The Eye Center of North Florida was formed in 1999 following the merger of the Newberry Eye Clinic and the Gulf Coast Eye Clinic, two of the oldest, most established and trusted eye care practices in the Florida panhandle. The two groups worked together to care for patient needs in Panama City. It was decided to build an Eye Center that had all the optometric and ophthalmologic specialties under one roof to truly provide comprehensive eye care to the community. It would allow the individual physicians to develop their specialties, foster participation in research and development of ocular disease and surgery, and consolidate the combined practice experience of the group to better serve the specific needs of each patient. Today, this 9 physician practice services patients from all over the country, offering many procedures that are not found in other areas.
Our AAAHC accredited surgery center performs only eye surgery, allowing us to attract the finest specialty nurses and support staff in the region. We invest only in state of the art equipment and have the latest versions of phacoemulsification devices.
Our team of doctors provide the latest treatments and procedures to monitor and treat these eye diseases. If you or someone you know suffers from an eye disease, do not wait, call and schedule an appo...
State of the Art Procedures
Nine physicians make up The Eye Center. These partners realized that together, they could create a regionally recognized state of the art eye care facility and surgery center, with the most advanced...
Dropless Cataract Surgery
In an effort to improve our patients’ experience with cataract surgery, the surgeons here at The Eye Center of North Florida are now offering patients the option of having a Dropless Cataract Su...
Macular Degeneration, Genetic Testing- Macula Risk Test
The Eye Center offers a quick and painless cheek swab genetic test at our office, to determine your risk of Macular Degeneration. Call our office to schedule a few minutes out of your day for this...
Low Vision Rehabilitation
The Eye Center of North Florida is the ONLY facility that provides a complete team of low vision professionals in the region!! Our low vision team includes: Dr. Jeffrey Pyne, D.O. Retinal Specialis...
Lipiflow Dry Eye Treatment
LipiFlow, is the most revolutionary treatment for Dry Eye. Providing comfort to 86% of Dry Eye patients.
Dry Eye is a progressive disease and without treatment it can worsen over time. LipiFlow can t...
Optos Retinal Imaging
The optomap exam is fast, painless, and comfortable. Nothing touches your eye at any time. It is suitable for the whole family. To have the exam, you simply look at the device one eye at a time and y...
They say the eyes are the windows to the soul. Yet the natural signs of aging can make you appear tired, sad or just older than you feel. Eyelids can get puffy, heavy, or b...
Dr. Garland provides his years of experience to help you achieve the youthful appearance you desire utilizing non-surgical interventions such as Botox, Cosmetic Fillers and Pelleve. Dr. Garland offe...
Eyebrow & Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
Eyelid skin is normally smooth, but with time, the eyelid tissue stretches and the muscles weaken. This can leave eyelids looking puffy and tired. An outpatient eyelid blepharoplasty can address th...
If you lead a busy, on-the-go lifestyle and are frustrated with the inconvenience of having to wear glasses or contacts, The Eye Center of North Florida offers many different refractive procedures to...
What Are Cataracts?
The eye’s natural, clear lens sits behind the iris (colored portion) and pupil. It works similar to a camera lens, in that it focuses light on to the retina. As we age, ...
LenSx Custom Cataract Laser
What is LenSx Custom Cataract Laser Surgery?
Isn’t it amazing to look back at all of the technological, medical advancements that have been made throughout history? At The Eye Center of North Flo...
CustomVue™ Blade-Free LASER LASIK
The CustomVUE™ all laser Lasik allows for customized visual freedom for patients with nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
If you lead a busy, on-the-go lifestyle and are frustrated wi...
Implantable Contact Lenses
If you are not a good candidate for LASIK, you can still enjoy permanent vision correction with Implantable Contact Lenses(ICLs). ICLs, are powerful, refractive tools with the ability to permane...
Lifestyle Lens Implants
During cataract surgery, your eye’s cloudy natural lens will be replaced by an artificial intraocular lens (sometimes referred to as IOL or Lifestyle Lens). In the past, nearly everyone rec...
Raindrop Near Vision Inlay
Designed to improve the near vision that has been lost by the eye’s natural aging process—presbyopia
Presbyopia is very common and usually noticeable by age 40-45, making it more difficult...
The Eye Center of North Florida has one of the largest Contact Lens practices in the Southeast. Our friendly contact lens staff has over 30 years of experience and can give you the best quality serv...
Order Contact Lenses
Simply the fastest, easiest way to order your replacement contacts online.
You can now order your replacement contact lenses online from the convenience of your computer! Click the button below t...
EyePrint Pro™ Prosthetics
Finally, there is something new that brings hope for patients with corneal irregularities that have tried everything, or have corneal pathology advanced enough that standard advanced fitting ...
Daily Lens Care & Handling
Please follow these instructions carefully. You will be provided with products to clean, disinfect, and store your soft contact lenses.
In the beginning it is normal if:
Your eyes itch or feel funny...
Contact Lens Types
Soft contact lenses are made of a soft polymer-plastic material combined with a percentage of water. Water allows oxygen to pass through the contact lens material and increases comfort.
Many soft con...
Comprehensive Eye Exams
From back to school eye examinations to obtaining a new prescription for contacts or eyeglasses, you can feel confident that you will receive skilled care in a professional environment. Our doctors a...
Do you already have an updated prescription and need glasses? No problem, We can update!
Our optical shop and in-house laboratory has a well trained and experienced staff. We have the areas most Bo...
The Laser and Surgery Center at the Eye Center of North Florida is committed to providing quality ophthalmic and oculoplastic surgical services in a convenient outpatient setting. We focus exclusiv...
Click here to see open studies and to fill out application form.
At The Eye Center of North Florida, it is our commitment to stay on the leading edge of eye care. One of the many ways in which we a...
Open Clinical Research Trials
Clinical Study for Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
Have you recently been diagnosed with Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)?
You may qualify to take part in a clinical research study to eva...