When Dr. Michael J. Collins opened the doors to Collins Vision back in 2004, he didn’t anticipate the incredible growth his practice would experience in just a few short years. But when you have an unwavering commitment to personalized, compassionate care, deeply rooted in family and community, it attracts loyal patients. And those patients tell their family and friends about the eye care practice that does things a little differently. And the Collins Vision family grows.
Today, Collins Vision is proud to be Southwest Florida’s trusted provider of comprehensive eye care, cataract surgery and laser vision correction. With locations in Fort Myers and Naples, Dr. Collins has developed and nurtured a team that is singularly focused on creating an exceptional patient experience while exceeding expectations in care as well as outcomes.
Collins Vision has been recognized and awarded at the local, regional and national levels. And while we are certainly proud of these achievements, the Collins Vision team is even more proud of the commitment to serving and giving back that Dr. Collins has put in place as a cornerstone of the practice.
Naples’ A-Team for Eye Care is Born
When it was time to build an elite team to serve the growing community of Naples, Dr. Collins reached out to well-respected Naples local optometrist Dr. Dan Jefferies.
“We were excited for Dr. Jefferies to join our team of vision experts,” said Dr. Collins. “He brings a wealth of eye care experience and a passion for dynamic patient care that is a Collins Vision core value.”
Dr. Jefferies is a board-certified optometrist who has practiced in ophthalmology settings overseeing post-surgical care for many years in Southwest Florida. As a longtime Naples local, Dr. Jefferies is well-respected in the eye community and sought-after for his comprehensive vision care, including the diagnosis and management of dry eye disease, pediatric myopia management and glaucoma. In addition, Dr. Jefferies oversees pre- and post-op care for patients who have had LASIK, PRK and cataract surgery.
To lead the Naples team, Dr. Collins scouted the entire nation to find an ophthalmologist who shares the same passion for patient care and commitment to service that Dr. Collins has established. He found the perfect addition to the clinical team in Naples in Jason Friedrichs, MD, MS.
As a board-certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Friedrichs is skilled in performing surgical procedures like modern cataract surgery, state-of-the-art glaucoma treatments and retina procedures, including laser and injections. Additionally, he has special expertise in blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), bringing impressive experience and skill in this delicate procedure. He also has considerable experience in comprehensive eye care, including management of many common (and uncommon) eye diseases and conditions.
Dr. Friedrichs completed his residency training at the University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology, which consistently ranks among the best ophthalmology training centers in the country by Ophthalmology Times and U.S. News & World Report.
“We were delighted for Dr. Friedrichs to join our team of vision experts,” said Dr. Collins. “He is the epitome of what Collins Vision stands for – serving his patients with sincerity and compassion. He has the same higher standards of excellence that set Collins Vision apart from other practices in the area. His surgical experience has helped us add more services to our line-up so that we can better serve the patients of Southwest Florida.”
Anchored by these two skilled, reputable and extremely likable doctors, the people of Naples need not go anywhere else to receive world-class vision care.
Choosey People Choose Collins Vision and Here’s Why
At Collins Vision, we are driven to be the very best, because being “good” is not good enough! We truly seek to elevate lives by elevating vision. “We want to change the way Southwest Florida thinks about going to the doctor by providing a positive, memorable experience to every patient, every time,” said Dr. Collins.
Dr. Collins himself is a sought-after eye surgeon who is a fellowship-trained cornea, cataract and refractive specialist. Dr. Collins specializes in a procedure he calls Refractive Cataract Surgery, where the goal is to remove the cataract and reduce dependency on glasses at the same time. Refractive Cataract Surgery is an advanced procedure that goes above and beyond traditional cataract surgery to deliver exceptional results designed to fit each patient’s unique vision, goals and lifestyle. As a refractive specialist, Dr. Collins has significant experience in customized LASIK, which offers the opportunity for visual freedom without the restrictions of glasses and contacts.
From eye exams and eye disease management to LASIK, help with middle-aged reading vision issues and the latest advancements in cataract surgery, Collins Vision desires that every patient we are honored to serve would See the Difference with the vision they deserve. When Southwest Floridians choose Collins Vision, you don’t have to choose between superior outcomes or a superior experience. You will receive both. Schedule an appointment today.