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Bowden Eye & Associates

Frank W. Bowden III, MD, FACS • Sarah Darbandi, MD • Breno Lima, MD • Jerry Robben, OD • Jamie St.Martin, OD

Since its founding in 2001, Bowden Eye & Associates has been dedicated to the protection and preservation of the treasured gift of sight. We pursue that mission by providing every patient in our care with the latest, most proven treatments and technologies. We always strive to be compassionate and caring, recognizing the trust you place in us and are grateful for the opportunity to care for your vision and cosmetic needs.

The commitment to excellence of our ophthalmologists, optometrists and our staff to the goal of establishing the benchmark for vision and cosmetic care begins with our founder, renowned cornea specialist and surgeon, Dr. Frank W. Bowden III (the ‘Official Eye Care Provider for the Jacksonville Jaguars). In 2012, Dr. Sarah Darbandi, another corneal specialist, joined the team. In a short period of time she has made a huge impact by bringing excellent patient care and compassion to Bowden Eye & Associates. No other team in Northern Florida is more qualified or more committed to the care of their patients.

Specializing in the cornea, both Dr. Bowden and Dr. Darbandi have focused their careers on comprehensive eye care; custom cataract surgery; refractive and LASIK surgery; glaucoma surgery and laser therapy; ocular surface disease reconstruction; corneal transplantation; and corneal and external diseases.
In 2012, Bowden Eye & Associates introduced the first of its kind in dry eye technology (and the only FDA approved diagnostic and treatment system for Dry Eye Syndrome)–The LipiFlow® Thermal Pulsation System, which has helped comfort thousands of dry eye patients.

Earlier this year Dr. Bowden and Dr. Darbandi upheld their mission to provide the most up-to-date technology by being the first surgeons in Jacksonville to perform Laser Cataract Surgery. Advancements in laser technology represent the biggest innovation in cataract surgery in the past 25 years. “Laser technology is one we are familiar with in other procedures, now we are able to apply it to cataract surgery. It allows me to do what I do better, with more consistent and precise measures,” says Dr. Bowden.

Areas of Expertise: Ophthalmology
Locations: Main Office, 7205 Bonneval Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32256; Northside, 12341 Yellow Bluff Rd., Suite 4, Jacksonville, FL 32226; Mandarin, 14810 Old St. Augustine Rd., Suite 103, Jacksonville, FL 32258; Orange Park, 1008 Park Ave., Suite 140,
Orange Park, FL 32073, 904.296.0098,