Ophthalmologist Cape Coral, FL

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Welcome to the Cataract & Refractive Institute of Florida

Our ophthalmology practice diagnoses and treats general eye conditions, such as seasonal allergies, refractive errors, dry eye syndrome, cataracts, and glaucoma. We offer a full range of services, including comprehensive eye exams, treatments for common eye infections, selective laser treatments for glaucoma, and precision cataract surgery. We also boast an on-site optical center that offers a wide variety of stylish glasses and name brand contact lenses. Our office is led by board-certified ophthalmologist Dr. James Croley III who has over 40 years of industry experience and expertise. Dr. Croley specializes in the treatment of cataracts, offering many of the industry's most advanced cataract treatment solutions. The Cataract & Refractive Institute of Florida takes great pride in providing gold-standard ocular care and building long-lasting relationships with our patients. We are proud to serve the Southwest Florida communities of Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Lehigh Acres, and Bonita Springs.

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Our Services

We offer an extensive list of services for the treatment of common eye concerns, dry eye syndrome, refractive errors, cataracts, and glaucoma. Our treatments range from prescription eye drops, topical medication, eyeglasses, intraocular lenses, minimally invasive surgery, laser procedures, and more.

James E. Croley III, M.D.

Dr. James E. Croley III is a board-certified ophthalmologist and the founder of the Cataract & Refractive Institute of Florida. He graduated manga cum laude from Cumberland College before attending medical school at the University of Miami and completing his residency at the University of Alabama Eye Foundation Hospital. Additionally, he studied at Stanford University where he gained further education in advanced ophthalmology techniques. Dr. Croley is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Florida Society of Ophthalmology. He is a world-renowned leader and is highly regarded as one of the most respected ophthalmologists in Southwest Florida. Dr. Croley has lectured and presented at numerous conferences across the country, speaking on topics, such as eye disease, precision laser surgery, and the latest treatments for glaucoma. With more than 40 years of experience, Dr. Croley specializes in advanced cataract treatment and remains at the forefront of advancements in the industry, regularly traveling around the world to train fellow eye care professionals.

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Believing Is Seeing by James E. Croley III, M.D.

Not only is Dr. Croley an experienced ophthalmologist but the author of the book, Believing Is Seeing. As a believer in the Christian faith, Dr. Croley wrote this book to inspire others to discover how beautifully and wonderfully made they are and that God is the author of all creation. He utilizes his years of medical knowledge, biblical doctrine, and godly perspective to make a compelling argument that when we dare to see things from a God-centered worldview, our lives will be greater than we can imagine.

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"I am happy to review the practice of Dr. Crowley and his staff.They are all professional but still friendly and makes you feel at ease. I especially like the fact that Dr. Crowley does not try to pressure you into having procedures that are not necessary for you and he is always ready to answer honestly any questions you have. I would not hesitate to recommend him."



"Removed my cataracts, and corrected my vision to 20/20. Everything was done in a friendly and professional manner. If you need vision care, this is the place to get it."



"My eyes feel so much better since being treated by Dr Croley. I had been complaining for many years (9 maybe?) but my symptoms just got worse & worse , often blamed on various other issue. On my very first appointment, he really listened & did testing right away. Diagnosed the problem & ordered treatment with check up's to monitor the effectiveness of my treatment. This was also impressive. 6 months later, my eyes feel much better!My only regret? The other eye doctors didn't investigate my sympyoms more & correct this years ago. Highly recommend this doctor. 2 thumbs up!"



"your office is always very professional and caring."



"Have been a patient for 22 years with the Doctor I appreciate having one Doctor that knows the health of my eyes and has cared for the health of my eyes! Having had several elected and some needed surgeries over the years, I cound not be more pleased!The office staff are very competent in assisting with insurance and scheduling, streamlining the whole experience.Before finding Dr. Crowley I had been to several local doctors where we spent half the day in waiting rooms only to be seen by several med. students practicing on my families eyes, to be seen for a few minutes by the advertised doctor....no thank you.Happy patient!"




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