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F. Rick Palmon, MD

At Southwest Florida Eye Care, our staff is friendly and professional. Our commitment is to provide exceptional customer service to all of our Fort Myers patients. We take pride in our personalized care and strive to spend the necessary time with each patient to ensure a comfortable experience.

Our Fort Myers optometry professionals are passionate about providing high-quality care to our family of patients. We focus on providing comprehensive eye exams, a large selection of fashionable eyewear, and the best possible vision care. Come in today to meet our Fort Myers staff and make an appointment.

F. Rick Palmon, MD

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

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science in Biology, Georgetown University
Graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Internal
Medicine Internship
Residency: Wills Eye Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University
Fellowship: University of Minnesota, Cornea & Refractive Surgery

CERTIFICATION
Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology
Certified by the American Board of Eye Surgery:
Refractive Surgery (LASIK)
Cataract/Implant Surgery
Corneal Transplantation

ASSOCIATIONS
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Medical Association
Florida Medical Association
Florida Society of Ophthalmology
American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery
International Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery
Eye Bank Association of America – Paton Society
Lee and Collier County Medical Societies

HONORS & AWARDS
Magna cum laude, Georgetown University
Georgetown University Club of Washington Award for General Academic Excellence
Phi Beta Kappa, Georgetown University
Scholarship recipient, Alpha Omega Alpha, Louisiana Alpha Stars and Bars Chapter
President, Alpha Omega Alpha, Louisiana Stars and Bars Chapter
Isadore Dyer Memorial Prize for Superior Academic Excellence
Hewlett-Packard Top Medical Graduate Award
American Academy of Ophthalmology Award for Distinguished Service
Dr. Palmon has authored numerous scientific articles in ophthalmology journals and is a frequent speaker at ophthalmic symposia.

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Hours of Operation

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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