Collins Vision Celebrates 15 Years

When Dr. Michael Collins started 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 consistently provide personalized, compassionate care, deeply rooted in family and community, you tend to attract loyal patients. The kind who then refer their friends, family and co-workers. Because of this loyalty, Collins Vision is thriving, and this year marks its 15th anniversary in Southwest Florida.

“I’m incredibly grateful that I get to do what I do,” said Dr. Collins, board-certified ophthalmologist and founder of Collins Vision. “It’s an honor that we don’t take for granted. Without the patients whose lives we’ve had the privilege of improving, Collins Vision wouldn’t be here.”

Dr. Michael Collins and patient Lynn Casper

Dr. Michael Collins and patient Lynn Casper

A Patient For Life

Lynn Casper is one of those loyal patients. Dr. Collins performed her cataract surgery back in 2006. She was so impressed with the care she received and the results of her surgery, she is now a patient for life! More recently, she has worked with Dr. Nicole Alessi to address some dry eye issues. Today, with the continued support of the Collins Vision team, she is seeing (and feeling!) better than ever.

Lynn delights in referring her friends and family members to the eye care practice she has come to love so much. “Everything about Collins Vision is absolutely marvelous,” Lynn said. “Dr. Collins cares for his patients so gently, he truly listens and he cares. That’s rare to find. And it’s not just him. His entire staff is like that. From the person who makes the coffee to his front desk team and clinical staff, everyone is so friendly, professional and helpful. I would never consider going anywhere else.”

15 Reasons To Love Collins Vision

Ask Lynn and the many other patients that have trusted their vision to Collins Vision why they chose Dr. Collins and his team, you’ll get a number of answers. Here are our favorite 15 (keeping with the theme!) reasons to choose Collins Vision for all your and your family’s eye care needs:

1. Excellent Surgical Results
When it comes to eye surgery, results matter most. Collins Vision doesn’t cut any corners in making sure that your surgery results are their top priority.    

2. Southwest Florida’s Go-To for a Glasses-Free Life
It’s your one set of eyes; trust them to an expert! Collins Vision specializes in premium lenses for cataract surgery and a multitude of laser procedures to get you out of glasses and/or contacts at any age.

3. The Collins Vision “Family”
A great experience starts with great people. Collins Vision is home to a team of exceptional employees that are honored to serve you.   

4. Conveniently Located
With offices in Fort Myers and Naples that are convenient to get to and centrally located, there’s no reason to go anywhere else for all your eye care needs.

5. Next-Level Comfort and Sincere Hospitality
From a coffee bar to warm, inviting spaces, Collins Vision’s offices are beautifully designed to make you feel right at home. Each time you walk in, you’ll be warmly welcomed and cared for like the VIP you are.

6. Advanced Technology for Improved Outcomes
Collins Vision’s physicians are committed to offering patients the latest and greatest in ophthalmic technology.

7. Fellowship Training
Collins Vision’s surgeon’s experience goes beyond the basics. Dr. Michael J. Collins is a Fellowship-trained Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Specialist, and Dr. Stephen A. Jones is a Fellowship-trained Oculoplastics Surgeon.

8. One-on-One Surgical Consultations
Going against the norm in a good way is exactly what sets Collins Vision apart. The surgeons at Collins Vision meet one-on-one with every single patient before surgery (which not everyone does!).

9. A Customized Approach
Your eyes are as unique as your fingerprint. Your surgery should be, too. Collins Vision doesn’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to restoring and improving your vision.

10. An Emphasis on Education
Collins Vision’s ophthalmologists and medical optometrists are invested in ongoing training and certifications to not just offer services but to become experts in them.

11. Comprehensive Care
From general eye exams to advanced eye surgery, when it comes to your vision, Collins Vision has you covered.

12. Brands You Love
From post-surgery sunglasses to contacts for hard-to-fit eyes, Collins Vision knows that style and comfort of your eyewear matters. That’s why they offer top designer brands and an expert optical team.

13. A Surgery Center You Can Trust
St. Marks, Collins Vision’s trusted outpatient surgery center, is highly credentialed, stocked with state-of-the-art equipment and staffed by the industry’s finest.

14. More Vision Correction Options
Dr. Collins is specially trained in a variety of vision correction options, so he can recommend and perform the procedure that’s right for you.

15. Cookies!
Nothing says, “We’re glad you’re here” quite like the smell (and taste) of freshly-baked cookies. Choose Collins Vision and grab one for yourself.

Those are all impressive reasons to choose Collins Vision. But when asked what he thinks makes Collins Vision truly special, Dr. Collins was quick to tout his team. “It’s our people,” he said. “How much they care, how they treat our patients. We get to change lives every day. That’s so rewarding! And we want to make sure that every patient who walks through our doors is just as excited to be here as we are to serve them. I genuinely look forward to continuing to grow our practice without ever losing sight of our mission to provide the highest quality of eye care in a genuine, caring and personal manner — one patient at a time.”

When asked what Dr. Collins looks forward to in the next 15 years, he replied with a smile, “I’m excited to see where the field of ophthalmology goes. I’m excited to see what’s next. It’s changed so much over the last 15 years. I can only imagine how incredible it will be in the next 15 years.”

Join the scores of Southwest Floridians who have chosen to See the Difference and become a part of the Collins Vision family today.


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