As a board-certified eye surgeon with more than 30 years of experience, Dr. Jerry Maida attracts patients who are searching for quality vision care at a modern practice. Patients benefit from a comprehensive range of state-of-the-art diagnostic testing and treatment options. Dr. Maida is known as one of the top LASIK surgeons in the country, and he regularly performs the procedure on patients affected by nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. He no longer performs other eye surgery procedures such as cataract surgery and the placement of implantable contact lenses.
Patient entrust their vision care to Dr. Maida for a variety of reasons, but the most important reasons include his extensive education, decades of experience, and leadership in the vision field.
Dr. Maida gained acceptance to New Jersey College of Medicine while he was still completing his undergraduate degree. Years after earning his medical degree, he attended Wharton School of Business, where he earned his MBA.
Upon graduation from medical school, Dr. Maida underwent several rigorous training courses. As the recipient of the New Jersey College of Medicine Fellowship, Dr. Maida traveled to Tanzania to provide medical care and study tropical disease and medicine. He also worked as a pilot and Naval Flight Surgeon, completed a residency at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, and took on a fellowship in anterior segment surgery.
Dr. Maida’s level of expertise is unmatched in Northeast Florida. His experience includes:
- More than 30 years in practice in Florida
- More than 20 years experience with the excimer laser
- The first surgeon in Northeast Florida to perform LASIK surgery
- Set up excimer laser clinics and trained surgeons in Colombia, Peru, and Ecuador on the use of the laser
- First in Northeast Florida to use wavefront and Intralase® technology
A Focus on Refractive Surgery
Because of his vast experience with laser vision correction procedures, Dr. Maida limits his practice to this area of care. The most popular refractive surgery procedure, by far, is LASIK surgery. Patients prefer LASIK surgery because it is a short procedure, results in a quick recovery, and produces dramatic outcomes.
PRK is a laser vision correction option that is performed when patients aren’t good candidates for LASIK eye surgery. PRK offers comparable results to LASIK, but is associated with a longer and more uncomfortable recovery period.
Dr Jerry Maida invites patients to schedule an evaluation at his practice. During, the appointment, Dr. Maida and his staff will perform the necessary diagnostic tests to identify any eye problems and determine if patients are good candidates for vision correction treatment. Contact Maida Custom Vision today to schedule an appointment.