Dr. James Croley III



Cataract & Refractive

Institute of Florida
Our ophthalmology practice diagnoses and treats general eye conditions, such as seasonal allergies, refractive errors, dry eye syndrome, cataracts, and glaucoma. We offer a full range of services, including comprehensive eye exams, treatments for common eye infections, selective laser treatments for glaucoma, and precision cataract surgery. We also boast an on-site optical center that offers a wide variety of stylish glasses and name brand contact lenses. Our office is led by board-certified ophthalmologist Dr. James Croley III who has over 40 years of industry experience and expertise. Dr. Croley specializes in the treatment of cataracts, offering many of the industry’s most advanced cataract treatment solutions. The Cataract & Refractive Institute of Florida takes great pride in providing gold-standard ocular care and building long-lasting relationships with our patients. We are proud to serve the Southwest Florida communities of Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Lehigh Acres, and Bonita Springs.

Our Services

We offer an extensive list of services for the treatment of common eye concerns, dry eye syndrome, refractive errors, cataracts, and glaucoma. Our treatments range from prescription eye drops, topical medication, eyeglasses, intraocular lenses, minimally invasive surgery, laser procedures, and more.
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General Eye Health

Receive personalized care for common eye infections to refractive errors, like nearsightedness and astigmatism.

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Dry Eye Syndrome

From conservative treatments to advanced therapies, there are a variety of care options to choose from to remedy dry eye syndrome.

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Optical Center

Choose from a wide selection of stylish frames and name brand contacts to enhance your vision.

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Refractive Vision Correction

Correct refractive errors, such as presbyopia, with conductive keratoplasty and refractive lens exchange.

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Safely and effectively remove cloudy lenses with precision cataract surgery to restore your ocular health and vision.

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Reduce the effects of glaucoma and prevent future vision loss with MIGS, filtration surgery, and selective laser trabeculoplasty.

James Croley III Certificates


Dr. James E. Croley III is a board-certified ophthalmologist and the founder of the Cataract & Refractive Institute of Florida. He graduated magna cum laude from Cumberland College before attending medical school at the University of Miami and completing his residency at the University of Alabama Eye Foundation Hospital. Additionally, he studied at Stanford University where he gained further education in advanced ophthalmology techniques. Dr. Croley is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Florida Society of Ophthalmology.
Believing is Seeing Book by James Croley III

Believing is Seeing

by James E. Croley III, M.D.

Not only is Dr. Croley an experienced ophthalmologist but the author of the book, Believing Is Seeing. As a believer in the Christian faith, Dr. Croley wrote this book to inspire others to discover how beautifully and wonderfully made they are and that God is the author of all creation. He utilizes his years of medical knowledge, biblical doctrine, and godly perspective to make a compelling argument that when we dare to see things from a God-centered worldview, our lives will be greater than we can imagine.

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Our Blog

Explore the fascinating world of ocular health with our blog. Dive into a wealth of knowledge that illuminates everything from the latest eye care tips.
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What to Know About Cataracts and Surgery?

My Eye Doctor Said My Cataract is Going to Explode in My Eye! Really!!! Unfortunately, cataract surgery has become one of the most unnecessary surgeries in the United States. Patients are told all kinds of crazy stories about why their

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Your Guide to Glaucoma

What Kind of Eye Disease is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is not a simple eye disease where the eye pressure is elevated and therefore you have glaucoma. Glaucoma is caused by a variety of etiologies and presents clinically in a variety of

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