the anatomy, function and diseases of the eye. An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor who specializes in eye and vision care, from prescribing glasses and contact lenses to complex and delicate eye surgery. Ophthalmologists also research the causes and cures for eye diseases and vision problems.
Eye Care Services
Our physicians are expertly trained and board certified in ophthalmology to provide adults and children with consultations, evaluations and treatment for the following conditions:
- Cataract surgery
- Comprehensive eye exams
- Contact lenses and myopia management
- Cornea disorders and transplantations
- Corrective lenses
- Laser vision correction (iLASIKTM and PRK
- Low vision
- Ocular oncology
- Pediatrics and strabismus
- Retina disorders
- Vision degeneration for diabetic patients
For your convenience, we also offer:
- On-site surgical center
- On-site lab testing
- On-site X-ray
Optical Center now open to UF Health Eye Center patients and general public Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Designer Brands
- Contact Lenses
- Children's Eyewear
- Custom Progressives
- Free adjustments
Conditions & Services
- Adult cataract
- Age-related macular degeneration
- Cataract removal
- Contact lens and ocular plastics
- Corneal injury
- Corneal surgery
- Corneal transplant
- Diabetic eye care
- Diseases & surgery of the retina & vitreous
- Eye emergencies
- Eyelid surgery
- Glaucoma consultation & surgery
- Implant surgery
- Lab testing
- Laser surgery
- Opthalmic plastic surgery
- Orbital surgery
- Pediatric ophthalmology
- Pediatric strabismus
- Standard eye exam
To obtain a copy of your medical records from UF Health Eye Center – The Oaks, please contact 352-265-2020, Referral Fax: 352-627-4299.
Pay your billconsult our billing section.
Shands hospitals and UF Physician practices accept insurance from numerous providers, including Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, CIGNA, Humana, Capital Health, United Healthcare, Medicaid, and state and government services. For a full list of accepted plans visit our Insurance / Billing page.
Insurance acceptance varies between physicians and locations and is subject to change. To confirm that a specific physician will accept your insurance, please contact the practice using the telephone numbers listed at the top of the page. A representative will be happy to assist you.
Financial AssistancePatients who lack insurance coverage or are unable to pay their portion of the healthcare services they receive may qualify for financial assistance based upon their income level.
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Help us maintain our strong commitment to patients and to promoting good health in our communities: please don't smoke, chew tobacco or use electronic cigarettes on UF Health-owned or -operated properties. Thank you.