Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine which deals with the diseases of the eye and their treatment. Southpoint Surgery Center uses the latest technology to provide a custom tailored solution for your eyes.

  • Cataracts
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Glaucoma
  • Macular Degeneration

Amit R. Chokshi, M.D.

A board-certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Amit Chokshi is highly trained in laser vision correction and is a graduate of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. After completing his residency at Vanderbilt Medical Center, where he began performing refractive eye surgery, Dr. Chokshi was awarded a fellowship with the Laser and Corneal Surgery Associates at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Here, he specialized in refractive and corneal surgery. [Read Full Bio]

Florida Eye Specialists
11512 Lake Mead Ave #534
Jacksonville, FL 32256
(904) 564-2020
www.floridaeyespecialists.com

Ernst Nicolitz, M.D., FACS

Dr. Ernst Nicolitz is the founder and chief surgeon at Nicolitz Eye Consultants, a private multispecialty group practice in Jacksonville, FL. He has been a board certified ophthalmologist for over 30 years and is a fellowship trained specialist in oculoplastics surgery (Will’s Eye Hospital, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA). Dr. Nicolitz is on the active medical staff of the Department of Ophthalmology at Baptist Medical Center and Shands Jacksonville Hospital of the University of Florida where he also serves as a Clinical Professor of Oculoplastic Surgery.

Nicolitz Eye Consultants
7051 Southpoint Parkway, Suite 300
Jacksonville, FL 32216
(904) 398-2720
www.eyelitz.com

Frank McDonald, M.D.

Frank W. McDonald, M.D. specializes in cataract, cornea, and refractive surgery, including blade-free LASIK and PRK. He earned his undergraduate degree, with honors, from the University of Notre Dame. After completing medical school at the University of Alabama School of Medicine, Dr. McDonald served his residency in ophthalmology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, where he also acted as chief resident. He was then awarded a fellowship in cornea and refractive surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, receiving extensive training in LASIK and the treatment of corneal disease.  He is an active member in multiple medical societies including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and the American Medical Association.

Levenson Eye Associates
751 Oak Street, Suite 200
Jacksonville, Florida 32204
(904) 366-3781

Kathryn B. Freidl, M.D.

Dr. Freidl is a board certified, fellowship-trained ophthalmologist specializing in glaucoma and cataract surgery. She trained at the prestigious Wills Eye Institute in Philadelphia, the largest glaucoma diagnosis and treatment center in the country. Dr. Freidl is very experienced with glaucoma and cataract treatment, and was one of the first doctors in the region to perform laser cataract surgery. [Read Full Bio]

Florida Eye Specialists
11512 Lake Mead Ave #534
Jacksonville, FL 32256
(904) 564-2020
www.floridaeyespecialists.com

Kenzo J. Koike, M.D.

Dr. Kenzo J. Koike is a board-certified ophthalmologist who welcomes the opportunity to take care of patients with a wide array of general eye conditions. In addition, he is specialized in the medical and surgical management of complex cataracts and glaucoma, including minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS).  Dr. Koike is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, and the American Glaucoma Society. He is active in the ophthalmology and glaucoma community on a local and national level, and stays current on the latest technological advancements to offer his patients. [View Full Bio]

Florida Eye Specialists
11512 Lake Mead Ave #534
Jacksonville, FL 32256
(904) 564-2020
www.floridaeyespecialists.com

Lenka Champion, M.D.

Dr. Lenka Champion joined the staff of Nicolitz Eye Consultants in 2005.  She is a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology, as well as a certified Visx Laser Refractive Surgeon.  She has extensive refractive surgery experience with the U.S. Navy, NAS Jacksonville, and the University of Florida, Shands Gainesville.  She is trained and experienced in the most advanced no-stitch cataract surgery, including LenSx Femtosecond Laser assisted cataract surgery.

Nicolitz Eye Consultants
7051 Southpoint Parkway, Suite 300
Jacksonville, FL 32216
(904) 398-2720
www.eyelitz.com

McGregor N. Lott, M.D.

Dr. McGregor N. Lott has been practicing ophthalmology for nearly 15 years. He completed his undergraduate degree in history at Yale University and then went on to complete his Doctorate at the Medical College of Georgia in 2002. He accepted his fellowship there with the Department of Ophthalmology at the Medical College of Georgia. In 2007, Dr. Lott relocated to Florida where he became licensed by the Florida Board of Medicine. He went on to become certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology in 2009 and continues to provide excellent ophthalmology services to patients in Florida. [View Full Bio]

Florida Eye Specialists
11512 Lake Mead Ave #534
Jacksonville, FL 32256
(904) 564-2020
www.floridaeyespecialists.com

Omar Gayasaddin, D.O.

Dr. Omar Gayasaddin is a board certified, fellowship trained glaucoma specialist. Most recently he was serving as an assistant professor in the Ophthalmology department at the University of Florida. Duties included running the glaucoma clinics, and conducting glaucoma and comprehensive surgery. Being at an academic institution allowed him to oversee and teach ophthalmology resident in both the clinic and operating room.

Nicolitz Eye Consultants
7051 Southpoint Parkway, Suite 300
Jacksonville, FL 32216
(904) 398-2720
www.eyelitz.com

Rachana Patel, M.D.

Dr. Rachana Patel is a board certified ophthalmic surgeon and fellowship trained in cataract, cornea, and refractive surgery. She completed her undergraduate degree with Honors at University of Florida. She was then accepted into the highly selective Junior Honors Program at the University of Florida, College of Medicine where she received her medical degree. Dr. Patel completed her residency in ophthalmology at the Medical College of Georgia. She went on to complete a fellowship in cornea and refractive surgery at the prestigious ophthalmology department at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Patel is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. [View Full Bio]

Florida Eye Specialists
11512 Lake Mead Ave #534
Jacksonville, FL 32256
(904) 564-2020
www.floridaeyespecialists.com

Rajesh K. Shetty M.D.

Dr. Rajesh Shetty is a board certified, double fellowship-trained ophthalmologist specializing in cataract and glaucoma surgery. He served on the clinical staff of the Mayo Clinic for more than 7 years as an Assistant Professor in Ophthalmology prior to founding Florida Eye Specialists in 2009. Dr. Shetty is currently the CEO and Managing Partner of the combined practice. [View Full Bio]

Florida Eye Specialists
11512 Lake Mead Ave #534
Jacksonville, FL 32256
(904) 564-2020
www.floridaeyespecialists.com

Ravi R. Patel, M.D.

Ravi R. Patel, M.D. is a board certified ophthalmic surgeon and fellowship trained in cataract, cornea, and refractive surgery. He was raised in Jacksonville, Florida and graduated from the Bolles School. He completed his undergraduate degree with Honors in biology at the University of Miami. He then received his M.D. from the University of Florida. Dr. Patel was then accepted into a competitive ophthalmology residency at the University of Florida. [View Full Bio]

Florida Eye Specialists
11512 Lake Mead Ave #534
Jacksonville, FL 32256
(904) 564-2020
www.floridaeyespecialists.com

S. Akbar Hasan, M.D.

Dr. S. Akbar Hasan is a board certified, fellowship-trained cornea, LASIK, and cataract specialist. He completed his Cornea and LASIK fellowship at Duke University. Dr. Hasan came to Jacksonville in 2002. He served as the lead cataract and corneal surgeon and Director of the Laser Vision Correction Program at the Mayo Clinic for ten years. Dr. Hasan has tremendous surgical experience in corneal transplantation, laser cataract surgery with premium intraocular lenses and LASIK. [View Full Bio]

Florida Eye Specialists
11512 Lake Mead Ave #534
Jacksonville, FL 32256
(904) 564-2020
www.floridaeyespecialists.com

Tina Tillis, M.D.

Dr. Tina N. Tillis is a native of Florida, born in Tallahassee. She is a Board-Certified Ophthalmologist and Fellowship-trained Glaucoma Specialist. She has been practicing since 1993. She attended Howard University on a full National Merit Scholarship where she graduated in the top 1% of her class. She completed her internship in Internal Medicine at Brown University in Providence, RI. Her ophthalmic research Fellowships were at The Eye Research Institute of Retina and Harvard in Boston, Massachusetts and the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. Her Ophthalmic residency was done at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital of Washington University in St. Louis, MO.

Tillis Eye Care Center
3890 Dunn Avenue, #902
Jacksonville, FL 32218
(904) 345-3473
www.tilliseyecarecenter.com

Wassia Khaja Ahmed, M.D.

Dr. Wassia Khaja Ahmed is a board certified ophthalmologist, specializing in general ophthalmology, cataract surgery, and oculoplastic surgery. She completed her undergraduate training at the University of Texas- Austin in Plan II Honors program and Biology where she graduated magna cum laude. She subsequently pursued her medical degree at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas followed by a residency in ophthalmology at University of Florida. [Read Full Bio]

Florida Eye Specialists
11512 Lake Mead Ave #534
Jacksonville, FL 32256
(904) 564-2020
www.floridaeyespecialists.com