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 have seen Dr Croley for 17 years. I am extremely pleased with the care I have gotten with him. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Croley to anyone who is looking for superb eye care. He is absolutely the best ever!"



"Dr. Croley is a skilled, caring physician. He actually looks at you and communicates rather than starring at a computer. His office is well run and friendly. Glad I made the choice to switch to him."



"Excellent customer service.. Thank you Karla for your kidneys and professionalism 🤗"



"Always a pleasure in coming for my appointment. The staff are always so courteous, A CARING OFFICE!"







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