Healthy Vision Institute

Healthy Vision Institute
A Complete Diabetic and Senior Eye Care Center

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Meet our Doctor

Dr. Claudio Ferreira

We are pleased to announce Dr. Claudio Ferreira, M.D. has joined the Healthy Vision Institute Family as our newest Ophthalmologist. 

Dr. Ferreira’s deep rooted desire to help people came from watching his father who was an ophthalmologist.  Since then, Dr. Ferreira has continued to learn from ophthalmologists from all over the world. After studying medicine at the University of Vassouras in Brazil, he completed his chief residency at University of California Los Angeles. For the past 19 years, Dr. Ferreira has played a key role in successfully maintaining people’s healthy vision in Fort Myers. 

We are excited for him to join the team, and the exemplary care he will be able to provide to you. 

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Dr. Ferreira's Specialties

Macular degeneration     Retinal Detachment     Diabetic Eye Diseases

Eye Pain     Glaucoma     Blindness

Dry Eye     Floaters

We are positive you will love him, and his abilities to help you continuing living life clearly.

Just listen to some of the happy patients Dr. Ferreira has helped!

Diana R.
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Pleasant, friendly and knowledgeable. Saw me right away in an emergency (lost vision in one eye while walking down street). He performed surgery and I have eyesight in that eye still.
Ralph A.
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Took care of (R) retinal detachment with no prior notice, on the spot. Later removed bothersome floaters in each eye (months apart).
Linda B.
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He is the greatest. Personable good looking, knowledgeable and treats his patients and staff with care. Also makes going for eye injections most tolerable. Thank you for taking great care of my eyes.
Mary C.
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He is the best retinal surgeon. I lost my eyes from bad diabetes. I could not see and would not be able to see again. Dr. Ferreira operated on my both eyes and a miracle from God happened. I can see now out of both eyes. Thank you so much Dr. F
John V.
John V.
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Dr. Ferreira was wonderful and found a problem that could have terminated my life. I went to 3 other doctors and none of them came up with a diagnosis. I have a rare disease that affected my nerves and caused my eyelid to droop over my eye. He was prompt and amazingly saved my life by finding a hemangioma in my neck compressing my nerves! I am so grateful. I came from Orlando to see him and I am fascinated with him. All of my prayers to you Dr. Ferreira
Jerry L.
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I am very grateful to Dr. Ferriera. After going to several doctors in the area he was the one that Correctly diagnosed my wife and saved her Vision. Muchas Gracias!
Alice A.
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I have macular degeneration; wet in one eye and dry in another eye. I have been going to Dr. Ferreira for over a year and my vision is better than when I was first diagnosed. I am only 57 years old, but was diagnosed early thankfully by Eye Centers of Florida, and most thankfully Dr. Ferreira has given me excellent care and I have 100% trust in him.


  • Licensed in the state of Texas – USA
  • Licensed in the State of Florida – USA
  • Licensed in the State of Massachusetts – USA.
  • Licensed in the State of Tennessee – USA.
  • Licensed in the State of Virginia – USA.
  • Licensed in the State of California – USA.
  • Licensed in the State of Rio de Janeiro – Brazil.
  • Undergraduate School
    • College Objetivo SP-G, Goiania, Brazil – BA in Electronics
  • Medical School
    • University of Vassouras – School of Medicine, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Surgical Vitreo-retinal Fellowship
    • Vitreoretinal Foundation
  •  Surgical Vitreo-retinal Fellowship
    • Clinical Instructor of Ophthalmology
  •  Ophthalmology Residency 
  • General Surgery Internship
  • Consultant for Genentech
    • Lucentis case studies – Eye Health Vision Centers – North Dartmouth, MA
  • Consultant for OSI/Eyetech
    • Roundtable – Dallas, Texas
  • Consultant for OSI/Eyetech 
    • Roundtable – Miami Beach, FL
  • Consultant for OSI/Eyetech – Update in Macular Degeneration
    • Roundtable – Columbus, OH
  • Allergan Posurdex Phase 3 Retinal Vein Occlusion Program
    • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
  • The Pacific American Volunteer Association Appreciation Award 2002
    • Los Angeles Eye Institute / LensCrafters – Gift of Sight Program
  • The Pacific American Volunteer Association Appreciation Award 2003
    • Los Angeles Eye Institute / LensCrafters – Gift of Sight Program
  • Acute Internal Medicine and General Ophthalmology
    Charlottesville Free Clinic – Charlottesville, VA
  • Chief Resident Department of Ophthalmology
    • Charles Drew University/UCLA, Los Angeles, California
  • Lee County Medical Society
  • Massachusetts Medical Society
  • American Medical Association
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology – Fellow
  • Brazilian Society of Ophthalmology
  • American Board of Ophthalmology Recertification to Dec 31, 2031
  •  American Board of Ophthalmology Certification –“Board Certified”
  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

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