Our main office on Highway 77 is nearing the renovation completion. Our optical department is now open. We are open for business and accepting new patients.

News & Community

We take pride in serving our patients and the community. We sponsor community educational seminars and support groups. The Eye Center participates in Health Fairs and regularly lectures to service clubs, senior centers, and health care facilities. Our physicians offer continuing education credits to our local physicians, nurses, and technical health care providers.  We often hold contests and give away such things as free designer sunglasses and even LASIK surgery. We also offer educational seminars here at our office several times per year. If you would like to have one of our doctors speak at an engagement for your club or organization, please contact community@eyecarenow.com

 

Laser & Surgery Center Receives Accreditation

The Eye Center is pleased to announce that our Laser and Surgery Center was recently accredited for the 11th year by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). This is an important milestone in the continuing growth and success of our health care organization. Pursuing accreditation shows our commitment to providing the highest levels of […]

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Webinar for Medical Professionals Featuring Dr. Bret Fisher on Kamra Inlay

KAMRA® Inlay for Presbyopic Patients CorneaGen presents a FREE webinar for medical professionals featuring board certified ophthalmologists Dr. Shamik Bafna of the Cleveland Eye Clinic and our very own Dr. Bret Fisher. Watch the recording here:  

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What Causes Digital Related Eye Strain?

Staring at a screen for long periods may cause your eyes to feel dry and tired, develop blurry vision, fatigue or eye strain but it won’t cause permanent eye damage. Normally, we blink about 15 times a minute, but studies show we blink half to a third that often while using computers and other digital […]

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Dr. Bret Fisher Named Medical Monitor for Ziemer USA

Ziemer USA recently announced that Bret Fisher, MD, will serve as medical monitor to oversee the clinical performance of Ziemer medical devices, including the Ziemer Z8 femtosecond laser and the Galilei Dual Scheimpflug and Placido system. “We are very pleased to fill this important role with a surgeon who has the diverse experience offered by […]

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Why Healthy Eyes Make a Happy Heart

February is Heart Health Awareness Month and serves as an important reminder to focus on ways to keep your heart healthy. But what most people don’t realize, is that having a comprehensive eye exam is an important part of heart health and can actually find underlying heart issues and diseases. During a complete eye exam, […]

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January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

Early Detection Critical to Treating Glaucoma Glaucoma is a major cause of vision loss worldwide. It affects more than 3 million people in the United States—nearly half of whom are unaware they have the disease. During Glaucoma Awareness Month in January, The Eye Center of North Florida joins the American Academy of Ophthalmology in reminding […]

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New Year’s Eye Safety Tips

New Year’s parties and celebratory toasts are coming this weekend so it’s important to be aware of how to protect your eyes from dangerous hazards associated with New Year’s Eve such as flying corks, fireworks and confetti. You know the old saying, “It’s all fun and games until someone loses an eye,” so let’s make sure […]

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September is Healthy Aging Month

Seven Sight-Saving Habits for Older Adults to Help Maintain Independence* In the United States, 1 in 6 Americans over age 65 has a visual impairment that cannot be corrected with glasses or contact lenses. This is often caused by common eye conditions and diseases. Among older Americans, visual impairment is one of the most significant […]

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Getting to Know Femto: By Dr. Bret Fisher

Dr. Bret Fisher, Medical Director for the Eye Center of North Florida recently authored an article in Oculary Surgery News about the LenSx laser,  Getting to Know Femto:  Six Features for Surgical Success— you can read it here.

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Fireworks Safety- Protect Your Vision

The July 4th holiday is only days away.  Summer weather, family events and activities planned for the holiday will be  a great time and create lasting memories.  But before you and your family celebrate make sure everyone knows and respects firework safety.  If not handled properly, fireworks can cause burns and eye injuries to kids and adults. […]

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The Eye Center of North Florida Wins Best Of Bay

The Eye Center of North Florida is once again honored to be the winner of the Panama City News Herald’s Best of Bay competition.  We are honored to accept the award in the “Eye Care” and “Optical” categories. Thank you Bay County for trusting us for all your eye care needs!    

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Looking to the Future- The Eye Center is Innovator and Educator

850 Magazine recently published a feature article on the Eye Center of North Florida and how we are leading the way in cataract surgery.   You can read it here:

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