When we opened the doors to Collins Vision in 2004, we had a vision for what we wanted it to become—Southwest Florida’s most trusted eye care practice. We are proud of the growth we’ve experienced and grateful to the generations of families who have trusted us and made that growth possible.

The esteemed doctors of Collins Vision are respected and awarded experts in the field of ophthalmology and optometry. Check out a few of their accomplishments below.

Featured Awards


Castle Connolly Top Doctor

Clinical excellence comes from a passion for doing what’s best for each patient. For over 25 years, Castle Connolly’s research process finds those who share this passion and commitment. Castle Connolly Top Doctors are the doctors other doctors choose for themselves. Dr. Collins has been the recipient of this prestigious award for consecutive years since 2014.


Dr. Collins: Best Cataract Surgeon, Fort Myers

Being voted the “Best of the Best” by locals is such an honor! Dr. Collins is proud to be a “Best Cataract Surgeon” in Fort Myers, as named by the News-Press.


Dr. Alessi: Best Optometrist, Naples

Being voted the “Best of the Best” by locals is such an honor! Dr. Alessi is proud to be a “Best Optometrist” in Fort Myers, as named by Naples Daily News.


Patients’ Choice Award

Vitals is the largest online database of patient reviews for doctors and facilities. Dr. Collins was selected as one of Florida’s favorite physicians in several different categories, including the coveted Patients’ Choice Award.


Delta Airlines – The Best Docs

This peer-nominated award is given to doctors who are outstanding in their field, training, education and professional affiliations. Dr. Collins has been named a Best Doc in the category of Eye Surgery multiple years in a row.


40 Under 40

Gulfshore Magazine publishes its 40 Under 40 list each year, featuring young leaders who are making a difference in their communities and their professions throughout Southwest Florida. Dr. Alessi was selected and we couldn’t be prouder!

Featured Stories

Good Neighbor Podcast

Good Neighbor Podcast

Dr. Collins is a Castle Connolly Top Doctor, fisherman, father and philanthropist who enjoys serving his patients, family and community. In this episode of the Good Neighbor Podcast, learn all about how a leaky roof led to Collins Vision’s humble beginnings, charitable causes that are near and dear to his heart and more!

Fox 4 The Morning Blend

Dr. Collins Talks Cataracts

Dr. Collins loves to help people have their vision restored with modern cataract surgery. Check out this segment on Fox Morning Blend featuring the many advances that offer the opportunity for freedom from glasses after cataract surgery.

Gulfshore Business

Companies that Care

Gulfshore Business named Collins Vision on its Companies That Care list for our commitment to giving back to the community in ways both large and small. We were honored to be chosen!

The Scout Guide

The Scouts Guide Directory

Collins Vision is proud to be a featured business in The Scout Guide Directory, a network of thousands of businesses in hundreds of city guides designed to help residents live well.

Living Local

Celebrating 15 years!

A look at 15 fantastic years of helping Southwest Florida to See The Difference, featuring one of our amazing patients, Lynn!

Refractive Cataract Surgery Success

In this Living Local feature, Dr. Collins explains everything you’d want to know about Refractive Cataract Surgery.

Culture of Giving

Giving is a core value at Collins Vision. We were honored to be featured for our commitment to service and giving back in this edition of Living Local.

Seeing More Clearly with LASIK

We love helping our patients achieve visual freedom with life-changing LASIK! Check out Lily’s happy LASIK story here.

Say Goodbye to Dry Eyes

Dr. Alessi is our dry eye expert. In this Living Local feature, she explains the root cause and best ways to treat this often chronic and irritating condition.

Having a Vision at Collins Vision

Dr. Collins was a featured doctor in this healthcare edition of Living Local. Read about Collins Vision’s history here.

Grandeur Magazine

Reach for 20/20 in 2020

In this piece, Dr. Collins explains how modern cataract surgery, specifically Refractive Cataract Surgery, offers the opportunity for visual freedom after cataract removal.

Can a Healthy Diet Keep Your Vision Clear?

It’s true that cataracts are a normal part of aging, but it’s also true that proper nutrition may just help you see better for longer. Check out this educational piece on nutrition and cataracts.

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