Posted by: Caryn Best in Uncategorized

ux_a08052800ux0022_ux_cI’ve taken my eagle vision for granted for far too long.  Goading my kid sister about having to wear glasses in second grade (I’ve matured since then).  Bragging to my own children that they are blessed with perfect vision thanks to great genes from yours truly.  So I guess it was just a matter of time before my obnoxiousness caught up with me. Blame it on good ole fashioned aging but my eyesight is starting to falter.  Small type gets blurry, especially towards the end of the day or when I’m trying to play Scrabble on my iPhone or, in fact, as I’m writing this blog in 11 point font.  For now my drugstore readers are fine but a proper eye exam is in my near future.  So, I asked around among my contact and eyeglass wearing friends about an eye doctor.  The hands-down recommendation was the Eye Center of St. Augustine.

Located at our very own West Town Place at World Golf Village, the Eye Center of St. Augustine is a full-service facility offering optometry and ophthalmology care.  The physicians of Eye Center specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of eye disease such as cataract, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and retinal disease. Physicians in the practice include Paul W. Hund, III, M.D.; Todd P. Thompson, M.D.; Patrick Hale, M.D.; Elizabeth K. McLeod, M.D.; Michael A. Dagostino, O.D., and Todd Hockett, O.D., FAAO.

The Center offers eye examination for adults and children and there is a wide variety of eyeglass frames, sunglass frames and contact lenses at their on-site Optical Shop.  They will soon be diagnosing my diminished vision and I will console myself with a pair of trendy reading glasses that make me look smarter than I am.

The Eye Center of St. Augustine is state-of-the-art.  In fact, they recently opened their own Eye Surgery Center in St. Augustine where they perform cataract, laser and ophthalmic surgery.  They also offer the popular LASIK refractive surgery to eliminate or reduce the patient’s dependence on eyeglasses.  And, when I’m able to see myself more clearly with my new glasses, I’ll probably start saving up for eyelid surgery which one patient said made her look 10 years younger!

The Eye Center of St. Augustine is located at 319 West Town Place, Suite 8 in St. Augustine’s World Golf Village.  You can visit their website at or give them a call at (904) 940-2000.


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