Welcome to Southwest Florida Eye Care

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COMMITTED TO ENHANCING YOUR VISION AND IMPROVING YOUR LIFE

Your vision is like your fingerprints -- completely unique and as individual as you are. At Southwest Florida Eye Care, we deliver an exceptional experience to each and every patient we serve. You’ll find physicians and staff who take the time to get to know you, to provide a most thorough eye examination and to offer clear explanations that help you make well-informed choices about your eye care needs.

Our Services

Our goal is to provide you with the best vision possible and our comprehensive eye care services offer everything you need to maintain good eyesight at any age.

  • Comprehensive eye exams
  • Glasses & contacts
  • Cataract evaluations and treatment including Laser cataract surgery with the Bausch & Lomb Victus system, Multifocal and Accomodative implants for decreased dependence on glasses
  • All Laser LASIK for nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism using the Bausch & Lomb Technolas
  • Treatment for corneal eye disease
  • Glaucoma evaluation and treatment
  • Emergency eye care

At Southwest Florida Eye Care, we are dedicated to providing high-quality optometry services in a comfortable environment.Call us at (239) 768-0006 or schedule an appointment today online.


Exclusive Offer

New Patients receive 15% OFF Second Pair of Complete Glasses!

Meet Our Physicians

Learn Who We Are

  • F. Rick Palmon, MD

    Born in Philadelphia, Dr. Palmon’s non-medical interests include tennis, bicycling, skiing, running, golfing, and rollerblading.

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  • Leonard F. Avril, OD

    Born in Columbus, Ohio, Dr. Avril was raised in St. Petersburg, Florida. His non-medical interests include writing and recording music, guitar, cooking, and golf.

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  • Brian K. Marhue, OD

    Dr. Marhue enjoys sports of all kinds, especially soccer and cycling, and any activity with his family.

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  • Penny Orr, OD

    Dr. Orr enjoys sports, particularly tennis, golf, and bicycling. She is active on bowling teams, as well as taking aerobics and ceramics classes

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  • Albert Smolyar, MD
    Cataract & Refractive Surgery Specialist

    Dr. Smolyar is married and has three children.  In his spare time, Dr. Smolyar enjoys swimming, scuba diving, and fishing.  He has also spent time providing free surgical eye care in the underserved countries.

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Featured Articles

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  • Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Pediatric Ophthlamology

    Ophthalmology addresses the physiology, anatomy and diseases of the eyes. Pediatric ophthalmology focuses on the eyes of children. Pediatric ophthalmologists examine children’s eyes to see if they need corrective lenses or other treatments to improve their vision. Training for Pediatric Ophthalmologists Pediatric ...

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  • Allergies

    Caused by the same irritants as hay fever, runny nose, coughing, and sneezing, eye allergies commonly affect those who suffer from other allergy symptoms. Not only do eye allergies cause discomfort, but they can also interfere with daily activities. Eye Allergy Causes Medically referred to as allergic ...

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  • Learning-Related Vision Problems

    Learning disabilities may include dyslexia, math disorder, writing disorder, auditory processing deficits, or visual processing deficits. Although each child with a learning disability is unique, many also have associated visual problems. Addressing these vision disorders may alleviate some symptoms ...

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  • UV Radiation and Your Eyes

    Optometry warnings about the damaging effects of ultraviolet radiation on our eyes have not yet reached the degree of public awareness of that of skin damage. Yet, the sun can be just as damaging upon our eyes with unprotected exposure. Short-term exposure to very bright sunlight can result in a type ...

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  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy

    Fuchs' dystrophy (pronounced fooks DIS-truh-fee) is an eye disease characterized by degenerative changes to the cornea’s innermost layer of cells. The cause for Fuchs' dystrophy is not fully understood. If your mother or father has the disease, then there is roughly a 50 percent chance that you will ...

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  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration

    One of the leading causes of vision loss in people who are age 50 or older is age-related macular degeneration (AMD). This common eye condition leads to damage of a small spot near the center of the retina called the macula. The macula provides us with the ability to clearly see objects that are straight ...

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Testimonials

Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • "Great people work at Southwest Florida Eye Care. It’s always a pleasure to come in for my eye exam each year."
    Barbara
  • "I am always satisfied with the service. The friendly staff makes you feel comfortable at your visits and the location is very convenient. The quality care make you feel your eye care needs are being take care of."
    Trenda
  • "Everyone on the staff is very professional, courteous, knowledgeable and caring. Sometimes you may find one or two in a practice with these attributes, but here everyone exceeds your expectations."
    John

Locations

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Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Fort Myers Office

Monday:

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Naples Office

Monday:

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Cape Coral Office

Monday:

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed