Healthy Vision Institute

Healthy Vision Institute
A Complete Diabetic and Senior Eye Care Center

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(727) 738-5900

Meet our Doctor

Dr. James Powers

Dr. Powers holds a special passion in his heart and practice for helping diabetics gain control of their diabetes and live a healthier life.  It was Dr. Powers who discovered his own mother’s diabetes 20 years ago through an eye exam.

She had no health issues or any signs of diabetes, but that exam verified she not only had diabetes but also diabetic retinopathy and was in danger of losing her vision. Her struggles with diabetes inspired Dr. Powers to dedicate his life and practice to helping those with diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration keep their vision and live a healthy life.

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

Patty L
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I just love going to Dr. Powers !! Everyone in the staff are extremely professional and extremely friendly and down to earth. Everyone is very helpful and treats me like a human being and not just anither patient. I will and have referred people to Dr.Powers (to all friends and family.) The is no better person that stakes up to Dr. Powers and his staff !!
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My personal experience with Dr power and the office staff is that they are caring and they take your eyes very seriously. When I first went to Dr Powers and I told him how I felt about my eyes and how I need them. He looked at me and smiled and said I understand and he's been taking care of my eyes ever since thanks Dr Powers for caring
Denise R
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I am grateful to Dr. Powers for caring for my husband’s eyesight for well over 12 years. He and his staff are extremely knowledgeable, caring, and they listen to our concerns and needs. Thank you, Dr. Powers for preserving my husband’s eyesight!
John W
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Dr. Power is terrific. Does a nice job explaining what he’s doing to his patients and is very thorough in his examinations and procedures. I was very pleased with the outcome of my treatment and with the way I was treated by the entire office staff!
Anna D
Anna D
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Very, very thorough exam and had scar tissue removed from my eye due to previous cataract surgery somewhere else. Done in the office same day! Very impressive care. Dr. Powers is very thorough.
Alice N
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I am very fearful that Dr. Powers will fine something he needs to do to my eyes. He tries to reassure me he is a professional expert. Otherwise, I may not come back. He is gracious by making my appointments so I can afford them and I cannot use that as an excuse not to come to his office. Dr. Powers appears to be quite thorough and knowledgeable. Because I am very nervous in his presence, I must pray diligently and hope for the best outcome. Glaucoma or age related macular degeneration are two things I never considered and know very little about. I am either in fight, flight or frozen mode. Just is…
Olga C
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I have never been to a vision center like this. It is awesome, the staff are so thoughtful and considerate and they treat you with so much courtesy. The doctor is so thorough in the examination, you leave there knowing that they care. I totally recommend the Healthy Vision Institute and Dr. Powers as well.

Click or call today to see how Dr. Powers can help save your sight.

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Dr. Powers is a board certified ophthalmologist specializing in treatment of retinal diseases, including diabetic eye disease, macular degeneration, retinal tears, floaters, medical and surgical retinal disease and laser surgery. Doctor Powers prides himself on his personal and respectful relationships with his patients and he instills confidence with his delivery of outstanding, state of the art medical and surgical care.

Dr Powers’ research includes, co-investigator of the SOCA study and the Genentech FVF2128 study. He has also authored numerous publications including Glaucoma Associations with Intraocular Tumors and Aphakic/Pseudophakic Glaucoma.

Bachelor of science cum laude; University of Pittsburgh, Biochemistry/Biophysics.

Medical degree with honors; University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Residency in Ophthalmology; Albany Medical Center

Post Graduate Fellowship; University of South Florida Eye Institute, Vitreoretinal Surgery.

Psi Sigma Alpha Honor Society, American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Osteopathic Association, American, Medical Association, Florida Osteopathic Medical Association.

Board Member & Governor: Pinellas County Osteopathic Medical Association.

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