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 8 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.