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

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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.

Meet Our Staff

Terry Jernigan

Terry Jernigan

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

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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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