Frank W. Bowden, III, MD, FACS



Bowden Eye & Associates

7205 Bonneval Road
Jacksonville, FL 32256

12341 Yellow Bluff Road, Suite 4
Jacksonville, FL 32226

14810 Old St. Augustine Road
Suite 103
Jacksonville, FL 32258

1008 Park Ave., Suite 140
Orange Park, FL 32073

(866) 925-4698


Dr. Frank W. Bowden, III



LASIK Jacksonville – Serving patients seeking LASIK surgery, and Implantable contact lenses in Jacksonville and the surrounding area

Frank W. Bowden, III, MD, FACS, is a board-certified ophthalmologist and award-winning Jacksonville LASIK surgeon. He has more than 25 years of eye care experience. Dr. Bowden was recognized by Jacksonville Magazine as a "Top Doctor" four times, and as the Best Doctor of 2006 and 2007. Dr. Bowden is the official eye care provider of the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars, as well as the professional arena football team the Jacksonville Sharks.

Dr. Bowden is the founder and head of Bowden Eye & Associates. At this technologically sophisticated vision correction practice, Dr. Bowden offers LASIK surgery in Jacksonville, as well as iLASIK, which integrates multiple vision correction technologies, conductive keratoplasty to treat near vision, cataract surgery with premium intraocular lens implants (IOLs) and general eye care services.

To schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Bowden to learn more about your vision correction options, please contact Bowden Eye & Associates by calling (866) 925-4698 today.

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More About Vision Correction at Bowden Eye & Associates

Dr. Bowden utilizes the most advanced technology for customized vision correction surgery. The Bowden Eye & Associates' state-of-the-art practice is furnished with IntraLase, CustomVue and VISX laser technology to generate highly personalized vision correction results.

Before beginning all-laser LASIK surgery, Dr. Bowden uses wavefront computer-guided technology to diagnose each eye's unique refractive error, including extremely subtle vision errors called "higher-order aberrations." The laser eye surgeon uses this diagnostic information to calibrate the excimer laser used to correct the shape of the cornea.

To start the LASIK procedure, Dr. Bowden utilizes the advanced IntraLase laser to create a custom flap in the cornea. (In contrast to traditional LASIK techniques which use a surgical blade called a microkeratome to generate the corneal flap, utilizing the IntraLase laser to create the corneal flap allows for greater precision and better results.) Dr. Bowden next uses the excimer laser to reshape the underlying corneal tissue, correcting the refractive error causing nearsightedness, farsightedness and/or astigmatism. Once the eye surgeon is satisfied with the newly contoured cornea, the flap is placed back on the cornea, where it fits like a man-hole cover. The corneal flap will heal on its own, without the need for stitches.

Dr. Bowden's Jacksonville LASIK patients are happy to discover that the procedure is not painful, and that it typically produces improved vision within 24 to 48 hours following surgery. Often, LASIK patients no longer need to depend on daily eyewear to see clearly, and more than 99 percent of those who have had LASIK surgery with Dr. Bowden achieve 20/20 vision — or better.

Watch videos about these patients' experiences at Bowden Eye & Associates.

What Do Patients Say About Their Experiences With Dr. Bowden?

"With refractive eye surgery, Dr. Bowden got me back on top of my game." —Brock Bolen, NFL Running Back for the Jacksonville Jaguars

"I felt really comfortable with Dr. Bowden and his team." —Larry Hart, NFL Defensive End for the Jacksonville Jaguars

"The office, staff, and Dr. Bowden were simply the best!! My experience has been fantastic and I would and have recommended to my friends that they come to Dr. Bowden for their eye care needs. A+ service—simply the best!" —Marshall R.

More About Frank W. Bowden, III, MD, FACS

Frank W. Bowden, III, MD, FACS, received his bachelor's degree from the University of Tennessee, graduating summa cum laude and earning membership in the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. Dr. Bowden next obtained his medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tenn., where was class valedictorian. He then fulfilled an internship and a residency in ophthalmology at the Naval Hospital in San Diego, Calif., prior to completing a corneal and external diseases fellowship at the prestigious Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa.

Before he established Bowden Eye & Associates, Dr. Bowden held the posts of battalion surgeon, general medicine officer and staff ophthalmologist in the United States military. He was awarded the U.S. Navy Commendation Medal and the U.S. Navy Achievement Medal for his outstanding service. Dr. Bowden is a Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners.

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