Twenty years ago this July, local ophthalmologist Jonathan M. Frantz, MD, FACS, started his practice, then called Florida Eye Health, in a medical office building at Lee Memorial Hospital.
He moved to his current Fort Myers location at 12731 New Brittany Blvd. in 1996. He now heads a multi-physician, multi-office practice that incorporates the latest technologies to provide patients throughout southwest Florida with the most advanced options for bladeless laser cataract surgery, LASIK, cosmetic surgeries and comprehensive eye care. Dr. Frantz changed the practice’s name to Frantz EyeCare in the fall of 2012 to more clearly identify his practice.
During 20 years of practice, Frantz EyeCare has grown from three employees to over 100 and now includes four satellite offices throughout southwest Florida. In 1999, the Fort Myers office was expanded to include a Laser Vision Center and Suncoast Surgery Center, a state-of-the-art, fully accredited ambulatory surgery center. That same year, Dr. Frantz opened an office in Naples and relocated one of the satellite offices to a new location in Cape Coral. In 2002, he added cosmetic services, an entirely new dimension to the practice, to provide his patients with the convenience of having their eyelid and facial cosmetic procedures performed in a familiar and friendly setting. Two additional satellite offices opened in 2007, Punta Gorda in January of that year and Lehigh Acres at the end of the year. With each new addition, new jobs were created, as well as more convenience and a higher quality of service for the practice’s customers.
Dr. Frantz is one of the top five bladeless laser cataract surgeons in the country. He introduced laser cataract surgery to southwest Florida in May 2012 and continues to embrace the latest technology for his patients by being the first surgeon in the state of Florida to offer the VERION Image Guided System, which tracks your eye from the planning stages to your actual cataract procedure. He also offers the area’s only ORA with VerifEye, which provides an in-depth analysis of the eye during surgery.
Frantz EyeCare offers the area’s only bladeless iLASIK, which combines the advanced IntraLase femtosecond laser with the VISX Star S4 excimer laser to provide patients with a procedure that is 100 percent tailor-made
for you and the unique characteristics of your eyes. iLASIK offers improved safety, better vision and more precision. Ophthalmologist Jeffrey Robin, MD, joined the Frantz EyeCare team this past month as a LASIK and Cornea Specialist. Dr. Robin is in the top one percent of LASIK surgeons in the U.S. and has performed over 65,000 laser vision correction procedures during his 20 plus years in practice.
In addition, Frantz EyeCare has a Retina Specialist Robert Sherman, MD, an Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon Stephen
Laquis, MD, FACS, and a team of licensed optometrists who specialize in examination and diagnosis of eye diseases and vision
conditions. In addition to testing for eyeglasses and contact lenses, the optometrists provide pre and post-operative care of surgical patients.
Frantz EyeCare’s employee orientation program has a strong emphasis on mission, values, customer satisfaction, teamwork and commitment to coworkers. The major factor in the success of Frantz EyeCare is that Dr. Frantz, as the medical director and owner of the practice, believes and trusts in the administrative, technical, leadership and clerical abilities of his employees so that the company runs efficiently and effectively. He is active in all decisions of the organization and encourages teamwork and creative energy to achieve the best possible patient outcomes and overall excellence.
As an organization, Frantz EyeCare participates in several local professional and civic organizations, such as membership in six area Chambers of Commerce, the Health Management Association, the SWF Chapter of Florida Public Relations Association, and numerous networking groups.
The practices interactive website provides viewers with information about the numerous services provided at Frantz EyeCare, as well as appointment scheduling and electronic patient registration.
To make an appointment online, visit www.bettervision.net or call the Fort Myers office of Frantz EyeCare at 239-418-0999.