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

Read up on informative topics

  • 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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  • Diabetic Eye Diseases

    Diabetes is a condition that involves high blood sugar (glucose) levels. This can affect many parts of the body, including the eyes. One of the most common diabetic eye diseases is diabetic retinopathy, which is also a leading cause of blindness in American adults. Diabetic Retinopathy Diabetic retinopathy ...

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  • Presbyopia

    Somewhere around the age of 40, most people’s eyes lose the ability to focus on close-up objects. This condition is called presbyopia. You may start holding reading material farther away, because it is blurry up close. Reading suddenly gives you eyestrain. You might wonder when manufacturers started ...

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  • Laser Cataract Surgery

    The only way to correct the clouded vision caused by advanced cataracts is surgical intervention. If you find yourself pursuing cataract surgery to remove one or both cataract-disease lenses, you may be wondering what surgical approaches are available for treatment. Although eye surgeons have successfully ...

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  • Cataract Surgery

    With cataract surgery, your ophthalmologist removes the cataract-diseased lens of your eye. The ophthalmologist then replaces your natural lens with an artificial one. The Procedure This outpatient procedure is generally safe and takes less than an hour. Your ophthalmologist will dilate your pupil ...

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  • Peripheral Vision Loss

    Normal sight includes central vision (the field of view straight ahead) and peripheral vision (the field of view outside the circle of central vision). The inability to see within a normal range of view often indicates peripheral vision loss. In severe cases of peripheral vision loss, individuals only ...

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  • Presbyopia

    As we age, our eyes—like the rest of our bodies—begin to lose flexibility and strength. When this happens to the lens of the eye and its surrounding muscles, your lens will become stiff. This makes it harder to see close objects clearly because the eyes can't focus properly. It's a natural part of ...

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  • Patches

    Eye patches are used to strengthen muscle control in weak eyes. By placing a patch over the strong eye, the weaker eye is forced to do the heavy lifting. While it may be uncomfortable for the patient at first, the muscle controlling the weaker eye will become tougher and more resilient. This will allow ...

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  • How to Transition Into Different Lighted Situations

    Does it take a little while for your eyes to adjust to the dark? Try a few of these tips. ...

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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