Chamber of Commerce honors Florida Eye Associates


Florida Eye Associates has served Brevard since 1967.


Florida Eye Associates celebrated its 50th anniversary in October as it honored its doctors, past and present, for their years of hard work and dedication to the practice.

Also during the event, leaders from the Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce honored Florida Eye Associates with a plaque presentation for its many years of service to the community and as a perennial member of the Chamber.

“We are extremely proud of the growth, the quality doctors and staff, and the unmatched level of eye care Florida Eye Associates has achieved since 1967,” said Dr. Ralph Paylor, the president of Florida Eye Associates. “While our practice has expanded to meet the needs of our growing community, our commitment of providing our patients the best care possible remains the same.”

Founded by Dr. William Broussard in October 1967, Florida Eye Associates was the area’s first ophthalmology group practice. What began as a handful of health care professionals has grown to 12 physicians and 150 employees — many of whom have been with the company for 10, 15 and even 20 or more years. Today, Florida Eye Associates has offices in Melbourne, Viera, Palm Bay and Cocoa Beach.

Florida Eye Associates’ nine ophthalmologists and three optometrists provide a wide range of eye care services. In addition to cataract surgery, glaucoma treatment, retina care, refractive procedures and cosmetic surgery, Florida Eye Associates is now involved in more than a dozen clinical trials to help its patients gain access to the latest developments in the treatment of many age-related conditions.

Florida Eye Associates continues to grow and recently announced that it will expand its main location with a second clinic in downtown Melbourne. The new facility will accommodate Florida Eye Associates’ growing patient base and provide additional services. The company continues to add physicians and will continue to grow to meet the needs of the community. 

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