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Mission Statement

At Eye Associates of Fort Myers, we meet your eye health needs through quality and professional services, with pride and integrity, in an open and honest spirit of teamwork, respecting the self-worth of our patients and family. Call us today to schedule an appointment or request one online by clicking the button below.

Our Reputation

Founded by Cecil C. Beehler, MD in 1966, Eye Associates of Fort Myers has been at the present location for over 25 years. Our highly qualified staff will exceed your expectations. Our commitment to excellence and quality is the reason our office has been earning patient's trust by providing superb results.


Eye Associates provides expert adult and senior eye care with specialties in cataracts, glaucoma, and diabetic eye care. We treat a variety of eye problems including blurry vision, eye pain and dry eyes.

Why Choose Us?

Eye Associates invests in the most modern techniques in cataract and glaucoma surgery. Being one of the first surgeons in SW Florida to be certified to implant the ReSTOR® multifocus IOL, Dr. Smith has, again, proven to be on the edge of technology by offering the best suited techniques and technology to his patients.

Stephen E. Smith, M.D.

Dr. Smith is a board certified ophthalmologist and is licensed to practice medicine in Florida, Louisiana, Georgia and Alabama. He brings to the practice the most modern techniques and state-of-the-art technology in cataract and glaucoma surgery. Because your vision is important, Dr. Smith spends time with each patient, personally addressing your questions and concerns. Being a diabetic himself, Dr. Smith has a special understanding  in the diagnostic and treatment of diabetic eye diseases. He brings a unique aspect to this portion of his practice and is comfortable discussing any aspect of diabetes.

Angela Kaplan O.D.

Dr. Angela Kaplan is a Board-Certified Optometrist. She provides comprehensive eye exams, contact lens evaluations, and management of ocular diseases. Dr. Kaplan has special interest in helping patients suffering from dry eye disease and manages the Dry Eye Institute program at Eye Associates. She is involved in clinical trials onsite relating to dry eye therapy, glaucoma management, and intraocular lenses. Dr. Kaplan received her Doctor of Optometry from Nova Southwestern University.  Dr. Kaplan is affiliated with Southwest Florida Optometric Association, The Florida Optometric Association, and the American Optometric Association.  Dr. Kaplan’s goal is that you understand your eye health  options to maximize excellent life long vision and ocular comfort.

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Fort Myers

(239) 936-7685

4225 Evans Avenue

Fort Myers, Florida 33901

Hours: M-F 8am - 5pm



(239) 593-7747

7955 Airport Pulling Rd N Suite 104

Naples, Florida 34109

Hours: M-F 8am-5pm

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