(239) 772-2122

(239) 368-1020

(239) 949-1190

Cataract Surgery & Implant Research Center

Developer of Electronics Medical Records

Precision Cataract Surgery Specialist


Founder and Director
Dr Crowley

At the age of 14, Dr. Croley made the commitments to become an Eye M.D. and help people with vision problems. Dr. Croley moved to Southwest Florida in 1980 to open his practice and since he has been very active in the development of new advances in Ophthalmology. He has traveled extensively across the nations and overseas, consulting with other Eye M.D. to promote excellence in eye care.


  • Magna Cum Laude Honors Graduate of Cumberland College

  • Medical School – University of Miami

  • Medical School – University of Miami

    • Hospital Pharmacy Board
    • House Staff Representative
    • Chief Resident
    • Stanford University


  • Founder and Medical Director of a Telemedicine Consultation Company

    providing care for rural America

  • Developed Electronic Medical Records

    on computers for doctor’s offices

  • Florida Society of Ophthalmology

    • Legislative Chairman 1990, 1991,1992
    • Secretary and Treasurer 1993
    • First Vice President 1992,1993, 1994
    • President Elect 1995
    • President 1996
    • Board Member 1990 – 1997 , 2002- Present
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology

  • Council of the Academy 2002-2008

  • Opthpac Committee 2009 – Present

  • Memberships

    • American Academy of Ophthalmology , Lee County
    • Medical Society, Florida Medical Association
    • American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery

Eye Care Services

  • Comprehensive Eye Exams

  • Precision Cataract Surgery

    No Patch, No Shot, No Stitch

  • Icon

    Nutritional Counselling for Eye Care

  • Surgery

    Lasik Surgery

    for near & farsightedness, and astigmatism

  • Surgery

    CK (Conductive Keratoplasty)

    one of the first doctors in the US, to perform CK for farsightedness and presbyopia

  • Glaucoma Treatment

    medicine, laser treatment, GDX, OCT, ocular blood flow analysis, digital photos

  • Surgery

    Plastic Surgery

    Lid Surgery, Blepharoplasty (eyelid lift), Botox, Skin Care Treatment

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  • Very professional office, staff and doctor.

  • I did not always know why I was doing some procedures but the end result was great and much better than expected.

  • I trust Dr.Croley with my eyes. He is the best eye doctor I have ever been to. He is genuinely concerned about my pressures and being diabetic he keeps track of any changes. I would and have recommended him to my friends. I feel blessed that Dr. Croley is looking after me.

  • Trust completely. Do not want to ever have to change doctor.

  • Very pleased and love the entire staff. Will highly recommend Dr. Croley. I have good results.

  • I’m now excited to get the other eye done.

  • Dr.Croley and his friendly, efficient staff make my appointments very pleasant. I also appreciate Dr. Croley’s current knowledge of new procedures and possibilities.

  • Very nice office, great staff very caring & friendly

  • Has many patients but devotes time only for you when with you. Made me feel very much at ease with her compassion and personal interest. Office staff very courteous & definitely trust Dr. Croley.

  • Dr.Croley is well-versed and articulate and maintains state-of-the-art knowledge and technology. No reservations in recommendations.

  • I think Dr. Croley and his staff are great.

  • Doctor & staff are very professional & courteous. Helpful with my situation!


The Cataract & Refractive
Institute of Florida

James E. Croley III, M.D.

Office Hours

  • Monday

    7:30am – 4:00pm
    Dr. Croley sees patients at 7:30am in Cape Coral.

  • Tuesday

    8:00am – 4:00pm
    Dr. Croley performs surgeries on this day.

  • Wednesday

    7:30am – 4:00pm
    Dr. Croley sees patients at 7:30am in Cape Coral.

  • Thursday

    8:00am – 3:30pm
    Dr. Croley sees patients at 8:30am in Lehigh.

  • Friday

    8:00am – 3:30pm
    Dr. Croley alternates also in Bonita & Cape Coral.

Request an Appointment

(239) 772-2122

(239) 368-1020

(239) 949-1190