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As you are likely aware, the rapidly evolving Coronavirus situation has resulted in temporary social distancing efforts, as well as the closures of schools and local businesses. The physicians and staff at Retina Care Specialists are taking every precaution to keep you safe and healthy during this time.

We realize that you may have concerns about your health and may have ocular emergencies and worries. Our office will remain open for the foreseeable future to take care of patients and we will continue to accept new patients. We ask that if you have any symptoms of the virus or have recently traveled to a compromised region, domestic or abroad, that you contact our office to be rescheduled. For your safety and the safety of our other patients, we ask that you refrain from bringing companions to the office if you are physically able. We also request that no children accompany you to your appointment.

If you have any additional concerns or questions, please contact our office at 561.624.0099.

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To provide state-of-the-art vitreoretinal care in an easily understood and compassionate fashion, where each individual patient’s best interests are always what guide us.


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We are very proud to have an extremely well trained, professional staff as part of the Retina Care Specialists team.

Your knowledge and comfort level are very important to us, so please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.

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When I visited the Retina Care Specialists office with a retinal detachment, you became my doctor. That day and now, eight months later, I thank you and God for your perseverance and determination to ease my concerns. (more…)
Phyllis Collins – West Palm Beach

In 1995 I developed floaters and flashers in my right eye. At the time I was a pilot flying for Northwest Airlines and was in the orient for 10 days. I was unable to seek medical attention for this problem until I returned home. (more…)
William Gum – Hobe Sound

In November of 2005 the vision in my left eye began to deteriorate very quickly and by Christmas my peripheral vision and depth perception were also deteriorating. All of a sudden I couldn’t read books or newspapers, and I was having trouble on the computer. Driving was also out of the question. (more…)
Richard Guiffreda – Palm City

We can’t remember the last time we wrote a fan letter to a physician. (more…)
Jane (Whitney) Gruson, Washington, CT

I came to Dr. Michels with a diagnosis of macular degeneration. To me, this diagnosis was a terrible prognosis. If I lost my vision, I would no longer be able to drive which would completely alter my life. I was scared and worried. Dr. Michels was very reassuring on my initial visit. (more…)
Ray Riddick – Stuart

I woke up one morning and thought I had gotten something in my eye. I tried to wash it out but when I continued to feel something unusual in my eye I went to my optometrist. The optometrist gave me eye drops, but when the eye drops didn’t work I was referred to retinal specialist Adrian Laviña, MD. (more…)
Karen Hedeler – Port St. Lucie

At age 77 I developed a hole in my macula. The vision in my left eye was getting progressively worse. It got so bad that I could barely see out of it. I was referred to Dr. Adrian Lavina (more…)
Claire Parks – West Palm Beach

On July 4, 2007, I realized that I had a problem. For many years, my ophthalmologist had warned me that due to my nearsightedness, I was at much high risk for a detached retina. (more…)

Lisa Flemming – Pembroke Pines