(239) 772-2122

(239) 368-1020

(239) 949-1190

About Us

At the Cataract & Refractive Institute of Florida, we specialize – in you.

Our individualized treatment programs are designed to meet your medical and personal needs, with maximum service and minimum stress.

That’s why we provide a relaxing environment and encourage you to ask questions. We want you to be as comfortable as possible as we work together to resolve your eye issues.

If you are recommended to us by another healthcare professional, you can be assured that up-to-date information on your treatment will be sent to your physician regularly. This includes test results and recommendations for treatment.

Cataract Surgery & Implant Research Center

Developer of Electronics Medical Records

Precision Cataract Surgery Specialist

JAMES E. CROLEY III, M.D.

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.

Meet Our Staff

Terry Jernigan

Terry Jernigan

Administrator
Veronica Funk

Veronica Funk, COT

Certified Ophthalmic Technician
Elsy DeLao Ophthalmic Assistant

Karen Alicea

Billing / Insurance Specialist
Jessica Ryan

Jessica Ryan, COA

Certified Ophthalmic Assistant
Kathy Truelsonm Receptiionist

Kathy Truelsen

Receptionist
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  • (One of Dr. Croley’s patients wrote the following letter to local news organizations)

    Good Afternoon:
    Thought I’d give you a heads-up for a true community service feature.

    James Croley, MD is an eye surgeon located in Cape Coral [Bonita Springs and Lehigh Acres]. He has been serving in Cape Coral for about 30 years and has grown to be world renowned.

    Dr. Croley enjoys a reputation, as a result of his professionalism and accomplishments, that serve to set him apart from any other in a delicate field. He’s a giving, feeling individual, dedicated to making better those things that serve to improve the quality of life in our society.

    Dr. Croley has now authored a fabulous book entitled “Believing is Seeing.” The book is designed to provide insights into how to improve one’s health and welfare in a complicated world….and does just that!

    I believe that a feature focusing on the life and times of this extraordinary man would represent a true community service.
    In line with the Doctor’s giving persona…proceeds from the book sales will be donated towards Missions.

    Happy Easter & God Bless,

    Dick
  • Dr. Croley,
    Thank you for seeing me as a new patient! You came highly recommended by [a friend] and I found my experience to be not only professional and thorough, but friendly as well! See you in February for a six-month check.

    My Best,
    Kerry

    Ps. It was a pleasure meeting your staff as well!”

    Kerry
  • Very professional office, staff and doctor.

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

    Zadok
  • 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.

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

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

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

    Judith
  • 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.

    Judy
  • Very nice office, great staff very caring & friendly

    Angela
  • 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.

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

    Gerald

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.

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(239) 772-2122

(239) 368-1020

(239) 949-1190