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 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. He is trained, certified and experienced in the latest surgical technologies including the Visx and LadarVision excimer lasers, the ReStor IOL, ReZoom IOL, Tecnis IOL, Visian ICL and Verisyse Phakic IOL as well as the IntraLase femtosecond infrared Laser and Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty for glaucoma patients. Dr. Nicolitz has lectured and been published extensively worldwide and has received awards and honors from the U.S. Public Health Service, the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. more...
Dr. Champion completed her education and training at the University of North Florida (Magna Cum Laude in Biology) in 1996; the University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville (with HONORS) in 2001; her internship (90th percentile rank) at the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medicine; and her ophthalmology residency at the University of Florida, Gainesville and Jacksonville in 2005.
Dr. Champion is board certified ophthalmologist as well as a certified Visx Laser Surgeon. She has extensive refractive surgery experience with the U.S. Navy, NAS Jax and the Univ. of Florida, Shands Gainesville. She has published 3 papers in medical and ophthalmic journals and has presented 3 scientific papers at the Annual Research Symposium at the University of Florida School of Medicine. Lenka’s honors include the HM Hill Scholarship, International Baccalaureate Presidential Scholarship, ER Bernhard Trust Scholarship for Outstanding Community Service, HM Hill Scholarship and the University of North Florida Student Caring Award. She continues to be active in community service as a volunteer teacher in elementary school vision screenings, glaucoma screenings and at the University of Florida School of Medicine. more...
Dr. Kulak is an ophthalmologist who is fellowship trained in ophthalmic and facial plastic surgery practicing in Jacksonville, Florida. Dr. Kulak specializes her practice in reconstructive and cosmetic eyelid surgery, medical and surgical management of tearing disorders, eyelid tumor reconstruction, orbital surgery, as well as, comprehensive eye care. She is dedicated to individualizing patient care to help achieve personalized, natural results and utilizes the most current non-invasive technologies and products for facial rejuvenation including Botox©, facial fillers and CO2 laser resurfacing. more...
Monica Brown, O.D., C.O.
Monica joined Nicolitz Eye Consultants in 2007. She completed her undergraduate work at the University of Iowa where she received a B.A. degree (with honors) in biology as well as a graduate degree (C.O.) in orthoptics (eye coordination specialist). She then received a B.S. degree in vision science and completed her doctor of optometry degree (also with honors) at Nova Southeast University in South Florida. Monica has participated in new ocular technology research and has also done numerous humanitarian missions to underserved countries including Peru and Ecuador (she speaks fluent Spanish) where she provided thousands of eye examinations and specialized care for eye diseases and glaucoma. At Nicolitz Eye Consultants, she provides general eye examinations and medical eye care; orthoptic care for children and adults; and is an expert in routine and complicated contact lens care.
Louis J. Catania, O.D., FAAO., D.Sc.
Dr. Louis J. (Lou) Catania is an internationally acclaimed clinical educator, author and a recognized expert in corneal disorders, refractive surgery and new eye care technologies. He has been a clinical practitioner for thirty-six years as well as the Chief of Eye Services for two large medical groups in Rochester, N.Y. and Philadelphia, PA. After graduating from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1969, he completed a 2-year residency in primary eye care and anterior segment disease with the University of Rochester, School of Medicine's Associated Hospital Residency Program where he also taught primary care optometric and medical interns and residents for 8 years. Currently, Lou is associated with Nicolitz Eye Consultants, a multispecialty ophthalmology group in Jacksonville, FL. He also does clinical research on numerous developing eye care technologies; serves as a consultant and advisor to multiple ophthalmic companies and professional journals; holds academic ranks at numerous educational institutions; and he continues to write and lecture extensively worldwide. He was voted one of the 10 most influential optometrists of the 20th century by the Review of Optometry Journal.
Wavefront technology is truly an exciting area in eye care and we are just beginning to scratch the surface of its potential, especially in diagnosis.
Over the past year, two landmark developments have moved the evolving area of PRELEX to a new level.
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